Well, my streak of beautiful mornings has ended…
We’re back to some gloomy skies today, but hey, at least I got two days in a row, right?
Breakfast today is almost an exact replica of yesterday, so let’s just cruise right through.
Iced coffee with skim milk and a splash of creamer…which I’ve been sipping on for a while, obviously.
Granola + Kashi Heart to Heart + banana slices + unsweetened vanilla almond milk.
I actually never realized that there was both sweetened and unsweetened versions of almond milk out there. I had been buying the sweetened version the whole time, which trust me, is definitely delicious; but I figured I would give the unsweetened a try.
Definitely not as sweet (duh), but still tasty and full of the creaminess that I love from almond milk.
Man, I love this stuff!
I Never Had That Growing Up
Over the weekend, while Jay and I were making our long trek back up to New York from OBX, we ended up making a pit stop at a rest area. At this particular rest area, the bathrooms were fully equipped with the automatic, sensor-flushing toilets, and those xlerator hand dryers that have enough powers to make all the layers of skin on your hands ripple backwards.
By the way, have you ever seen what those dryers do if you put a face under there? If not, go try it…it’s a great laugh.
But anyways…for some reason, these “high-tech” bathroom items somehow led me to start thinking about all of the things that we’re so used to now that we never had growing up. So I started talking with Jay and my brother a little more about it last night, and here’s a list of some of the things we came up with…
- Sensor-flushing toilets
- Hand dryers that sound like an airplane is taking off
- Cell Phones (I got my first one in 9th grade, but my dad’s first one was totally the Zach Morris phone)
- GPS systems (my dad had an ENORMOUS atlas in the back of his car that I used to love reading through)
- EZ-Pass (I can’t remember it at least?)
- Computers (we got our first computer when I was in 8th grade…it was a BOAT)
- Thumb drives (Remember the old floppy disks? Oregon Trail anyone??)
- iPods (I used to rock out with my Walkman)
- Extended breakfast menu’s from McDonalds (this is a direct quote from my brother and he was adamant that I include it…but it also led me to think about how ALL fast food menus have grown extensively, too)
This is only a very small list, but I’d love to hear what else we could add to it!
Question for the Morning:
What are some things you have now that weren’t available when you were growing up?
Or maybe, it’s the other way around? Things you had growing up that aren’t around now?