Tuesday, April 27, 2010

It's All Greek To Me

I think there are a lot of things the Greeks got right. Architecture, baklava, coastal living and John Stamos (that’s Mr. Stamatopoulos to you) to name a few.  Oh, hi John.  I didn't see you there.  Thinking of me again, are you?  Frustrated that I won't return your calls?  Waiting for something to happen to my darling Cory so you can swoop in and take care of things?  Stand in line.


Anyway, I’m not even opposed to Greek mythology, as Narcissus and I are tight. Yogurt, however, is where my love for the Greeks makes a sharp U-turn from “You put the ‘Ooohhh’ in ‘Gyro’” to, “What did your baby just spit up and why are you feeding it to me with a spoon?”

Last week while watching “The Biggest Loser” I listened to Bob the trainer give Ashley a speech about healthy snacks, and how Greek yogurt was the next best thing to putting the pocket in pita. He served it to her with some berries, and Ashley nodded her head in agreement and said, “Mmm…it’s good!”

Ashley lied.

If I had a dog that was dying and the vet told me that the only thing that would save her was 8 ounces of Greek yogurt, I would not make her eat it. And not even because I don’t like dogs, but because I don’t HATE dogs either and I would want to prove it by saying, “THIS is COMPASSION people!”
It’s okay, Greece, you can’t have everything. Which is probably why you also got George Michael.

17 comments:

Heather said...

I've been wondering about all the hype of greek yogurt. Now I'll save myself the trouble!

ganelle said...

Is there a difference between regular yogurt and greek yogurt? I'm stumped.

ray-ray says said...

I tried the strawberry flavored kind a couple months back.

Double the protein? Sweet! It'll help me stay fuller longer!

I took one bite and spit it out.

Paige said...

You haven't tried the full fat, full of calories kind of greek yogurt. It's like custard, it's so good. The yoplait kind? Not so good.

Vern said...

ganelle: Yes, big difference. One tastes good and is pretty good for you. The other one is even better for you and tastes like barf. Your call.

just call me jo said...

Bob lied? I can't believe it! (Well, maybe I can.) Thanks for keeping me from eating something that tastes like barf. I don't like that flavor.

Sherise said...

I love Greek yogurt! I even love the plain nonfat kind. But even if you've already tried it and hated it, you should try the full fat, honey flavored kind. Oh baby, it's good.

mskaz said...

OH. NO. YOU. DIDN'T! You did not just diss George Michael, did you? No.

So he smokes the funny stuff a bit too much and went looking for love in all the wrong places (well just that one time). You cannot deny the voice. Please.

Says this 80's girl who still loves George Michael.

Buffy said...

Well...being Greek myself I have to say you are totally correct on all accounts, except the yogurt thing. You obviously have never had REAL Greek yogurt. Yoplait is not the real thing, in fact it's totally disgusting. But you have to be a yogurt fan in general to love Greek yogurt.
BTW do you remember SNL when Dana Carvey would do George Michael...kay that just sounded totally wrong...but when he would show his butt and say, "look at it! it's beautiful!..." Classic.

Vern said...

Maybe some of you Greek yogurt fans need to take me out for the real stuff. If anything is boasted to taste like custard and I didn't like it, maybe I didn't give it a fair shot!

mormonhermitmom said...

I must show how much I don't get out yet again and admit I know nothing about greek yogurt. Or that it has anything to do with George Michael. Teach me, oh wise one!

Stephanette said...

I only love George Michael because I wasn't around for all of the really stupid stuff and now the stupid stuff doesn't make more than a 1/2 second mention on Yahoo's home page.

And I loooovvvvveeeedddd Uncle Jesse.

The End

Stefani said...

I love when you talk about all the things that I know about, and agree on. John Stamos, Greek Mythology, John Stamos, Baklava, architecture, The Biggest Loser, George Michael, did I mention John Stamos?

But like Gyros too -- hmmm, go figure

And the one thing that I don't know about (and it's what this post is actually about) is the Greek Yogurt. I haven't tried it. Go figure... maybe I'll have to work up my nerve and give it a shot.

Gerbera Daisy Mom said...

I think your condemnation of greek yogurt must have a direct correlation with the collapse of the Greek economy -- everyone must have stopped buying it based on your post!

Mindy Gledhill said...

Yup, the REAL Greek yogurt made of honey and whole milk is divinity. You must try it. And I just bought a keytar from the 80s that plays "last Christmas" by Wham as the demo. I love it so much. I don't care if George Michael is homosexual. He's hot. There. I said it.

ann said...

You seriously make me laugh out loud! Which, when sitting alone in my office, makes people curious about me :-)

You make my day brighter. Thank you!

Brad said...

"like barf"…… that's funny.