Dude, where’s my chocolate?


Okay, okay. I’m terribly slow to get around to things. Last week I put up a post wherein I announced that I would randomly select a commenter to receive a box of Brazilian chocolate in the mail. The deadline to enter this drawing was almost a freakin’ week ago, and I still haven’t announced a winner. But here’s the problem: once I announce the winner, I’ll feel compelled to act upon that announcement, and get my lazy ass over to the post office.

So here goes. We have a winner! (Ding ding ding!)

Madame Meow of
A Daily Dose of Zen Sarcasm

…is not the winner!

 
Oh, no, wait. She is the winner. (Ding ding ding!)

And as soon I get her snail mail address, you can bet that I’ll be heading right over the post office. Within the fortnight. (I also have a return gift for the lovely Dragonfly, who got the chocolate ball rolling.)

As a consolation prize for those of you not soon to receive chocolate in the mail, I offer you this scene, in honor of the meow-ness of the winner’s name. Meow! (It’s from the movie Super Troopers.)

Update:
Because Flutter asked about it (“um where is the chocolate?”), I will share some more details on the chocolate in question. It is currently on my kitchen counter, all boxed up and addressed and everything. It almost made it to the post office, but I ran out of time. I managed to get a couple of photos before I closed up the boxes.

Mme. Meow gets this batch: a box of various Garoto brand filled chocolates, a couple of small candy bars, and a whopping big bar of Lacta’s Diamante Negro (“black diamond”), which is milk chocolate with some sort of crunchy cashew bits.

Dragonfly, who has expressed a desire to visit South America, gets the slightly more tropical Garoto mix, which includes some banana and coconut chocolates, as well as two candy bars and a roll of guava cookies (which are not chocolate, but looked good).

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12 responses to “Dude, where’s my chocolate?

  1. um where is the chocolate?

  2. On a lighter note…that was such a horrible movie. I only sat through it twice. What is it about these bad movies that makes me watch.

  3. I’m the queen of not mailing stuff. THE QUEEN. I have stuff with stamps on it from two years ago (um, birth announcements) that are still not mailed. Yeesh.

  4. About that squid:

    “…“We are not only what we read,” says Maryanne Wolf, a developmental psychologist at Tufts University and the author of Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain. “We are how we read.” …”

    (from http://www.theatlantic.com/doc/200807/google)

  5. flutter-
    Currently, the chocolate is on my counter. But I just put up some pictures.

    jwbates-
    The intro is pretty memorable.

    mte-
    Yes, perhaps not a cinematic masterpiece. But strangely compelling.

    mimi-
    I have a pretty bad reputation myself…

    magpie-
    Ah, squid. Squid and reading. Two things I like a lot. Maybe I’ll check out that book.

  6. “madame meow” is a great name

  7. I’m with Mimi, I never mailed my WEDDING thank yous. That was 7 years ago, and they are still around here in a box. SIGH.

  8. Thank you, Painted Maypole :o)

    And YAY! CHOCOLATE!!!!! (mmm… I have had Garoto… oooh…. I could not be happier to have some more!)

  9. Painted-
    Agreed!

    Kyla-
    I’m glad to know there are others like me. There are more than a few thank yous that never got sent by me, either.

    Mme. M-
    I’m glad to be able to reunite you with Garoto. May you have many happy minutes together.

  10. Wheee…I got my goodies today!! I haven’t broken into it yet (I’ve had a migraine most of the day) but it looks fabulous!!! Many, many thanks. :)

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