I Want Candy, But First Let Me Give You a Piece of Advice…


I took the weekend off from blogging to do some fun family things and we had a nice time all weekend, but now it’s back to blogging. First, I want to thank everyone who had comments about the story I am working on. If you want to check it out, you can see the first installment here. I should have the next installment up in a day or two for you to check out. I think it’s been going along well and have added to it. I’m actually almost done with it at this point so I should be able to get installments up quicker, I just have to type them up from my notebook.

Let’s get back to the question I posed on Friday, which was:

What is your favorite candy?

I got lots of varying responses to this one, although I did notice quite a few people chose a Mounds bar as their favorite. I personally don’t like coconut, so I don’t care for it, but candy is a very particular thing with people. A lot of people mentioned different types of chocolate that they like and some people went for the gummy type candy. I have always preferred the gummy things. I’ve never been much of chocolate eater myself. It’s not that I don’t like it; it’s just not my personal choice. Really the only candy I like that has chocolate would have to be a Heath bar. I like the crunchy toffee more than the chocolate, but I do enjoy that one. As far as the gummy candy, I have always liked Red Hot Dollars. There’s something about those little chewy red candies I like, and they’re not really hot anymore, they are more cherry than anything else, but I do still like them. I also love Swedish Fish. When I was in the hospital, once I was allowed to eat real food again, Sean would bring me Swedish Fish from the store downstairs in the lobby so I could have a few to eat. I love the flavor of them and while I like the red ones, I also like the other colors of them as well. I do also like Haribo Gummy Bears, but they have to be the ones from Haribo. Those are the type that taste the best. They are small and chewy and have the best flavor of all the gummy things out there.

Thanks to everyone who took the time to answer and a special thanks to Geoffrey Zakarain, Amanda Freitag and Alton Brown for taking the time to answer me on Twitter. The chefs over at Food Network are great about answering all kinds of questions. I have asked them a bunch of cooking questions for my other blog, www.onedadskitchen.com, and they are always willing to offer up an answer. So on to today’s question. As the school year comes to end (I know in many places it’s already over, but Sean goes through June 22), and Sean gets ready to leave elementary school behind him and go to middle school next year, it got me to thinking about this question:

If you could give just one piece of advice to a child growing up today, what would it be?

Kids today seem to be exposed to so much more in life at an early age and the exposure is constant, so I was wondering what advice could you give or what advice do you give to your own children or the kids in your life. Even if you don’t have children of your own, I think kids can learn a lot from the wisdom of adults around them (whether they want to admit that or not is another topic all together), so if you could say just one thing, what would you say? Think about it and let me know. You can answer on here, or on Facebook or Twitter. I’ll also ask some people on Twitter and see if I get a response. I’ll post my answer tomorrow.

Well I guess it’s back to work for now. Thanks again to everyone for their words of encouragement about my writing and the blog. I am glad to know people are actually following along and reading it. If you ever have anything you would like to contribute, please feel free to leave a comment here, or on Facebook or on Twitter. The links to my pages are listed on the right. You can also always email me at IguanaFlats@msn.com. I’m pretty good about responding. Until next time, enjoy your day and don’t forget to do something creative today!

One Response to “I Want Candy, But First Let Me Give You a Piece of Advice…”

  1. 1 MikeG

    mena13suvari Mena Suvari
    @IguanaFlats I would say: always remember that you have a CHOICE in life-to feel any way or do anything in your life. Life brings constant challenges, but there is always OPPORTUNITY to learn from or make what you want out of the situation. Try to live up to your potential & be the best person you can be every day of your life. You’re worth it! Honor your uniqueness!

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