Thursday, January 11, 2007

Vita-mania!


You've really got to see this to believe it. For those who are interested, I bought them at Puritan's Pride.

32 comments:

Jesus Toast said...

Can I coime over and have a vitamin party with you?

Tom Bailey said...

That is a ton of vitamins. That was a very funny comment jesus.

Lisa W. said...

You are so wacky girl! The packing peanuts reminded me of something funny - I used to be head of shipping and receiving for a big telephone refurbishing plant back in the early 90's. One of the guys who delivered stuff (and flirted with all the girls like crazy) used to tell me all about his fantasies of having sex in a giant vat of packing peanuts. Pervs. Gotta love 'em.

Anonymous said...

You know you lauged hard at yourself when you opened that box. One of those Zen moments.

Rhea said...

Cool. Now, I love a bargain too, but how are you going to consume all of those before their expiration dates?

~d said...

(OMIGOD!)
Laughing so flipping hard!
PRECIOUS new avatar pix! Hurrah for 007!

~d heart Erin!

~d said...

I had to watch again! I know what I love the most abt this...it is your CONSTANT SMILE! It is contagious!
(good health to you as well!)

Anonymous said...

holy vitamins! did you check the expiration dates on all those bottles? there's gotta be some reason you got a 2-for-5 deal.

Anonymous said...

It's clear to me now why you left a comment on my blog at 1:34am.

Resurrection

Lady Bonds said...

Erin,

At this very moment, far away in Paris, France, I am looking into my fridge and what do I see but a bottle of Puritan's Pride Cholesterol Free Natural Fish Oil EPA, 1000mg; Puritan's Pride Chelated Zinc, 50mg; and TWO bottles of Puritan's Pride Potent 75 Super VM High Potency Multi-vitamins with Amino Acid Chelated Minerals.

Let us all be puritan, stuffing our bodies full of chemically-engineered, high-potency, reduced-priced dietary supplements.

LB

Lady Bonds said...

Dear Erin O'Brien,

OK, I can't hold back any longer. You've inspired me to write about my childhood. Long ago, when we were just little tykes, my brother and I used to wait eagerly for the giant Puritan's Pride vitamin box every few months to get the packing popcorn and put it in our stuffed animal forts. I don't know how four people got through so many vitamins so fast all the time. It didn't dawn on me until really a few seconds ago that ripping apart big vitamin boxes on the living room floor isn't part of the normal American "growing up" experience.

Your post just made me realize that in these highly particular experiences, we can all see the universal forces at work. I guess that's why writing magazines, when confronted with equally interesting writing samples from a white guy (on the one hand) and a half-Maori-half-Turkish-lesbian who was adopted by a Chinese-American family and grew up in Canada (on the other hand), will choose the latter.

Maybe that's your problem when it comes to writing competitions. It has nothing to do with your writing. It's because you're from Ohio.

But you people gave me a $120 speeding ticket last time I drove through.

LB

Bobby Farouk said...

Your hair looks different. You did something with your hair. It almost looks like the old hair, but the old hair is gone and there is new hair in its place. Maybe it's the same old hair, and maybe you did something that wives do that makes the old hair look like new hair, or puts the old hair in a new light. It's not the same, whatever you did or didn't do. Because maybe you just thought about doing something different with your hair and your hair responded to the idea. Because your hair is very close to where the ideas come from, which means whatever ideas you get, your hair knows about them before any other part of your body finds out.

Anonymous said...

Erin, your pee is gonna be so fricken yellow. :-D

PDD said...

My outrageously handsome husband is going to be so envious when he sees this vid. He is a vitamin nut.

That is pure insanity, Erin ;)

Anonymous said...

Erin, I forgot to ask and you didn't mention. Do you take your vitamins before, during or after mastication?

Anonymous said...

I'm with rhea. Won't those bad boys expire before you and your brood get them consumed? I don't think you should drink your Noni juice if it has a head on it. That won't taste good, even with a side car and beer nuts. Your Omega 3s might evolved into Super Nova 4s. That won't be good.

Anonymous said...

I hate those fucking packing peanuts.

Dean said...

The really cool thing is how pleased you look with yourself.

And Farouk's right. You've done something different with your hair. I like it.

