A Day Of Dougie
Pixie Sticks, Crock Pot Cooking & Promises
August 15, 2018
Less then three days on a regular schedule and guess what? It’s now Wednesday and this epic “Day of Dougie” was supposed to be posted yesterday, on Tuesday. Ooops! Well, I started earlier in the evening and had the title part typed out, but then I got a text from my bro, sis-in-law and the mini-me and well, stuff happens. So I went and did the family thing and this little post got cast to the side for a few hours. Now it’s early Wednesday morning and well, better late than ever. I’ll try to do better in the days and weeks to come. But enough of the explanation. Let’s get to the “Magic Bag” and see what the topics of discussion will be for today. We have Pixie Sticks, Crock Pot Cooking and Promises. I don’t think this will be a very long blog. Oh vey! Let’s do this…
Topic one is something that I haven’t seen in a while, but was a staple of my childhood and that is the Pixie Stick. Straws filled with a flavored powder, kind of like kool-aid, but not quite. I never actually tried to use them as kool-aid so I don’t know if that would have worked or not. But it was a simple deal of rip open the end of the straw and pour the powder in your mouth. Or if you were like me, wrap your lips on the end of the straw and pour about a third of the powder in your mooth until the mositure from your mouth causes the powder to clump up and clog up the end of the straw. Then you would have to rip the straw again just below the wet spot where it’s clumped up and do it again. Repeat until the straw is empty and the powder is gone or else it’s all clumpy and lumpy and looking all disgusting.
There were two sizes that I remember. One was five or six inches long and paper straws and came in packs containing six or eight straws, might have been ten, and were available in the candy aisle. And then there were the “giant sized” ones that were usually plastic and huge, probably a foot long or maybe even more than that, sold individually. And then finally, there were the “Dip-In” sticks which had a tasteless piece of candy that you would lick to get wet and dip into one of two flavors of the powder that was in packs along with the candy. Just novel memories from my days as a kid. Good times and good stuff. Do they still even make these things now? I know that the small mini-me sized pixie sticks are available around Halloween time and available to give to kids for trick or treating, but the others? Who knows? I guess I could go look it up and find out, but whatever. I’ll do it later. Right now, it’s time to move on to the second subject.
Crock Pot Cooking
The best kind of cooking for a person with a life. Yeah, so how would I know about it? Just take all of your items to be cooked, chunk all of them into a crock pot together, add water or some kind of liquid, plug the pot in, turn the heat on and let it go, slowly cooking while you go out and do whatever you need to do. This is a great way to prepare a roast or veggie soup. I’ve also used this method to prepare ribs, pre-cooked of course, and chili too. A crock pot is a wonderful thing, especially for that person on the go or who doesn’t have much time to get complicated or spend the night slaving over a hot stove. Let’s move on once more to the next and final topic.
If you make a promise, make sure you keep it. It’s just that simple. If you can’t keep your promise for some reason, be honest about it and explain why. Don’t just act like it never happened or doesn’t matter because it’s just this simple. All a person really and truly has is their word and if that word doesn’t mean anything, then nothing else does either. You can like or not like a person and that’s all well and good. You can love a person or hate them and that’s all well and good too. But if they lie and break their promises, if they can’t keep their word, well they suck. And that’s just the way it is. ‘Nuff said!
And with that, this edition of the “Day of Dougie” comes to an end. Thanks for reading. Comments, thoughts and any questions are welcome. Have a great one and I’ll see you later today with the Wednesday stuff, a “Notes To Myself” and a video or two. Until then, stake care and stay safe. I love ya, my Peeps.