Tuesday, November 20, 2012

No Chocolate For A Year, More Or Less

San Geraldo made a commitment Monday morning after our chocolate overdose Sunday afternoon. "No chocolate for a year," he announced. It might have been more realistic to say "no chocolate until next year." That's less than six weeks away. But, it doesn't really matter. The point is now moot.

HAND-DIPPED GINGER SNAP.

After dinner, San Geraldo remembered that we had leftover chocolate frosting in a bowl in the refrigerator. It would have been a shame to let it go to waste. He suggested we get out the soup crackers, but that didn't sound very appetizing (to me). Then he mentioned a box of ginger snaps. He softened the frosting in the microwave. We dipped. Delicious. But, we didn't get far into the stack of ginger snaps before another overdose. No chocolate for at least a few more days, I thought. Then I washed the dinner dishes. We had spaghetti. There were three containers of sauce for the freezer. I discovered three decorative slabs of chocolate that had been intended for the top of Miguel's birthday cake but then weren't needed. I had to make room for the sauce. So, I ate the chocolate. I had no choice.

DOORS AROUND SEVILLA ARE NOW BEING WIDENED FOR US.

37 comments:

  1. Baby steps.
    You don't wanna pull a muscle!

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    1. Bob:
      Thanks for understanding. It's not easy.

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  2. Chocolate is like global nostril hair. If we didn't keep eating it the world would become overgrown and uninhabitable, covered in the stuff. You are performing a public service.

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    1. Owl Wood:
      All I can think to say is, "Blech!"

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  3. That would be a promise I could never keep...it would be easier to give up sex...lol

    saludos,
    raulito

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  4. It's hard to evade the grasp of the Dark Master!

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    1. Stephen:
      But dark chocolate is good for you.

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  5. Of course you had no choice. "Found" chocolate must be eaten, it's a rule.

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    1. Judith:
      Good to know. I'll have to add that to my book of rules.

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  6. Save this planet! It's the only one with chocolate!

    I wouldn't nor couldn't hold that promise.

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    1. Peter:
      If this is the only planet with chocolate, why are we even exploring for others?!?

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    2. Maybe that's what they've found on Mars recently... mars bars

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  7. I can tell you have great strength of character - you can resist everything except temptation.......

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  8. You, sir, are a man after my own heart! Found money must be spent and sound chocolate must be lovingly savored.

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    1. Ms. Sparrow:
      Does inhalation count as savoring?

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    1. Judeet:
      And, yesterday, I was craving it all over again. I wonder if there's a Chocolate Eaters Anonymous chapter nearby.

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  10. I loved this! One can't waste chocolate, that would be a crime! Yes, ginger and chocolate would work quite well thank you very much!

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    1. Jim:
      Ginger and chocolate are a perfect combination (as are apricots and chocolate, peaches and chocolate, pears and chocolate, gum drops and chocolate...)

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  11. Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!

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    1. Jenners:
      I have now gone without chocolate for 36 hours. Oh, wait... We shared a box of PIMS (chocolate-coated biscuits with orange filling)... Well, we've gone without SOLID chocolate for 36 hours.

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  12. Ok..this is weird, but when you mentioned that you had found slabs of chocolate, I saw the last photo you posted and actually thought the brown door was a big hunk of chocolate. Wishful thinking, of course. We did have chocolate in the house this weekend: Trader Joe's peppermint oreos. God, I had to take them to work just to get them OUT OF THE HOUSE.

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    1. Maria:
      I just looked back at that photo. What a dream!

      I remember the days of taking all the evil goodies to work to get them out of the house. Now we take things downstairs to the staff at El Sanedrín. (But not the chocolate!)

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  13. Llife is too short to give up chocolate!!!!

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    1. Knatolee:
      What would be the point?!? Besides, it's so healthy... vitamin D, protein, energy, dairy... And it's completely fat-free if you eat it standing up... or stand up after eating it.

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  14. your waist is probably no wider than one of my thighs!

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    1. John:
      I can't help it if you have such overdeveloped and manly thighs.

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  15. This is a very bewildering post, following on the heels of chocolate cake orgasms.

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    1. Spo:
      And the next day were PIMS with orange filling... followed later by two small squares (each) of very dark chocolate. I haven't had any chocolate today. Such will-power.

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  16. Chocoholic springs to mind - not such a bad addiction - as for ginger snaps dipped in chocolate after all why resist such a yumlicious treat?

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    1. cuby poet:
      I do have my chocoholic moments. I then OD and go without for months. Well, weeks... Well, definitely days.

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