Anonymous said...

What are you going to do with all that aspirin?! I hope that's like a decade worth supply!

jamwall said...

i went and grabbed my bottle of multivitamins on the floor. it didn't make as much of a noise. how do i know that i'm getting enough vitamins?

Dean said...

Jam, dude: you know you're getting enough vitamins when you tip the box out and it makes a sound like a waterfall as the bottles hit the floor.

Erin O'Brien said...

First off: I am very picky about vitamins. I do not take a multi-vitamin, but instead I take each vitamin and mineral separately. Hence, I take a bunch of different pills twice a day. So, yes Virginia's, I will consume all of these by the time they expire in 2009/2010.

Jesus: Is it true that sexual intercourse is very good for the skin?

Tom: Isn't Jesus a stitch? Do you have good skin?

Lisa: Packing peanuts as an erotic accessory. Wee! One time here in Cleveland, a guy suffocated and died after he fell into a tank full of those little Styrofoam balls they use to fill Beanie Babies. Bet your deliveryman never thought about that. Yikes!

Nurse: I laugh hard at myself a lot. Sorta goes with the territory of being me.

Rhea: Maybe I can sprinkle them over salads … Wanna come for dinner tonight?

~d: I just thought that box of vitamins was the funniest thing in the world.

Holy Hedy: Guess I'll have the whitest teeth and the shiniest coat around for a good long time.

Toby: God, that's funny. Remind me to ALWAYS pay my way when the situation is Dutch-treat.

Lady: 1. You want me to send you this box, baby? 2. Sorry about the speeding ticket. 3. the bad news about the last writing competition was that it was an Ohio competition, so we were ALL from Ohio (Click here if you don't know what we're talking about.) Maybe I should go gay.

Bobby: This comment is the best thing that happened to me in the last 24 hours.

Trée: That is a detail I will probably keep to myself--aren't you glad? (erf!)

Helen: Super Nova 4's! I knew there was something I forgot to order!

Chicky: I know. The air pillow thingies are much better.

Dean: I admit that I look like a real smart-ass in this vid.

Snay: Guess I'll just have to line up a bunch of hangovers. Got any beer?

Jam: If you can achieve climax 13 times in a 24-hour period, you are getting enough. If you cannot, you are not getting enough.

Dean: Why do you Canadians always have to rub the fact that your side of the falls is more dramatic than our side of the falls in our American faces? Sheesh.

Erin O'Brien said...

Sorry! PDD! What do we have to do to get a pic of this hunk? I'll give him some of my vitamins ...

And Trée, I masticate before, during and after taking my twice daily dosage of vitamins.

Anonymous said...

This is so cute! MY GOD! I think you have enough vitamins for the entire blogosphere.

I also purchase from Puritan's Pride, but I don't have enough shelf space to store the 8 trillion bottles that you received in that box. ;)

Anonymous said...

... gotdamn, that's a lot of vitamins..... bloody hell....

Eric

garrett said...

HOW THE HELL AM I SUPPOSED TO TELL WHETHER THAT'S A LOT OF VITAMINS OR NOT WITHOUT THE EFFING CAMPBELL'S SOUP CAN IN THE SHOT??

All I ask is a little consistency, woman.

Geez.

Libby Spencer said...

I covet your vitamins. Is that a sin?

Erin O'Brien said...

Dan: I'll store those extra vitamins, babycakes.

Eric: Better than bloody stool, I guess.

Garrett: You are a man of very high standards, obviously. I put the can in my underwear for safekeeping, actually. Thanks for reminding me.

Libby: Tis not a sin, my child. After all, Jesus was our very first commenter.

~d said...

Dude, this is still so totally KILLING me!
(hahaha!)

~d said...

*Actually it reminds me of something:

I was really big into eBay about 2 plus years ago and I had found a killer deal on deodorant.
So, I paypal-ed the girl, my box arrives and it is like 21 boxes of toothpaste!
(yea)
So, I contact her and she says: keep the toothpaste, cheaper than shipping it back, and would I mind going halfsies on the shipping for the deodorant?

Erin O'Brien said...

~d: Wow. I'll bet your teeth are REALLY white and your underarms are fresh as daisies!

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