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Cracker Jacks
Awhile ago I was feeling a bit hungry, so I went to get a snack. I bought a nice bag of Cracker Jacks ("Prize Inside!"). As I carried them back to my desk, my distracted brain started running through the lyrics of an old commercial from my childhood,

"Cracker Jack! Cracker Jack! Cinnamon-tasty, that's but a fact. Apple-crunchy, something-too, Kellogs Cracker Jacks!"

I wasn't paying much attention to what was humming along inside my head. It wasn't until I got to my desk, sat down, and began to open the bag that I realized: "Wait a minute...that's the song for Apple Jacks, not Cracker Jacks!" Then I felt rather foolish.

I was half-way through the bag before I could remember an actual Cracker Jack commercial...then I felt a little better.

"When you're really good, they call you Cracker Jack!"

The prize wasn't very good though.
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abrokenstarr From: abrokenstarr Date: July 31st, 2003 03:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
If I had had space in my suitcase I would have brought some Apple Jacks back. I love them and am greatly upset that I can't buy them over here :(

It's sad.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: August 3rd, 2003 08:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
aww...I actually prefer apple-cinnamon cheerios....but apple jacks are yummy too.
cynnerth From: cynnerth Date: July 31st, 2003 04:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
What was the prize?
renniekins From: renniekins Date: August 3rd, 2003 08:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well, I tossed it. But I think it was something like a little piece of cardboard you were supposed to set up and bowl with or something??? It was really lame.
From: blueskies131 Date: July 31st, 2003 10:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
i can't remember the last time i ate cracker jacks lol.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: August 3rd, 2003 08:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
I love the popcorn, although the peanuts are usually not very good.
infernus1218 From: infernus1218 Date: August 1st, 2003 08:39 am (UTC) (Link)
The prize is almost always disappointing if you are the age of two. It's just better sometimes to buy little presents for yourself and then hide them in different places in your apartment.

When you feel sad, lonely or just generally pissed at the human race you go on a little hunt to find these treasures. You keep looking and finding till all of the bad feelings go away.

Helps if you have multiple personalites so that you don't remember where you hid them, barring that you can just wrap them all in the same size boxes and wrapping paper so you don't have a clue what you are getting till you open it up.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: August 3rd, 2003 08:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
Actually, here's a better idea: find a friend, and you both make tons of little presents for each other. Than you hide them in one another's homes, so every now and then you stumble over something totally unexpected!

Gosh, I should really do that...it sounds nice!
infernus1218 From: infernus1218 Date: August 3rd, 2003 08:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's a ton of fun shopping for someone else.

*sigh*

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