Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Cream to the Cheese

Remember how I went on and on about how Mail Day was the Best Day Ever? How every other day pales in comparison? How it made everything better?? Remember that??

Turns out, I was wrong.

The MWR Frozen Locker Sale is the BEST DAY EVER! I did not realize what I was talking about with the stupid mail. Sure, it was fun to open the box, and yeah, that SINGLE SERVING of cupcake I ordered was inadequate, but still tres magnifique...

But the reality is, that cupcake is gone. AND, Mail day was sooooo three days ago. Mail day is pretty much akin to Windows 97. Sure, it was great while it lasted..But we've all moved on (and if you haven't you need to get the hell off of this blog because I don't even know you! What were you thinking!? Oh wait. Technically, I think my parents might still have windows 97...they also have dial-up, therefore, I never have to worry that my mom will read this and I will be grounded -- because I totally would be if she got wind of this! Nobody tell her!!!)

Anyway, The MWR Frozen Locker sale is sorta like mail day in that you never actually know when it will happen. Apparently, the Frozen Food Fairy arrives to reward Embassy workers who do not have access to a Commissary overseas (and who live in a country where the average temperature in springtime appears to be 117 degrees). And the best part: everything is $5 -- so I can totally do that math!!!

Normally, I would have been scandalized (and even considered writing a very strongly worded letter to my Congressman before I remembered that I am not actually sure who my Congressman is right now...But whoever they are, they are benefiting from a very lucky coincidence!) because a regular sized block of cream cheese is $5, but then I remembered that the cream cheese at Marwan Market would be $25 -- and then it seems just a little bits better. It's all relative.

Now if only I had a bagel....

9 comments:

Mary@Holy Mackerel said...

And some lox.

Smart Mouth Broad said...

I'm uploading a fresh bagel right now. You should have it any minute...uh...er...maybe in an hour. It's got a lot of bytes. Sometimes I just crack myself up.

darsden said...

I forgot where you were when I was reading the mail doesn't come daily...then it hit me. WOW, I could send you some homemade cookies or chocolate covered cherries (my specialty) but I don't think you would get them till they were a pile of goo. But least you can rock the cheese...LOL (thank you for joining dars world I appreciate it)

Mrs. K said...

$5 for everything? like what? like lean cuisine frozen meals? if so- they're on sale here for 2 for $5...I think you're getting ripped off. I'm waiting for the silver lining!

Mrs. K said...

PS- since I know your mom reads this- when are you getting mail from her with a HUGE care package!? :) MOM? can you bake? what about a boxed package of cake mix so you can make it yourself and have FRESH cake?

Beth said...

Cream cheese is awesome on a bagel but it is also magnificent on crackers with pepper jelly. Wait. You probably don't get any of that stuff either.

What are you eating (besides canoes)?

Hit 40 said...

Gosh - I feel a lot of pressure to leave a quality comment on your site. I feel so bad that your all the way over there with overpriced cupcakes. Is this some kind of scam to keep you trapped like an indentured servant? Should we be pulling our money to save you? Did you scrub floors and toilets today? OH WAIT!!! That was me scrubbing toilets today. Maybe, you could all come save me!! My boys really have no aim.

Gaston Studio said...

...Cream cheese and OLIVES on the bagel Smart Mouth is sending you should put you in a great mood and make you forget about the one cupcake.
However, I think you ought to seriously consider sending your houseman over to Hit40, I mean if her boys is THAT BAD, jeez, she needs him more than you do!

blognut said...

What? I need to send you food. What do you want from Chicago? No, I don't think I can mail you a pizza. How about an italian beef sandwich?

Tell me you can at least get Diet Pepsi for a reasonable price, otherwise I'm not coming. Oh wait, I'm not coming anyway, not if it is 117 degrees in the spring.