Thursday, March 14, 2013

Popcorn Lovers Day

Unbelievably enough, today is popcorn lover’s day; a fun holiday that occurs on the second Thursday of March. Apparently, it was created by Bob Matthews of Rochester, NY, who has a huge love for popcorn. It’s his favourite snack.

I wouldn’t be writing about this if it wasn’t my favourite snack, as well. My husband and I have some just about every night while we watch TV. It can be a very healthy snack if you omit all the butter and salt. Which we do. Well, at least I do. We air pop it, give it a few squirts of butter-flavoured cooking spray, and then divide it into two bowls. I eat mine like that, but my husband adds salt. So we’re half healthy.


In addition to it being a favourite snack, popcorn also brings to mind a very funny memory involving my younger daughter.

When she was about 5 or 6, my husband and I took her to see a movie. We got a bag of popcorn and a drink to share, and we picked her up one of those snack packs for kids. It included a small drink, popcorn and a candy bar.

With our munchies in hand, we happily settled into our seats in the theater, and hubby and I immediately began munching away even before the endless movie trailers had begun. But not my daughter. Sitting as straight as a board, she held onto the little snack box that sat on her lap and didn’t so much as eat one kernel, or take one sip of her drink.


At first, I thought nothing of it, but as time went on, I became concerned that perhaps there was something wrong with the food. So I asked her “Sweetheart...why aren’t you eating your popcorn? Is there something wrong with it?”

And this is what she answered: “I’m waiting for the movie to start, so I can eat it while I’m watching. You’re eating all your popcorn and the lights are still on.”

And then she added, quite seriously: “If you don’t have any popcorn left when the movie starts, don’t come crying to me.”

*snort*

This is one of my favourite memories. It makes me laugh out loud every time I think about that day.

Kids say the darndest things, don’t they?


26 comments:

  1. We always buy the huge container and I do indeed regret it every time! But does that stop me? No!

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    1. We do, too. And I regret it because by the time we get to the bottom of the bag, we end up feeling sick!

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  2. Oh, what a cute story! And I love the hot flash popcorn LOL too!

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    1. Those hot flashes should be hitting me soon! I'm getting to that period in my life...

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  3. Oh yes the crazy price for popcorn....but who cares when you HAVE to have it. Wants some more!???

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  4. I can never finish the bottom of the bucket. Tastes awful near the end.

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    1. Yes, it certainly does. We end up tossing about 1/4 of it.

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    2. Yeah, all those greasy half-popped clinkers in the bottom. Top of the bucket is wonderful, though.

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    3. Yes, the top is great. I think when you reach the halfway mark, it's all downhill from there!

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  5. She has a point..I'm often crying when I have no more popcorn and a whole lot of movie left.

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    1. Well, she certainly was smarter than the adults stuffing their faces next to her...LOL!

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  6. I admit... I am one of those people that sneak snacks into the theater. That last picture rings so true! lol

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    1. Good for you, WebDebris! We often think of doing it, but then get too lazy and end up spending a fortune! It's ridiculous!

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  7. Interesting!! I had no idea that today was popcorn lovers day! Maybe I'll have popcorn for supper tonight...would that be wrong?

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    1. No way! It's always a good time to have popcorn!

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  8. Not a pop corn lover like all of you here.....I find it noisy!! lol
    But what I do like Martha are your stories and how you tell them. You draw me in every time! Your kids must have loved you reading them stories.

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    1. Yes, they did enjoy when I read to them. And I loved it. I hope to have grandkids one day to start all over again. If not, I'll have to borrow someone else's...LOL!

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  9. My youngest brother and I had a deal about movie theatre popcorn when we were younger (and still going to see the same movies, haha!) - we were not allowed to eat any until the film actually started. We both made sure that the other didn't cheat!

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    1. That is a great deal to make, guaranteed you'd have some popcorn when the movie started! I can't wait. I start munching as soon as my butt hits the seat!

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  10. Love the story about your daughter! We'll have popcorn tonight to celebrate!

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  11. Haha.. your daughter is brilliant! We love popcorn too (though it does aggravate the throat a little doesn't it!). My favourite is butter and salt!

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    1. Popcorn is my favourite. If it wasn't for me, my husband would probably never have any. He eats because I eat!

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  12. Well, that is interesting. I just bought some organic popcorn. Don't ask me what makes it organic because I don't know but i had some at a Green Party meeting and thought it was really good so I bought my own. Haven't tried it. But if I don't like it I promise I won't come crying to you, Martha! ha ha!

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    1. Organic popcorn? That is very interesting. I don't think I've ever seen any here. It's possible it's around but I just haven't noticed.

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