Led Zeppelin, Boiled Peanuts, and Coconut Oil

Three ThingsThis post may seem a little odd but I felt the need to share. When I first meet people I like to ask certain questions to get to know who they are. Obviously you can always stick with the boring “What do you do?”, “Where are you from?”, and “What do you do for fun?” but really those questions are worn out and let’s be honest, no one gives a shit what you say and they probably won’t remember your answers anyways. So I have a few questions I always ask that I feel tell me more about who they actually are. Yes, I’m one of those annoying people but at least I’m not boring. The first thing I usually ask is if you could only listen to three bands for the rest of your life what would they be? It’s actually a really telling question. I once had a guy tell me he listened to The Smashing Pumpkins, Third Eye Blind, and Pearl Jam. I told him I thought Eddie Vedder was brilliant and asked what his favorite song was, to which he responded he liked the song “Hero” because his roommate played it on the guitar. I began to smile and then burst out laughing telling him that Pearl Jam does not sing “Hero”, The Foo Fighters do (go ahead call me a music snob). But it told me a lot about him; it told me he doesn’t listen to music at all and just picked the first three bands that popped into his head. Which was true. The second question I normally ask people is when is their birthday. I’m into astrology so kill me or call me a crazy hippie, I’m comfortable with it. The last question I ask is “If you were stuck on a desert island, what item would you not be able to live without?” BTW I don’t ask these questions one after the other, I try and split them up. It’s helpful when the conversation begins to fizzle. Anyways, hence my title. If I was stuck on a desert island there are three things I couldn’t live without: Led Zeppelin, boiled peanuts, and coconut oil. I know I said I ask people which one item they couldn’t live without but no one can survive on an island for very long with just one item. At least I couldn’t. If you can, more power to you Bear Grylls. I absolutely have to have music and Led Zeppelin is everything. Jimmy Page and Robert Plant create an eargasm that will never ever be matched again and I know that if I was starving to death “When the Levee Breaks” would feed my soul enough to let me survive an extra few days. The second, boiled peanuts, are not even heard of above the Maison Dixon line and I’m constantly trying to explain to people up north what they are. It doesn’t draw a lot of interest when I start out by telling people I purchase them at a gas station….regardless they are delicious. They are soft like beans and you must get the Cajun flavor because they are amazing and spicy and addictive to the 100th degree (they’re also highly caloric which would be helpful on a desert island, not so much when it’s swimsuit season). The last thing I would bring is coconut oil. Coconut oil is “the new thing” but it can be used for absolutely everything. Even Mary-Kate Olsen said it’s what she would bring should she ever be stuck on a desert island *please, please let me be stuck on that island of fabulousness too. It can be used as a moisturizer, a hair mask, to prevent cavities, to help your allergies, and you can cook with it! The list of uses knows no bounds. Coconut Oil is the miracle product. Also, if you’re stuck on an island with coconuts, you could even make your own (I assume). I can’t even go to my boyfriend’s apartment without it much, much less a desert island. If you haven’t tried it, you must get to a health store right now. It’s not expensive at all and it’s the all in one cure. Just be prepared for your significant other to constantly tell you that you smell like a snow ball: another delicious food from the gas station 🙂


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