Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Some new, to me, chocolate to review. Until recently, I did not know there were chocolate flavored Cheerios. As soon as I found this out, I had to try them. 
Bowl of Chocolate Cheerios

Box of Chocolate Cheerios

At first bite, they didn't seem all that chocolatey, but by the time I ate a bowl of them, I really liked them. Unlike Cocoa Krispies, which always get caught in my teeth, these were nice and crunchy and not overly sweet. They'd make a nice snack, too.


Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Movie Snack

. My favorite movie snack is Sno-Caps, though Malt Balls were good, too. During COVID19, hubby and I are doing a weekly movie night, complete with Sno-Caps. I never really looked at the box until now. For some reason, they think the standard Sno-Caps box contains three servings. Back in the days of actually going to a movie theater, I'd eat a whole box of Sno-Caps before the previews ended.

Box with Sno-Caps


Tuesday, December 22, 2020

End of a Horrible Year

 Yeah, I know. It's been months and months since my last post. I've spent most of the year obsessively reading news about COVID19 and the shameful political situation in the US. I've also watched a lot of TV and movies via streaming services, but didn't keep track, so no movies seen list this year. 

It used to be so easy to blog, via "Blog This" and other sharing links. Now it's easier to share on Facebook, but my FB account is for friends only. I feel bad about ignoring this, my first, blog.

So, here's an article about some ancient chocolate.


Friday, March 20, 2020

Time for a Questionnaire

50 (yes fifty!!) Things You've Never Been Asked.... (Except I've done questionnaires with many of these before.)

1. What is the color of your hairbrush?
B&W, but I usually just use a comb. I have a white comb.
2. Name a food you never ever eat.
Liver, lamb, lots of others
3. Are you typically too warm or too cold?
I get hot, I get cold, often within minutes.
4. What were you doing 45 minutes ago?
Watching "Conan without Borders" on Netflix.
5. What is your favorite candy bar?
Any bar of good dark chocolate is fine, but I do like dark chocolate Milky Ways.
6. Have you ever been to a professional sporting event?
Lots and lots of baseball games. Also some hockey games ages ago.
7. What is the last thing you said out loud?
(I don't recall, mostly because I talk to myself all the time.)
8. What is your favorite ice cream?
9. What was the last thing you had to drink?
10. Do you like your wallet?
Odd question. If I didn't like it, I would've replaced it. It's a nice leather tri-fold.
11. What was the last thing you ate?
Dark chocolate M&Ms.
12. Did you buy any new clothes last weekend?
13. The last sporting event you watched in person?
Last Mets baseball game of last season, when a foul ball broke my arm.
14. What is your favorite flavor of popcorn?
White cheddar is nice, but I rarely eat popcorn.
15. Who is the last person you sent a text message to?
I rarely text. Probably my sister.
16. Ever go camping?
Back in my teens, at day camp overnights.
17. Do you take vitamins?
18. Do you go to church every Sunday?
Nope. Don't go to shul on Friday night or Saturday, either.
19. Do you have a tan?
20. Do you prefer Chinese food over pizza?
More variety with Chinese food, so that. I love pizza, though, but I don't eat a lot of wheat, anymore, due to the fructans (the sugar in wheat, I don't have a gluten, which is a protein, problem).
21. Do you drink your soda with a straw?
I haven't drunk soda in decades.
22. What color socks do you usually wear?
Whatever I'm in the mood for. I own a LOT of socks.
23. Do you ever drive above the speed limit?
I don't drive.
24. What terrifies you?
Pandemics, idiots in elected and appointed government jobs.
25. Look to your left, what do you see?
The TV.
26. What chore do you hate?
27. What do you think of when you hear an Australian accent?
That the speaker might just be Australian.
28. What’s your favorite soda?
It was cherry coke, also Cream and Root Beer. Root Beer makes for great chocolate ice cream floats.
29. Do you go into a fast food place or just hit the drive-thru?
30. What is your favorite number?
It's a secret.
31. Who's the last person you talked to?
Hubby, or probably myself.
32. Favorite cut of beef?
Sirloin, rib steak
33. Last song you listened to?
Don't recall. I had the radio on earlier.
34. Last book you read?
Kate Atkinson's Transcription. I'm currently reading The Bear by Andrew Krivak.
35. Favorite day of the week?
Now that I'm retired, all of them.
36. Can you say the alphabet backward?
Probably not.
37. How do you like your coffee?
I don't like coffee.
38. Favorite pair of shoes?
Whatever is comfortable. My new Hoka One One sneakers are nice.
39. Time you normally go to bed?
After midnight, but it varies.
40. Time you normally get up?
9 or 10 am, usually.
41. What do you prefer, sunrise or sunsets?
42. How many blankets on your bed?
One for me, one for hubby.
43. Describe your kitchen plates.
Dark grayish.
44. Do you have a favorite alcoholic beverage?
Never really liked alcohol.
45. Do you play cards?
Not for a long time. I used to love playing canasta with my mother, grandmother, and sister sometimes after school.
46. What color is your car?
Black (but I don't drive it).
47. Can you change a tire?
48. Your favorite state.
Geographic or mental?
49. Favorite job you’ve ever had?
50. How did you get your biggest scar?
Hmmm..... they're mostly small and very faded now. The one on my palm looks like a dimple now that it's 55 years old. It was from an accident in an art class. 

Monday, February 10, 2020

Chocolate Love

"Last Kiss" is one of my favorite comics and this one is perfect, so I had to share.


Tuesday, February 04, 2020

Make it Dark

Bite-Size Hershey Dark Chocolate
Back when I was growing up, I ate milk chocolate and was content. Then I tried one of these Hershey dark chocolate mini-bars. They're not high percentage cacao the way fancier chocolates are these days, but they're infinitely better than milk chocolate. It's nice to see them with an updated wrapper.


Friday, January 24, 2020

Movies I Saw in 2019

I meant to post this weeks ago, but I've really upped my procrastinator game in recent years.

I didn't get to a theater much last year, just twice. I saw Avengers: Endgame and Star Wars IX: The Rise of Skywalker and loved them both.

Seen on TV:

  • Crazy Rich Asians: I haven't watched rom-coms in years, but this was so well-reviewed, I gave it a try and loved it.
  • One Upon a Deadpool: I ended up watching the PG version, with all the f-bombs bleeped. It was actually funny that way, including interludes/explanations of things they couldn't show.
  • The Wife: Glenn Close is mesmerizing in this.
  • First Man: Fictional account of Neil Armstrong becoming the first man to set foot on the moon. Riveting. 
  • Solo: A Star Wars Story: A lot of people didn't like this movie about Han Solo's early years, but I thought it was fun. Plus, Alden Ehrenreich was delightful as Han and Donald Glover was great as Lando.
  • On the Basis of Sex: Felicity Jones is masterful playing Ruth Bader Ginsberg.
  • Fantastic Beasts 2: The Crimes of Gindelwald: A nice follow-up to the first one, a bit more suspenseful, as middle-of-trilogy movies should be.
  • Ugly Dolls: A totally charming, animated movie about the Ugly Doll toys.
  • Can You Ever Forgive Me: Based on a true story, this starred Melissa McCarthy as a writer-turned-forger. She proves she's not just funny, but a talented actress.