I’m bitter about having to work on a Saturday, so I’m doing what I always do when life sucks: indulging in awesome things that are terrible for me.

#1 – Eating this.

I’m typically a diehard Ben & Jerry’s fan when it comes to ice cream (food of the freaking gods: Late Night Snack and Half Baked) but this week I discovered this amazing flavor of Turkey Hill ice cream:

Turkey Hill Party Cake

It’s vanilla ice cream swirled with buttercream frosting and rainbow-colored cake pieces. If I had to describe its taste, it’s somewhere between amazeballs and unicorn poop. It’s vanilla-y and cake-y as you’d expect, but those frosting swirls take it to another level.

There was this cereal I used to love as a kid called Sprinkle Spangles that had these candy sprinkles that would melt in my milk and I’d swirl them around and make all kinds of crazy colors. That’s what this ice cream looks and tastes like. And the best part is it’s only like $3 for a whole half-gallon, versus B&J’s ridiculously-overpriced pints (five dollars for 14 ounces of ice cream, Ben & Jerry? Really?).

It is so choice. If you have the means, I highly recommend picking some up.

Party Cake Ice Cream

#2 – Listening to this.

This isn’t so much terrible for me as it is for my boyfriend who’s having to put up with it:

Freestyle Forever 80s & 90s Hits

Clearly my musical tastes are superior.

I found this absolute jewel of a compilation album on Spotify a few weeks ago. Don’t let the tacky album art (which reminds me of those awful “best of the decade” hits albums that never feature the original artists) and gratuitous use of lens flare fool you–there’s some great stuff on here: Grandmaster Flash, Dazz Band, Shannon, Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam, Johnny O, and of course Freestyle with my personal favorite, “Don’t Stop the Rock” and lots more.

#3 – Spending way too much money on this.


Last night I got a little hysterical after the debut of the opening intro sequence for Nickelodeon’s upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot and came pretty close to weeping openly from the sheer awesomeness of it. Hearing the the new theme song, which mixes in familiar phrases from the classic TMNT theme song we all know and love, got me right in the childhood.

It made me feel like this:

My natural reaction was to buy every new Nickelodeon TMNT action figure that currently exists–in doubles!

But I didn’t stop there. Today I went back and ordered all the vehicles, including the badass chunk of plastic you see above. I love that in this incarnation of TMNT, the party wagon is named “The Shellraiser” and is described as a “street to sewer assault vehicle.” How could I not buy that?

Here are the stock pics of everything in boxes:

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And then I also purchased one each of the TMNT Classic Collection figures from Amazon.

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Here’s the list of everything I picked up:

  • Nick TMNT Basic Figure Leonardo (x2)
  • Nick TMNT Basic Figure Donatello (x2)
  • Nick TMNT Basic Figure Raphael (x2)
  • Nick TMNT Basic Figure Michaelangelo (x2)
  • Nick TMNT Basic Figure Splinter (x2)
  • Nick TMNT Basic Figure April O’Neil (x2)
  • Nick TMNT Basic Figure Shredder (x2)
  • Nick TMNT Basic Figure Kraang (x2)
  • Nick TMNT Basic Figure Foot Soldier (x2)
  • Nick TMNT Shellraiser
  • Nick TMNT Ninja Stealth Bike
  • Nick TMNT Dragon Chopper
  • TMNT Classic Collection Leonardo
  • TMNT Classic Collection Donatello
  • TMNT Classic Collection Raphael
  • TMNT Classic Collection Michaelangelo

I can’t wait for these things to arrive. I’m going to be the coolest thirty-year-old in the neighborhood.