the kind of crack that ISN’T whack

by Holly on September 28, 2011

in dessert,life,silliness,snacks

I once cheated playing cards with my Grandma so I would win. I was eight years old. Little did I know, Grandma Beatrice in her innocent-looking head scarf was cheating too. Apparently, you cannot cheat a cheater. You will lose to the woman who gave birth to your father. If there’s anything I hate more than losing though, it’s being told no. That will result in me, a stubborn eight-year-old, picking up my little baby sister while wearing rollerblades, attempting to skate around on the concrete basement floor with her in my arms and dropping said sister. And no, that’s not the only time I’ve dropped a child on the floor.

Sooo…yeah…there are things in my young Everythingtarian life I’m not proud of.

 Maybe I stole from Disneyland that one time, but hey Mama + Daddy E, you can sleep soundly tonight knowing that your second born daughter has never (a) had a one-night stand, (b) gotten married without your knowledge or (c) ever done crack.

Well, not the street kind at least.

What is one thing YOU’VE done you’re not proud of? Sharing is caring!


Wendy @ ABCs and Garden Peas September 28, 2011 at 8:57 pm

I stole a pack of pastel Easter-colored candy corn that came in a package that read “Jesus Promise Seeds.”

No joke. It was just last week.

Lindsay @ Lindsay's List September 28, 2011 at 9:01 pm

bahahaaha!! Glad to know who NOT to call when I need a babysitter! ;)

Katie September 28, 2011 at 9:05 pm

I wish my teeth weren’t such weanies…they can’t handle candy corn. The ache with all that sugar. Dang it.

I once stood behind the batter in playgound baseball and got hit in the face with a bat. I don’t know if it was my fault or the batter’s, but it was stupid either way.

Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga September 28, 2011 at 9:11 pm

The salty + sweet, crunchy + chewy, combo on this…it may be easy but it would hit the spot RIGHT NOW! :)

Not proud of my potty mouth but there are worse things than being able to curse like a sailor, right!

Erica September 28, 2011 at 9:56 pm

Haha umm decided to not make a baked good after eating too much of the dough

Angie September 28, 2011 at 10:58 pm

I LOVE candy corn, and it is already sold out at my Target (It’s not even Rocktober)! My Halloween Crack is a combo of candy corn, cocktail peanuts, m&m’s (choose your fav) and pretzel sticks! Love your blog–Thanks for sharing!

Christine @ Merf In Progress September 28, 2011 at 11:51 pm

I want to kiss you right now.

Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table September 29, 2011 at 4:17 am

Speaking of peanuts… many restaurants in Verona would bring out potato chips (like Lays… nothing special) and peanuts with drinks. It was SO weird! I’m in Alba today (in Piedmonte) and will be interested to see what snacks we get with vino here. :)

Amy B @ Second City Randomness September 29, 2011 at 5:59 am

I’ve had a few nights of bar hopping that have not ended well. We can discuss… later… lol :p

I like candy corn. But don’t go out of my way to find it. I think I’m disappointed because there’s no chocolate involved. Typical Amy.

Jecka September 29, 2011 at 6:38 am

Like Amy B, I’ve had some nights of drunken dubachery that didn’t end very well…!!!

Other than that, when I was about 10 or 11 and I peeled about 2 square feet of newly-placed wallpaper from our bathroom. I was just playing around and tore a small chunk off… then more… and more…! I blamed it on the dog… my parents definitely didn’t believe me and threatened to return the Sega Genesis they had wrapped and on display in our living room for Chanukah. I cried, apologized, and still got my Sega, but I wasn’t allowed to play it for a month as punishment (which was awful!).

Abby September 29, 2011 at 6:39 am

I’m pretty sure the main ingredient in candy corn is wax… ;)

sofia September 29, 2011 at 6:39 am

my brother dropped a mattress on my head when i was two years old. i now have a cataract in my right eye, had to wear an eye patch at from the ages of 4-5, and no, i’m not proud of it. :P

something i am proud of? i’ve never once took even a puff of a cigarette. one night stand, on the other hand… let’s change the subject. i’m just trying to rhyme, anyway.

Katie September 29, 2011 at 7:22 am

CANDY CORN! Love it! I saw a trail mix with candy corn at fresh market a few weeks ago, almost bought it, but it was so expensive!

