Welp, Days 5 and 6 certainly go together in my book! As you know, I’m not one for loud music, but like everything else… there are exceptions. Billy Idol’s songs are in that category, amirite? Turn up the volume for his cover of “Mony Mony!” 🎶🎶🎶
This next one, also with a double title, not only needs to be played loudly, but also who can resist dancing to “Sugar Sugar?” Not me! 🍭🍫🎶
Posted in Fun, Music
Tagged candy, retro
Can I get through Halloween without eating too much candy? Quite candidly, if it wouldn’t cause a scandal, I’d prefer a cannoli, which I discovered late in life and have not eaten nearly enough of. Boohoo, light a candle. Other peeps may lament the fact that they never joined the mile high club on the flight to Cancun or traveled the Amazon in a canoe, but me I’ll just be whispering on my last breath… I wish I’d eaten another cannoli… send me through the volcano and dump my ashes in a canister… and all the while I’ll be thinking of this pastry filled with bliss. Can you dig it, toucan?
I always say I like the routine of the workweek. I enjoy getting up early with a sense of purpose, knowing I can’t laze around too long because I have to get dressed and go to the office soon. I wouldn’t want to work at home in sweatpants, since I like having a reason to dress nicely and, most importantly, have a collection of shooze in various colors and styles. Not to mention boots! If I worked at home, I’d never wear adorable corduroy skirts with cute sweaters and boots. The horror.
Plus the workweek makes the weekends so much sweeter. You schedule fun plans (or no plans!) and look forward to seeing friends, going to cool events, watching movies, or just blissing out in peace when Saturday morning rolls around.
That said, for over a week last week I hibernated with my daughter up in NorCal and really really enjoyed it. I drove her car to the store twice, and we took short walks around the neighborhood. But other than that, and letting her doggie outside in the back, I stayed in, wore sweats, and pretty much did nothing but read books, blog, color, eat various carbs, snack on candy, etc. I also kept checking the online news too frequently, blech!
Point is, I quickly forgot how much I allegedly love the routine of getting out of the house and going to work in a cute outfit, and I immediately adapted to shlumping around like a retired brown bear. Didn’t realize how adaptable I am. What a nice trait to discover so late in life. (Pats self on back.) (Ow.)
But today I’m back to normal.
Posted in Fun, Movies, Noodling, Whatever
Tagged aging, aminals, candy, driving, exercise, family, fashion, FOWC, misc noms, navel glazing, peeps, psychology, travel, working
I did this last night and this morning. After I colored a few fishies, I decided they looked like candy corn (appropriate for the season); however, my daughter and her fiancé think they look like one of the Pokemons. Either way, I’m submitting it for October Coloring Club. 🙂
My mother bowled. She was a good bowler and often on a league. She was a physically strong person, competent at practical things, and able to learn new skills on her own. While she valued these traits in herself however, she didn’t cultivate them in me, and cared only about my grades in school.
Once when I was around 5 years old, I was wandering around the bowling alley while she bowled with her team. There wasn’t much for me to do and I remember being bored and annoyed. The Monkees were on the radio and I liked them.
Mom gave me money for candy and I tried something new: red licorice. I didn’t like it, but I kept eating it, and it made me sick. I didn’t make it to the bathroom in time and threw up in a corner where no one saw me. I felt very embarrassed and stayed away from that area the rest of the afternoon.
I’ve always hated licorice ever since (both kinds). And I don’t like bowling much either. But I do still love the Monkees. Go figure!
I realize this sounds like the title of a Murakami story, but it’s actually the slogan for an old-time candy bar called Chicken Dinner.
I know, right? But that’s what the Sperrry Co. named their “nutritious” candy bar in 1923. It also made TIME’s list as one of the most influential CB’s because it apparently helped generate the creation of Power bars and such. (You will note that Chicken Dinner is no. 6 on the list. Number 1? KIT KAT!)
Also, there’s an entire blog named after the Chicken Dinner candy bar. Here’s an interesting excerpt:
The unusual name was meant to echo the feeling of well-being and prosperity associated with “a chicken in every pot”—a slogan that went back to Henry IV of France and which would be revived for the 1928 Republican campaign. And it was pretty popular, too! It stayed in production for nearly 40 years before being discontinued in the 1960’s. ~ Mars
Did you know that “a chicken in every pot” was a fronsh king thing and not an original Hooverism? Well, I’m sure you did, but I did not. Look at all the cool info an investigation of a candy bar turns up!
Now you may sensibly ask wtf motivated me to go googling up Chicken Dinner? I will tell you ~ it’s because I wanted a poster for my kitchen. I had these neato carved wooden people from ages ago, and when I tried to put them up in my new place, one of the hooks broke. I could have fixed it, but then I thought, nah, I’m tired of these anyway. So, I looked up kitchen art. Most had to do with coffee, which is boring.
But then… then I found this most awesome poster ever!
Is that perfect, or what? Not only does it look awesome over my stove, but the yellow complements my countertops. I just love this thing ~ it makes me smile every time I go in there.
And there you have it: Chicken Dinner Good Candy. You may now resume your life full of extra-special knowledge. You’re very welcome. 🙂
Posted in Fun, Nutrition
Tagged art, candy
Tomorrow is That Day, February 14th, when the unattached are reminded over and over and over again that they’re alone. No hearts for you! But no worries ~ I’m here to help, with the essential guide to Valentine’s Day for the single girl. Check it out!
1. Yoga pants to facilitate frumping around the house on Valentine’s night while every other woman is dressed to kill and having a beautiful candlelight dinner with her man. Hey, at least we’re cozy and comfy…
2. Chick flicks for that necessary escape from loneseome reality. Anything with Meg Ryan, Kate Hudson or Katherine Heigl is a good choice.
3. Romance novels to give us an impossible standard by which to judge men in real life. From Victorian to contemporary, there is no shortage of the sexy alpha hero who goes from pirate ship captain to duke of the realm without scuffing his boots.
4. Photo albums to push us down the coulda woulda shoulda angst path.
5. Box of tissue for our copious tears after dealing with items 2-4.
6. Ice cream, obviously. We’re in survival mode now, baby!
7. Emergency candy, to supplement the above.
8. And last but not least, the most important thing a woman needs to feel totally single on Valentine’s Day…
The indifferent cat.
And there you have it ~ the Single Girl’s Valentine Checklist in all its glory. Hope you get through the day with minimal upset, and remember… there’s always next year!