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Friday, October 17, 2008


The Curse of the Candy

I was going to wait until much closer to the end of the month to buy Halloween candy.

The problem is that our family got "Boo-ed" early in the month. This is a game played in our neighborhood where you place a goody bag on someone's doorstep, along with a bright orange paper that says "Boo!" on it, which you tape to the front door. According to the attached poem, once you've been tagged, you must Boo! two more neighbors within the next 24 hours.

So I had to go out and get the candy. Even if I wanted to break the chain, my kids knew it was our turn, and they were into it. Now, you may be thinking, why doesn't she buy some candy that she doesn't really like? Danger averted!

Don’t get logical on me. Of course, I had to buy "good" candy. I need to pass out the first-rate stuff on Halloween night; we all know each other here in town.

We completed our "Boo-ing" earlier this week, so the candy sampler bag is open for business (two different kinds of sampler bags, actually). My house is a minefield of temptation. When I'm here, the little candies beckon me for an afternoon pick-me-up, or small dessert after dinner, or just to say, "Hi, eat me," as I'm walking by the dining room where they are.

Well, that behavior is going to stop today. I'm announcing it here and now. A writer can't write well with a sugar-addled brain. That's how I'm tying this in to be relevant to you. Writers must eat well and stay hydrated to produce clear copy!

No more candy for me during this Halloween season. Let the kids have their fun, I've got skinny jeans to fit into and articles to write. Wish me luck!


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Blogger Alison said...


This sounds like a fun neighborhood activity, and thanks. Now, all I have on my mind is candy...


5:33 PM  
Blogger Angela said...

What about chocolate? Does that still count as candy? If so, I may be in trouble. ;)

11:17 PM  
Blogger Joanne said...

But today (Saturday) is Sweetest Day, a minor national holiday! A day for candy ... Oh well, maybe just one?

10:14 AM  
Blogger MP said...

It's that "maybe just one" part that's so hard for me. I actually got through the whole day having none, and then I let myself have a tootsie roll while I did the crossword. Bam! It's over. I can't do moderation.

10:25 AM  

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