The Blue Toothbrush

June 13, 2009

So I was brushing my teeth after breakfast and my toothbrush felt funny. I took it back out to look at it and realized I was holding the BLUE toothbrush, i.e. Matt’s!!!! It’s not that gross, but then I started to think about tooth grime and green things being stuck in the molars and I got grossed out. Ewwww!! But I did finish brushing since the contamination had already occured.

But the worst/best part of the story is that when I told him about it this afternoon he replied with:

“Yeah, I think I’ve done that with your toothbrush too.”


He’s in trouble for another reason though (not really in trouble but play in trouble). I sent him a text that said I’d be meeting him at Great Harvest after work (around 11:15) and to look for me then. I biked 5.4 miles there only to find he had NOT checked his phone and had left work literally 2 minutes before I arrived (obviously on another route). Grrr!!!! So I went to Trader Joe’s and biked the whole way home by myself :( Nearly 11 miles in just over an hour (not including my grocery shopping). Packing the cold goods on ice in a lunchbox worked well, but 20+ pounds of groceries on my back made biking very hard!

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To make up for it we had a fun lunch and we’re going out on a little adventure (by car and by foot) together this afternoon.

Lunch is a bit of a surprise because I made a sandwich to enter into Mezzetta’s “Make That Sandwich” contest. You have to use two Mezzetta ingredients, and I’ll give you a hint that this guy involved that jar of Napa Valley Bistro Sauce I opened last week. It was an incredible sandwich! You have until Labor Day to enter and the prize is $25,000 (!!!) and a trip to Napa!!!

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This was one big sandwich on a GH Jalapeno Corn Bread Bun so we shared it

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+ watermelon!

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See y’all for dinner. Salmon is on the menu (if it thaws in time!)

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1 Lauren June 13, 2009 at 2:34 pm

That sandwich looks AWESOME! Jalapeno Corn Bread sounds fantastic – great contest entry.


2 Marisa (trim the fat) June 13, 2009 at 2:42 pm

Yum- a corn bread bun!! That sounds amazing!

I’m loving the watermelon this time of year:)

That’s funny about the toothbrush!


3 sarah (ghost world) June 13, 2009 at 2:54 pm

omg, they are not kidding around with that prize money!! i hope you win :) !!


4 Adi ( June 13, 2009 at 2:59 pm

Ooo, yummy sandwich. The taller the sandwich, the better! :)


5 Recipes for Creativity June 13, 2009 at 3:26 pm

Aw, I hate it when you miss someone by two minutes! At least you pressed on and got in a workout!


6 Meredith (Pursuing Balance) June 13, 2009 at 3:28 pm

Watermelon is just so perfectly wonderful in the summer!


7 thepinkpeppercorn June 13, 2009 at 3:33 pm

Good luck with the contest!!!! Looks like a delicious sandwich!!


8 Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope June 13, 2009 at 3:37 pm

Haha, cute toothbrush story! I think it’s crazy how men just don’t even seem to care about things like that!

Aww, sorry to hear that you missed seeing Matt. At least you had a delicious lunch to make up for it! Good luck in the contest! :)


9 Moran (The Running Addict) June 13, 2009 at 3:46 pm

That sandwich looks sooooo good!
Best of luck on the contest!


10 april June 13, 2009 at 4:06 pm

that bread looks awesome! I actually saw a Great Harvest the other day.. I need to check it out!


11 K June 13, 2009 at 4:14 pm

Oopsie with the toothbrush!! I brushed my hair with my toothbrush one time – luckily there wasn’t any toothpaste on it!

Mmm corn bread bun? That sounds heavenly!


12 Jenn Eats Nutritiously Now June 13, 2009 at 4:26 pm

That sandwich is HUGE! How fun!


13 Emily L. June 13, 2009 at 4:54 pm

That sandwich appears to be supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.


14 Emily June 13, 2009 at 4:56 pm

Delicious looking sammie!!


15 Anne K. June 13, 2009 at 5:08 pm

Haha that would gross me out so much with the toothbrush thing! I’ve probably done it before with my sister’s brush without realizing, though.

That sandwich looks incredible! Amazing bread 😀


16 Allyson June 13, 2009 at 5:27 pm

That cornbread bun looks amazing! I am going to look for recipes so I can attempt to make my own. Maybe possible? I’m going to find out :)


17 Melissa @ For the Love of Health June 13, 2009 at 6:44 pm

funny toothbursh story hahaha ahhh men
that’s too bad you missed him and had to carry all of the groceries yourself.

Your lunch looks so great!!


18 Joanie Simon June 13, 2009 at 7:07 pm

Just don’t slice your hand with that salmon :)


19 Linda June 13, 2009 at 7:09 pm

I had to re-read the name of that GH bun – Jalapeno Corn Bread Bun, wow. That sounds incredibly tasty. The entire sandwich looks delish, but that cornbread bun sounds especially special.


20 Marathon Val June 13, 2009 at 7:17 pm

That sandwich definitely deserves a prize in my opinion – it looks sooo good!

By the way, you mentioned waiting for your salmon to thaw – I almost exclusively buy frozen salmon and have that problem a lot (taking it out the day before seems to still leave it frozen) so sometimes I will just run the package under some water to thaw it further – do you ever do this or is this a bad idea?


21 brandi June 13, 2009 at 7:28 pm

we’ve probably done that with our toothbrushes, too. no biggie since it’s my husband, but still not my favorite thing :)

that sandwich looks awesome! I wish I could find Mezetta stuff here. All their sauces sound amazing!


22 Lori June 13, 2009 at 8:27 pm

I’m funny about my toothbrush, too – even after 13 years of marriage!


23 Meg June 13, 2009 at 8:46 pm

The sandwich looks fabulous! Hope you win!


24 Shannon, The Healthy Beach Bum June 13, 2009 at 9:24 pm

wowwy that contest sounds right up your alley!!
Your sandwich looks delicious paired up with that watermelon :)


25 Jenn (www. ) June 13, 2009 at 9:48 pm

I have a Garmin Forerunner 301 that I got for Christmas but it’s still in its package! I really need to give it a try.

That sandwich looks AMAZING! Good luck with the contest. I’d eat it :)



26 Kath June 13, 2009 at 9:51 pm

Joanie Simon,
Good memory!! I was careful :)

Marathon Val,
If it’s less than 20 minutes or so, I usually do run water over it, but if it’s rock solid, I try to think of another dinner.



27 Lynn June 14, 2009 at 12:49 am

My husband always uses my toothbrush on vacation because he’s too lazy to pack his own. It grosses me out too!!!


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