Sunday, November 30, 2008

Weekend Wind-Down #33 - Thanksgiving 2008 Edition

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Saturday morning, Missy's younger brother JOE took us to VILLAGE CANDY, this awesome candy shop in nearby Sewickley, Pennsylvania. We stocked up on fancy chocolate, gourmet beverages, and weird candy...

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I was especially impressed with their selection of socially-irresponsible candy cigars and cigarettes...TRUTH:

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Some of the sweets we hauled back to the house included this "Catatouille" candy dispenser that flips a tiny grilled fish on a pan when you push down on little lever :

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A bag of gummi pasta:

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The edible "Kandy Teef" that demonstrates how horrible your teeth will look if you eat too much candy:

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This plastic toilet comes with a pair of plunger-shaped lollipops. The bowl is filled with a candy powder that you swirl your plunger in, before you plunge it into your mouth:

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Hard to find candy cigarettes:

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Missy got some more of these great 3400 PHINNEY chocolate bars with the super cool and cute packaging that we like so much:

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FAVORITE MOMENT OF THE PAST WEEK?
MISSY - Finally getting home!
JOE - The candy store - gorging on sweets.
RITA - When Missy and Raoul came.
JOHN - Seeing the Beetle Bug pull up!
RAOUL - Going to the Carnegie with everyone.

WORST MOMENT OF THE PAST WEEK?
MISSY - Leaving Nilla behind.
JOE - Gorging on sweets and horrendous gas from lentils.
RITA - Going to work!
JOHN - Walking from the parking lot to the museum.
RAOUL - All the sleepy moments after each large meal.

WORD OR PHRASE OF THE WEEK?
MISSY - "Bush Baby"
JOE - "Bush Baby?"
RITA - "Oh Gawd"
JOHN - "Life On Mars"
RAOUL - "Bush Baby"

FUNNIEST MOMENT OF THE PAST WEEK?
MISSY - Playing the snowcone game and dragonfly game on Furu Furu Park.
JOE - Horrendous gas from lentils.
RITA - Greg!
JOHN - Watching Greg do the "Sprocket Dance"
RAOUL - Trying on my long underwear!

FAVORITE MEAL OF THE PAST WEEK?
MISSY - Thanksgiving dinner!
JOE - Thanksgiving dinner.
RITA - Thanksgiving meal.
JOHN - Thanksgiving dinner.
RAOUL - Rita's pasta dish.

WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU USE TO DESCRIBE LAST WEEK?
MISSY - Naples Yellow.
JOE - Blue.
RITA - Brown.
JOHN - Rainbow!
RAOUL - Gray.

NAME SOMETHING ON YOUR TO DO LIST FOR NEXT WEEK?
MISSY - Unpack and draw a Tofu Baby comic
JOE - Find a new job.
RITA - Laundry!
JOHN - I gotta finally rake some leaves!
RAOUL - Deliver Missy's art to the RFD Gallery in Atlanta.

FAVORITE THING YOU SAW AT THE CARNEGIE MUSEUM?
MISSY - The wishing wall and the cat mummy.
JOE - The Froot Loops box.
RITA - The miniature doll house furniture and gems.
JOHN - The dinosaurs!
RAOUL - Barry McGee and David Shrigley artworks...and wishing wall!

PERSONAL SOUNDTRACK FOR THE PAST WEEK?
MISSY - (see Raoul's list)
JOE - Reggae Christmas....rrrrrrright?
RITA - Los Lonely Boys.
JOHN - My iTunes mix.
RAOUL - Reggae Christmas, B52's, Depeche Mode, Echo And The Bunnymen, New Order, OMD, R.E.M., Sparks, This American Life podcast, Kill Rock Stars podcast.

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(a selection of tasty gourmet beverages we brought back to the house)

2 comments:

Doll Clothes Gal said...

Wow - great post. I love all the soda bottles. Thanks for sharing.

Dan Moynihan said...

I have also been loving the wrappers on those 3400 Phinney chocolate bars - but I've never seen the one with squirrels on it! So great!