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How Much Would You Pay…

One of my best friends and I have this hypothetical game that we like to play from time to time.

Basically, we name off random things and ponder with a deep consternation, how much we would really pay for such a crazy, hair-brained but awesomely awesome idea.

Case-and-point: Our convo last night.

It all began when I expressed to her my intense desire for delivery ice cream (million dollar idea, no?!?! Someone needs to get on that ASAP!) I was walking sulking around my kitchen looking for something to nosh on, deeply saddened that I had polished off the last of my Ben & Jerry’s Cookie Dough  just the other night. Anyone who knows me knows that ice cream is one of my major food groups and when I do not have direct access to a supply of the cold and creamy goodness, I tend to get a bit hangry.

Anyhoo, I was talking to my friend, wallowing in my misfortune when I said to her, “You know what should be a thing? Delivery ice cream!”

This ended up being the catalyst for a brief edition of, say with it with me folks….”How Much Would You Pay?”

Below are just some of the questions we heavily debated along with my answers:

How much would you pay…for delivery ice cream? $30-$40 easy. Have I mentioned I like ice cream? And when you gotta have ice cream, you gotta have ice cream. Yes, it may be a slightly steep price to pay, but just hear me out. You’re sitting on the couch, deeply engrossed in some Netflix or a book when all of a sudden, your stomach starts yelling, nay, growling at you. It’s 10 o’clock at night, snowing/raining/dark out, you’re in your Sponge Bob pj’s, you’re fresh out of Rocky Road and there’s no way you’re leaving the comforts of your home to go forage for some ‘cream. You simply call the ice cream delivery guy, place your order for a double scoop triple scoop of Cookies N’ Cream, and in just 15 minutes (or it’s free), you have a nice, cold, creamy and delicious bowl of amazingness on your lap and in your mouth. TOTALLY worth the $30, am I right?!


How much would you pay…to be able to hear/decipher your dog’s thoughts? $800-$900. This may sound weird, but I have always wanted to know what my dog Thunder was thinking when he cocks his sweet head at me in that way, giving me a wink and a smile. What’s sick is that I probably would end up paying more than that and his thoughts would be, “FOOD!!!”, “Car ride?!”, “MOMIREALLYGOTTAPEE!!!”, and “You smelt it, you dealt it sista.”

How much would you pay…to throw out the first pitch at a Brewer’s home game? Um…an arm and a leg and possibly my right eye. This might get tricky because I throw with my right arm but practically do everything else with my left. Seriously though. how amazing would that be (not the losing the arm, the leg and possibly the right eye part of course, but the throwing out the first pitch part)?!?! There are some experiences that you simply cannot put a price tag on. This my friends, is one of the things.

“How much would you pay?” is a fun game because most of the things brought up will never, ever, never happen; you’re basically playing with Monopoly money, wishing and hoping and dreaming that one day, you will live in a nation where your four little children will be able to eat Chunky Monkey at all hours of the day, have intense political conversations with their four-legged friends (and when I say political, I mean conversation about bacon and butt-sniffing) and can play catch with Lucroy and Gomez before a double-header against the Cardinals.

The question is…how much would you pay?


Braun, Boys and Ben & Jerry

Happy Friday, yo!

Boy do I have some ranting and raving for you today.

To start off, I’ve got some raving news about my homeboy Mr. Ryan Braun. For those of you who didn’t know about Braun Gate 2012, I’ll give you a quick recap. Last year, Braun was accused of allegedly using some sort of substance (Braun never said what it was but ESPN reported last year that it was a mild form of synthetic testosterone) in and around the same time that the Brewers were in the playoffs. There were many rumors going around involving this accusation. Some said that he was roiding up, using performance enhancing drugs to, well, enhance his performance. Others said that he was playing the field (pun intended) a bit with the ladies and was prescribed medication for a case of the herps (GRODY!!). Whatever the reason, he was facing a possible 50-game suspension at the beginning of the season which would have totally sucked for both the former MVP and the Brewers as a whole. For months, it seemed likely that they would lose Fielder and Braun at the same time, at least to begin the season.

Fortunately yesterday, it was announced that Braun had been exonerated from these accusations. Like my friend Tyler put it, “If the pee sits, you must acquit.” I couldn’t have put it better myself. At a press conference that was held yesterday evening, Braun imminently stated that his first urine sample was tampered with and that he “would bet my life this ‘substance’ never entered my body at any point.” Although the Brewers, and Brewers fans (including moi) are a bunch of happy campers after getting Brauny boy back, they may be the only winners in this legal game. Braun didn’t “win,” because plenty of people still believe he used performance-enhancing drugs. The MLB certainly didn’t “win,” because a chain-of-custody issue with Braun’s sample was the reason the suspension was overturned – thus exposing a loophole in a policy celebrated by baseball officials as being the toughest in North American professional sports.

Even though Braun was ruled in favor 2-1, he still has a lot to prove. He must continue performing at an MVP level, or else critics will argue he was juicing after all. And he needs to do it without the feared Prince Fielder hitting behind him.

In that sense, Braun’s reputation – along with his team’s fate – will be at stake every time he steps to the plate. I for one like to believe that Braun was telling the truth, that he is not only a great athlete and team player, but he is a good, honest and decent person.  You can check out footage of the press conference and news updates here:

Personally I can’t wait to see what the season brings (only 35 days until opening day!!! Not that I am counting or anything. Speaking of opening day, my best friend Chris and I might be eating nachos and cheering on the crew at Miller Park!!! How amazingly amazing would that be?!)

Switching gears just a bit, I have got some major ranting to do. Many of you have asked how that date of mine the other night went. Ish pretty much sums it up. Me and, let’s call him Filbert (because for one, Filberts are gross and disgusting and two, he was a total nut) went out to a very nice italian restaurant. Let’s just say the best part of the evening was that I got a free (and very delicious) spaghetti dinner with all the breadsticks I could eat.

You see, Fil was a bit touchy-feely, always trying to sneak his hand on my leg or shoulder (which after casually moving away, AND telling him to stop, he continued to do. Ick. I am SO not okay with that.) He also was a bit drunk, even BEFORE the date started; his eyes were a bit blurry, his words slurred and I swear if I asked him to walk a straight line, he would fail with flying colors. Another huge red flag should have been the way he treated the wait staff at the restaurant (which was HORRIBLE! But so surprising seeing as he is a waiter himself. I mean, really? Seriously?). I usually give a person the benefit of the doubt, another shot before placing judgement, but this dude was lucky I didn’t go ahead and steal his breadsticks right off of his plate. He was freshly out of benefits. He had none. Zilch. Zero.

Oy. I know they say that you might have to go through a lot of frogs before you find your prince, but I haven’t met any frogs so much as toads as of late (no offense to the said toads I have run into). I am not totally opposed to the idea of dating, but for right now, I think I am kind of happy just being a single gal, with the exception of having my furry and four-legged boyfriend…

…and my two frozen boyfriends…

…both of whom I plan on getting up close and personal to tonight 😉

I hope you all have a great rest of your Friday!

Questions of the day:

Do you believe Braun is innocent?

What is the worst date you have ever been on?


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