In celebration of Weight Watchers new cheese product line, I was asked to share my “cheesiest” love story with all you guys. Ummm, seeing how I am not really a romatical type (and tend to frown upon such “willy-nilly” gestures from boyfriends), I had to rack my brain to think of a time where I actually enjoyed such behavior. Now just to clarify, I’m definitely not any sort of curmudgeon, I’m just really practical when it comes this sort of stuff (afterall, I do work in finance).
As I was laying out the picnic set that I was sent by the WW team, I thought about the time my (now ex) boyfriend S prepared a lovely picnic for me in Central Park one weekend. S and I had both been working long hours that month (such the life of a banker), so it was so nice to finally have a free weekend to ourselves. For our date, I was expecting the usual NYC outing - trying out a new restaurant or seeing the latest Broadway show, so I was surprised that S showed up early in the afternoon at my apartment with flowers and a picnic basket in hand. “We’re going to Central Park” he said.
“UGH, couldn’t we just go to Sapa?” I thought, as visions of ants and other creepy crawlies danced through my head. However, I put on a brave face and went along for the ride.
And you know what? It was actually a really gorgeous picnic! S pretty much cleaned out Whole Foods so we had a bunch of yummy goodies to munch on and it was actually nice to get some fresh air (well as fresh as you can get in NYC) while enjoying a meal. Plus S (always the planner) brought a nice blanket so I wouldn’t get bitten by the bugs and a misting fan to keep us cool from the heat.
Note: not actual Central Park picnic (didn’t bring a camera) – this is the WW set for my indoor picnic party
So I don’t know if this can be called “cheesy” love story (although there was plenty of crackers and cheese consumed that day), but it was certainly pleasantly unexpected. S and I are no longer in touch but hey S, if you are reading this, I still have love for our “cheesy” fun date!
Weight Watchers and financefoodie.com is giving one lucky reader a picnic basket filled with snacks (Kashi crackers, Emerald Nuts Trail Mix) and goodies (Hawaiian Tropic Sunscreen, wine opener and glasses, picnic blanket) and a sneak peak sample of the new Weight Watchers Spreadable Cheese Wedges / Cream Cheese Spread (ARV: $100).
Congrats #47! - Kimberly
"On our first date, he really wanted to open every door. This would have been fine if there weren't a foot of snow to climb through. It took forever to get in and out and looked pretty cheesey!"
Please email financefoodie [at] gmail [dot] com with your mailing address so I can send your prize! You have 2 days (48 hours) to respond or the prize goes to alternate winners
I had a chance to taste test these cheese wedges and yum yum – so much tastier than the Laughing Cow (and with more fiber too)!
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1. REQUIRED: In my comments section, tell me you “cheesiest” love story. Obviously, your story doesn’t need to be as long or as detailed as mine (although feel free to write as much as you want!) STORY DOES NOT HAVE TO INCLUDE CHEESE!
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Contest ended Monday August 2 at 5pm EST. Winners will be chosen via random integer generator on random.org announced on the financefoodie.com site shortly afterwards that night!