Trust No One

Told you I’d be right back!

Okay. I’m ready to talk about it now. It’s not really a pretty story though so beware.

Last night, we went to go see Inception. It was the first time Almanzo and I had ever been to the movies together so I was pretty excited. I was so excited, in fact, that I made Almanzo pick me up early, just so we wouldn’t miss the previews (my favorite part), and because of this he didn’t have time to eat dinner beforehand. So, he ate the hot dogs from the movie theater.

It was a bad decision.

I should have warned him but he’s one of those guys that has to figure things out on his own and if I would have touched his arm and gently said, “dear, two foot long hot dogs right now might not be a good idea,” he would have eaten them anyway. That’s just the type of guy he is. I guess I’m sort of the same way once I set my heart on eating something so I have no room to judge. Unfortunately though, that decision caused him to come down with food poisoning.

Moral of the story? Hot dogs just can’t be trusted these days. What’s the world coming to?


In other news, I just enjoyed a delicious pressed turkey and havarti sandwich for lunch.


Now, I don’t have one of those fancy sandwich pressers but I’ve found that using a heavy pan to weigh the sucker down works just as well.

The Operation Beautiful Book is now out!!!! Tune in tomorrow morning at 8:30 EST to see Caitlin rock The Today Show. I’m so incredibly proud of her!!!


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  • Courtney (Delightful Devours)
    August 4, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    Ouch, poor guy! What a good girlfriend you are to take care of him though.

  • Michelle @ Turning Over a New Leaf
    August 4, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    The previews are my favorite, too! I thought I was the only one!

  • Marilou @ Mostly Healthy
    August 4, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    Guys, guys. guys. My dude wuold have done the same, then be in denial about is “disease”, and then act like a baby so I’d take car of him 🙂

    I have a panini press, cost me 18$, second love of my life 🙂

  • Marilou @ Mostly Healthy
    August 4, 2010 at 1:02 pm

    Guys, guys. guys. My dude wuold have done the same, then be in denial about is “disease”, and then act like a baby so I’d take car of him 🙂

    I have a panini press, cost me 18$, second love of my life 🙂

  • Coco @ Opera Girl Cooks
    August 4, 2010 at 1:04 pm

    Aw man! I hope Almanzo makes a speedy recovery. I used to work in a movie theater, and I avoided those hotdogs like the plague!

  • Jackie
    August 4, 2010 at 1:04 pm

    Mmm havarti….

  • Heather (Heather's Dish)
    August 4, 2010 at 1:06 pm

    i adore the previews too…and no one else seems to really understand that! they’re so fun though, i like knowing what i have to look forward to 🙂

  • Marisa @ Loser for Life
    August 4, 2010 at 1:06 pm

    Sheesh, I didn’t think there was much more that could go wrong with a hot dog! Poor guy, hope he’s better soon!

    Mmm… to paninis! I use a George Forman for mine!

  • Estela @ Weekly Bite
    August 4, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    Food poisoning is the worst 🙁 I hope he feels better soon!

  • jenna
    August 4, 2010 at 1:20 pm

    yikes, i hope he gets feelin better.

    i’m loving your colorful cherries!

  • Nancy @ The Wife of a Dairyman
    August 4, 2010 at 1:31 pm

    Oh No! Not a good memory for your first outing to the movies:( Hope he feels better.
    Your sandwich looks great! Between the photo of it and the Food Network channel that I am similtaniously watching as I type this……I’m hungry 🙂

  • Ali @ Food, Fitness, Fashion
    August 4, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    Poor guy! I hope he is feeling better fast. I am excited to see Caitlin on The Today Show as well!!! YAY!

  • Kelly @ Healthy Living With Kelly
    August 4, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    Oh no…poor Almanzo!! That is terrible! But on another note that sandwich looks wonderful.

  • Kelsey H
    August 4, 2010 at 1:49 pm

    have such a similar story about my fiancee eating food from the movies too:( at least we no longer have to worry about waiting in lines for snacks since he has sworn them off.

    how did you like inception? been trying to decide if i should see it or not…but everyone says i have to!

  • brianna
    August 4, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    my boyfriend and i went to see inception last night too (no hot dogs–just way too much popcorn for both of us!). what did you think? i loved it!

  • Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run]
    August 4, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    You may not have a fancy sandwich press, but you do have fancy, colorful Le Cruset ; )

  • Cynthia (It All Changes)
    August 4, 2010 at 2:09 pm

    Hunni has done that enough times that he listens…occasionally. Have fun making Almanzo feel better.

