Monday, August 4, 2008

200th post! Musings about a Mars Bar

So this is my 200th post. I really wanted to do something special for it since it seems like a pretty huge milestone and stuff but I couldn’t think of anything really good to do that wouldn’t take me a few days of preparation. I’m announcing the newest Little Fish tomorrow and this whole 200th post thing was putting me in a sort of blog paralysis.

So here it is, my 200th post. I’ve made it.

For my 200th post I’m treating myself to a Mars bar that I bought in the British section of Publix a few days ago and forgot about. It’s been on the bottom of my purse since then. I’ve wanted to try these Mars bars since I first saw them in the British section among many different types of Earl Grey tea. They’re $1.29 a bar, which is like twice the cost of a boring American candy bar so I just never buy one. That, and I’m sure they’re filled with loads of calories. Not that I can tell because it just says on the wrapper that they contain 1882 kJ of Energy. Which sounds like a good thing to me, actually, because I can always use more energy.

I like that there is a contest on the wrapper that is open to UK residents only and it says


on the inside of the wrapper. I really have no idea what that means other than I didn’t win… and if I had won I would be sad because I don’t live in the UK. But maybe one of my readers does and I could have sent the wrapper to them and they could have claimed the prize… which appears to be a soccer ball (which I suppose is not called a soccer ball, but a foot ball in the UK). Sort of anti-climactic, actually.

Mars bars taste a lot like Milky Way bars. I prefer Snickers.

And now I have completed my 200th post and my blog paralysis is cured.


Big Hair Envy said...[Reply to comment]

Congrats on 200! I was excited when I made it to 10 :) Keep it coming!

I'm with you on the Snickers. You just can't beat it. Have you tried the ones with DARK chocolate?? YUM!

Michelle@Life with Three said...[Reply to comment]

See, that's what I love about the British. Instead of the word "calories" they use "kJ of energy." When we lived over there they considered a "Kit Kat" a "biscuit" that you could enjoy with tea. The way you look at things. Really, it makes all the difference. :)

Congratulations on your 200th post! That's a huge milestone!

sarah said...[Reply to comment]

Happy 200th! I must admit I am a sucker for European chocolate!

mah-meeee said...[Reply to comment]

now, if only that mars bar comes with a hot british guy. yum-o!

congrats on making it 200th!