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Apr 12th, 2019 at 4:27:56 pm

tcr! · Apr 12, 2019 at 4:27 pm

Just one more chip.

#snacks

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keamoose keamoose · Apr 12, 2019 at 5:18 pm

The Facebook app put an ad for Lays right above your post, and then when I opened Facebook on the computer, there was an ad for Pringles. That one extra chip has totally taken over the algorithm!!

tcr! tcr! · Apr 12, 2019 at 5:32 pm

Yes! Now that I have a better understanding of the algorithms I’ll see other ads I can surface.

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Sour Cream and BBQ chips

tcr! · Apr 10, 2019 at 4:49 pm

Sour Cream and BBQ chips

Do you know what one of the best things in life is? It’s when you get home and realize you have not one but two bags of Kettle Brand potato chips.

It’s almost as good as when all the stars awaken to the sound of the firebird.

#photos #snacks #galantis

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Momma J Momma J · Apr 10, 2019 at 5:27 pm

My favorite food!

tcr! tcr! · Apr 10, 2019 at 6:34 pm

You can have a handful of each!

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Hater McGhray Hater McGhray · Apr 10, 2019 at 9:05 pm

Chips are the best.

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Withholding the Cheese Puffs

tcr! · Sep 21, 2018 at 5:06 pm

Audio (MP3): 20180921 - Withholding the Cheese Puffs

Guys, I just witnessed a heated couples exchange inside one of our local Walgreens.

A man was outright denying his wife of her Friday snacks because apparently she “already had her daily allotment of cheese puffs.”

She then retorted or snorted, “Oh no, I’m a get my cheese puffs” with the bitterness you’d expect of dreams shattered in full view of the other drugstore patrons.

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ahrens · Sep 21, 2018 at 6:04 pm

What’s up with the branch with leaves on it in your car? 😉

tcr! tcr! · Sep 21, 2018 at 6:12 pm

I got it at the second Nightmare on Chicago Street I ever went to up in Elgin. It was laying on the ground in its own crumpled heap of plastic greenery as I was making yet another of my least hasty exits. When I got back to my truck I stuck it into my cigarette lighter outlet thing and it’s lived there ever since… 🌿

tcr! tcr! · Sep 21, 2018 at 6:41 pm

WAIT. That’s a lie. It’s not in the cigarette lighter outlet. It’s in the keyhole next to it that controls the airbags!

I didn’t want to run the risk that this garden-variety plastic ivy one would find at your neighborhood Joann’s art and craft store would catch fire.

In related news… One time I put my truck key in the keyhole, hoping it would open the door way to Narnia. But alas there was no such transportation reward. Only shed tears in the salty realization that I would indeed have to go to work. 😢

ahrens · Sep 21, 2018 at 7:14 pm

Thank you for your honesty. My first thought was maybe it was eucalyptus and you had a koala bear. That would be pretty rad. Please know, I do not judge a man’s greenery he keeps in his car.

McIntyre 13 · Sep 21, 2018 at 10:37 pm

This thread makes me smile. 😁 Or maybe it’s just my muscle relaxant kicking in. Either way thanks for the laugh guys

tcr! tcr! · Sep 22, 2018 at 8:29 am

My two cents but the koala ain’t a stranger to muscle relaxants.

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Shari H · Sep 21, 2018 at 6:16 pm

Look…if you’re gonna feed us interesting tidbits on conversations overheard. You’re gonna hafta stick around for the ending. You’re public depends on you!

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Roda · Sep 21, 2018 at 6:18 pm

MFer, don’t mess with my comfort food after a hard day on a Friday.

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Redmondton · Sep 21, 2018 at 6:41 pm

Pint can legit, strong work

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Murisa DM · Sep 21, 2018 at 7:43 pm

Are you an author? You should write a book… your stores are so funny and so well written.

tcr! tcr! · Sep 21, 2018 at 9:04 pm

I regularly submit my stuff to publishers, etc. but so far nobody’s been interested. 🙄

Finkler · Sep 21, 2018 at 10:24 pm

I loved this!!
We do love our cheese puffs tho..

Pad Nevin · Sep 21, 2018 at 11:02 pm

Literally clicked the comment section just to ask this question. Past few posts I read are the most simplest interactions that can and likely happen daily and you make it interesting to read.

tcr! tcr! · Sep 22, 2018 at 8:11 am

Thank you!

tcr! tcr! · Sep 22, 2018 at 8:34 am

I write more serious stuff, too.

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ahrens · Sep 21, 2018 at 8:00 pm

Walgreens is always located at the corner of HAPPY and HEALTHY, not State and “whatever”

tcr! tcr! · Sep 22, 2018 at 8:27 am

I don’t know. I go into the St. Charles’ Walgreens on the corner of Main Street and Sweet Tomatoes a couple times a week and there’s one cashier that’s borderline anti-happy.