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat
    August 4, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    Oh no, I hope he’s feeling better soon! I’ve had mad food poisoning before and it is definitely not nice.
    PS. scratch what I said in my comment on your last post about my blender being my favourite gadget. I purchased a sandwich press a couple of weeks ago (for $28!!!) and it is the love of my life. Not joking. 🙂

  • Nike
    August 4, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    Hotdogs are one of my food weaknesses. Especially from Costco, but they recently made me ill so I’m not so sure they can be trusted either.

  • Jasmine @ Eat Move Write
    August 4, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    Oh no!!! Food poisoning?! You guys should really call the movie theatre. That’s terrible.

  • Stacey
    August 4, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    Your lunch looks amazing. That’s too bad about Almanzo. My husband had food poisoning from a sample at a health food store, it’s the worst.

  • meagan
    August 4, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    Aw, that sucks. Here in Austin we have two theaters that have really good hot dogs—all beef, fresh heated, etc. But at the others? I don’t know. Something about shiny, rolling pink logs on a conveyer just doesn’t appeal…

    Hope you liked the movie!

  • Lisa (bakebikeblog)
    August 4, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    Oh no – sorry to hear the BF is not well!!!

  • Suzanne de Cornelia
    August 4, 2010 at 2:56 pm

    Congrats to Catlin! I’ll order her book now.

    Poor Almanzo! My son and I went to see ‘Camelot’ at the Pantages in LA. A lovely old historic theatre. Then out to Chinatown for dinner. The sweet and sour pork had a bit of an iffy undertone, thankfully, he ordered something else. Within hours, I had a 4-alarm migraine. Up all night over the toilet sounding like Dante’s 9th Ring of Hell.

    Sipping ginger ale, herb tea, celery-chicken broth helped. Speedy recovery I hope!

  • Suzanne de Cornelia
    August 4, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    PS oops, I guess could have done w/o the graphic sound effects alongside the sandwich rave. My bad 😉

  • HTPDad
    August 4, 2010 at 3:51 pm

    God, Jenna, even I won’t eat hot dogs – especially from a stand!

  • Shannon, Tropical Treats
    August 4, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    oh nooooo! hope he is feelin better 🙁

    That reminds me of a movie quote.. well not the food poisoning.. but the hotdog and movie!
    Frank Navasky: A HOTDOG is singing. You need quiet while a hotdog is singing?

    • Shannon, Tropical Eats
      August 4, 2010 at 3:55 pm

      PS that was from You’ve Got Mail. Accidentally hit submit before I finished typin there -oops!

  • Courtney @ Sweet Tooth, Sweet Life
    August 4, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    Your sandwich looks FANTASTIC!!!
    The hubby and I went to see Inception on Sunday and we both really liked it! What did you think?

  • eatmovelove
    August 4, 2010 at 4:19 pm

    I always think of that Seinfeld episode where Kramer eats the old hot dog from the cinema so Lloyd Braun won’t feel like he’s “crazy”!!
    …anyone remember that?!! …or I’m the only Seinfeld nut perhaps…

  • Lauren
    August 4, 2010 at 4:26 pm

    My hubby is the same way…..It is very annoying that they have to learn the hard way instead of simply listening to us.

    Congrats to Caitlin! What an accomplishment.

  • Amber K
    August 4, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    I love the previews. Hot dogs freak me out – I never know what is in there!

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin
    August 4, 2010 at 4:29 pm

    I hope Almanzo feels better soon! Food poisoning is the pits! 🙁

  • Camille
    August 4, 2010 at 4:30 pm

    Oh no! That sucks 🙁
    Hope he is better soon!

  • Diana @ frontyardfoodie
    August 4, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    haha, my husband did the same thing. He had to walk out towards the ending!!

  • Allie
    August 4, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    this posting totally made me laugh. not at him of course though.

  • Caitlin
    August 5, 2010 at 8:14 am

    Oh no! Food poisoning is the worst. I came down with it a few years ago and then got stuck on a shuttle bus in traffic. There is no situation more desperate than that. On a more positive note, that lunch looks beautiful!

  • Gennin
    August 5, 2010 at 10:17 am

    I think I’d stick with the Popcorn and Snowcaps. Save the hotdogs for a baseball game. Hope he’s feeling better soon!

  • Kelsey
    August 5, 2010 at 11:11 am

    fun fact: some big chain movie theatres never change their hot dogs. if it doesn’t sell, it stay there. all. day. long. and if it still doesn’t sell by the end of the day, they might even put it back on the next day. gross. moral of the story, do not eat the hot dogs!