gum chewing day: the official report

photos of the day: saturday november 10th:

at 8:15 a.m. this morning, it was time to kick off GUM CHEWING DAY! oh, the anticipation!!

it’s been TEN MONTHS since i last chewed a stick of gum!

[if jamie lee curtis can put her make-up free face out into the public for all the world to see, so can i!].

the first chew at the official time of 8:23 a.m. EST:


sweaty cardio + gum equals not a good idea, but there is no reason why you can’t strengthen, stretch and foam roll, all the while enjoying a resounding chomp, snap and bubble-blowing session!

totally fake posing – i don’t foam roll my ankles!

then, we chewed gum…

~ while applying nail polish!

back to my favourite black!

~ while talking to mom on the phone!

mom and i chat EVERY morning!

~ while knitting (fake project – christmas is upcoming, remember?):

i would never knit with mis-matched needle sizes!

since i have a feeling snooki would approve highly of this gum chewing day, i dressed in her honour today: i applied an extra layer of orange bronzer, wore my bedazzling hat, and my sparkly hoop earrings:

my camera momentarily wonked out, so a bb/fuzzy photo was necessary!

we chewed gum while walking to work!

can YOU walk and chew gum at the same time?!

and, during a quiet moment at the store, we posed, mid-chew…

here’s our backroom shoe area!

i took a gum free break for a while…my jaw was feeling noticeably stiff by this time. i also felt like my jaw had become mis-aligned, angling to the right.

after work, i met up with juanita at s’bux. i had planned on chomping ‘n’ talking but took another break, instead. just before we parted ways, i popped in my next piece:

starbucks is all decked out for christmas!

then, i returned home where the gum pacs and i checked in with a few blogs…

remember kath from r.a.o.k.#5?!

…and started composing this post:

the kikiproject wordpress dashboard!

at this time (~6:40 pm EST), i have SEVEN sticks of gum to go. my jaw is tired, and i have had sufficient of these peppermint and bubble gum flavours, but i am confident i can finish these last pieces off!

[sidenote: total gum chewing time today will equal 7 hours, total. i chew each piece for 15 minutes so that’s 28 x 15 = 7 hours].

final thoughts: today was fun and funny, both planning these photo opps and actually chewing my gum. gum sure is tasty. but, that is IT for gum chewing, i am going back to being gum-free. it’d be super easy for me to slide back into daily gum chomping, and gum is not a necessity for life enjoyment, it’s simply a habit. now, i will look ahead with glee to DIET COKE DAY on december 9th!!

are you a gum chewer?? i have never chewed through 28 pieces of gum in one day. mark today as a new experience!

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  • Stacie @ Snaps and Bits  On November 11, 2012 at 8:12 am

    So funny! My jaw was starting to hurt just reading this. I have gone through various stages of chewing gum but haven’t for years. It was not an active decision, just lost it’s appeal I guess.

    • 1970kikiproject  On November 11, 2012 at 8:23 am

      stacie, you know, i am so surprised today because my jaw is not sore at all, but my lips are chapped and my tongue feels like sandpaper!

  • strivingcynic  On November 11, 2012 at 8:01 am

    Too funny! I’m glad you got to enjoy your gun I get into it from time to time and know the aching jaw issue well. And I love popping the gum! Glad you enjoyed!

  • Fran@BCDC  On November 11, 2012 at 7:20 am

    Wow…that’s a LOT of gum! I have in the past few months started to chew gum again. I use it as something to do to keep me from snacking. Also to keep my mouth from being so dry. I drink a lot of water anyway and end up in the bathroom so much, I figure that if gum will keep my mouth moist it’s a good idea. I don’t get carried away with it. It’s also useful on car trips for the same non-drinking reason! This is really very funny, Cathy! Can’t wait for Diet Coke day!!

    • 1970kikiproject  On November 11, 2012 at 7:33 am

      fran, i noticed yesterday that the gum sure did keep my mouth from being dry – i had not remembered that happening so vividly!! gum does have its useful purposes – preventing boredom sure is one!!

  • Gina  On November 10, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    this is a pretty darn funny post, cath! i chew gum quite regularly – like once or twice a day if i’m out and about in public. but never 2 whole packs of the stuff! too funny! 🙂

    • 1970kikiproject  On November 10, 2012 at 9:41 pm

      gina, i have two memories about you and gum: 1) the brand called THRILLS -> i remember you enjoying that type! 2) our codename for “you know who” in grade 9!! i have had enough gum!!

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