You know that old-fashioned ribbon candy you sometimes find at Christmas?
Turns out it’s not inspired by ribbons at all.
It’s the spitting image of the bird’s nest fern (left).
I’m not a big plant-and-flowers kinda gal, but I think this one is a beauty.
And much like candy — which attaches itself to your hips and thighs upon ingestion — the bird’s nest fern attaches itself and grows upon another plant or a building.
Posted in Foods, Holiday, Humor, Life, Nature
Tagged bird's nest fern, candy, Christmas, fern, flowers, Foods, hips, holidays, Humor, life, nature, plants, ribbon candy, ribbons, thighs
Got a case of the Fridays? Not in the mood to work? Bored?
Ready to PRETEND hit something?
Google today and click their logo! It turns into a pinata game!!
Take a swing or six or eight or ten and see how many pieces of candy you can get out of it. (My best round so far is 98.)
Take that, Candy Crush Saga!!
Posted in Foods, Games, Humor, Internet
Tagged bored, candy, Candy Crush Saga, Foods, Friday, Google, hit something, Internet, logo, pinata, sweet belly
What do you call the little piece of paper that sticks out of the top of every Hershey’s Kiss?
I’ve never even thought about it until today, when a ‘fun fact’ was circulated on Twitter revealing the banner’s name:
Or is it?
When I checked
Hershey.com, no mention of the name was anywhere to be found…which makes the Twitter tidbit suspect.
It is fact…or fan fiction?
you call the chocolate’s calling card? Vote in the poll below.
Take Our Poll
Posted in Food, History, Humor, Internet, Life
Tagged candy, chocolate, fan fiction, food, Hershey, Hershey's Kiss, Hershey.com, history, Humor, Internet, life, niggly wiggly, passing notes, plume, Twitter
Five reasons to attend
One big reason
not to attend….
I didn’t realize being crowded together like pigs in a pen was part of the experience.
No thank you.
Posted in Animals, Entertainment, Food, Humor, Life, Restaurants
Tagged animals, bacon, Bacon Bash, beer, brownies, burgers, candy, chili, entertainment, food, Humor, it was the best of times it was the worst of times, life, pig, pig pen, popcorn, restaurants
So I was checking Twitter and learned that Wrigley gum was the first product to feature a bar code.
But now I’m craving gum…specifically, bubble gum.
I can see it in my mind. I can taste it. But I don’t have gum — shouldn’t buy any, either. Gum is a no-no, according to my dentist.
But I don’t see my dentist anywhere…
Posted in Foods, Humor, Internet, Life
Tagged bar code, bubble gum, candy, chew on this, cravings, dentist, Foods, gum, Humor, Internet, life, no-no, Twitter, Wrigley
This blog post is dedicated to today’s Twitter trending topic of the same name:
I like the challenge of summing up my thoughts in just three words.
And today it is especially easy…
Full of candy *
* The trick-or-treaters can’t get through the double lock security in my lobby; what am I to do? (And that’s more than three words.)
What are your #3Words?
Posted in Children, Foods, Humor, Internet
Tagged #3Words, blog, candy, children, food, Halloween, holidays, Humor, Internet, just three words, one two three, Twitter, Twitter feed
Watching US Open tennis always inspires me to be more active. But this year?
It’s making me crave
Every time Maria Sharapova is interviewed before or after a match, the commentators are talking about her new line of candies called
Sugarpova. Turns out the tennis champion has a real sweet tooth.
Man, it really shows.
Her candies do look good (like you can mess up sweets). But I appreciate fun names and creative packaging.
I wanna try “Sporty Sugarpova,” lemon-lime gum that looks like little tennis balls — how cute is that?
Of course, it was first to sell out on her
She also sells gummies and sours, all in fun shapes and bright colors. And the prices are reasonable, too.
I really want those tennis gumballs. Gotta scour the neighborhood sweet shops that are selling them and see who has them in stock. If you find them first, drop The Egg a line? Or better yet…
Save me a bag.
Posted in Celebrities, Commentary, Design, Food, Humor, Life, Sports, TV
Tagged candy, creative packaging, food, gum, gumballs, gummies, Humor, lemon-lime, Maria Sharapova, sours, Sports, Sporty Sugarpova, Sugarpova, sweet shop, Television, tennis, tennis balls, tennis champion, TV, US Open tennis
I taught class today at Boston University and grabbed a PopTart from the vending machine for lunch so I could do some work in the library.
One of my students said I was eating “cardboard.”
When I admitted they were better heated, she countered “Then they taste
Iike warm cardboard.”
Is this what the healthy eating craze has wrought? A generation that doesn’t appreciate the guilty pleasure that is the PopTart? Who spurn people who occasionally choose diet soda over water at every meal?
Where is their sense of food fun? Of taking a cheat meal or cheat day? Have we done such a good job of teaching them good nutrition that they have lost their food sense of humor?
I think somebody needs some Sour Skittles.
Posted in Commentary, Humor, Life
Tagged Boston University, candy, cheat day, diet, diet soda, food, Food fun, Foods, guilty pleasure, health craze, nutrition, poptarts, sense of humor, Skittles, water
I had a dream last night, and it was a real Whoppler.
Wait for it.
In the dream, I was talking with friends I worked with back in the day in Lexington, Kentucky.
over 20 years ago.
I can only assume that the NCAA tourney earlier this week has brought that time in my life to the forefront of my brain. But we weren’t talking about the Wildcats. No, we were all upset that we couldn’t find Whooplers in the local stores.
Not Whoopers, which is what I think we meant. Whooplers.
Even while the dream was taking place, I was thinking in the back of my mind…
Don’t we really mean Whoopers?
But I couldn’t seem to express it.
So I woke up this morning with Whoppers on the brain. I hope I can find them in the local theatre. (That’s the only place I ever eat them.)
And I hope my Lexington friend Paul Fast is doing well. Because I dreamed about him last night.
Posted in Basketball, dreams, Food, Foods, Friends, Humor, Life, March Madness, Movies
Tagged candy, dreams, food, Foods, friends, Humor, Kentucky Wildcats, Lexington Kentucky, life, malted milk balls, movie theatre, movie theatre candy, Movies, NCAA Finals, Whoppers, Whopplers