Secondhand Sunday

Sunday, October 4, 2009

I've decided to make Sundays my Secondhand day. I'm basically too lazy to think of anything new to say so I thought I would re-post a "vintage" entry.

If you aren't in the mood for repeats, please feel free to change the channel.


Apparently I live in one of the Top 20 Manliest Cities in America. The cities were rated based on the number of major league sports teams, popularity of tools and hardware and frequency of monster truck rallies.

What? No NASCAR? Those results must be tainted.

The study was commissioned as part of a promotion for Combos. I can't think of a more manly snack than a pretzel filled with Cheez Wiz.

Wiz. That's a funny word.

My curiosity was piqued so I went to the Combos website to see if they had a more in depth analysis of the results. Nope. But they do mention NASCAR since Combos are the official snack! Do I know my manly men or do I know my manly men?

There's nothing I can appreciate more than a finely crafted ad campaign and I'm one of those people who actually likes to watch the commercials. I'm looking forward to this one because I can't imagine how it will translate to television.

They've coined the phrase "Combivore" and have a section on how to hide your Combos so no one knows you're sneaking them. Hide them in your hat..hide them in your recliner...hide them in your tux. I think if you're wearing a tux to a monster truck rally or a NASCAR race that someone catching you sneaking Combos would be the least of your worries. Can you say, ass kick?

My favorite part is the Store Locator section. Really? Do people not know where to find Combos?? Now I'm sure it's all very tongue in cheek but you know there are men out there taking the "Are you a Combivore" quiz and sitting on the edge of their seats waiting for the results. And most of them have responded to my personal ad.

And people wonder why I have issues.


  1. They just might be on to something... And Chrissy, Im sure you can have your pick of the Combivoires in your area!!! Stock up girl!!!

  2. Hey Chrissy, let me tell you, keeping the toppings on a slice of meaty pizza while concealing it inside an Armani suit is no joking matter. It's sooo much easier with a wetsuit (though letting it cool first is essential). Indigo

  3. Anything with Cheez Wiz is just wrong.... unless you're at one of those manly venues.

  4. Living in England, I've never tried CheezWiz - should I get some on mail order? Am I missing out on a fundamental male experience?!

  5. Combivores! I guess that don't like green veggies. right? You are very funny!


  6. Chrissy, I've got an award for you on my blog because I LOVE your blog.

  7. Ew. Cheeze Wiz. You're's a funny name. "Wiz. Wizzzzz....."

    Target is trying to get "frugalista" to catch on. I say, "Good luck with that."

    Grossest id on my twitter right now: Sperm7booger.

    Where's my hand sanitizer?

  8. @JW.BW,
    I've been forcing myself to watch NASCAR for practice.

    Sounds like you've perfected it.

    I don't think they eat anything that grows in the ground. :)

    @Peach Tart,
    Oh boy, thanks! I'll be right over.

    Frugalista? Seriously. Sounds like someone will be on the unemployment line because of that one.



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