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The Circle is a monthly link-up that was born with dreams of creating a place for bloggers to get to know one another just a little bit better and to make new friends. Hosted by Kiki at ‘In It’s Time‘ on the third Wednesday of each month. This monthly link-up is a place for bloggers to share and write on a fun, light-hearted (or possibly heavy-hearted) topics.

While Kiki has decided to discontinue hosting the linkup; I like the concept, so will be using a list of blog post prompts to continue the tradition.

See Also:  The Circle :: September 2016

This month’s prompt is: What is the scariest thing you have ever eaten?

My oldest aunt lives in Hawaii, and is a bonafide hippy. She was raised on a small ranch in SW Colorado, to some very down to Earth Christian parents, and was elated to leave the area behind and reinvent herself. Growing up, I was led to believe that she was the family weirdo. As an adult, for the most part, she is the one that I share the most in common with.

Isn’t it funny how life works out sometimes?

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How does this relate to eating? She always sent us fun touristy things from Hawaii, and one year I found a grasshopper sucker in my stocking. It was green and looked like a grasshopper had hopped inside a green Jolly Rancher. To be completely honest; I don’t remember what it tasted like, and I’m not completely sure I actually ate it. Another thing she had sent that year was an Ant bar, it was an orange hard candy bar that had ants inside it. I suspect my mom took all the insect candy and tossed it, haha.

But every time I am at one of those kitschy gas stations (you know the ones they have in New Mexico) I look for the candy, just for fun. (And you know, to terrify whomever I happen to be with at the time.)

What about you, what’s your weirdest food?

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