Black Jelly Beans

Today John observed that the only people who like black jelly beans are those who are so old they were alive before they invented good flavors for candy.

This seems to have the potential to be highly insulting to those of you who may like black jelly beans (you know, like my Dad), so I’m just going to leave that one as John’s observation.

My own observation concerns our cat, gypsy. Gypsy found herself a black jelly bean and loved it. She threw it on the floor and batted it, and chased it and carried it around. Me, being me, took her picture, looked down, checked the photo and made my own observation.

The only cats who like black jelly beans are those who have been taken over by an evil cat spirit.

I’m not sure how John’s theory is going to pan out, but I’ve got photographic evidence for mine.Gypsy with black jelly bean

The next morning  as I was coming up from the basement a gooey, fuzzy, squishy, black gob stuck to the bottom of my foot and refused to budge. The horror of my fears of what it might have been was equal to the sense of relief I felt at discovering that the offending goo was “only” a black jelly bean.

Being younger than some, and lacking my own evil cat demon, I do believe it was the only time I have been truly happy to have discovered a black jelly bean.




12 comments on “Black Jelly Beans

  1. Awesome shot! And one can only agree with your observation. Love your posts!

  2. NotAPunkRocker says:

    Hey, I resemble that remark! LOL I love black jelly beans, can’t wait until later today to buy them for a discount!

    • Jessie says:

      whoo hoo hoo whoo!


      I promise to leave any discount black jelly beans I see on the shelf just in case you happen to be passing through.

  3. Jenny says:

    That is a great shot of your cat! I like black jelly beans but not in large quantities. I only bought a bag of starburst jelly beans for our baskets and was kind of missing the black ones.

  4. So funny! Great pic! Lots of jellybeans around here, too. Happy Easter!

    • Jessie says:

      Thanks! Hope your jelly beans are a little less unruly than ours are.The Easter bunny hides jelly beans around the house, we’ve never had a cat problem with them before but now I fear we are going to be finding them in odd places forever!

  5. See? That’s why cats are creepy 😉

    • Jessie says:

      Yup. Can’t argue there. I’m certainly more of a dog person, but the cat in the picture is fast becoming my all time favorite cat. But, I still love my dog more…

  6. I completely agree! It’s right down there with black licorice. And yes…cats are a creepy, that’s why I keep my puppy close 😛

    • Jessie says:

      Black licorice – UGH! I’m with you! Puppies are good cat repellent- but last time I mentioned the word “puppy” my husband replied with – “Wait – do you actually want THREE dogs?!?” Pointing out that we have three cats and that would just level the field a bit didn’t really seem the way to go… yet… 🙂

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