It’s Difficult to Eat Tacos With Good Manners


thanks for hosting the partay, Amanda ♥ 

1) I’m mighty happy that the WIAW switch-up with Gemma yesterday was so well-received! Thanks a ton for your comments (as always). I enjoyed going out of my blogging comfort zone by collaborating with such a cool gal! Thanks again, Gemma!

2) Corn on the cob. How do you feel about it? People say it’s a quintessential summer BBQ food, and I guess I agree, but I’m not head over heels for it. Stuff also gets stuck in your teeth when you gnaw it off the cob. HOWEVER, when you cook it in milk and butter with a sprinkle of sea salt (as suggested by Jo)…then I’m like a woodchuck eating the corn off the cob.


3) My tailbone has been hurting and I have no idea why. It started out as almost a relieving feeling whenever I sat down after standing for a while, but now it just hurts. A good ol’ Google search gave me the 411; My pain could be due to pressure, injury, childbirth, or a tumor.

I like to think that the cause is pressure or injury, but who knows? My dad might be suspicious that I birthed a baby.

4) Back to food. I had the most barbaric eating experience of my life last night, thanks to these lettuce wrap tacos.


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Attempt to wrap the darn (delicious) thing ➔ stuff falls out and juice starts rolling down my arm. Bite the darn (delicious) thing ➔ stuff falls onto the plate/table and all over my face. Try to get a bite of tomato, cheese, meat, barley, lettuce, greek yogurt, and cheese all in one bite ➔ end up getting some of my hair in my mouth and looking like a squirrel packing acorns in its mouth.

Tacos are worth it. (Next time, real tortillas. We just didn’t have any this time.)

5) I ate this dinner in complete solitude, so I didn’t scar anyone for life with my horrendous manners, in case you were concerned.

6) Speaking of acorns though… I’m excited for autumn now! Our summer was fairly mild overall, but a few cooler days that we’ve had recently are leaving me longing for cool, crisp temperatures. I know Amanda agrees with me on this one 🙂


yesterday’s breakfast made me think of autumn too

7) Speaking of fall… Move-in day for college is in less than two weeks. I wanna scream and shout and let it all out—the nervousness, the excitement, the EVERYTHING.

8) I feel like I need to unplug from reading blogs and from blogging in order to get everything on my to-do list done every day, but I like you guys a lot, so it’s hard.

9) I’ve developed a new “beauty mark” (or sun spot?) on my arm, and I’m trying really hard to accept the fact that it’s now a part of me, especially as my thumb birth mark starts to disappear. Out with the old, in with the new?

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superbly dry hands = story of my life

Is this a sign? A symbol for a new chapter in my life? What is the MEANING?

9) Totally kidding about the meaning. I couldn’t really care less.

10) Dad and I are headed up to Ontario on Saturday to visit my relatives for the weekend! Road triiiiip (<— said in the most white girl accent imaginable)!!!

Hope you all have a fantastic day! Keep your head up, it’s almost Friday 🙂

So tell me:

Do you like corn on the cob?

Do you ever eat something so messily that you question your civility?

Have you ever developed new beauty marks or have you ever lost birth marks?


42 thoughts on “It’s Difficult to Eat Tacos With Good Manners

  1. I love corn on the cob, but I dislike the eating noises that come with it, uugh. And the stuff stuck in your teeth…but it’s worth it every now and then! I can totally relate to the lettuce wrap eating catastrophe 😀 I’m glad I ate them when I was on my own so nobody was expose to the sadness (or madness? haha)
    Regarding that new birthmark, it is always a good idea to let those things checked by a doctor since it mayyy be a sign for skin cancer. Sounds drastic, but it is true. If it is a “bad mark”, it can be removed!

  2. I only truly love the corn on the cob at the Minnesota State Fair – they roast and butter it close to perfection! Otherwise, I’m not the biggest fan. Plus, my boyfriend is allergic…so it kind of makes me not even think about it. And I totally, and unintentionally unplugged from blogs at the start of this week. It has been a hectic one!

  3. I love corn on the cob!! It’s weird because I only like it on the cob! I may have to try the milk and butter though…yum!!

  4. I like corn on the cob, but it’s not my favorite thing ever. With butter and salt, though… not half bad 😉 Tacos and long noodles make me look like an animal when I eat. But they’re yummy, so I eat them anyway!

  5. I love grilled corn on the cob, but it has to be taken of the cob or else I feel like I am eating corn all day, if you know what I mean.
    I think you should make those tacos on a first date, because who doesn’t love a girl eating messy tacos?

