courtesy of anders ruff
(Why doesn't my display look as cute as the above mentioned picture?)
I have a neighbor who has three candy-filled apothecary jars sitting on her kitchen island. They sit there year-round, displaying color coordinated candy suitable for any upcoming holiday. Yesterday she asked me, "Have you seen any gumballs around? I tried ordering from Lehi Valley Trading Company, but they only have green and peach, eew!"
I haven't seen any, maybe try Sprouts?" I said.
We'll yesterday, while I was shopping for some Puma socks, I found some gumballs. Guess where? TJ Maxx's Home Goods store. You can also find them in bulk at the Candy Warehouse, but I have not looked at Sprouts, yet. Do they have them? Wait, I just called them, and Angel said they never carry gumballs, but they have other Valentine's Day candy in. Good to know. Anyhoo,
I bought the gumballs at TJ Maxx and brought them to my friend's house. Then I told her, "Every time I see gumballs I think about my high school friend, Kendall. When we used to sit and eat our lunches, she would always pull out a can of Diet Sprite. I would say, "Is that all you brought for lunch?' and she'd say, 'Yeah. This and a baggie of gumballs.'
"She had an eating-disorder, I'm pretty sure," I concluded.
Then my friend said, "Maybe I should try that!" "Maybe not!" I said, then we both laughed.
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