Saturday, October 20, 2007

Fun stuff abounds...

I tend to use the Internet for relatively serious purposes. Listening to music and keeping up with my blogs are about as fun as it gets -- and even those activities often carry some work-oriented or educational connotation. Listening to Radio Paradise or Sur La Route, I feel good about improving my musical culture. And who knows -- maybe I'll run into a song I can use in class.

Then there's blogging -- I try to be relaxed about it, especially on And So Forth. But the fact that I am a "slightly-published" writer is never far from my mind. Whatever I post is out there for anybody and everybody to peruse: a rather daunting concept.

So with all this latent seriousness lurking behind each blog post, it's a pleasure to dive into a fun, silly subject: cereal boxes.

Did you know there is a whole virtual world out there devoted to the packaging of our daily childhood breakfast food?

Topher's Breakfast Cereal Guide focuses on cereal-box characters. Do you remember Count Chocula? I do now, but he sure hadn't crossed my mind for a few years. (OK, let's say for about thirty.)

If Topher's doesn't pour out enough grainy information for you, there's The Boxtop, a "seasonal cereal net newsletter written for cereal enthusiasts."

Yes, readers, this is the type of thing you can find when you spend a bit too much time on the Internet, as I am doing this morning.

Sorry, I've got to wrap up this post. I promised my daughter I'd make her something for breakfast...

6 comments:

Alison said...

Alright! Radio Paradise! :)

Betty C. said...

Oh yes! I've become quite the fan...

Betty C. said...

Oh yes! I've become quite the fan...

Just Jen said...

count chocula! Loved him...lol
I can't think of any other type from when I was kid. What I do remember was my mom buying those giant bags of puffwheat and shreddies and we used a coffee mug to scoop out our breakfast. It was sooo goood...LOL

Cassoulet Cafe said...

I had so much fun seeing the French versions of our American breakfast cereals when we were in France. Then as I got homesick over the months, we'd buy more and more. :)

Matthew said...

Now you didn't happen to pour some cereal for your daughter's breakfast :)? Good for you taking the seriousness out of the blog post and having a little fun. Sometimes it is good to remember why we are even keeping up with posting, writing etc. in this online format.