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Truth: I will take any opportunity to dance. Sometimes involuntarily, just because there is music playing.

Second truth: As you know, peanut butter and jelly is my favorite meal.

Third truth: I became a real Sesame Street fan when I was a teenager. I dig what the show is about. And also Grover.

Fourth truth: For as shy as I can be, I am not afraid of looking silly in public if it means helping other people get past their own inhibitions and have a good time.

Bottom line: I have found a new must-see band.

Let’s be honest, when I read that Koo Koo Kanga Roo described themselves as “the Beastie Boys multiplied by Sesame Street plus the driving dance beats of Daft Punk and the live show antics of the Flaming Lips,” I knew we had a winner.

So if you want to have probably the most out-of-your-seat fun you will have at a concert, check this band out while they are still on tour. Even my husband, who claims he absolutely does not dance was dancing. So now you have to go.

Here are the tour dates shamelessly ported from their site:

SPRINGFIELD , MO ROBBERSON ELEMENTARY 03/28/2012 Map
LAWRENCE , KS WONDER FAIR 03/29/2012 Map
TULSA, OK THE ECLIPSE 03/31/2012 Map
DALLAS, TX PROPHET BAR 04/01/2012 Map
AUSTIN, TX THE MOHAWK 04/02/2012 Map
WICHITA, KS THE SCENE-ARY 04/03/2012 Map
KANSAS CITY, MO FOKL CENTER 04/04/2012 Map
OMAHA, NE WAITING ROOM 04/05/2012 Map
CHICAGO, IL THE SPACESHIP 04/06/2012 Map
MINNEAPOLIS, MN CEDAR CULTURAL CENTER 04/07/2012 Map

In conclusion: “Unicorns R Real” is stuck in my head right now. The end.
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I like to sign up for free samples, especially those of the dessert/bar/cereal variety (shocking, I know). A few weeks ago, I received one full-sized Fiber One: 90 Calorie Chocolate Bar sample in the mail.

Honestly, I had forgotten I signed up for it, so it was a great surprise.

The best way I can describe this bar is a very chewy Rice Krispie treat (with choco chips).

It was on the smaller side as far as bars go, but given that it’s only 90 calories, that makes sense.

Overall, it was good but not great. It would probably be a good option if you are looking for a low-calorie snack with a bit of chocolate and the additional bonus of 5g of fiber.

Knowing me, I think I would like the peanut butter version even more…if anyone wants to send me a free sample of that! 😉

See! Even Health thinks Grateful Monday is a good idea. 😉

And with that endorsement, here’s what I am grateful for today:

1. Hot showers – My favorite temperature is approximately 81 degrees Fahrenheit, but paying a heating bill to maintain that temperature in my house would be prohibitive. I am positive, however, that my bathroom hits that temperature when I take a shower. It’s wonderful, and I always feel so refreshed afterward.

2. Flowers from Trader Joe’s – I don’t see the point in shelling out a lot of cash for flowers as a present (unless maybe they are a living plant…and even then, I’m still not sure how I feel about it), but as I’ve said before, I think Trader Joe’s has beautiful, cheery bouquets. My husband surprised me with one tonight as a congratulations-for-completing-your-first-day-of-work present.

3. Basic human kindness – Being new is hard. Change is hard. Facing the unknown is very hard. Aren’t we lucky there are plenty of humans on Earth who are willing to help someone else out, be it via a friendly word of advice, an encouraging text, or even a guided trip to the office supply room? I know I am.

4. Sleep – I am hoping to get some tonight, so I had better finish this post so that I can compete my last final of the quarter and send it in!

Thanks to another coupon, I was introduced to a new (to me) bar: the Think Thin White Chocolate Dipped Mixed Nuts Crunch Bar.

White chocolate is my favorite kind of chocolate, so I was pretty excited about these.

One tip: Don’t eat this bar for the first time shortly after consuming a White Hot Chocolate with Extra Whip + Hershey’s Bliss White Chocolates. You will only taste the nuts.

However, if you consume it in any other situation, the nuts are complimented by a light white chocolate taste. It’s really quite pleasant, tasting more like a cereal bar than a protein bar, which is always a plus.

I mean, I wouldn’t complain if they increased the amount of white chocolate, but that kind of goes without saying…