Thursday, March 17, 2011

Magically Delicious

St. Patrick's Day has always been a bit of a non-holiday for me as I am neither Irish nor a drunk.  So I generally forget until someone points out that I'm not wearing green.  My entire life I have been trying to convince people that I don't need to wear green because my eyes are green.  It has never worked.  I still get pinched. 

But I did celebrate today in my own special way.  I ate a bowl of Lucky Charms this morning instead of my usual oatmeal (admittedly, this had more to do with me over-sleeping (A pox on you, Daylight Savings Time!) and not having time for oatmeal then trying to be festive) and I watched Conan tonight.

Going strictly off of your childhood memory (that means no googling), who can name the original Lucky Charms charms.  Remember when they added purple horseshoes?  It seemed so revolutionary.  I did not eat Lucky Charms as a kid so the whole idea of having marshmallows in your cereal was the most impossible dream.  This could be why 90% of my college diet was Marshmallow Mateys.  I had to make up for all those years of wishing.

7 comments:

abby or mama said...

You're so funny, I totally remember when they added the purple horseshoes, awesome!

Laura said...

Wasn't it yellow stars, blue diamonds, green clovers and pink hearts? I'm trying to remember the commercial and that seems right, but it's been a LONG time!!

Stephanie said...

My grandmother would get us a big box of Lucky Charms to eat for breakfast every time we slept over at her house. We would devour it and it always tasted sooooo good - especially because all the cereal my mom would buy was wheat chex. I still love lucky charms - but I also love wheat chex. It's a confusing place to be.

Andrea said...

I think Laura got it right. I remember when they added the purple horseshoes too. That was a staple for breakfast in our home growing up. That and Trix, although it wasn't like the Trix today with the shapes of fruit, it was when they looked like colored bunny poop.

Chris and Gina said...

It was pink hearts, yellow moons, orange stars, and green clovers. When I was a kid they added the blue diamonds, and later, the purple horseshoes.

Hannah said...

The commercial I remember was: "Hearts, stars and horseshoes, clovers and blue moons, pots of gold and rainbows, and the red balloon!" Which I was proud of until I realized that's the current line up. Way to remember the present, Hannah!

Rach said...

Considering that I also grew up with no marshmallows in my cereal, I don't remember anything about the shapes except that I desperately wanted to eat them. This is one of the many reasons we got along so well as roommates. We ate our Marshamallow Maties side by side morning and night, while watching the Love Boat and 90210. Good times.