  6. I love corn on the cob! I don’t eat it often, though. I love it with butter, or sometimes I’ll experiment with recipes online – like the Mexican-style ones you can find everywhere.

    And I’m the same way with tacos! I try to avoid eating them in public because no matter how simple they are, I get them all over me! ><

  7. I totally understand the ‘I can’t stop reading and commenting on blog dilemma’ so many blogs… so little time!
    I am messy with sandwiches/tacos but I also turn into an uncivilized caveman when I eat steak and lamb chops. There is no way for me to eat them without my hands!
    With regards to beauty marks, I tend to get a bunch on my face when I go out in the sun a lot. There is on literally on the cusp of my bottom eye lid!

  8. I just texted you about me being in NYC and then read this and see you’ll be out of town! Derp. Anyways, I feel the same way about corn on the cob and also am so excited for autumn! I love the hot weather but really would like pumpkin everything and snuggling under blankets 🙂

  9. I must say, I swoon for corn on the cob… but that’s me!! I’m glad you’ve found a way that you enjoy it!! …and I love the name of this post!! LOL! I just ate a taco yesterday, a corn taco, a GLUTEN FREE corn taco… ie. the definition of crumbly!! I ate it alone as well…. and it was SO worth it!! 🙂 YUM!

  10. mmm tacos! For corn – I hate getting stuff stuck in my teeth so I have a nifty little contraption called a corn stripper that removes the corn from the cob and collects it in a little holder. You should check it out!

  11. Omg I have a new freckle on my leg that kind of drives me insane! Like why did the sun do dis to me:( I also really agree that tacos are beyond the messiest foods if you don’t fold it right. Besides sloppy joes….

  12. This whole TOL has me😂😂😂
    I feel the same way about corn on the cob or corn in general. I like to have it a few times during the summer but after this it’s like eh💁🏼 I’ll take cornBREAD PLEASE!!!😉
    I’ve definitely have had new birthmarks appear and old ones disappear and then consulted webmd only to start freaking out🙈
    Greek yogurt. Enough said. I get that stuff everywhere lol don’t ask!!
    Have a great one Alison!!!😘

  13. Oh my goodness, Alison, you made me laughing so hard about the tacos!! I’ve been going through various phases with my eating the last few years, and most of my wrappable/sandwichable type stuff ends up in a lettuce leaf for consumption…so I was intimately familiar with all your lettuce wrap woes. Except that I probably *have* scarred people with my horrific manners, lol!

    I’m just okay on corn-on-the-cob, though I used to love it (my sister recently flung a craving for a burrito bowl with raw corn on me, so I’m kind of wishing I had some). I’m don’t remember ever acquiring any new marks, though I’m not sure if I’d notice if a new mole showed up. 😛

  14. Oh my yes, I have totally done the same thing with pretty much anything in lettuce wraps (or tortillas for that matter!). I used to love corn on the cob, but I’m not sure I’d be a big fan of it now, for all the same reasons you stated. Right now I’m really craving raw corn. I can’t walk by the stand in the grocery store without eying it and thinking, “Corn season is almost over. You gotta get some now!” But I don’t know what I’d eat it with. :S I am so with you on the blogging point. I’m starting to get to the point where I’m wondering if I’m following too many blogs, but at the same time, I know people who follow way more blogs than me, so I go, “What’s wrong with me?” I like need to do my stuff, but I also want to read (and inevitably comment) on all the blog posts. So I’ve had to give up on the commenting part on a few (hence why I wasn’t able to comment on your post yesterday; I wanted to!). I get all freckled in the summertime, but I have definitely had some come (seemingly out of nowhere) and I’m like, “When did that happen?” 😀 P.S. Getting excited for autumn is not in my vocabulary. I think I’m going to have to disown you and Amanda. You both crazy!

      • I’m actually not sure if I’ve tried it, but I *think* I tried it at my cousins and liked it. But it just sounds so good to me! 😀 (And I’m nosy too; one of my favorite things to do is look at other bloggers vacation pictures. Actually, there are too many words in that sentence. 😛 )

  15. Corn on the cob and me..we go wayyyy back;I would only snack on it plain with some butter – not as part of a meal so as not to take away from its marvellousness. But then. I forgot about it or something..good thing too since I obviously can’t have it with braces! Have you had corn cakes? Like rice cakes, only way better and a yummy vehicle for anything and everything 🙂 .

  16. Sometimes I think that every meal is a test of my ability to stay clean. I’m 22, and um… I’m still kind of messy when I eat. I love and sometimes don’t like corn on the cob. I love the taste, but the strings that get stuck in my teeth, not so much.

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