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Old 09-26-12, 09:10 PM
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Something kinda funny...but not...

I got a funny story to share with you, and I thought I would put it here because it happened to me on a commute.


Anyway, my mother-in-law... I swear really enjoys guinea-pigging me on different kinds of foods.

She brought into my life such cuisine delights they have gone into the annals of family history with their own unique names such as;

1000 degree potato salad...

And what-the-hell-was-that marinaded mushroom surprise...(we actually refer to these culinary adventures by these names...)

So weekend before last, she comes over with food she has picked up from the farmers market. She begins speaking to me about this wonderful breakfast cereal that she wants me to try. And I should have known.

The name of this cereal is called "Fiber Now!"

"Oh you just have to try this cereal, it's wonderful. Don't let the name scare you, it's really not as bad as it sounds..."

She lied.

So a day or two later, I was a little hungry so I was going for a cupful of cheerio's before I headed to bed..there's nothing there. For those of you who have older teenager's, you know how they can ransack the cupboard. Well, God love 'em they left the box of Fiber Now! for dad. So I had a cup full. Literally about 1 cup.

The name for this cereal should be "Box Of Insoluble Sticks"

I'll spare you the details, but in the morning I thought they had done their work...good enough.

So, with a smile on my face, I got dressed jumped on the bike, and off to work I went. Then with about 4 miles or so left of my 13 mile commute...I went into full-blown code red race mode. I had to get to work, and I mean fast!

For the next couple of days I had to be really careful if you know what I mean.

My wife laughs at me hysterically when I recount the story for her. Yeah, hahaha. Sunday morning, she's joking with me and asks if I would like a bowl of Fiber Now!

I'm afraid to even touch the box.

Gotta love my mother-in-law though, I posted one of my fastest times commuting that morning.
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Old 09-27-12, 08:35 AM
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lmao
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Old 09-27-12, 09:09 AM
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I have a bit of IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) that can rear its ugly head, I mean butt, at the worst of times, not unlike silmarillion above. For that reason, I'm careful of what I eat on days of and days before rides so that I have some degree of control. Next week, we have a branch meeting at which muffins and danishes will be served before and during coffee breaks and other delicious treats at lunch (I'm salivating now at the thought of these precious treats, mine, yes, my treats, Oh, I digress). I may have to do the unforgivable and forego types of food that is not part of my normal diet (yuck!).
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Old 09-27-12, 09:17 AM
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I used to eat this stuff because of, er, "troubles". Used to call it 'sticks-n-twigs'. Discovered Mirilax and Chia seeds and never bought another box.
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https://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m8***2Q8yQ1rrf5v9.jpg


SNL link

https://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-li...on-blow/229046

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Old 09-27-12, 10:58 AM
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For some reason my family insists on calling my shorts, my "diaper". I would have done my business and turned around and rode home so my wife could take care of my "diaper" while I put on a new pair of shorts and rode to work.
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Uncle Sam Original Cereal. 10g of fiber per serving. I got a free box. I shared it with my 2.5-year-old son.

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Yeah, poo is good comedy... Until you are the one having the issues.

I guess the moral of the story is like Jrickards says; Be careful what you eat so you don't compromise your degree of control.

I posted it last night after my family had all their fun roasting me about it. I just hope the kids don't decide it would be cool to bring it up at our Christmas gathering so the whole family can get in on it.

I'll have to counter with the story of the 1000 degree potato salad if that happens to deflect the story...

No kidding, my mother-in-law's taste buds are gone after so many years of smoking. So she puts so much pepper in the potato salad that it's almost gray. Terrible stuff. The dog wouldn't even eat it....and he'll eat anything.

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Originally Posted by Rootman View Post
I used to eat this stuff because of, er, "troubles". Used to call it 'sticks-n-twigs'. Discovered Mirilax and Chia seeds and never bought another box.
+1 to chia seeds. Mixed with water, lime juice and some sugar or honey, it makes quite a delicious drink.
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Old 09-27-12, 07:06 PM
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Fiber One bars are pretty obnoxious in that way. I ended up giving them to a guy at work without mentioning that fact to him, though.
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