Soup for a Year


Soup for a Year: Dinner 3: Brie Eats Loaded Baked Potato Soup: It’s Complicated

Filed under: Brie,Dinner,video — Brieanna @ 7:29 PM

Wow, this competition? Endeavor? Challenge? Whatever it is, this is the third day of it. I am getting tired of soup. It’s like when you’re trying to quit smoking and suddenly people smoking cigarettes are everywhere. Now obviously there is food of the non-soup variety everywhere, the trick is to not notice it or, barring that, somehow to push the thought of it out of your head.

Usually I’m pretty good at not thinking about things or people that I don’t want to. However, as far as thinking about things that I want, I have zero ability to not only not stop thinking about whatever I want, I have almost zero ability to keep myself from buying it. That goes for anything from a new dress to a Hound Dog’s Backyard Dog pizza with Smoking Joe’s crust and a side of ranch dressing and hot sauce. DO YOU SEE WHAT’S HAPPENING HERE? I want pizza! I know, you’re shocked. But here is something to actually shock you. I did not give in and order the delicious pizza that I wanted. Instead, I ate loaded backed potato soup from Potbelly’s.

It was distracting to have someone else in the room when I was making this video, and maybe you could tell that I wasn’t nearly as put together as I usually am. So I will type to you what I thought of the soup. Here is the problem: If you are calling your soup LOADED baked potato, you include cheese. That is just what you do, no debate. Potbelly does not! They charged me an extra 50 cents for a bit of melted American cheese. Also, in a loaded baked potato soup, you should have something other than simply chunks of potato and some bacon. Not even that much bacon! Ugh. When all I am eating is your soup, please make it better, or at least more honest about what it is. This soup is that movie that you see previews for and you think is going to be really funny but then it’s a teenage coming-of-age story and those SNL cast members are barely even in it. This soup is Adventureland.

I did have a strawberry milkshake though, and it was gooood.



  1. I continue to wonder if Brie will be the breakout star of S365. I must say that she has quickly established a style of blog post that I find engaging. And she backs up that video with illuminating thoughts that give me clues to her peace of mind.

    I enjoy what you’re doing Brie. Keep it up!

    Comment by David — 11/04/2009 @ 10:07 PM | Reply

  2. Thanks for the compliment, David. I do try to be entertaining. It is perhaps my number one goal. Well, maybe not number one, but it’s for sure up there!

    Comment by Brieanna — 11/04/2009 @ 11:03 PM | Reply

  3. Well, since Stempler is being pretty lax on the posting, Brie’s only competition on S365 is you, Martin! But you are both doing awesome. As I eat my ravioli (in non-soup form), I feel for and admire all of you.

    Comment by Heather — 11/05/2009 @ 7:00 PM | Reply

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