photo by sfunk
My brother, Mark, had a couple of paper routes when we were kids. He got paid very little to lugs bags of papers around the neighborhood. What a racket.
Mainly, he, a bunch of his posse, and I would take turns delivering the papers while we practiced swear words and looked at Garbage Pail Kid cards (peep the link to find your card). They never made a card for me, but it's cool.
As we grew older, I didn't join him as much because I played Barbies or roller skated with my best friend, Jenny, instead...which was fine with him, I'm sure, since we were reaching adolesence by that point.
On Saturdays, he'd take his paper route money down to the Candyman store, right next to the movie theatre, pictured above.
There, he would usually buy Now and Laters and Fairy Food (the chocolate coated hard stuff that melted in your mouth). Since I was his little sister, and sometimes helped him with his paper route, he'd buy me something when I tagged along to the Candyman.
Mambas were usually my first choice.
So gerg and I rented a movie not too long ago, and I picked out Mambas for some movie candy, remembering how much I loved them as a kid.
The sad news is: Mambas are not as tasty as I remembered. I remember them being more flavorful and less chewy.
Then I thought to myself that if what I really want is more flavor and less chew, I should just drink whiskey.
Anywho, it reminded me of how my brother and I used to kick it when we were kids, and that was worth WAY MORE than the $.85 gerg spent.
Even though he stopped buying me candy, Mark eventually introduced me to gerg, and I think they're both pretty happy about that.