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These are the mad musings of a middle aged woman, dyke, nurse, poet. I have a dog, a cat, a mobile home, and delusions of grandeur.

Location: California, United States

Saturday, March 18, 2006

All Things Chocolate

Once again Kelly, aka MochaMom, has inspired me. She is the Goddess of All Things Coffee. The Maven of Mocha. The Jewel of Java. She is the WOMAN!

As anyone with half a brain knows, coffee and chocolate are intimately related. Both are part of the 5 main food groups: sugar, salt, fat, caffeine, and chocolate. Life without these food groups is a life not worth living. And nothin' says lovin' like a cup of Starbucks House Blend with an espresso brownie chaser.

I have a good friend, Cat, on my favorite iVillage message board. We have a lot in common; so much so that we refer to each other as Cuz. Both of us love chocolate. A couple of years ago, when I was still a community leader on that particular board, I did some sort of game or quiz and promised a prize to the winner. Well, my cuz won and I told her the prize would be chocolate.

It took me forever but just before Easter, I bought a sweet little basket and filled it with all sorts of chocolate goodies along with some trinkets like a pen in the shape of a bird with a feather on the tip. I wrapped it up in colorful cellophane and finished it with a large pastel bow.

I took it to work with me to find a box to wrap it in, thinking I could drop it off at the Post Office on my lunch hour. I promptly forgot that it was there. As I meandered through my workday, the temperature rose to 102 degrees farenheit outside.

Oops! When I got to the car, my beautiful basket was a melted mess. I tried to nibble on a couple of pieces but this chocolate was beyond redemption. It felt positively sacreligious but the ruined chocolate had to go into the trash. The only things that survived were the basket, the pen, and a couple of Hello Kitty stickers.

When Ms. Cat next asked about her chocolate, I had to confess. Knowing how much I love chocolate, I don't think anyone in that community believed my story. They thought I was overcome with my chocolate greed and consumed it myself.

It took several more months. By way of atonement, I sent my Cuz a tower of chocolates. Delivered straight from the store. Because either way, I am obviously not to be trusted when it comes to chocolate.

Kinja, the weblog guide


Blogger ~ nellenelle said...

We know you ate it. You and the conspiratorial English twins, Nony and Loubie. Ate it all. ;-)

Would you believe I just ate half of one of those big Hershey bars? Finished it just before clicking here. You knew.

My favourite beer, and I am a beer lover, is Red Hook's Double Black Stout, brewed with Starbucks Coffee. There are chocolate flavoured beers out there as well, but I've not tried one.

How much is a round trip flight to San Fransisco from your locale? The trip to Ghiradelli's is worth it (and have made 4 times.)

4:19 PM PST  
Blogger NursePam said...

HA! I wish I could have eaten that chocolate. What a waste.

I can be in Frisco next Saturday at noon with a one night stay in a downtown hotel for $353.00

6:05 PM PST  
Blogger ~ nellenelle said...

Bring an extra suitcase to cart it all back. Oh... squeeze in a drive to Napa, yup been there 4 times as well, rofl! Make that two empty suitcases heading north. ;-)

6:41 PM PST  
Blogger Mocha said...

I'm so glad you blogged it! It's a fantastic story and one that *I* myself truly believe. Because it sounds like something I would do.

Might I be another "cuz" of yours? I mean, you used to live here, have strong desires for chocolate (substitute coffee here for me, though chocolate does me good, too), and I ADORE HELLO KITTY.

Wouldn't it be cool if the word verification was "nestle"?

11:12 PM PST  
Blogger NursePam said...

LOL Kelly! Lord knows you could be a cousin. I have so many relatives around there I could fall over one in the street and not know we were kin.

I thought I had a passion for coffee until I met you. Now I know that I am but a humble servant to your coffee greatness.

And Nelle! Stop that. A suitcase of wine? I'll fill one with chocolate and one with coffee. Maybe I'll do Seattle ;^)

8:30 AM PST  

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