Flashback: Thirty Days Of Dougie (2013) – Candy Bars

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(Flashback) Thirty Days Of Dougie (2013)
January 20, 2021
Candy Bars
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Before I started this site, I was still doing the whole “Days Of Dougie” schtick. From eight years ago, it seems like yesterday, here’s a look back. Enjoy.

Thirty Days of Dougie – Part 19: Candy Bars

And here we are on Part 19 of the totally infamous “Thirty Days of Dougie”. At least I think it’s part 19 – maybe it’s twenty? I don’t know and don’t care to go look. Apathy is running wild here at the Tossing Salt Media, Inc offices. I really don’t want to do this either, but it’s a commitment and I’m obligated by my promise. Hate it when that happens, but oh well… lol.

Today was Inauguration Day and our President was re-sworn into office for another four long years. Yeah, he won the election and gets to do his thang for the next four years and all of that hoopla. I’m not happy about it, but what can I really do or say? But I am irked about something that did happen today. Vice President Joe Biden was sworn in earlier today by Justice Sonia Sotomayer several hours before the President took his oath of office. Why so early and not at the same time as tradition would normally allow? It seems that Justice Sotomayer had to leave early to catch a train and go do a book signing this afternoon?

What the… ??? Wouldn’t you think that swearing in the second most powerful person in the country might just be a little more important than selling books? Wasn’t she aware that she would be given the honor and be officiating over the ceremony in enough time to do something like I don’t know, rearrange her schedule and reschedule the book session? This just shows, in my opinion, an amazing lack of respect for the office of the Vice Presidency and for the United States in general. She’s a Justice on the United States Supreme Court thanks to Obama and Biden, but she can’t swear Biden in on his schedule because it might mess up her chance to sell a few books? 

Maybe it’s a petty thing and I have no reason to be annoyed by the arrogance of this woman, but I am. We only have a President and Vice President is sworn into the office once every four years and it’s an honor for all persons involved, regardless of their politics. But for some people, I guess, signing books is more important and the biggest priority.

Let’s do this “Thirty Days” thing. Where’s my magic box at? 

And the topic for today is… “Candy Bars”. Let’s do this…

Thirty Days of Dougie – Part 19: Candy Bars

January 20, 2013

Candy bars are good. I like ’em sometimes, but not too often. Diabetes takes care of that, but nothing… well, almost nothing is more satisfying and takes away the hunger pains better than biting into a Three Musketeers bar or nibbling on a couple of my favorites, the mini-me baby Snickers. Love them Zero Bars too. Mmm mmm good!

Does anyone else remember a candy bar that was big in the ’70s called a “Marathon Bar”? It was essentially nothing but caramel shapes into criss-cross patterns and prided itself on how long it was supposed to be. Reminds me of a couple of people I know. They’re delusional too. The main thing I remember about these candy bars was that as a small child, I loved them (and Sweet Tarts) and that I lost a tooth one time because of one of these bars. I didn’t care though. I was young – I had more.

There are some bad candy bars, such as Zagnuts and those hard-as-rock, stale as heck, Peanut Bars. I don’t like them very much, but for the most part, if it’s sweet and chewy and nuggety and nutty (sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don’t) and shaped into a bar form, it’s going to be good or at least tolerable. It’s hard to screw up a good candy bar. 

I want a Reese’s Cup right now. I’m in the mood for some chocolate and peanut butter. I think we have some stashed in the kitchen. Let me go look. Oh yeah, and I know it’s way short, but I spent too much time talking to K-Mak out in the van earlier and I have to go now and get ready for work so this is the end. Go eat a Cowtail. You’ll be okay… lol. 

Back tomorrow with Part 20. I’m Doug and I’m out of here. Thanks for reading. 

Ubuntu!

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