Calgon – Take Me Away…

Does anyone remember that commercial?

When I was little my mom and I would spend an hour during the day watching General Hospital while eating peanut butter and banana sandwiches. During the commercial breaks the Calgon – Take Me Away commercial would come on and I always thought it was so funny. Something about a lady screaming Calgon – Take Me Away while images of her day floated around her head was very humorous to the 5 year old Tracey;)

Now I’m all grown up and not finding those commercials funny at all. Tuesday was my very own Calgon day. Everything was going wrong and I just wanted my mom to walk into my office and give me a time out!

Life is so stressful and it’s so difficult to deal with it when you are in the stressful moment. I need to reread my post on stress and put some of those practices back into my life!


I usually eat Greek yogurt but decided to try the regular kind today. I still prefer the thick texture of the Greek but this Stonyfield Pomegranate yogurt with granola and almonds was mighty tasty:


My meals for the remainder of the day were brought on by pure stress. Whenever I’m stressed out or “emotionally off” I self medicate with food that is not so good for me. Definitely something that needs to be worked on.

I needed a caffeine boost so a Rockstar beverage was needed:

Along with 1.5 Pizza Hut bread sticks:

and about half of this baked pasta:


P and I were walking home and came across a new pizza place that opened up in the loop, Bacci Pizzeria.

P ordered a “slice” of sausage and I had peperoni. Here is my weird husband trying to eat his “slice” with a plastic fork and knife:

I put the word “slice” in quotes because this is not your normal slice of pizza. The thing was bigger than my head:

That is in noway an illusion. The “slice” was really that big! Bacci Pizzeria doesn’t mess around when they say they are the home of the Jumbo Slice!

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Do you ever have those “Calgon” type of days? What do you do when you need a time-out?


  • Megan (Braise The Roof)

    I'm having one of those days today!! I usually try to diffuse some of the stress by a) reading a blog or two to take a break every hour or so and let my brain take a breather, b) try to stick to my regular schedule. If I haven't gotten enough sleep or eaten like I usually do I always feel more stressed out. (although a good bag of chips or piece of chocolate always helps, too!) 🙂

    Oh, and it was great meeting you last weekend! We should definitely do another brunch soon!

  • Kate@andwhenshesays

    Ha, I totally remember those commercials – and for some reason it also makes me think of Love's Baby Soft lol. Hope today is starting better for you. A little "me" time can make all the difference in the world – even if it's just mindless blog reading. Keep hanging in there!

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