This is how my brain works…
Today I was looking for some tips on setting up an About page for my blog and I found this pretty non-informative post dated something like June 2007. As is my habit, after reading this rather blah post I scrolled down to read the comments.
A few people had left links to their own About pages and again, as is my habit, I followed those links. (I have a lot of bad habits. Following random links and eating peanut butter toast in bed at midnight are just two.)
Anyway, remember, this was 2007, so some of those links were way dead, but one of them lead to a real, live About page, which was pretty cool but not really worthy of a link from this post. (Maybe some other time when I’m writing about About pages. Today’s topic is peanut butter, dammit!)
So, on this About page, for some odd reason there was a link to another About page, on a completely different blog, and that About page was also alive and kicking and it also isn’t worthy of a link from this post.
The only thing we need to focus on, dear reader, is the fact that way back in 2007, someone left a comment on THAT About page and said they’d never, ever eaten a peanut butter and jelly sandwich – in their entire life!
If the picture beside the comment was real, this was an adult female, possibly in her early thirties – and she’d never eaten a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. The mind boggles!
I tried to feel sorry for her, but I already think I don’t like this woman. If she’s made it to her mid-thirties or early forties and she’s never had a PB&J, that means she was probably born with a silver spoon in her mouth. Her parents never had to budget for groceries and neither did she – assuming, of course, she eventually left the nest.
But the fact that she’s in her mid- to late-forties, rich and her parents are rich really doesn’t have anything to do with it. It’s just too… weird… that someone would go through fifty years of life without eating a PB&J. It’s like she’s flippin’ off the world. “HA! I’m better than you and I’ll NEVER eat peanut butter and jelly! And white bread?! Puh-leeze! You’re all heathens!”
And as I was thinking that never having eaten a PB&J was just about the worst thing someone could admit, and it seemed like this 60-year-old hag was accusing everyone around her of cannibalism or something because we eat ground up peanuts for God’s sake, it occurred to me that I was out of bread – with a brand new jar of peanut butter in the cupboard. (I’m out of grape jelly right now but I do have some homemade strawberry jam that’ll do in a pinch.)
What’s worse – If I don’t hop over to the C-store on the corner and get some bread, I won’t be able to have peanut butter toast while I watch “Arrested Development” in bed tonight, which could be totally devastating but it also leads me to the Bob Loblaw Law Blog.
“Wouldn’t it be hilarious to check out the About page on the Bob Loblaw Law Blog,” I suddenly thought, “and see what it says? Now THAT would be an About page worth linking to!”
OK. So way back in 2007 where all this peanut butter stuff started. Steve Johnson of the Chicago Tribune apparently tracked down a blog called, “Appellate Decisions” and the author’s name on the blog posts was… wait for it… Bob Loblaw!
The blog still exists so I linked to it, but now it’s being written by some guy named Baskin L. Jones, Attorney at Law and he’s just a regular guy, not a character in a TV show so blahblahblah.
But doesn’t “Baskin L. Jones” remind you of Baskin Robbins 31 Flavors Ice Cream? I know! Me, too!
And now I’m thinking about Peanut Butter Toast Ice Cream so I’m searching the Web and check this out…
A peanut butter toast ice cream cone!
Gotta go buy bread now so I can eat a peanut butter toast ice cream cone while I watch Bob Loblaw!