Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Jelly Bean

La versión español está después de la versión inglés.

WHILE WALKING AROUND the Port of Fuengirola with a recent, temporary, burst of energy (we are both still ailing and cold season has been so bad here that all the pharmacies are out of the most popular over-the-counter cold treatment), I saw one jelly fish among the usual fish waiting for some free food.

As you might expect (no you wouldn't), that jelly fish sighting started me craving jelly beans. I love gourmet jelly beans and can't remember the last time I had any.

And thinking about jelly beans got me thinking about being a Jelly Beaner. There was a children's television show in New York City in 1959/1960 called The Johnny Jellybean Show, which evolved from a show called Time For Fun. There were a few versions of the show over the years, including a popular version in Canada. I idolized Johnny Jellybean. All I ever wanted was a hat like his (a beanie). I never did get one. My Mother The Dowager Duchess made it obvious she didn't have the same fondness for Johnny, the show, or the hat. I think I had already stopped watching the show by the time Keith Hefner (Playboy's Hugh Hefner's brother) took over as J.J. Jellybean.

Anyway... San Geraldo must have sensed my craving for jelly beans because he decided to bake a chocolate cake just for us, which makes about as much sense as anything else I've said today.

Tomorrow, if there's any energy, I'll be off in search of jelly beans... and I'll have photos of the chocolate cake.

MIENTRAS CAMINABA POR el Puerto de Fuengirola con un estallido de energía reciente y temporal (nos dos seguimos enfermos y la temporada de frío ha sido tan mala aquí que todas las farmacias están fuera del tratamiento más popular), vi una medusa entre los peces habituales esperando algo de comida gratis.

Como era de esperar (no, no lo harías), ese avistamiento de la medusa me hizo desear jelly beans. Me encantan las gominolas gourmet y no puedo recordar la última vez que tuve ninguna.

Y pensar en caramelos de goma me hizo pensar en ser un Jelly Beaner. Hubo un programa de televisión para niños en la ciudad de Nueva York en 1959/1960 llamado The Johnny Jellybean Show, que evolucionó de un programa llamado Time For Fun (El Tiempo Para La Diversión). Hubo algunas versiones del programa a lo largo de los años, incluida una versión popular en Canadá. Yo idolatraba a Johnny Jellybean. Todo lo que siempre quise fue un sombrero como el suyo (un gorro). Nunca obtuve uno. Mi Madre La Duquesa Viuda hizo evidente que no tenía la misma afición por Johnny, el programa, o el sombrero. Creo que ya había dejado de ver el programa cuando Keith Hefner (el hermano de Playboy Hugh Hefner) asumió el cargo de J.J. Frijol de jalea.

De todos modos ... San Geraldo debe haber sentido mi ansia de jelly beans porque decidió hornear un pastel de chocolate solo para nosotros, lo que tiene más sentido que cualquier otra cosa que he dicho hoy.

Mañana, si hay algo de energía, saldré en busca de caramelos ... y tendré fotos del pastel de chocolate.





20 comments:

  1. Pretty little jelly fish. Weird that you got a craving for jelly beans out of that...but now I am craving chocolate cake...thanks for that!

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    1. Cheapchick:
      At least I didn't get a craving for jellyfish! There'll still be chocolate cake if you get here soon! It's SO good.

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  2. interesting jellyfish. now I want black jelly beans (and ONLY black jelly beans) and chocolate cake.

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    1. anne marie:
      Sorry,. Couldn't find any black jelly beans, but I did find a gourmet fruit mix. As for chocolate cake, we have the best chocolate cake in the world right here at home.

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  3. Jellyfish are beautiful in their own weird way. And I'm with anne marie about the black jelly beans -- yum! Actually, at the moment I'm eating a hot cross bun because, you know, Easter is only 6 weeks away!

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    1. Debra:
      Ooh, hot cross buns. Can you still get them one a penny two a penny? I also love black jelly beans but couldn't find a one today! Fruits will have to do (well, fruits always do, don't they?).

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  4. Must be the 'cold'! But still entertaining as ever, Mitch! Enjoy the CHOCOLATE CAKE and happy hunting!
    Wonderful photos!!

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  5. How do you feel about Jelly Bellys booger flavor? There's gourmet for you.

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    1. mistress maddie:
      Would booger really be considered "gourmet" or simply "special"? No matter. No thanks!

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  6. I love every jelly bean I've ever tasted except the generic bitter pink ones. Jelly Belly makes excellent sugar free ones. Of course, if you have no self control and have to eat the whole bag *cough* it would be wise to stay near a bathroom.
    Beautiful pictures. That last one makes me want to watch Jaws for the trillionth time.

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    1. Deedles:
      Oh, I learned my lesson with those sugar-free Jelly Bellys. Knowing how I loved jelly beans, our niece (15 at the time) bought me a box of assorted Jelly Bellys at Trader Joe's. I didn't realize they were sugar-free (not that it would have mattered). After inhaling the entire small box, guess where I ended up!

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  7. I don't crave jelly beans, but if there was a bowl of them nearby, I'm sure I'd eat them all in one sitting.

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    1. Kirk:
      That's how I am. I did find a local version of Jelly Belly's. Haven't opened the bag yet. One saving graces of having Invisalign braces is that I have to remove them before I eat anything!

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  8. Love jelly beans, especially the black ones. Haven't had any in years. Do they show up at Easter-time in Spain?

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    1. Wilma:
      They're not common or popular here. And as for Easter, it's the specialty bakery goodies that are even more popular.

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  9. nice pictures of the jellyfish

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    1. Adam:
      Thanks. I was very surprised by what I got simply shooting down into the water.

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    1. Travel:
      Just standing on the pier looking down into the water. Surprised me!

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