Monday, August 18, 2014

One Link or Two

Thanks to Neatorama, we now know about chocolate LEGO blocks! In other LEGO news, this LEGO Female Scientist Kit proved to be really popular, which should have surprised.... nobody.

You can get a S'Mores maker, available on Amazon.

Gotta love this bookish cake. Because, CAKE! And Books!

I like these painted water towers and need to find some to take photos of.

I haven't read the Outlander books, but I am enjoying the STARZ TV adaptation.


Chocolate Bar Treat

There's no denying that chocolate goes well with something salty. Chocolate covered pretzels have always been a favorite of mine, provided the chocolate is dark. But I hadn't considered chocolate with potato sticks despite having loved potato sticks when I was a kid. The Chocolate Bar has remedied this lack in my life.

Potato Sticks on the Back of the Chocolate 

Front of Chocolate Potato Sticks Bar
The taste was wonderful. The chocolate was what I've come to expect from Chocolate Bar chocolate: rich, smooth, chocolate goodness. The potato sticks brought back happy memories of childhood when I would stuff my face with them. My only problem with this confection is that the potato sticks were stuck on the back where they readily fell off as I broke off pieces of chocolate, or tried to take a bite from the bar, itself. I wish they'd found a way to work the potato sticks inside the chocolate. Also, a corner of the bar was broken off when I got it home, but that could have happened in transit. All in all, an item I would happily buy again.


Friday, August 15, 2014

Movie Poetry

The marquee of this multiplex movie theater made me smile. All it needs is proper punctuation, maybe an added article and/or preposition.
Into the Storm Lucy Step Up All in Get on Up Planet of the Apes
In other news, I had a great chocolate shake from Bareburger and bought a pair of gray jeans from Eddie Bauer. The yumminess of the shake was expected; finding a pair of gray jeans was not. I haven't had a pair of gray jeans in ages, not since my last pair fell apart from wear and tear years ago. It's so hard to find them, let alone to find a pair that color that fits me. I'm excited.


Monday, August 11, 2014

Beach Day

After a failed outing last year, a friend and I set out last Friday for Rockaway Beach, one of New York's worst hit areas during Superstorm Sandy nearly two years ago. We were happy to find all the beaches open, and even some food concessions. One is CitySticks, where you can get ice pop treats. I'm pretty sure that's where I got a yummy chocolate ice cream cone. At any rate, it was an all-around lovely death, with perfect beach weather.

Rockaway Beach


Friday, August 08, 2014

Link Post

These Toaster Selfies could become the next big thing!

The 19 Truest Tweets About Life in New York City. I don't agree with every one of them, but they're all entertaining.

In China, Peaches Wear Panties.

I managed to see "Guardians of the Galaxy" this week. I love these interviews with cast members, especially this from Jimmy Kimmel's show. Also, Chris Pratt shows off Star Lord's space ship. This is quite possibly the perfect comic book movie. The cast is great, the action and humor and serious moments are well mixed, and it's hard to not like a movie with a talking tree and an intelligent yet surly raccoon. Most fun I've had in a movie theater this year.


Monday, August 04, 2014

Chocolate Chip Cookies for All

It's National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day here in the US. Chocolate chip cookies are my favorite kind of cookie. These itty folks love them, too.


Baked Goods

I was at Chelsea Market with a friend and saw these yummy looking items at Amy's Bread and thought I'd give them a try.

Chocolate Twists
The larger and darker of these chocolate twists was made with sourdough bread. I love sourdough bread, but I think I found something I don't like with chocolate. Sourdough is a dense bread and I thought it overwhelmed the tasty chocolate. The regular bread twists were quite yummy, and the chocolate was a nice, dark chocolate flavor. They make a nice quick breakfast or snack.

I also picked up a couple of amazing cinnamon rolls that taste awesome toasted with muenster cheese!

Cinnamon Roll with Cheese