Soup for a Year


Soup for a Year: My Defense: The Pineapple Came on to ME!!!: It’s Complicated

Filed under: Brie,Conditions,Controversy,Lunch,soup — Brieanna @ 7:37 PM

Right. So this is my punishment for the incident that happened on Friday. Let me paint you a picture with words.

It was a beautiful Friday afternoon. I got out of work at 1:00 PM because my stuff was being moved to a new cubicle. After eating a lunch of shrimp and red pepper soup, I was off to Whole Foods. As I walked in, I was quivering with anticipation at the thought of beholding a bounty of delicious soups. I was distracted, and that was when it happened. A delicious, manly yellow pile of pineapple sample chunks appeared before me in a very aggressive fashion. I was powerless to ignore it, and I was thinking about soup. What kinds would there be? How many would I get? I was drunk with thoughts of soup, so when I approached the pineapple and it was so nice, so understanding, so much the opposite of the last fruit I had many moons ago, I unconsciously gave in to its desire to be eaten. Something about what was happening didn’t feel right. It felt WRONG, but also so good. I chewed the pineapple and proceeded through the produce section to the area where the hot soups were located. I knew the pineapple would be gone soon, and although I was sad, I knew it was for the best. I can’t hold on to something in my mouth that longs to be free, free to be digested by my stomach and intestines. So I gave in. I swallowed. It was over. The pineapple was gone, but I knew what we had experience was special, somehow, in its own way. And that is how the pineapple came on to me.

I would also like to point out that Mike also cheated did not receive anywhere near the verbal chastising I did. I implored my heartless friends to leave me with my guilt, but they demanded that I be punished. “Isn’t eating only soup punishment enough?” I argued. Apparently not. I would again like to disagree, as this was my lunch today:


This crap is delicious! Oh wait, it's actually not. It's crap.

The above bowl is filled with brandied wild mushroom soup, and it is disgusting. Per usual, after the first bite I tried to convince myself that it was actually good. It was not. It mostly tasted like pureed mushrooms with mushroom chunks, mostly. I did not find that taste appealing. As I tried to convince myself to eat it, I made the mistake of wondering what would happen if I moved my spoon back and forth in the soup. What happened was it grossed me out by jiggling like Jell-o. Aaaand I was out. As Mike kindly pointed out, if I am only eating soup, it should at least be GOOD soup!

I do believe that soup, along with the cream of spinach and mushroom, was punishment enough. I spent $14 on those two damn soups, one of which I gave to David, who cockily thinks he will eat it tonight and it will be delicious even though he refused to even try it at lunch today. We’ll just see what he says about that gross soup!



In which I cast judgement

Filed under: Conditions — Dean @ 7:17 PM

Now that I have resigned my position on the Soup Council, maybe I shouldn’t have posting privileges here.  But since I do, I will use this perch to cast judgment on the contestants’ soup choices.

David: I’m glad to see Lynda is helping you stay the course.

Brie: Lobster Bisque was an inspired first choice.

Mike: In my mind you have already failed.  Bread is a travesty!

In general things seem to be going well, although it looks like the soups are trending towards the salty side, and I’m concerned about the lack of fruit.  In the coming weeks I would like to see some fruit based soups and more creative concoctions.


Soup for a Year: Dinner 1: Brie Eats Lobster Bisque: It’s Complicated

Filed under: Brie,Conditions,Dinner,Make Brie some soup — Brieanna @ 8:31 PM

This is my first post! I guess I should state my feelings about this whole ridiculous endeavor. I didn’t think that was going to be that hard, but I can already tell I was wrong. This morning instead of having eggs and some sort of breakfast potato, I had a bottle of V8 and a can of Sprite. Healthy! Then for lunch I had a bowl of French onion soup from the cafeteria at work. That was ok, but I did not feel satisfied. Now, a post about my dinner. Be warned: the quality is terrible. I don’t have fancy recording equipment like David and Mike do, so I took this video with my Blackberry.

Hmmm, well it turns out I don’t know how to put this video on the blog. Something about it not meeting security guidelines or something. Oh well. Anyway, I had a bowl of lobster bisque and a glass of Riesling. It was quite good, actually. Also, I did eat my dinner to the Rocky theme song because when I say I’ll do something, I do it. I am a woman of principle. I just hope Mike is a man of principle because I am going to eat soup longer than him, and I expect my demands to be met!

Update: I think I figured out how to add a video. Please to enjoy Soup For a Year: Dinner 1: Brie Eats Lobster Bisque: It’s Complicated.

Oh, one more thing. If anyone wants to make me soup, I would appreciate it. I’m not what you call a “good cook.” I don’t “like to make things” or “make things that taste good.” Well, unless what I’m making is either lobster, mac and cheese from a box, or spinach dip. Erica Kendall Pastorell Pastorelli Pastorelle already said she would make some soup for me and so did Dean, so let’s have some more offers you guys!


Lest you think we do this for frivolous reasons, part II

Filed under: Brie,Conditions — Brieanna @ 6:27 PM

(To better understand what this is all about, read Part I before you read this.)

Ok, I agree to your terms if you agree to mine:

  • I can make fun of Hansen again whenever I want.
  • You have to hate Cincinnati like I do—with the fire of a thousand suns. When someone brings Cincinnati or anything Cincinnati-related (with the exception of Skyline Chili and its excellent cheese), you must react as you think I would, with a dramatic eye roll, a disgusted sigh, a comment about how the city is bullshit and you hate it, or a combination of the three. Helpful hint: The freeway system down there is easy to make negative comments about since, as I famously told the intern, it is a cluster****.
  • You must buy me an Adriatico’s pizza, which is far superior to Domino’s.

Also, I have several things to point out about your terms. First, I have no strong feeling about Hansen, but just generally speaking, $9.99 for crap is not a good deal. It’s a waste of ten bucks. Second, that Two and a Half Men poster is terrible. It’s like they spliced three pictures together, and each of those pictures was ridiculous. Just look at Ducky. What a dork! And none of the “actors” are looking in the same direction! Someone dropped the ball on this one. Third, despite my overwhelming hatred of Cincinnati and all things from that shitty city, I do think the Bengals have the cutest uniforms in the NFL. So there’s that.

Lest you think we do this for frivolous reasons, part I

Filed under: Conditions,Mike — stumpsmike @ 6:23 PM


If you cave and deviate from the soupy path before I do, I am asking for the following concessions from you: 

  • You must root for the Bengals and be genuinely pleased when they do well. Likewise, you must be genuinely downtrodden when losses, injury, or idiot behavior befalls them.
  • You must purchase the iTunes album “The Best of Hanson Live and Electric” by Hanson and listen to it straight through at least twice within a 14-day period. The album contains 15 songs and costs $9.99 (what a deal!)
  • You must display this excellent 11×17 Two and a Half Men poster in your new cubicle for a period of time equal to or greater than 3 months. I will purchase the poster (and perhaps some other people will chip in…)

I believe these terms, while deeply personal, are not unreasonable. I will await you concession demands.

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