Monday, June 16, 2014

Marshmallow Hearts and Chocolate Coal

While getting ready to catch the train to the airport, we learned that our flight is leaving an hour and forty minutes later than scheduled, which gives us some time to relax. So, I thought I'd start off my birthday with some sweet pictures. The Goddess Elena, while in the midst of fighting with Vodafone on our behalf last week, bought us some chocolate. Chocolate-covered marshmallow hearts. I allowed San Geraldo to have one. The rest were mine. (I'm only thinking of him.)


GONE... IN A HEARTBEAT.

Two days ago, San Geraldo returned from the supermarket with a stocking full of coal for me. And it's not even Christmas! Actually it was an imitation burlap sack with a drawstring tie and it was filled with "carbón de chocolate con leche" (milk chocolate coal). It was light and airy and melted in my mouth like chocolate mousse. I didn't share. (San Geraldo prefers dark chocolate, anyway.) Besides, there's his diet to consider. I'm only thinking of him.


NOTE TO THE DOWAGER DUCHESS: I DID NOT SAVE THE EMPTY BURLAP BAG.
(I DON'T CARE WHAT PROJECT YOU MIGHT BE ABLE TO USE IT FOR ... SOMEDAY.)

Sunday night, we had dinner at Sandpiper. Jessica brought me a birthday dessert — ice cream, bananas, and caramel... with a cherry on top. I ate the dessert all by myself... along with my complimentary Bailey's Irish Cream... and San Geraldo's complimentary Bailey's Irish Cream.

OH, HOW I SUFFER...

So, we're off. Think of my selflessness as I fly across the ocean with San Geraldo...

31 comments:

  1. heh heh GREAT STUFF! Happiest of birthdays to you, Mitchell-- so well deserved for all of the fun chuckles you bring us all, and the great entertainment you provide with your excellent writing skills. Safe travels!

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    1. Judy:
      Thanks as always! I've only just begun to celebrate.

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  2. Selfless was exactly the word I was going to use!! You have SG's best interests at heart!! It is a wonder that you are not a HEAVY man, Mitchell (one has to be so careful nowadays).

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    1. Oh right! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

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    2. Jim:
      I ain't heavy; I'm The Kid Brother's brother. (Sorry.) But, for me, it is ALWAYS about everyone else. Thanks!

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  3. I suspect NYC will bring more chocolate! Am I right? If it doesn't, well ~~ there now you should be getting some!

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    1. Ron:
      This morning, the Dowager Duchess had waiting on the kitchen table a package of Pepperidge Farms double-chocolate Milanos.... just for me. And it's only just the beginning.

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  4. You, too, are a Saint, Mitchell! What selfless acts you endure for San Geraldo. Happiest of birthdays - filled with lots of chocolate that you will be forced to eat.

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    1. Jo:
      I told San Geraldo yesterday that I outranked him because I was a martyr. Chocolate mousse on the plane yesterday. Cafe mocha right now. The suffering continues.

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  5. Happy birthday! It is a joy to know that selfless people like you (and I) are in the world.

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    1. Michael:
      And humble, too! What would they do without us?!?

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  6. Happy Birthday! I laughed out loud about saving the burlap bag. That is soooo something I would do.

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    1. Harpers Keeper:
      Maybem while we're here visiting the Dowager Duchess, we'll just pack up some boxes for you!

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  7. San Geraldo is right about that dark chocolate. The darker the better.

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    1. Stephen:
      I used to love dark chocolate, too. But, as is my wont, I have sacrificed myself to milk chocolate for San Geraldo's benefit.

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  8. I think it's cool that Vodafone sells chocolate too.

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    1. Archguy:
      It's a good thing they don't! I'd NEVER get a fix.

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    1. Archguy:
      Thanks so much. I don't think I've ever mentioned... I love your profile photo.

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  10. Hot damn! As if I didn't already think you and San Geraldo are the coolest.
    Happy Birthday and many more (bdays and chocolates).

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    1. Robyn:
      Aw, thanks! Just finished my first cafe mocha of the day. Looking forward to hitting the bag of double-chocolate Milanos later!

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  11. Happy Birthday! And may you enjoy many more happy moments of selfless sacrifice through your long life!!

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    1. Kristi:
      Enjoy? Enjoy? I constantly suffer... But if it gives someone else a little pleasure, that's all I ask.

      And thanks!

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  12. Happy Birthday Mitchell! Oh, how you sacrifice yourself for others...

    Did I mention I've found some chocolate I can eat...it's made by Skinny Cow. (Don't have a cow man!)

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    1. Jacqueline:
      I think of you every time I have chocolate... so I guess I'm thinking about you just about all the time! Skinny Cow! I had no idea they had chocolate. We used to love their ice cream bars

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  13. this all looks proper for a birthday ; I think you should spend a week in celebration.!

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  14. Happy Birthday sir!! Now you have me craving chocolate! Damn!

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    1. OE:
      You can count on me to encourage a chocolate craving.

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  15. Happy Late Birthday and safe travels! Me thinks the Dowager is a bit of a hoarder like my Mother, according to your mention of the burlap bag. Cheers!

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    1. Cheapchick:
      The Duchess has gotten a little better (but only a little) over the years. She DID throw out the burlap bag, but only because it had begun to deteriorate.

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