Wordless Wednesday: The Only Way to Warm Up

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The only way to warm up when I'm just out the door on a single-digit morning and waiting for the bun warmers to heat up is to start from the top and pop a few cinnamon Tic-Tacs. That's thanks to dad, who supplied me with a half dozen packages when Della and I stopped by last week. The heat is an illusion, but on a cold day, that's okay! (This container caught my eye because I never saw them so lined up so neatly.)

Wordless Wednesday

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  1. Hmmmm I think I have used this method of warming before. I like to toss a little cinnamon in my oatmeal on a cold day. Hmmmmm It must be breakfast time this is sounding better and better.

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  2. Very clever :-).

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  3. Anonymous7:17 AM

    Yummy way to keep warm! :) Happy WW

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  4. Sometimes, illusions are good. They help us to get along. Sometimes, the illusions go by a different name too. Hope.

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  5. That's one flavor of Tic Tacs that has not surfaced in Singapore yet.
    Wish it'll be available here soon :)

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  6. Reminds me of when I was little and my Dad carried cinnamon flavored gum and you'd always get that warm little burst of flavor when you first bit into it.

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  7. MMMMM...i love that flavor! Great "pattern" in the tic tacs!

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  8. This is a sweet way to warm up on a winter`s day.

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  9. It's really time that spring arrives that we don't need to heat up ourselves !

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  10. Watch out, David McMahon! That's a great shot, Sandy!

    Peace - D

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  11. I love those little balls of fire! Now if they'll only make them with splenda...
    Sandi

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  12. Maybe I should pick me up some of these! :)

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  13. Anonymous9:15 AM

    Great idea. I would have never thought of that. Hope you aren't freezing.

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  14. A warm (and lovely-colourful) cinnamon Tic-Tac on a cold day... Perfect! :)

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  15. That's a handy way to warm up. I'll have to try some.

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  16. wow a new idea to warm up. it's 24 degrees here this morning-cold air from canada but it will warm to the 50s later in the day and the sun is shining-HURRAH! I love sunshine-comes from living in California in my youth. have a good day...

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  17. Another thing typical American. We can't get cinnamon mints over here.

    Weather here is just starting to cool down again and I am not sorry, I may be able to have another go with the new skates - if only the blisters from the new sneakers will go down...!

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  18. Yeahright. And a smile makes a great umbrella too. Except for the getting wet part that is. Other than that, it works just spiffingly!

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  19. I love cinnamon mints tic tac! You have an eye for pure art ...

    It's 37 here. Houston doesn't usually get very cold weather, so we welcome this ... as it's cold but not too cold.

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  20. Any way to warm up sounds good. I recall that it was sub-freezing much of the time I was in China, though things here in California are starting to warm up a bit.

    It would be interesting to see the red Tic-Tac pattern out of context (i.e., without the label).

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  21. I just bought some Jelly Belly Cinnamon Jelly Beans... I wonder if they'd work, too?

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  22. And cinnamon altoids are great for that too!

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  23. Beautiful photograph...beautiful imagery. It's so cold here today that that rich red color does look HOT!

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  24. If this is a recipe for warmth, I will buy cinnamon Tic Tacs! I could use some in the office most days!

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  25. I liked that you took the ordinary and made it extraordinary by using a macro!

    Happy WW!

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  26. I've never seen them before. THey sound tasty!

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  27. Hmmm... I will have to try that, anything to keep warm! The way the tic tacs are all lined up is interesting.

    Thanks for stopping by cyberbones. It is a left hand drive vehicle but don't worry had stopped to take pictures of the workers in the rice field when my husband snapped a picture of himself in the side mirror. BTW our steering wheel was on the wrong side for Indonesia so we got quite a lot of stares. Happy WW!

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  28. Hi Sandy, we also have these TicTac here in the Philippines! I also like them especially the mint flavor! Your dad is very thoughtful! Nice photo, the pattern is interesting!

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  29. It would appear that I get much colder than you do... I'm not thinkin tic tacs would help. But, the "seater heaters" inthe car certainly do the trick. On the other hand... anytime you can taste cinnamon is nothing but good.

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  30. hmmn Dual purpose things are great! Mini Warmers and Art!

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  31. Red is such a great color for a candy! I am in love with the red and yellow tic tacs. :)

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  32. Great photo but I don't think I would like to eat those mints. "Artificially" flavoured? Blech, what's in 'em I wonder... I do like cinnamon but only in savoury stuff, like curry - yum! :) xxx

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  33. Deep rich healing red!!
    MMMMMMMMMMM. . .
    Please check out my blog on thursday, I'm curious about your "take." Aloha, Sandy!

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  34. Very nice! I think we have Tic-Tac here too.

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  35. cinnamon tic-tacs?! wow, we are so far behind here :))! I only have some cinnamon flavoured tea...

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  36. wow! sadly we dont have that here in the philippines.

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    You have used the metaphors like:
    single-digit morning;
    heat is an illusion.
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  38. I go many times a year in Italy, and I've never seen this Cinnamon taste in stores. As Ferrero (It) is the manufacter, I'll be more watchful in February when I'll go back.
    You're right, just watching this deep red in the pack, one feels better.

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  39. I don't think we have that flavor here. I like cinnamon and I want give that a try.

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  40. Lately I am drinking cinnamon flavoured coffee!

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  41. Anonymous12:10 PM

    Love tictacs-but never had cinnamon. I'll have to be on the look out for them!

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  42. You fooled me. On my reader screen they looked like cherry tomatoes. Tic tacs are good though. Pappy

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  43. Yummy ... I love cinnamon tic-tacs!!!
    Hugs and blessings,

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