Me too! When I have the opportunity to go to one, I'd never pass it up willingly (though working Saturdays doesn't often allow me to go). Glad you got both the chance to visit relatives and get that last turkey leg, Stepper.
One of life's little pleasures.....seeing the grocery store candy aisle stocked with candy corn, "Autumn Mix", and Halloween-wrapped popcorn balls and miniature candy bars. I love this time of year!
Me too, again! I got a chance to sample the pre-Halloween Halloween candy. Saturday, BP and the neighbors piled into an old VW bus and went on a short over-night camping trip for this particular campground's annual Boo-Fest. All the kids in the campground dress up and go trick-or-treating from tent-to-tent, camper-to-camper. BP came home Sunday with a bag full of goodies. She sorted through her stash, and handed a bunch over to me....Snickers, Milky Way bars, and Hershey's chocolate with almonds. Anything with nuts or carmel was mine. Yum!
Mmmmm...Milky Way. One of my faves. Add almonds and you have a Mars Bar, which is even better.
Several years ago, while on vacation, we took a day trip to lovely Victoria, British Columbia. In one of the shops, we were fascinated by candy bars we'd never seen before. They were British, and were new to us. I can't remember all the names, unfortunately, but I know one was a Lion Bar.
Very cool site, Siren. I got carried away reading through the pages...although I have to disagree with number 441:
"Drinking the left-over milk after eating cereal."
BLUCK!!!! Mom used to complain when we were kids that we always poured it down the drain, and to this day, on the rare occasion I have cereal with milk (I usually eat it dry), I still pour the left-over milk in the sink.
I liked Frosted Flakes and Sugar Pops - except someone decided that the word "sugar" was bad and the renamed the second one to Corn Pops. It's the same thing but now the word sugar isn't a part of the name and that makes it - gooder. It's like saying the guy flipping the steaks on the broilers at the steak houses aren't "cooks"; nooo, they're "chefs". And that makes the steak $5.75 more expensive and - gooder. Anyway, back to the milk which was always much sweeter after the cereal. To quote a friend - BLUCK! I didn't mind adding more cereal to the milk if there was enough of it left in the bowl, but it was too sweet for me to just swill it down. Now days I still get the occasional box of Frosted Flakes or Corn Pops, but I usually eat 'em dry out of the box. Coco Pebbles - never did try those. Did you ever get a box of Count Chocula? They even had a little stuffed toy of the character on the box. But, if you really wanted a toy out of a box of food - kids toy and kids food - then you can't beat Cracker Jacks! They didn't call it a toy - it was a "prize" like you won something and that made it - gooder. It WAS fun though. Caramel popcorn and peanuts and down towards the bottom some kind of surprise was lurking - just waiting to be revealed. And, it was fun opening the little package to find out what your prize was even though you knew it wasn't going to be spectacular. Why, it might have been a compass, or even better, a tattoo! We all knew we tough when we sported our butterfly tattoos 'cause only tough guys had 'em! We'd all seen the movies and the old salty navy tuff guys all had tattoos!
Wow, Step - you made me nostalgic. That was a wonderful description of the appeal and excitement of Cracker Jacks. I still like them, even though they've cut way back on the number of peanuts per box. And the "prizes" are no prize. Really cheap and uninteresting. But you and I remember when Cracker Jacks were almost magical. It was an event, opening each box to see what awaited you.
Post by quettalee on Sept 13, 2011 23:02:00 GMT -6
Or waking up in the middle of your night with an unbearable itch in the middle of your back, reaching off the side of the bed, and putting your hand right on your long-handled, wooden scratcher thingy.
"There are people you meet, who move in and out of your life, like ghosts-- and after they're gone, you find that they've left a part of themselves with you.
That was me this morning, Step. For the first time in a very, very long time, I awoke to the sound of rain!! I peeked out the window at it. Went to the door and took a long, admiring sniff, then went back to bed. We got a nice little rain today, and I'm deeply grateful.
That first sip from a cold bottle of Coke. It's truly one of my pleasures in life. I'm down to one soda a day now, so I savor every drop.
It's a tough, tough battle to fight, Mia. I'm trying hard to cut them out completely, as I know they're not good for me for many reasons. But I love them dearly. Sounds like a lot of smokers, eh? I know their pain.
One of life's little pleasures: watching birds take a bath. Whether it's in a puddle or a birdbath, watching birds bathe always makes me smile. Since we've finally gotten some blessed rain, the birds here are taking advantage of the puddles while they last. Their barnyard cousins, chickens, often make me laugh out loud, watching them take a dust bath. Some hens will lie completely on their side, and then kick the dirt up onto themselves. Then, they'll shuffle their feathers to work the dirt in, peck softly a the dirt, and then take on another "yoga pose" to get to the dirt better - all this with a bit of a trance-like expression. Maybe it feels as good to them as a hot bath does to me.
My problem is that there are foods/snacks that go better with soda, so it's hard to not have any in the house. Tea just doesn't hit the spot with popcorn, and I haven't found a healthier drink that does. Koolaid? I figured Sprite was a bit better, but I love my RCs. So one with caffeine, and one without per day. I really should drink milk with my meals though, but habits are hard to break.
Having the windows open and listening to a soft drizzle.
I remember those Siren. My first one was a WFIL radio compilation, and “Stars On Long Play” – with Drive My Car, Nowhere Man, You’re Going to Lose That Girl, Boogie Nights, Venus, Only the Lonely and many more. It was an easy way to get a lot of music.
Actually Siren - they put out their own LP but it wasn't recorded over the air - just the songs themselves.
And to be honest Spock - I've never noticed that showering with my significant other saved water. It seems to go rather the other way. You're right about one thing though - it's nice to have someone there to take care of the back for you.
What kind of soda tickles your fancy Siren? I've been drinking Diet Rite Pure Zero - cold it tastes like an RC. And A&W Root Beer - Mug has too much vanilla for me.
Life's little pleasures....how about banning trolls and deleting their posts? Granted, "I" didn't get to do it, but I bet it was fun cutting the little twerps off. And with school starting up, they'll be otherwise occupied.
Coke will always be my favorite. But what I drink most often is Diet DP.
We have a locally-owned drive-in in OKC, Coit's, that has the greatest home-made root beer! Their own recipe. But the man who founded Coit's died, and his family sold the drive-ins. And now we all live in fear that they'll close, and that with them will go that root beer. Having a frozen-mug root beer float from Coit's is bigger than one of life's little pleasures.