Friday, December 19, 2014

Holiday Chocolate

So. A friend sent me these for Chanukah! Nothing beats getting gifted with chocolate.
Hershey's Kisses, Hershey's Milk Chocolate Bar, Rubber Duck


Monday, December 15, 2014

Short Day Blahs

I don't have full-blown seasonal affective disorder, but I do get the blahs around this time of year. It starts with going off Daylight Savings Time, when the days really start getting noticeably shorter, and continues through the first week in January when I start noticing the days really are getting longer. I have daylight bulbs for my lamps now, which helps, but it's still depressing to have to put those lamps on at 3:30 in the afternoon. So, I meant to blog, but didn't. Time kept getting away from me. Will try to do better. And now we have the first sunny day in nearly a week. That should help, too.


Sunday, December 07, 2014

Tis the Season

T'is the season for gifting. And to start, here's a Chanukah Gift Guide.

The Nerdist offers up a Gift Guide for Book Lovers. And for book and library lovers, there's Out of Print which sells library-related clothing and book bags.

In other links, here are the essentials you need to know about Mars. Because. Mars!

I saw Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part I and loved it. It was well done and true to the book. The things they added or changed worked perfectly. I can't wait to see Part II next year.


Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Just a Few Things

Chanukah will be here before we know it, so let's get in a festive mood with this wonderful mashup of Chanukah music.

I knew most of these jokes, and yet, that didn't stop me from laughing. Out loud.

This is a bit late: How famous artists would have served a Thanksgiving meal.


Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Bunch of Links and Stuff

Some fun gift ideas:

Pouch that says: "The Only Thing I Love Better than Chocolate is Chocolate."
And just for fun:


Friday, November 14, 2014

Croissant Pretzel Mashup

For anyone who might be wondering what a pretzel croissant looks like.

Pretzel Croissant
This yummy treat comes from The City Bakery here in NYC. Specifically, a Birdbath City Bakery. You can keep your cronuts. I'll stick with pretzel croissants, a wonderful mix of flaky buttery goodness, sesame, and a bit of salty flavoring.


Chocolate in New York

While walking around the Upper Westside of Manhattan, a friend and I stumbled upon a couple of chocolatey establishments. The Chocolate Works is chock full of chocolate and candy goodness. I bought a chocolate covered pretzel for a taste test.

Chocolate Works Entrance

Chocolate Covered Pretzel
The chocolate coating on the pretzel was milk chocolate, not my preference, but the ample portion of dark chocolate chips on top of that helped give the treat a nice chocolate-salty pretzel balance.

We also came upon the Treat House, but didn't have time to stop in. That will have to wait for another day. Based on their website, I'm looking forward to visiting the place.

Treat House Awning