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Wednesday, September 29, 2010


I had a bad day today; not earthquake bad, but icky bad.  Bad enough.  I was crying, and Ned said, “Would an M&M tasting make you feel better?”

I laughed immediately.  Yes it would.  What a great, Ned-like idea.  And now there are all these different types:  pretzel, coconut, peanut butter, and of course plain and peanut.  So we took a little road trip to Walgreen’s and raided the candy aisle.  I was remembering how I used to buy The Pounder, a whole pound of M&Ms, when I was in college.  When my boyfriend Ethan dumped me, the first thing I did was run to Ned’s room (he was my best friend at the time) and tell him that Ethan had broken up with me.  I secretly wanted him to leap up and ask me out.  But he didn’t. He was focused on what I had just said.  Or something.  He just stared at me, while my heart started to dissolve into little pieces.  I guess what I really felt bad about was that Ned hadn’t asked me out, rather than that Ethan had dumped me.  I did what any red-blooded, glucose-addicted American girl would do:  I bought The Pounder and ate it with my friend Lois, while we talked about how stupid guys were.

Well, we all know that they’re not stupid.  Just different.  And yet we can all come together over one thing:  Candy.


I just HAD to drop in on this one…everyone seems to like candy 🙂 I’m glad!

— added by Candy on Wednesday, September 29, 2010 at 10:36 pm

Cavity…shmavity! Which was your favorite? Hope today’s a better day.

— added by Timmy's Mom on Thursday, September 30, 2010 at 4:51 am

Oh, I’ve been there too, just with Reeses Peanut Butter cups, which I believe are the “chosen candy”…

— added by kim mccafferty on Thursday, September 30, 2010 at 10:18 am

For me it was a pint of Ben and Jerry’s Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough. Sorry your day sucked. Coconut m&m’s are a gift from the gods. 🙂

— added by ASDmomNC on Thursday, September 30, 2010 at 4:31 pm

You have good taste. Kim, Max would completely agree with you. PB is not my thing, but that’s what makes the world go round!

— added by Susan Senator on Thursday, September 30, 2010 at 4:37 pm

I can relate to eating junk food at Penn in the early 80’s. My favorites at the time were Pepperidge Farms Nassau cookies and Archway Rocky Road. I would buy a bag and eat 4 to 8 at a time. Still like cookies but don’t eat that many at a time any more, lol.

— added by Lynne on Thursday, September 30, 2010 at 10:33 pm

I have not even heard of coconut M&Ms! Must try! And chocolate? Medicinal. Totally.

— added by Brenda (mamabegood) on Sunday, October 3, 2010 at 12:32 pm