Tuesday, June 14, 2011


Photo: The Popcorn Board

I'm not being clever - this is a blog post about popcorn. To be more precise, popcorn is the answer to my question for readers today: what is your favourite snack while watching TV?

I won't be writing much tonight as I am still recovering from staying up so late to edit and format a paper, so I have what I call "assignment brain." I've had to look at my text carefully to make sure I'm not making typos all over the place, because I am tired. I think snacks are just my speed.

Tonight I finally got to watch the mid-season finale of Doctor Who - A Good Man Goes to War. I won't spoiler you but gosh it was a good episode and I need to watch it again.

Popcorn is my snack of choice when I want to treat myself while watching TV or a movie, and stove-popped wins every time. It reminds me of when I was a girl and would go to my friend Rachel's after school. Her house was literally next door to my middle school, and her mom made us popcorn in this massive old cast iron pot, and I was sure it was the best popcorn I would ever taste.

Leave your fave snack in the comments...


  1. You know -- I can't stand popcorn. It's not the taste, it's the smell. The smell of popcorn just makes me want to retch for some reason. I think because I've smelled too many burnt popcorn kernels and their acrid, awful smell, to appreciate it any more.

    I'm best if I don't snack at all while doing anything, because I'll just mow down an entire (insert container here) of it! :)

  2. That's too bad, Nathan. I guess you've missed out on the good stuff.
    If I'm worried about eating the whole container, I pour a portion into a small bowl instead of eating straight from the bag/box. But yeah, I try not to make a habit of ALWAYS snacking with TV.

  3. Sweeeeet and Saaaaaaaaalty Popcoooooooooooorn