For years I’ve heard that eating chocolate releases a chemical in the bloodstream that gives the consumer the same “rush” that they get when they are in love. Maybe that is why giving a woman birthday chocolates or Valentine’s day chocolates is such a popular gift. I’ve read that eating dark chocolate is actually supposed to be healthy for you, but to be honest I don’t care for the bitterness of dark chocolate. My favorite chocolate is white chocolate, which I understand isn’t really chocolate at all, but is almond paste.
Whenever I make a batch of brownies from a mix I like to add some semi-sweet chocolate chips in the batter. If I have some white chips I’ll add them too. I think that it just makes the brownies a little bit extra special. You should try it too sometime; your family will love you for it!
My boyfriend and I were talking about groundhog day, and how it is fast approaching. I think the entire concept of groundhog day is a little bit silly – waking up a poor hibernating critter to see if it sees its shadow or not is just plain silly. If it’s sunny out, of course it is going to see its shadow (if it looks!) Just let the poor thing sleep for crying out loud! I mean they say if he sees his shadow, it’s six more weeks of winter, if he doesn’t, then we’ll have spring in six weeks. Well, what is the difference? Six of one, half a dozen of the other. It makes no sense at all to me, really!
When I first met John, he was telling me about how he has a recording studio in his house, and that he does professional recordings for customers. He was telling me about all of his state of the art equipment, like a studio 61 keyboard, as if I was supposed to know what all of the brand names were, and be impressed with what he has. I was too embarrassed to admit that I don’t know anything about what brands are good, and what are not, or even what all of the different pieces of equipment do. Sometimes it is hard to fake it, you know what I mean?
I don’t normally see a lot of Rose Gold Jewelry. I don’t know why I don’t see a lot of it, other than it must not be as popular as white and yellow gold. I actually like the Rose Gold jewelry better than white and yellow gold! So I was really excited to see some Rose Gold rings among the selection of stackable expressions from joyjewelers.com! I was surprised to see them call it “pink gold” because I’ve always heard it called “Rose Gold” up until now.
Yesterday I was reading an article about dying Christmas traditions. One of the traditions mentioned was the use of the spray-on-snow. Did you know that the snow used to be made from asbestos? I wonder how many people now are suffering from mesothelioma as a result of the spray-on-snow that they used to decorate their houses with? I can remember when I was a child my parents used it to spray on the Christmas tree!
I was reading up on asbestos in products that we may not have known about, and discovered that it was used (as fake snow) in a lot of movies – like the Wizard of Oz and Holiday Inn!
asbestos in Wizard of Oz
If you want more information about asbestos and Christmas decorations (fake snow), I would encourage you to do some “Googling” yourself. You will find lots of articles on the subject!