Tuesday, November 1, 2011


Yes, there are a few fun-size Snickers bars left from Halloween, and of course I have to confess that because it is Fat Tuesday in the blog. If I end up fat, it's because too few trick-or-treaters found our tiny street.

But 1) we actually had a fine turnout this year! 2) the Lego kids came, along with various other adorable neighbor children; one was a carhop, and she brought not a bag but a tray! and 3) it's not good to blame trick-or-treaters or Snickers bars for my own lack of self-control when it comes to chocolate,  nougat, peanut, and caramel, as pointed out in this fine rant and factual article from Today I Found Out!  It tells us 1) the Snickers bar was named after a horse 2) the actual calorie count of a Snickers bar. And there's a recipe for Snickers pie.

It's November 1st, the start of National Novel Writing Month, so good luck to all those participating formally or informally by 1) writing a novel and/or 2) producing a certain word count per day toward a novel.  If you want to officially participate, you can go here, to NaNoWriMo, to sign up. In April, they do Script Frenzy, and they also have a writing program for young people.

I just read Superior Donuts, a play by Tracy Letts, in which novel writing features! What a wonderful play. It takes place in Chicago, specifically Uptown, and I lived just north of there and recognize all the references. Plus, an actress I knew way back originated the role of Randy, a police officer, in Chicago and on Broadway, so I am delighted for her. My folks saw this in its original Chicago production at Steppenwolf, and loved it.

Is there such a thing as a snickers donut?

**pause to find out**

Yes, of course. At Krispy Kreme.  Thanks to Yelp for the info and the photo. Yeah, Yelp, yeah, Krispy Kreme, thanks a lot.

**pause to inject selective memory erasure serum**


Emily said...

Mmm. Chocolate.

Maureen said...

Someone buys those Krispy Kreme snickers donuts?

Robert Lee Brewer also has posted his November PAD Chapbook Challenge. Good luck to anyone participating!

Hannah Stephenson said...

No trick-or-treaters here...candy nonetheless. I'm mildly horrified by the amount of candy corn I ate last month....the empty bags were what got me ("Oh, at one time these were all full of candy corn, which I have managed to destroy in mere days").