here…

Unfortunately all I had today was candy.

Have you ever made cotton candy? I love cotton candy. I always wanted to know how to make the stuff and I got to find out how the last two days.

I’ve seen much more complicated setups but the one I used yesterday and this afternoon was pretty simple. Basically it’s just a motor with a small bowl with holes in it sitting on top of an axle. Around that goes a big old metal pan to hold the candy. Cotton candy is just plain old sugar with some flavor added, pretty much. You let the bowl heat up (there’s a little heater in there) and then turn the wheel on and it starts spinning and out comes the spun sugar which you put your little stick in and twirl it around while going around the bowl in a direction opposite the spinning of the bowl holding the sugar. It’s actually pretty neat. No cover or anything but I suppose if you are inside or in a stall at some freakshow that wouldn’t be an issue.

Hangin’ round downtown by myself
And I had so much time
To sit and think
about myself
And then there she was
Like double cherry pie
Yeah there she was
Like disco superfly
I smell sex and
candy here
Who’s that lounging
in my chair
Who’s that casting
devious stares
In my direction
Mama this surely
is a dream Hangin’ ’round downtown by myself
And I had too
much caffeine
And I was thinkin’
’bout myself
And then there she was
In platform double suede
Yeah there she was
Like disco lemonade
I smell sex and
candy here
Who’s that lounging
in my chair
Who’s that casting
devious stares
In my direction
Mama this surely
is a dream
Mama this surely
is a dream
Yeah mama this must
be my dream

 

Try using it in a field with the wind blowing. Yesterday wasn’t a real huge day but today we had a great turnout.

I suppose I should tell you what we were doing and how I got roped into being the cotton candy man.

We had community easter egg hunts at two of our restaurants this weekend. One in Bremen yesterday and the other in Villa Rica this afternoon. Nothing fancy, just the egg hunt, plenty of sugary sweets and cake and cookies along with popcorn and one of those air jump things. The kids loved it. We had them at four p.m. so yesterday wasn’t a huge turnout. Four is sort of early for a Friday afternoon what with traffic and school and whatnot but today… today was an entirely different beast. People started arriving at our store 30 minutes before it was to start and we ended up with at least 200-300 people. It’s a good fucking thing I like my job. I made fucking cotton candy for an hour and a half solid before I got a break and then they all just sort of melted away. I had so many ‘cobwebs’ hanging off my arms and back and hair I asked the lady making popcorn next to me to get me a butcher knife so I could be ‘cotton candy man’. I’ll probably have nightmares about it tonight.

So here I sit eating my healthy dinner of McDonald’s, sun burnt and covered with a pink sugary substance.

At least I didn’t have to dress up as the easter bunny!

I never want to see any more fucking cotton candy as long as I live.

Shower and a nap. In that order.

While you aren’t doing anything of import why don’t you do send your condolences to Fat Hairy Bastard, whose father has passed away. Thanks to Holder for letting me know.

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