Was reading some random articles online and found myself reading from an old article from “Business Week” that lists the top selling candies in the world. Now I think that this list is from at least two years ago, but I don’t think there has been a big change in the candy industry in that small amount of time. The number one candy is not what I would have picked as the best, but I guess it is understandable. I’m fucked on this one because I’ve not traveled outside of the U.S., so with that in mind, I am not familiar with the candy preferences outside of the good old U. S. of A. But I felt strong as shit that the top selling candies anywhere in the world would most likely be chocolate and that turns out to be true for 9 of the top 10.
So the number one best selling candy in the world is: M & Ms And the story behind how that candy got its name? The two men who made the candy were named Forrest Mars and R. Bruce Murrie, so they took the initial of their last names and got M & M. This sparked an interest that I just fucking had to respond to so I found out that Forrest Mars was also responsible for the Mars bar which was a sweeter version of the U.S. Milk Way bar. Wikipedia provides us with such interesting but pretty fucking useless information.
I can get into October, but the thought of November right after just pisses me off. October is full of birthdays of so many people that I know and love, besides having to buy a bunch of birthday cards and presents I enjoy celebrating the birth anniversaries with so many of the Virgo and Libra persuasion. And of course I just love the shit out of Halloween, it has turned out to be my favorite of all the holidays in the year. I have several outrageous costumes that I enjoy wearing and partying in at all the Halloween parties that I make sure I get invited to.
Then comes November, the end of Daylight Savings Time, which this year will be November 4th, which falls on a Sunday of course. I just fucking hate it when the days get shorter and shorter and colder and colder. At the end of November we have to deal with Thanksgiving which always turns into a nightmare trying to figure out who is coming and when and all that family political bull shit. I love eating a nice turkey dinner and enjoy the fuck out of all the left overs I can manage to pack up and take home, but with being surrounded for several days by such a large, disfunctional family just wears my ass out.
My sister just recently told me that she had read some where that if you use 100% white distilled vinegar in place of your liquid fabric softener that it does the same thing as what those expensive liquid softeners and dryer sheets do, and at a much lower cost. She also told me that those smelly ass dryer sheets can really fuck up your dryer, which is something I had never heard before, but not willing to chance any of that shit if there is another way around it.
At my last trip to the grocery store I picked up a bottle of this 100% white distilled vinegar, it wasn’t but a couple of bucks. And last night when I stripped my bed linens I washed them and used the vinegar and I have to say that I was impressed. I was sure that they were going to come out smelling like vinegar (actually they did but the smell goes away in the dryer cycle) and that I would have to smell vinegar all night long or wash them all over again. I was not looking forward to either options. I’m glad it worked out and I am spreading the word, playing it forward as they say. Go ahead and try it, I double dog dare ya!
Every year there is a huge festival in Memphis called, Memphis in May. It is probably the most definitive festival of that city all year long. The festival includes tons and tons of music and not just B. B. King blues kinds of music. We book in top acts and lots of local talent for a big showcase of the musical talent in Memphis.
Memphis in May also has lots of really good food, including a barbecue cook-off that is famous all over the world. They have an art show, a beauty pageant, and vendor booths selling everything from Elvis tee shirts to corndogs. I love Memphis, especially in May. This is a great time to come visit if you have never been here.
Oh how I love my fucking coffee. So sweet and creamy, just the way I like it. Bah to hell with a damned ode, just gimme my damned coffee and shut the fuck up this morning. I guess we can all tell that I am not a morning person and this morning is even worse, because I absolutely do not want to go to work today. There is a project we are working on that I absolutely hate, mostly because I have to do the majority of the work while everyone else sits on their ass and pretends to contribute. There for if I don’t have my coffee, I am likely to rip someones head off and stuff it clean up their narrow ass for them.
I know what I am going to do though just to get even. Since they never bring lunch for themselves at times like these and I intend to eat, I am going to order Chinese and not ask if anyone wants any. That way I can sit there and eat my food while someone else has to get off of their ass and help for at least an hour. It’s the only way I can get them to do anything.