Friday, October 30, 2009

7 Quick Takes: Night Of The Snack-Size Twizzlers

  1. I had a post ready which lamented the condition of my overstuffed mess of a refrigerator; but then I read this article in The New Yorker this morning about North Koreans and how their lack of food caused them to eat corn husks, tree bark, and other delicacies (that is, the North Koreans who didn't just starve to death). Somehow, my fridge post doesn't seem all that funny now.
  2. Yes, I do sometimes read something besides blogs.
  3. My new-found social awareness, however, is not stopping me from preparing for Halloween, that most gourmand-ish of all holidays to be celebrated here in the US tomorrow. Nor is it keeping me from exulting over the annual appearance of snack-size Twizzlers. Their chewy goodness, a far-cry from the stiff dryness of their year-round brethren, has knocked me completely off the diet wagon for now. I may climb back on sometime after New Year's. Or maybe not.
  4. "Exulting" doesn't begin to describe my behavior, actually. I've already eaten half a bag of these things. I cannot stop.
  5. Americans do not know who is in charge. That is what I can surmise from the results of our "Name Those Cabinet Positions" test. Only two of you even took a stab at it. Of course, it might be that the rest of you found the subject so boring that you clicked away to something more interesting, like Miss G's post about her first frat party at The Women's Colony. I don't blame you.
  6. This year we have 2 princesses, a pirate, and a knight in shining tinfoil armor for Halloween. I didn't have to lift a finger except to spend 3 bucks for tiaras at Michael's. I call that a good Halloween, don't you? It sure beats the tornado costume fiasco of 2007. Throw in those Twizzlers, and I'm in heaven.
  7. Everyone around us has the flu. The only question now is will we be sick for Thanksgiving? Chanukah? Christmas? Or maybe all 3! The suspense is killing me.
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  1. There are two kinds of people in this world--Twizzler people and non-Twizzler people. I am solidly in the latter camp. But Easter? With its Cadbury mini-eggs? Swoon.

  2. I have to agree with Jenn about the world population being divided into the Twizzler and non-Twizzler camp (I am also the latter). Loved reading your quick takes though. :) I'm not eating candy this week so I'm living vicariously through you.

  3. Oh no, I LOVE those snack-size Twizzlers! WHY don't they offer them year round as they are far superior to regular Twizzlers? I'm happy to find out I'm not the only one who feels this way. I raid my daughter's candy for those first, then move on to the chocolate stuff. I like Nibs too.

  4. Go read The Bloggess, she is the new Princess of Germany.

  5. I'm in the non-Twizzler camp but you can find me residing amongst the wrappers of deceased Take 5's.

  6. Those are some fine costumes! If the boys get any Twizzlers I'll send them your way. No one here will eat them.

  7. Some little helpers moved around all the bins in the attic. They found 1 bin of costumes, but could not find the rest of them and neither could I. They may be mixed in with the fall/winter clothes, which are still mostly in the attic. I keep telling the kids that when they return all the summer clothes to me from their messes, er bedrooms, so I can wash, dry and pack them in bins, I'll be happy to get the warm clothes from the attic. I wonder how cold they have to get to get their attention?

  8. Heh, I'm ashamed to admit I had no idea about the cabinet positions. I stopped remembering almost everything when I got high-speed internet. Who am I again?