Monday, October 15, 2007

Is it too much to ask for a standing ovation?

I think it’s the least you can do. I have gone without sugar for a week now. By far the hardest day was Saturday when I went to a bridal shower and felt like an alcoholic at an open bar. How was I supposed to focus on the unveiling of toasters from neatly packaged Bed Bath & Beyond gift boxes when the hostess had made homemade chocolate peanut butter truffles and set them in the middle of the refreshment table? Answer me this: Are there any four better words to put side by side in the English language than chocolate – peanut – butter – truffles??? I didn’t have any. I ate carrots and celery and wheat thins. And since I had minimally helped with some of the details of this party, the lovely bride-to-be had prepared me a thank you gift. I opened my bag to reveal a lovely candle, scented appropriately for this time of year. But surrounding this candle was...are you listening? Paying attention here? This is important. Because she had surrounded my thoughtful gift with Dove chocolate!!! The GOOD kind!!! As in, put this in your mouth and prepare to hear the trumpets of angels. As soon as I opened the gift bag I ran for the drawer, grabbed a Ziploc, stuffed the chocolates inside, sealed it shut and delivered it immediately to my neighbor across the street.

So yes, I believe some clapping would be appropriate. And it wouldn’t kill you to stand up.

9 comments:

JustRandi said...

I AM SO IMPRESSED! Just WOW. I'm not sure my body could handle the shock.

Anonymous said...

BRAVO!!!! This is me standing and clapping wildly!!!!
Ginger

Rachel said...

No 4 better word combos I can think of, but 5 better words are: MY-chocolate-peanut-butter-truffles.
I am very impressed! And I also wish that I lived across the street from you...

Heather said...

Good for you, way to go, pat on the back, all that jazz.

I surprised you didn't just sneak one trial piece... I might have.

Lucas said...

Frankly, I must say that I'm disappointed. I believe you should have melted the chocolate she gave you, poured the delicious treat into "stencils" in the words of "You Suck," refrigerated it and then I would have given it back to her for taunting you with such a delectable dessert.

hahaha

That's just me though...

Man, the nerve some people have!

;)

Anonymous said...

Sorry Kristy, but if anybody deserves the standing ovation it is I! If you recall I agreed to join you in this sugar fast and I was the one who made the 100 plus truffles without eating a single one. Now that is impressive.
Michelle

Kerri said...

You are SO my hero. The only time I've gotten off chocolate was when I was pregnant with gestational diabetes. Had I never eaten it again, I'd have been fine...but one day it really called to me and I gave in.

You DO deserve a standing ovation. Just let me get this bag of Dove chocolates off my lap.....

Anonymous said...

ARE YOU KIDDING ME???? You gave away DOVE CHOCOLATE??? You need to be committed, not hear clapping. My mouth is hanging open in shock. Dove chocolate!!!! Was it dark chocolate?? NO, don't answer that I don't think I could handle the answer.

Boliver

ganelle said...

I couldn't have done it. Chocolate is often my lunch, ok, and breakfast...