February 25, 2013

The strangest thing just happened

I turned on the local news a few moments ago, something I rarely do, by the way, and there was Michele Obama, standing outside in a wool coat, gloves, and a very fashionable hat — surrounding by some shivering cadets with lots of yellow rope and tassels hanging from their dress blues –  giving me the Colorado 7-day forecast.

Takeaway:  the worst of the snow is finally over, but we need to be careful when driving because the roads are still plenty slick, with temperatures well-below freezing.  Also, we can “help beat the cold” by eating “a refreshing bowl of zesty gazpacho, made with locally-grown organic tomatoes and topped with just a bit of diced jalapeno for heat and chopped cilantro for a soothing finish — and which believe it or not is a treat for the taste buds that comes in at just under 200 calories per healthy 4 oz serving!”

Which, sorry, but I just can’t help but get the feeling I must have missed something.

Posted by Jeff G. @ 9:16am
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  1. I heard Mrs. Obama will be judging livestock at our county fair this summer, and she’s currently looking over my wife’s birthday wish list to make sure it’s sufficiently revolutionary.

  2. What did I say about hothouses? You gonna get tomatoes and cukes mid-February any other way in Colorado?

  3. “And here to announce the results of the College of Cardinals latest papal selection…”

  4. Thou wilt have no pigs-in-blankets before her.

    Though The Lady ObaZma hastens to add, this isn’t a commandment, but only a helpful suggestion.

  5. I hear she’ll be presenting the award at the Las Vegas Monster (Truck) Jam World Finals XIV. Her prepared remarks will include a warning to young Monster Jam fans that fossil fuels are eeeeevil and they should be engaging in more strenuous activities than watching trucks do cool stuff, such as riding bikes & dancing.

  6. “a refreshing bowl of zesty gazpacho, made with locally-grown organic tomatoes and topped with just a bit of diced jalapeno for heat and chopped cilantro for a soothing finish — and which believe it or not is a treat for the taste buds that comes in at just under 200 calories per healthy 4 oz serving!”

    Californication! Coming soon to a state near you.

  7. 4 Ounces? That’s one-half a liquid cup. Perhaps it shades of how large our rations will be in the future?

    I’d be willing to make bank that we won’t get gazpacho in the camps.

  8. Grow your own jalapeños and tomatoes; chew a pepper until your eyes bleed, then eat the tomato.

  9. Anyone remember the old “Bert is Evil” meme featuring Bert Photoshopped into a lot of photos?

    http://www.bertisevil.tv/

    MO won’t have to be Photoshoppped.

  10. I heard Mrs. Obama will be judging livestock at our county fair this summer…

    One hopes that her people keep her on the correct side of the fence, lest she wind up winning a blue ribbon her own self.

  11. Ribbons? No, she’ll be judging whether they’re eating enough arugula.

  12. Ya know, arugula is a weed. They call it rocket in the UK since it grows so quickly. How it became as expensive as microgreens is anyone’s guess.

  13. I see what ya did there. That’s funny stuff.

  14. How it became as expensive as microgreens is anyone’s guess.

    Somebody who had a whole field of it and a marketing degree made it trendy.

  15. Just prey Queen O doesn’t get it in her head to be a ring girl at the next boxing championship. By surprise. In a bikini.

    Probably should stock up on eye bleach just in case. In case the resulting blindness isn’t permanent I mean…

  16. Michelle may not actually be doing the local weather reporting in CO, but only because she has a lot of other appearances on her plate: http://tinyurl.com/ajs6fve

  17. Don’t know about ring girl, but a nervous Michael Buffer is looking over his shoulder.

  18. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that she gets tanked at a state dinner and causes an international incident.

  19. How surreal.

  20. I can do a cup of gazpacho but a bowl always ends up just being a lot of the same flavor

    sometimes less is more

    I think a good rule of thumb is you wanna to be done with your gazpacho before you start wishing you had some tortilla chips for it

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