The effectiveness of a blog post

by Katie on August 21, 2010

Two days ago, I talked about how Brandon becomes obsessed with food items, only to go through an aversion to them that’s just as strong.

Well, there must be something to throwing my troubles out onto the World Wide Web. Because the last two days? He has eaten toaster strudel for breakfast.

This morning, we actually both had enough time for me to make a decent breakfast. But when I inquired as to what his taste buds were feeling, he said he wanted toaster strudel.

“Are you being serious? I’m offering to really make something for breakfast, and you want toaster strudel.”

“Yep. Don’t tell me I won’t eat something. I’ll show you.”

And show me he did.

Since sharing my story about being forced to eat toaster strudel by myself worked in my favor, now I’m wondering if it would help to mention things like taking your shoes off at the door or leaving a hat, sunglasses, knife and wallet on the kitchen counter.

I’m guessing I shouldn’t push my luck.

Now, there’s kind of a Part Two to the whole toaster strudel story, too.

At the breakfast table, with a giant bite (i.e. half) of his second toaster strudel in his mouth, Brandon said, “I am eating the best toaster strudel in the world right now. You know it’s true. This really is the best toaster strudel flavor there ever was. That was the only part of the story you didn’t embellish at all.”

“Come on, now. You would be disappointed in me if I didn’t embellish some.”

“You’re right. Because you never let the truth get in the way of a good story.*

*This right here is a signature Brandon Leister line. Apparently, it was preached to his students (pertaining to speech writing), and it’s still the mantra around this house.


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