Today I am mixing my Photo-A-Day with Macro Monday’s assignment of guilty Pleasures. I have a weakness for Peanut M&Ms. I love them! I can’t stop eating them and would have them daily if possible. I know it I know, but what I really like is that they do not have high fructose corn syrup, nope good old sugar is used to make these little babies. Not that I should be having much sugar but I figure a few once in a while won’t hurt too much.

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My other guilty pleasure is toys, specifically the Transformers. I have been a collector and fan of them for over 20 years. I have stopped buying them for the time being as we will have a child to support in the next month and a half. I’m saving my collection for my kids and hope that one day they will appreciate (obsess over) them as much as I do.

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Today we left the Cape but first we had a delicious breakfast with Neil and Andrea at The Hacienda. Yeah Neil and Mexican food, go figure. Well, technically it is a Mexican restaurant but if you just get good old American Scrambled Eggs and Bacon, I’m not sure that counts. But hey, it is a start, someday Huevos Rancheros might be his favorite dish. Not in my lifetime but maybe.

After that we headed home and tackled the baby’s room and the huge pile of gifts from the shower (did I mention that our friends and family kick butt in the generosity department.) We separated the baby clothes from the toys and the books. We got a ton of books and priority one for today was to remove the rest of the stuff from the baby’s room and make way for the library. The number of books for the baby is overwhelming and I can’t wait to read each and every one to the baby. I can’t wait till Allison has the baby so we can stop calling the baby, they baby and give the baby a proper name. The books are all put away, the cute little Classic Pooh mobile is now assembled and up. (How many tiny plastic straps does it take to secure these things in the box. It was ridiculous).

I look forward to assembling all the toys and baby paraphernalia. I emptied my trunk of all my roller blading and kayaking equipment to make way for strollers and pack and plays and all sorts of things that we will need to transport the previously mentioned young ‘un.

Looks like this will be a week for fun with friends. I am going to be making use of my XShot at every turn. So look for many Photo-A-Day posts to have photos that were taken with the XShot. Nothing like having fun with friends and family and actually being a part of the captured memories. Do you have an XShot? Maybe you want one. Well if you get one this month and submit the most creative photo taken with one you could win back the cost of your XShot plus some more cash. Play my XShot Contest 2: Creative Photographs from You!

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25 Responses to “Photo-A-Day #878 09/03/07”

  1. Duong says:

    lol, i’ll go to the store now for some chocolate

  2. Mo says:

    i’m still waiting for my xshot…i expect it’s arrival any day now!! 🙂

  3. shortship says:

    no high fructose corn syrup? I guess you learn something new every day. Nothing like some good old fashioned sugar. mmm.

  4. Louiss says:

    Nice photo shot of M&M. You make me think of snacks now LOL
    might take a break to find any chocolate available on my fridge 😛

  5. Chilli says:

    the one on the package looks so real from this perspective! delicious threesome 🙂 but i gotta get under 80kg…

  6. Drew says:

    Cool, send some my way, I love that M&M goodness.

  7. Drew says:

    It should arrive very soon, they are very quick.

  8. Drew says:

    Yeah, when you look at the package sugar is #1 so that means the most, there is some Corn syrup in the outer shell less than 1%.

  9. Drew says:

    Thanks Louiss, those will be the last ones for a while. It is back tot he gym with me this week.

  10. Drew says:

    Chilli, maybe a couple, gotta splurge once in a while. But I know what you mean. I have to get under 200lb.

  11. Duong says:

    lol, maybe we had a small party here

  12. Christine says:


    Do you guys have any names in mind for Baby BenSpark yet? I know you won’t know the gender until s/he is born, so you’re thinking of both boy and girl names now.

    Just promise me you won’t name the baby Optimus Prime if it’s a boy (or if it’s a girl, for that matter!) 😀

  13. Duong says:

    i like the “Jacky” name

  14. Drew says:

    Hey Christine, no Transformer’s names, We do have names picked out but they won’t be revealed until the baby is born, however I may have slipped in a previous post about the name for a boy…..

  15. Drew says:

    You like the name Jacky? I’m not sure what you mean. Unfortunately Jacky is not on our list, Although I really love Jackie Chan movies, that would go over as well as naming the kid after a transformer.

  16. Chilli says:

    hey ben, it´s me again… i just wondered where the blogs i´ve recently been to got this widget of your “photo a day”-series from?
    can you tell me where i can get the source code from? and would you mind if i pasted it into my sidebar? i thought this is a good idea since we´re doing the same thing now… you know, my “hdr-photo of the week” 😉

  17. Drew says:

    Ah, now I understand. Click on Photo-A-Day above and that will show you everything about how to add Photo-A-Day to your blog. I misunderstood your question.

  18. Hoto says:

    hey i am a ceo

    chocolate, eating onlinefreak lol

    i just love chocolate.

  19. Drew says:

    Funny, I thought you were gonna be CEO of M&M’s mad at me for taking photos. I am a CEO Too!

  20. Mo says:

    a)i have to strongly protest naming baby benspark after a transformer. if you even attempt it, you will go on “the list.” however, i know your wife…and she won’t let you get away with it. also, no naming the kid after legos. just…no.
    2)i got the shipment email today for the xshot…i can’t wait!!
    d)did you watch Justin on HBO last night…just admit to the world you’re a fan…it’s acceptable. plus, you are a “back in the day/old school fan.” i have pictures of you with “marionettes.” 😉

  21. Duong says:

    chocolate with some warm tea lol

  22. Drew says:

    Yes, Mo, I know you have pictures and I remember that Lance was my favorite. I don’t get HBO so there was no Justin for me yesterday. Glad you got the XShot and I would never dream of naming my kid after a Transformer. And what sort of LEGO name could you think of?

  23. Drew says:

    Duong, you are totally wrapped up in the Chocolate think aren’t you?

  24. Duong says:

    lol, i heard that it’s better to have some Chocolate when we are stress, lol

  25. Drew says:

    Check out this video on YouTube. It is for Chocolate Rain. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwTZ2xpQwpA
    It is hypnotic.

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