Truthful Tuesday — Traditions

Melanie, of Sparks from a Combustible Mind, is back again as our host for the Truthful Tuesday prompt. In honor of Halloween month, Melanie wants to know…

How do you feel about candy corn. She says, “Hate it, love it, it’s one of those things seen around a specific time of year and everyone has an opinion one way or another it seems.

I remember that when I was a kid I used to love candy corn and couldn’t wait until Halloween season when all of the stores had loads of candy corn on their shelves. I’m not sure when, exactly, I grew out of my craving for candy corn, but it’s been decades since I last had any.

Until last year, when my son bought a bunch of individually-sized bags of candy corn to hand out to trick-or-treaters. I was hit with a rush of nostalgia. I said to my son, “I used to love these when I was a kid,” and he tossed me a bag and encouraged me to open it and eat the candy corn.

I put two or three pieces in my mouth and thought, Eww, these are disgusting. So that is how I feel about candy corn now. I don’t love it. I don’t hate it. I just won’t eat it anymore.

Unless someone comes out with cannabis-infused candy corn. Then I might reconsider. In the meantime, I’ll stick with fun-sized Snickers to give to our trick-or-treaters.

5 Things — Annoying Clichés

Dr. Tanya, over at Salted Caramel, has this prompt called “5 Things,” where she asks us to list five things about a particular topic. For this week’s topic, she’s asking about five clichés that we find annoying. I find most clichés annoying, but here are five that I chose:

  • At the end of the day…. Means the same thing as another cliché: “When all is said and done.”
  • It’s a zero sum game. One person wins while another loses by an equal amount.
  • It’s a win-win situation. The opposite of zero sum game. Both people win.
  • It is what it is. Maybe the old fashioned way of saying “Whatever!”
  • You need to think outside of the box. The opposite of “Don’t color outside of the lines.”

I admit to having used all of these at one time or another and possibly multiple times. But that’s the way the cookie crumbles. Am I right?

By the way, if anyone finds “Whatever floats your boat” an annoying cliché, I won’t be offended that you find my overall philosophy of life annoying.

Share Your World — 10/3/2022

Share Your World

Melanie is back hosting her Share Your World prompt. Thanks to Di for filling in so ably while Melanie was recuperating, but it’s nice to have Melanie feeling better and back at the helm.

What is your favorite horror or Halloween-themed song? Or a song you rarely hear except around a holiday.

Do you ever see figures in your peripheral vision?

Of course I do. It could be people, my dog, cars if I’m driving, whatever. Never ghosts or apparitions, though.

Which urban legend scares you the most? (most countries have such stories – share yours if you would like to).

It’s the hook. It’s about a young couple making out in a car parked in a remote area. The radio is playing and a news bulletin reports that a serial killer with a hook for a hand has just escaped from a nearby institution. They decide to quickly leave to the place they’re parked at, but when they get back to the girl’s house, the killer’s hook is found hanging from the door handle.

You’re home alone but you hear footsteps in your house, what do you do?

Because I’m hard of hearing, I have the TV volume up so loud that I don’t hear the footsteps. Thus, I ignore them.


What is your favorite season?

We’re in it. It’s Autumn.

MLMM — The Metaverse

For his Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Friday Faithfuls prompt, Jim Adams wants to know what we think about the metaverse, which is a virtual-reality space in which users can interact with a computer-generated environment and other users.

I really don’t know much about the metaverse. But that doesn’t bother me at all. Besides, Jim wrote that the metaverse won’t be “ready” until about five to ten years from now, or, as some experts believe, it won’t really be ready until 2040. At my age, five to ten years from now I’ll be in my 80s (if I’m even still alive), and I’m sure I won’t still be around in 2040.

So given that, my general thoughts about the metaverse is: