Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The Big, Bad, Burger Debate

      It is finally time for me to address a very controversial rivalry and which one in my opinion is better.  Yes, it is in fact Burger King vs. McDonalds.  As a child I grew up with McDonalds, my parents rewarded me with a Chicken McNugget Big Kids Meal everytime I succeeded in a sport or school, the one thing that motivated me to do good as a child.  But now that I am a college student and have experienced both worlds I feel as though I am ready to make a decision.  Well lets start off with the burgers, the main course, the king of the castle.  We have the Big Mac, "Two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, and onions on a sesame seed bun" against the Whopper "flame grilled quarter-pound beef patty, sesame seed bun, mayonnaise, lettuce, tomato, pickles, ketchup, and sliced onion."  To me the winner is the Whopper.  I first tried the Big Mac in 7th grade and loved it, however I was overwhelmed with the size of it and fitting it into my mouth was a challenge like no other.  The third bun in the burger, confused me, why do I need this?  While the Whopper's flame grilled patty was juicy the condiments on the burger made me feel a sense of joy, this is my home I thought.  It also allowed the selection of a Jr. Whopper in case I decided to be healthy ;).  But we all know this debate will go on forever.

      So in the mean time there are also many categories to be debated with the two fast food restaraunts.  The next big thing is the fry debate.  This round goes to McDonalds.  French fries at McDonalds are everything I want; thin, salty, usually crunchy and had just the perfect flavor.  I would always go with the delicious sweet 'n' sour sauce to dip them in, which I could never find the same sauce anywhere else.  Burger King fries kind of freak me out.  They seem soggy to me and lack the ideal thing of something I like to call flavor.  In other realms, chicken nuggets, McDonalds wins again.  Their nuggets and chicken selects are perfect, I can snack on those puppies all day.  Burger King's nuggies have a weird spice to them, making them taste a little funky, HOWEVER they do have the cutest little crown-shaped nuggets which does make me smile.  McDonalds also has snack wraps which makes me feel healthy in a fast food restaraunt (not sure if they are healthy, but just let me think so) and who can forget their 39 cent ice cream cones, yes people that means three vanilla soft-serve cones for just a little over a dollar! Maybe I am too young and have not experienced the other wonders that Burger King supplies, but as of now McDonalds is the winner of the two burger joints.  Although Burger King does have better commercials, but that's a story for another day...

Thursday, October 6, 2011

The Awkward Crunch..

      11:47 p.m. and my next class starts at 12 p.m., crap I am starving right now, but definitely don't have time to eat and sit down.  I have to take food to go and eat it during class.. hm... okay I have to go with my favorite food in the Callahan Dining Hall the panini... duh.  But when having a panini, it's a must to get Cape Cod chips with it.  Here we go, my Media Class begins and the only noise that I hear is my professor talking, but I'm so hungry I have to eat, even though the whole class will probably hear me eating.  Whatever, I begin to eat, doing my thang, thinking I'm being pretty quiet... until I look around and the whole class is staring at me... damn you awkward crunch.  The crunch cannot be avoided, you can't hide from it, chips are going to make a crunching sound in your mouth, sometimes you can't hear it because of the noise around you, and sometimes, such as in class, you can. 

So here is my advice on how to avoid.. the awkward crunch:
  • when selecting classes make sure to schedule them between eating times; for example I enjoy eating lunch around 12 because my school only serves lunch from 11:30 until 1:30, unfortunately, I have class at 12.. awkward
  • try to get your teacher off topic, talk about Snooki's recent drunk endeavours, therefore creating the sensation of making other students want to participate and create some havic/distraction in the class! who doesn't like that!
  • you should probably avoid getting chips for an in class snack, maybe go for jello or soup, then again you may start drooling or the food may drip from your mouth.. not a good way to attract the men yah know?
  • just starve yourself! why not join the anorexic group in your college! sounds like fun right?
  • you could just eat after your class, but when you're hungry, no class will stop you!
Overall, no one wants to be that person munching in the middle of a class with everyone staring at them, possibly making a mess. Everyone has been that person or has witnessed the horrific event. Then again it can be fun to make everyone feel as awkward as possible with your loud food condition!  Do your thang and satisfy the tummy.