I have discovered someone who is as big a fan of candy as I am.
Yes, it’s possible.
Dick Close, a graphic designer and illustrator from Cincinnati, had a booth at the Francisco’s Farm Arts Festival in Midway, Kentucky. The artist also enjoys watercolor, and his favorite subject matter is candy and popsicles.
I totally get that.
My favorite painting was of these three red gummy bears.
But I think you’ll find his entire portfolio is a sweet treat.
By the way, I did ask the artist if he eats the candy when he is finished painting. He said no.
He has talent and self-control that I will never know.
Posted in Art, Children, Design, Family, Foods, Humor, Travel
Tagged art, candy, children, Cincinnati, design, Dick Close, edible art, fan, Foods, Francisco's Farm Arts Festival, graphic designer, gummy bears, Humor, illustrator, Midway Kentucky, popsicles, portfolio, subject matter, sweet treat, Travel, watercolor
My aunt Hennie, who left this world at far too young an age, collected salt and pepper shakers.
Really interesting ones, that my cousins and I played with any time we visited.
I saw this shaker set today while I was out-and-about and immediately thought of her.
The toaster is simply a holder for the two slices of bread, which are the individual salt and pepper shakers.
Aunt Hennie would have loved it.
Posted in decor, Family, Foods, Humor, Love, memories, Relationships
Tagged aunt, collections, cousins, decor, family, Foods, Humor, kitchen, love, memories, pepper, salt, shaker set, shakers, slices of bread, toaster
I love you both.
How many matinees have I enjoyed with popcorn in one hand, Sweetarts in the other, and a large diet soda in the seat’s cup holder?
But, alas, that’s only memory now.
For some reason, you two have parted ways, and my favorite movie candy is no longer available at the AMC concession counter.
I have expressed my disappointment at the theatre. I have requested Sweetarts’ return in online surveys. But today —
I’m takin’ it to the tweets.
Resolve your differences. Bring sweet and salty together again. The weekend is here…
And the Egg wants to see a movie.
Posted in Business, Commentary, customer service, Entertainment, Foods, Humor, Life, Movies, New York City
Tagged AMC theatres, Business, candy, commentary, concessions, customer service, entertainment, Foods, Humor, life, matinee, Movies, New York City, pair, popcorn, soda, Sweetarts, theater
I am watching ESPN, and a commercial for Cheez-Its just aired.
You’ve probably seen it.
Scientists are testing cheese to make sure it is mature…because only aged cheddar goes into Cheez-Its.
I don’t know. The immature cheese sounds like a lot more fun. I think it would taste better, too.
These are the important issues that occupy my big brain.
Posted in Advertising, Basketball, Commentary, Foods, Humor, Life, Sports, Television
Tagged advertising, cheddar, cheese, Cheez-Its, commentary, commercials, ESPN, Foods, Humor, issues, life, snacks, Sports, Television
Television news anchors will be reciting Morton Salt‘s famed slogan “When it rains, it pours” ad nauseam tonight after a wall collapsed at a plant outside Chicago, spilling salt all over cars in an Acura dealership next door.
Within minutes, two separate delivery trucks carrying lemons and bottles of tequila crashed into that very same lot.
No one was injured, but many people were reportedly smashed.
Posted in Advertising, Automobiles, Comedy, Entertainment, Foods, Humor, Life, News, Shopping, Travel
Tagged Acura, advertising, advertising slogan, automobiles, car dealership, Chicago, comedy, delivery truck, entertainment, factory, Humor, injuries, lemon, life, Morton Salt, news, news anchor, salt, shopping, smashed, tequila, Travel, TV news, when it rains it pours
My sister and I came across these pumpkins for sell in the Chelsea Market here in New York City:
We were both blown away by the price, especially for ‘great pumpkins’ that clearly ranged in size and weight. (I’m pretty sure Linus would bemoan the blatant consumerism as well.)
How much would giant pumpkins go for in your neck of the woods?
Posted in Advertising, Comics, Commentary, Foods, Humor, Shopping
Tagged advertising, Chelsea Market, comics, commentary, consumerism, Foods, Great Pumpkin, Humor, Linus, New York City, Peanuts, price, pumpkins, shopping, size, weight, your neck of the woods
You don’t know or appreciate the mother’s milk that is iced or hot tea…
…but that ain’t none of my business.
I know I am a little late to this meme, but I had to take a shot.
Posted in Animals, Foods, Humor, Internet, Life
Tagged animals, beverages, but that ain't none of my business, Foods, hot tea, Humor, iced tea, Internet, Kermit the Frog, Lipton, meme, mother's milk, Muppets, puppets, southern comfort
Did you put a zucchini on your neighbor’s porch today?
lf you’re a gardener, today was a national holiday devoted to casting off the excess veggies from your harvest.
So I hope you paid it forward…
Posted in Cooking, Foods, Green, Holiday, Humor, Life, Nature
Tagged cooking, Foods, gardener, green, Holiday, Humor, life, nature, pay it forward, produce, zucchini