I didn't realize I turned into a food critic, probably because I'm not. Next, Shereen asked me if I wanted to do something 'really Canadian.' And yes, those are quotes, because that's exactly what she said. And of course, you know what I said - 'Yes!' I was thinking poutine or maple syrup something, maybe even some Canadian Bacon ice cream... Where do we go? 7-Eleven. What do we do? Get 5¢ candy. Pow! I've never felt more Canadian in my life (probably because I've never felt Canadian to begin with). On a side note, they also have 25¢ candy in the same section, and if you are sneaky and somewhat scandalous like a certain young woman I know, you might just throw a few of those into the bag.
The story's not over yet... but close. Before we got in the van to head home, we went for a little walk. Along the way, we 'passed' a Wal-Mart where I ended up getting hangers and a few candles for myself and some dates for Shereen, even though we just had candy. I think someone has a sweet tooth and it's not this guy. And that, is the end of the story. Here are a few photos I grabbed off the internet since I didn't have my camera.
(Entrance to Donegal's Irish Pub)
(Kind of what our wings looked like...)
(Shereen did manage to snap a photo with her smart phone and here's me with my schooner. And I helped her, and we got one more. And I need a hair cut, soon...)
(Stock 7-ELEVEN photo)
(A special thanks for this young woman and her blog. This is 5¢ candy Super Size Edition. The 7-ELEVEN we went into had about 20 choices and as you can tell, it varies from store to store. Again, special thanks to http://65redroses.livejournal.com/90854.html.)
(You put the candies in a bag and then go up and tell the cashier how many you have and you are charged, based on the honor system. I saw a few people snacking on candies as we waited, and yes, I'll say it, Shereen was one of them... Anyway, I was curious, if people didn't 'snack' while they were picking out candies and were honest with the count, I wonder if 5 cent candies could be cheaper?)