Friday, April 23, 2010
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Red is sweet and always a treat.
Yellow is tart and very smart.
Orange is okay, I eat it everyday.
Purple is yummy so I put lots in my tummy.
Green you are the best, so much better then the rest.
Gobstoppers, Gobstoppers, Gobstoppers, oh how I love you,
Whether I am bored, driving, or working I am stuck to you like glue.
Your flavor is so bold,
I wish they sold you by the truck load.
- Everyday Gobstoppers come in red, green, yellow, purple and orange.
- During holidays they are also available in heart shapes, candy cane shapes and also red, green and white at Christmas. Chewy Gobstoppers are also available but I do not consider them real Gobstoppers.
- Small Gobstoppers are much better then the giant ones. I hate the large ones that we used to buy in the 80's from the gas stations. Gross!
- As the colors change when you suck on a Gobstopper, so does the flavor.
- It is a fat free candy!
- Basically it is a dense ball of pressed sugar with a hard (sugar) candy coating shell.
- I eat at least 40 a day (on the days that I eat them). I do take breaks from eating them every now and then.
- Depending on the box you buy you can get 6, 9, 15, or 20 for about 59 calories. It all depends on size and shape.
What color is the best? Green and Purple hands down. Purple has the best flavor to begin with but green's second flavor is unbeatable. My least favorite is orange and right before Spring Break I bought 3 boxes and they must have been from a batch that had double the orange then any other color. It was a nightmare for me!
How do I eat them? I have a process of eating them. When I open a box I pour them out into a Ziploc so that I can see them. I eat them one at a time, not being picky about color at first. Once there is a reasonable amount left in the bag I eat them until there is an even number of each color left. (I know that I have issues. Stop judging me.) Maybe 15-20 of each. Then I eat them in a pattern, always trying to keep the same number of each left. (Ha!!! I sound crazy!) This is hard sometimes as I have 4 children who like to snatch one every time they come and see me at work. Plus since I work at a school there are about 20 6th grade girls that love to try and get one when they come to say "hi" (which really means that they are trying to get out of going out to recess). As for actually eating them... I suck on them until they are soft enough to bite and then I crack them in half and then keep sucking on them until the inside is gone and then I crunch the outer shell.
Tomorrow: Ode to a Gobstopper!
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Gobstoppers are my favorite candy. I buy them several boxes at a time. I eat about a box every 5 days or so depending on if it is the weekend, how many movies I attend, and if I am stressed. You know I eat a ton more when I am stressed. I will entertain you with stories of gobstoppers, famous fictional characters who love gobstoppers, and some self written poetry about the wonder of the gobstopper. Stay tuned this week friends for you will be amazed at the wonder that is the
Monday, April 12, 2010
Mom: Umm, yes you do need to shower. You stink. You smell like a horse's butt. You smell like you have been rolling in horse poo." (Giggle Giggle)
Haley: Mom. Ewwww. You are gross. It's not like I have been rubbing up against a horse.... Wait. Yes I have! Okay fine, I will shower."
When will she ever learn that mom is always right?
Monday, April 5, 2010
Sunday, April 4, 2010
Yes, snow. I left Santa Barbara yesterday in wonderful sunny weather and came home to this white stuff. Not my ideal Easter morning for sure. Because of the snow we were unable to have an egg hunt this year and Abigail is not happy at all about that. Oh well. Maybe we can do a little one tomorrow since we have no school. :)
Once we got all ready for the day we left to go to Gardener Village for brunch. We took some pictures and had a good time. After brunch we went to see How to Train Your Dragon. 5 out of 6 of us loved the movie. Any guesses as to who did not like it?
After the movie Abigail, Haley and I went and "egged" my brother's house where the rest of my family was eating dinner. It was very funny. The eggs were confetti eggs and the girls giggled and had a great time while Adam took our pictures. Abi was so worried that we might get recognized and get arrested! She is so funny!!
After the "egging" we stayed and visited for a few minutes and headed back home to get ready for bed and eat dinner. After the kids ate Lewis and I went to see another movie! We went and saw Titans. I liked it. It was by no means AMAZING but I liked it. Plus to have a little date with Lewis after being gone was very nice.
Happy Easter. I hope you all had a great day too! I will leave you with some out takes from the photo shoot at Gardner Village today. Notice all of the snow in the background but we are in short sleeves because it was already getting warm.
Friday, April 2, 2010
We grabbed some lunch from Fosters Freeze. Yummy burritos and ice cream. Then we headed back to the house and we layed out on the lawn for a while and read. Sometimes it is so hard being here in the wonderful hot sunshine while my family is at home in the SNOW!! We were able to lay out and enjoy the heat of the sun for quite a while. That is until the gardeners got there and needed us to move. We were reluctant but the grass had to be mowed. Oh wait! I think I have a picture of Jess soaking up the sun. Yes, I do! Here it is...
Oh! Did I forget to say that the wind made the 65 degree day feel like -12 degrees? Sorry about that. But do not feel sorry for us. I got a little bit of a light burn on my arms and chest while braving the icy winds.
So when sunbathing did not work out we headed out for another movie. We went to see Alice in Wonderland. I know that I have seen it before but Jess had not, and who am I to turn down Tim and Johnny? Of course I wanted to go and see it again. Like I told my friend Sharron the other day, "You know I love the freak action!" Now taking that out of context it looks bad, but really we were talking about J. Depp and T. Burton.
After the movie we hit the a store on the way to Jess' house for dinner. Her mom made delicious salmon, salad and artichokes. Then we headed home to make brownies and watch Greys and Private Practice. Another wonderful day in S.B.!!
Wednesday was a nice quiet day. We sat around and got ready to go at about lunch time. We went and had Sams To Go (some of you know what that is, and it is delicious sandwiches). Then we went to see Bounty Hunter. I know what you are all thinking. A movie on vacation? Well, yes. I love to go to the movies and so does Jess. It was cute and funny, and yes Lewis, you would have hated every minute of it so it is one less that you have to go and see with me :)
After the movie we went to do a little shopping. A very little. I was looking for "prizes" for my kids but I could find nothing to get them (I got them all S.B t-shirts last time I was here). I think in 2 hours plus we walked many miles, went into 10 stores, bought 2 pounds of Sees chocolate, and a sweatshirt. We went to the mall and walked downtown but everything was so pricey. Including the sweatshirt and candy. The worst money spent while on this shopping trip was also the funniest part of the day. We met this guy:
He was on the street selling "Jokes For Smokes" and I do not mean cigarettes. He had 4 friends and a dog with him. So we gave him a quarter and told him to tell us his favorite joke. The joke he told was so bad that I will not even repeat it here. Lets just say that the jokes were as clean as he was.
Oh Santa Barbara! Your sun is so sunny, and your freaks are so freaky!!
After shopping we met J's mom and Joe at a restaurant on the beach for dinner. We sat outside, which turned out to be a bit windy and chilly, but very beautiful. All 4 of us had salad and clam chowder with bread. It was very good. It sure is funny how seafood actually tastes good at the beach. After dinner the 3 ladies went to Coldstone for a little ice cream dessert. Then back to the beach house for television and bed.
I LOVE being on vacation!! (But I am starting to miss my little monkeys at home.)