Sunday, April 20, 2008

I Get It

In college, my roommate and I pretty much lived off of Taco Bell. Most specifically, Nachos BellGrande. The chips, the cheese, the refried beans, the grade D beef. You just can't beat it. Especially when you are 20, and your metabolism lives off of that junk.

Over the years, I've almost completely cut out the Bell. I still get the craving for it, though, every once in a while. But, I've started noticing strange things happening every time I get one of those Nachos BellGrande.

1.) A couple of years ago, I was on my way to work and needed one. I was behind a car, waiting to pull out into the road. The car in front went, my BellGrande started slipping out of the seat, I tried to save it, the car in front of me stopped. I didn't. I rear ended a car, trying to save my nachos.

2.) After a 6 month stretch of being a vegetarian, I quit. I figured that if I was going to eat meat again, I might as well jump in with both feet, and eat the really bad stuff. Remember this? Probably not because I think only my mom and Justin read my blog at this time. Here's your chance.

3.) On Thursday, my boss and I stopped at Toxic Hell, and I just had to get- you guessed it- a Nachos BellGrande. I was eating it, stale chips and all, and a small piece got caught in my throat. I drank tea. I coughed. I ate more nachos. I think I got it out. But, my throat hurts so incredibly bad. It must have scratched it pretty bad. I can hardly swallow without making a crazy face.

We've been reading this devotional book for our small group in church. This week's chapter was about how God doesn't always speak to you in a deep James Earl Jones voice and tell you exactly what he wants you to know. It is up to each person to listen to what God is trying to tell you- whatever means he uses.

God- I hear you. Loud and clear. No more Nachos BellGrandes. Now, do you think you can fix my throat and make it stop hurting?

'preciate it.

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cyndy said...

I have a weird relationship with Toxic Hell.
I used to LOVE it.
Then, there was this really nasty Taco Bell by our house. I'm talking moldy ceiling, moldy chalupas, and they got our order wrong EVERY.SINGLE.TIME. I even emailed corporate about it. But, it turned me off of Taco Bell for a good 3 years.
Now, I'm slowly starting to eat there again, but only Pintos & Cheese. Protein, ya know??

Nicole said...

While living in SoCal, my favorite was Del Taco's "Macho Nachos". An absolute must during pregnancy.

No Del Taco here in the midwest, but I haven't fallen for the Taco Bell version.

Nissa said...

I heart taco bell. I don't eat it very often, but when I do..mmm..

I'm not a big Nachos person, though- I'm partial to the bean burrito & taco supreme(and tostada, and mexican pizza, and...)

I loved the God not always speaking to you in a James Earl Jones voice. :) So true.

Karen said...

I love those things! Dontcha hate getting old?

Kellan said...

Funny post! I've never been a Taco Bell fan - probably a good thing!

Have a good evening - Kellan

noble pig said...

Growing up it was the Enchirito...during pregnancy it was the Gordita...have been back in years.

Sarah O. said...

Sorry I haven't commented in a while! To make up for it, I said nice things about your blog and linked to it.

But I still read you every day!

Burgh Baby's Mom said...

I big pink puffy heart Toxic Hell. Mmmm . . . bean burrito. I would gladly rear end a car to save my beloved burrito from falling on the fall.

Kimmylyn said...

I HAVE to have Taco Smell when i have a hang over. and it has to be the Nachos Bell Grande.. LOL

Rachel said...

God works in truly mysterious ways.
I adore this, and you punkin'.
There's a TB about 3/4 of a mile from us and I will drive 20 miles to the Taco Cabana instead because TB is just wrong on so many many MANY levels :-) Hope your throat is better.

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