Check-in. Sorry. Fingers are on strike already. Whee.
Well, I have an appointment in an hour, so off I go. Ta-da!
Strange facts: Worldwide, most people report the worst beers to be American-made, with few exceptions. One is from Brazil, the other from Thailand.
Oddly, however, "flavored" beers top the lists. Which is weird. B/c if it's flavored, is it beer anymore? Let the debate rage on. I don't drink. All I know is, there's some really heated debates on beer, and my hubby used to be part of them.
To no surprise on my part, however, Budweiser tends to be in the top 3 worst beers no matter who rates them. Ever. I'd add "Iron City" but I think they went out of business after the river water stopped being polluted ;-P
One of the top CHOCOLATES in teh world, however, comes from Chicago, Illinois, USA: Vosges Haut Chocolat. Soundss European, but made in the USA. Also in the top three is another US chocolatier with a Euro name: Scharffen Berger (formerly Scharffenberger, yes, that's German origin), owned by Hershey, of all things. A rarity in the chocolatier world, to have a huge company own a chocolate that gets rave reviews. Nubmer one, of course, is a Swiss chocolatier, altho' Belgium's "The Chocolate Line" is a relaible source of good stuff. (Their seashell-shaped caramels are a dream!)
Interesting fact: Despite the cholesterol panic, some studies show that it is not as causative of heart disease as we think. These studies don't get far, b/c anti-cholesterol meds are hugely profitable, for one, and also b/c it's a way to get people to eat less *fat* in general (e.g., red meats!). However, many cholesterol-lowering drugs can give you horrible side effects, so... Eat less saturated fats, maybe live longer, but not necessarily happier. (I will give up peanut butter when you pry it out of my cold dead chocolate-covered hand, LOL.)
And ta-da! A check-in was born.
Note: I have eaten my first ever cricket. I do not recommend. Yech. Crunchy dirt. But I tried. :-)
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