Something I am not proud of, hmmmmmmm I guess when I don’t open up and sometimes just shut down instead of telling what Im feeling, I do this sometimes and need to stop : p

Hillary September 29, 2011 at 7:28 am

Oh, playing cards with grandma is one of my favorite childhood memories. Especially when I would beat her (fair and square!) and she would start swearing in Yiddish. Good times.

Something I’m not proud of? I once farted in 7th grade science class, and then blamed it on the kid sitting next to me. Actually, come to think of it, that’s kind of hilarious.

Suzanne September 29, 2011 at 9:14 am

OH HOLLY! You are killin me! I LOVE LOVE LOVE candy corn……*drools*


Diana @ frontyardfoodie September 29, 2011 at 10:55 am

You’ve just introduced me to crack. Two of my favorite things put together plus the fact that they’re a salt/sweet combo?! Oh dear.

Kailey (SnackFace) September 29, 2011 at 1:03 pm

OMG to Hillary up there, I’ve let a fart pass when I shouldn’t…probably too many times.

But I don’t really regret that. At least I felt better. Oh Holly, what have you done by asking us this question? What, oh what, have I done that I’m not proud of that is OK to share in this public forum…

Well, I don’t regret this at all OR feel bad. It’s just interesting. During my final quarter at OU, I had a presentation on Friday for my theatre class. As you can imagine, that class was full of I-know-more-than-you-do theatre majors. The night prior, I went out instead of getting my act together (HA! get it?). In the morning, hungover and possibly still drunk, I prepared my presentation. I had notes about a play from someone at Steppenwolf.

I got up to present, dressed up and feeling unusually confident, and I talked about how I got in touch with the Steppenwolf director, etc. All I can hear is snarking and talking, not whispering, in the seats in front of me. Instead of moving on, I called them out on their talking in the middle of my presentation. I said something along the lines of, “Excuse me, but I am trying to do my presentation right now and I can HEAR you.” They shut up and I got a 100%.

Would I have ever acted that way had I not still been feeling last night? Probably not. I’m glad it all turned out the way it did!

Megan (Braise the Roof) September 29, 2011 at 1:22 pm

Shoot, now I want a snack.

I’m not particularly proud of the fact that I tend to gossip more than I should. But there are studies that say that we’re wired to like gossip, so…it’s just science? It clearly can’t be helped.

Lauren September 29, 2011 at 2:01 pm

I don’t really like candy corn but that does sound like a good combo… maybe I’ll have to give it another try! Something I’m not proud of… I once cheated on a final exam in college! If I didn’t, I would have failed…. I actually feel really really bad about it.

Kaleigh October 1, 2011 at 8:44 pm

Don’t know if you’ve ever tried it, but hitting off the sweet and salty combo…popcorn and candy corn…scrumptious!!

One thing I’m not proud of: one year in high school, right after I got my license, I promised my parents I was not going to be driving my friends anywhere after 10:00 on New Years Eve. Weelll that was a lie and I got caught the next morning. I’m really not a good liar.

Mimi (Gingersnaps) October 1, 2011 at 10:32 pm

Ooo I’m liking the sweet and salty!

As a kid I was virtually a pathological liar. Ask me what day it was on a Sunday and I’d say Monday just to screw with you.

One time I was convinced that my mom wanted cute dolphin soaps for Mothers Day. My stepdad did not want to get them for her. I took it upon myself to grab some and make a mad dash for the door…only to be stopped by the little old lady shopkeeper who also doubled as a linebacker. She scared the piss out of me. Not literally, thank God.

Tamar October 1, 2011 at 11:43 pm

I remember when the internet was first really introduced into most people’s homes, and AOL was popular. I was a preteen, and since we didn’t really have anything to do online at the time, I am not proud of falling into the chat room trap and exchanging mean messages with total strangers. I honestly have no idea why that seemed like a good or interesting idea. Your pictures have been looking even better than usual lately! I love it!

elise October 2, 2011 at 9:14 pm

no one night stand??? hmmmm. ;)

Shannon @ Healthiful Balance October 7, 2011 at 3:13 pm

I need to try this ASAP, it looks so good! I wish Candy Corn was sold where I live :(

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