The further and continuing adventures of the girl who sat in the back of your homeroom, reading and daydreaming.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
The Unexpected Blocks
There they were at our neighborhood grocery, looking like some Warsaw Pact version of the famous (and very trademarked) plastic building bricks:
Thing is, the grocer's in my neighborhood doesn't have a toy section....
Yes, it says "Candy Blox," and they were right next to the big jars of "penny" candy. I checked: they do interlock, weakly, and they taste okay, too -- sugar, citric acid, just like the label claims; maybe some fruit flavor. Just the thing if you're topping a cake for someone in the grip of Legomania™ -- although it may give Junior Structural Engineers some unrealistic expectations.
(There's a storm coming through and the power went out -- and stayed out for five minutes! -- right as I went to add photos. Oh, First World Problems.)
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Ego vadum perussi vestri prandium
"I saw to what extent the people among whom I lived could be trusted as good neighbors and friends; that their friendship was for summer weather only; that they did not greatly propose to do right; that they were a distinct race from me by their prejudices and superstitions."