Seriously, she asks for my Walgreens Rewards card each and every visit regardless of how many times I’ve said, “Listen shopping gestapo, you’re not tracking how many sodas I buy in the name of steep discounts and customer perks!”

Well, my wit’s not that quick in public or under Freddie’s pressure so that’s what I like to think I’ll say the next time I’m standing in her aisle as she’s questioning the cards in my wallet and reviewing a 3” ecig box with a scrupulous monocle, flipping the box over and over again looking for the 2” barcode.

It’s on the fracking back where 90% of the barcodes in the world are!!!

ahrens · Sep 22, 2018 at 8:14 am

Ok. First, Henry is my homie. He is so nice.
Next, ecigs are bad news. When you know better, you do better. You have one set of lungs, take care of them.
Finally, I use my bucks on Cheetos 😂

Mustari Jones · Sep 22, 2018 at 8:27 am

ahrens, you are friggin killing me. 😂🤣

Mustari Jones · Sep 22, 2018 at 8:29 am

This is LITERALLY the best thing on the internet this weekend.

ahrens · Sep 22, 2018 at 8:34 am

This is such a deep conversation, right? Love it.

ahrens · Sep 22, 2018 at 8:44 am

Perhaps Walgreens is not your scene. For all of the times I have entered my rewards number, I have yet to be rewarded. CVS is where it’s at. Once you get over the fact that your receipt is as long as 3 football fields, you realize you win the lotto during every shopping experience. I earn all of these bucks for whatever reason and I just roll with it. Some people are addicted to crack and/or bath salts but CVS is my weakness.

tcr! tcr! · Sep 22, 2018 at 3:38 pm

There’s this dude named Henry that works at the CVS close to my house. He’s worked there ever since I moved to my neighborhood back in the 00s. He, too, asks for my CVS card every time I see him. Even if we’re not in CVS. One time I was out feeding homeless children on the upper west side on a sunny Saturday, not unlike today. Henry pulled up, in what I assume to be his blue BMW and Keanu shades, and said, “CVS card…” in his oh so cool Nigerian accent.

I might spring for a CVS card if they sold ecig paraphernalia by the pound but they seem to be anti-nicotine these days. And then they got those midget shopping carts that people still insist on filling up like their at Costco on Randall.

Regardless, the real question is what do you do with all your earned bucks? Do they automagically discount your next receipt when you go in?

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ns kraut · Sep 21, 2018 at 9:52 pm

That will be me and my husband in 30 years. He already tells me i can’t get more cheese its. I need a cane…

tcr! tcr! · Sep 22, 2018 at 8:14 am

You could probably buy one at Walgreens. If not, Riley Drug (also on State Street and whatever) carries them. I’ve tried their canes out. Clean finish, solid construction, helpful staff.

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Steer Steerup · Sep 23, 2018 at 9:15 am

She’s diabetic and shouldn’t have carbs. He cares about her.

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Mar 21st, 2018 at 12:21:49 pm

tcr! · Mar 21, 2018 at 12:21 pm

Baby Ruth candy bar

Baby Ruth, you sweet bitch.

#photos #snacks

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Work snacks for Mar 9th, 2018

tcr! · Mar 9, 2018 at 12:27 pm

Work snacks for Mar 9th 2018

#photos #snacks

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Work snacks for Feb 16th, 2018

tcr! · Feb 16, 2018 at 10:55 am

Work snacks for Feb 16th, 2018

Not pictured is the trail mix cup because you’ve already seen that.

After all this I’ll be read for a nice bath, a nap, an episode or two of MacGyver. Listen to Black Francis sing me sweet nothings Re: swimming in the Caribbean.

#photos #snacks #pixies

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A cranberry stuck

tcr! · Feb 9, 2018 at 11:32 am

Audio (MP3): 20180209 - A cranberry stuck

The scene is my work desk. I’m eating cashew, almond, and cranberry trail mix. One of the cranberries jumped from the cup. I saw it happen but didn’t hear the landing. After a mildly-extensive berry-hunt the fruit-trail gone-went cold. I cannot find the little asshole. I fear I may be walking around with a cranberry stuck on my ass for the rest of the day.

I’m gonna power down my computer. Pack up my snacks, shave my head, braid my beard. Leave these snow covered lands and move to Island of Misfit Toys. Live out my days with the rest of the freaks.

#allislost #snacks #diariespodcast support the show →

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Jan 9th, 2018 at 11:48:16 am

tcr! · Jan 9, 2018 at 11:48 am

Trail mix from a cup

In other news I eat my trail mix from a cup, like if I were drinking it. Because I don’t like to touch trail mix.

🥜 #photos #snacks #thestruggleisreal

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Bag of mushroom snacks

tcr! · Nov 16, 2017 at 5:40 pm

Bag of mushroom snacks

It’s hard to believe that I got to the point where I cut up mushrooms the night before to eat as a snack at work. 🤔

#photos #snacks #mushrooms

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Today’s work snacks

tcr! · May 17, 2017 at 10:02 am

Todays work snacks

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