Childhood Faves

While Halloween is long gone, I’ve got sweets on my mind today. Not just any sweets, however, some sweets from the past. Some of these food items, which are no longer available, bring nostalgia when just thinking of them.

Just like how thinking of a turkey dinner may make your head swim with thoughts of Thanksgiving and family, lots of gravy and some delicious desserts, the foods I’m going to share with you today take me to a much simpler time… my childhood. 

I’ve compiled my top five sugar-loaded foods that I so dearly miss from my olden days.

1. Wildberry Poptarts
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2. French Toast Crunch
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3. Push-Up Pops
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4. Oreo O’s
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5. (My all time favorite) Dunkaroos
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Now that you have an idea of what a nutritious childhood I had, take some time to think of what foods you miss from your childhood!

Twerk Train: Next Stop, The KFC Yum Center

Okay good people of Louisville, you’ve probably heard the news already, but Miley Cyrus is bringing her Bangerz Tour to none other than our KFC Yum center. With tickets set to go on sale November 16th, it’s high time you decide whether you are on or off the twerk train.

But, prepare yourselves people, because she’s coming either way. And it will likely be a very entertaining night of shenanigans. With ticket prices starting at $42.50, it could be money well spent, for a night of good tunes and a spectacle nonetheless. I’m willing to bet there will be plenty of people watching opportunities in the crowd as well, or hey, maybe you’d like to take it as an opportunity for you yourself to dress ridiculously….whatever floats your boat.

What with all the recent hype surrounding Miley’s VMA performance… it pains me to continue talking about this lady. However, that’s not what this is about. Miley is all set to take over our city for the night of April 19th, 2014. I will admit, I’m not the biggest Miley fan, but I can definitely jam to some of her songs… because the girl can sing. So who cares what color hair she has? And that she happens to have a nude latex two-piece in her wardrobe. No one’s forcing anyone else to jump on that trend… unless you want to of course. And if so, buy your tickets and enjoy the show!

Crash

Next time you are looking to broaden your movie horizons, look no further. Pick up the movie Crash, and enjoy. You will thank me later. Now, having just seen this movie (released in 2004)  for the first time, I am upset that I had not seen it sooner.

With stars like Sandra Bullock, Matt Dillion, Terrance Howard,  Don Cheadle (and many more!) you are sure to be impressed. I sat down to watch this film not having ever heard of it before, and not having any expectations. I left the film in awe, feeling completely humbled.

Crash is a trip, to say the least. The film delves head first into hard-hitting issues such as racism and cultural diversity. It gives a look into every aspect of these issues. You get an unbiased perspective of everyone. Rich men, poor men, whites, blacks, Asians, Latinos, females, educated, uneducated, EVERYONE. It’s one of those films with many plot lines that all seem to intertwine in the grand scheme of things.

The takeaway from this film is rare. I usually leave a movie feeling either entertained or just down right disappointed that I wasted my time on it… not with Crash. The word that most accurately captures how I felt after this film is catharsis. You experience a whole slew of emotions while enjoying the intricate details of its plot, and end just in a complete state of awe.

I don’t want to ruin anything, but I will tell you that after watching this film, I immediately would put it in my top 5 films of all time (up there with the likes of Fight Club, Eternal Sunshine, The Dark Knight and Inception.) After watching this film, I felt immeasurably small. Now, that may sound silly, but seriously. Think of yourself comparatively to everyone else in the world. That’s where this film took me. It had me thinking of all my known experiences that have shaped my worldview, and realizing that no one else in the entirety of the world can say they have the same one.

You won’t understand until you see it, and I highly recommend doing that for yourself. Next time you want to see some good film, and maybe do a little life pondering, Crash is the way to go.