Monday, November 2, 2009

The One With the Obligatory Post- Halloween Post**



I Vant To Suck Your Blood




True to form - my girls did it up. I know this because contrary to all I've griped about this past week ...we hauled in some major booty. And, after the sneaking the best bites for myself
careful sorting - ever on patrol for the errant razor blade or open wrapper-I'm hauling around some extra booty in my booty. If anyone has found a Charleston Chew...which they won't 'cuz they don't seem to make them anymore...you can send it right over here.


And as for the band of marauding teens who smashed pumpkins and stole the entire "help yourself" bowl of candy? You just wait kids...pay back is a bitch. You too, someday, will have brats not unlike yourselves. Can't wait for that.


And as for the houses in the 'hood that dole out candy for the little ones and adult beverages for the parents! Kudo's to YOU!!!! (even though I had my own little party in the wagon)


Our school is collecting extra candy for Manna Food Bank. I brought in a Lawn and Leaf bag full of it this morning. I am not all heartless, you know.
What are you doing with yours?? Besides the obvious, that is.


***********


In other news, Emily and I went shopping yesterday for intimate apparell. For. Her. Oy vey.
Rachel asked me if I was getting 'real bubble holders' like the kind I wear or little cami's like Emily usually wears. She just about busted a seam cracking up when I told her we were getting the real deal. I promised Ray Ray, when her day comes - we'll go shopping just the two of us, too. It was a good time for Emily to have our bonding moment. And our monthly "Women's Business Time" chat.
Hormones suck. Hers. Mine. and Ours.



**edited a few hours later . Alternative title to this post is The One in Which She Knows She's Old Because Her Favorite Candy is Considered Retro. So I added a link to Wikipedia for all you youngin's to see what you've been missing.


***edited a few hours after that....I just had a flash, and not a hot one this time! Well maybe it started out as a hot flash, but something brought me here: to a memory flash of maybe just why I dislike Halloween and all things pumpkin.


{{cue wiggly wavey flashback thingies}}


4th grade...World Festival. We all had to choose a country and write up a report about it, convert our desks into a 'market' stall and display wares from that country. We also had to create a popular food or export to serve to the class and all the classes that paraded through our little United Nations of countries. I was absent for some reason on the day we chose countries. I got Venezuela, the country that nobody wanted. Sure it had Angel Falls - the world's tallest waterfall - and Simon Bolivar but other than drawing a picture of it, that was all I could find. And back in those days, we relied on our trusty Encyclopedia Britannica to get our informaiton. No Google searching. No FoodNetwork.com. No information superhighway. No instant gratification. Just me and the last volume of the encyclopedia and maybe, if I was lucky - our elementary school library had something on microfilm about Venezuela.
So picture the double classroom of desks that were turned into a wending maze of nations and little old me down at the end stuck next to Zaire and the eraser cleaning machine. By the time people got to Venezuela, they had already been treated to crepes, and salsas, and french fries, and sweet treats from around the globe. Hell, they even liked the borcht from Russia and the lutafisk from Sweden. And right before my lame desk of all things Venezuela - the students and faculty got to sample apple pie from the good ol' US of A. And they get to me...and I have this huge pot on my desk under a rather lame albeit colorful depiction of the export map of Venezuela . A huge somewhat chunky pot of ...pumpkin soup. If I started the day with a crock pot full of this junk, I ended with day with a crock pot minus about a teaspoon of this junk. Then, at the end of the day, I slunk down in my seat and managed to pull that big crock pot of this junk off my desk and onto....my lap. Ick. Just ick. Orange ick.
{{ end scene}}
that explains it. stained for life.

55 comments:

sassy stephanie said...

Bubble holders...I'm so using that. But, hopefully not anytime soon.

Danielle said...

Oh, yes they do make the Charleston Chew. How do I know this you ask? Because I ate about 50 of them out of my daughters basket this weekend. Hence the extra 10lb's in the rear.

Kat said...

What is a Charleston Chew?? My mom's favorite is the bit-o-honey. And there were none to be found for her in this year's stash.

Em said...

Our dentist does a buy back program of a $1/pound (they in turn donate it. I might get around to taking the stuff over by the end of the week - right after all the Kit Kats are gone.

Charleston Chews rock. Evidently not in our neighborhood though - none here. Darn it.

The bubble holders - oy vey is right. Off to hug both my boys ;-)

JenJen said...

My husband loaded up a wagon, a cooler of beer and a industrial sized flashlight to walk the kids around the block.
This is a yearly deal.
I sit at home, hand out candy to the teenagers who don't even bother to dress up, and drink my wine.
This year, to mix it up, I told everyone to have a Merry Christmas and Happy Valentine's Day.
The looks...

Scary Mommy said...

Totally laughing that your favorite candy is retro. Way to feel old!!

tattytiara said...

Charleston Chews i've heard of, even though I don't think they were ever imported up in this area of Canada.

Eraser cleaning machines, however, I'd never heard of. Apparently my education was relatively low tech!

for a different kind of girl said...

Ah, Women's Business Time. My mom never gave me that meeting. Why, it's a wonder I know anything these days. It's probably to my childrens' benefit that I have boys!

I was hoping there would be some Chik-o-Stiks in my kids' trick-or-treat buckets, but no go. Sad. So, so sad.

blueviolet said...

I remember the first bra shopping trip. Oy vey is right.

You know your Charleston Chews remind me of my nostalgic favorite: Marathon candy bars! Oh man, a mess but most delightfully perfect concoction!

Joy said...

Stinkin' stealing teenagers! Argh that makes me mad just thinking about them making off with someone's whole bowl of "take one" Halloween candy.

Stopping by from the SITS Halloween Parade :o)

Fannie said...

My retro candy is Cherry Mash. Yum!

Cristin said...

Bubble holders is the best!

I've heard of people giving parents Jello shots as they took the kids trick or treating... sounds like a plan for next year!

Big Mama Cass said...

LOVE Charleston Chews!! I wish they still made them!! YUMMY

Justine said...

OMG, Charleston Chews!!!!!!! My favorite was the strawberry! I bet they do still make them. We'll have to look into that. Or you will. I can't eat candy, dammit!

Justine :o )

Andrea said...

Hey Girl! It seems like you had a eventful Halloween! We ran out of candy and I had to rummage through the pantry for stuff to give out! Luckily we did not run out of wine though:) I hope we can get together soon:)

Andrea Fellman
SavvySassyMoms
http://savvysassymoms.com

Moooooog35 said...

Never do the 'Help Yourself' dish unless you line the bottom with tacks first.

And, of course, find a decent criminal lawyer.

Jodi said...

Awww..poor Swirly. International day may have sucked but I always envied you that you had Mrs. Newman and Mrs. Brown. Remember how we thought they were sooooo hip and cool.
I stopped leaving the help yourself bowl a long time ago. Someone totally dumped it in their pillow case and ran. Li'l bastards.
They still make Charlston Chews, don't they?

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