With this post, I’m participating in a challenge, who doesn’t love a challenge? I’m answering a few fun questions about a few of my favorite things. Answering these questions not only put me in a good mood, but it’s making me hungry too. I can really go for a Hershey’s chocolate bar right now.
There’s nothing better than coffee except maybe an exceptional hot chocolate. The more rich, savory, sweet, chocolatey (and fattening) the happier I am. Although it’s not my absolute favorite drink (non-alcoholic) it is my second indulgence and there are those occasions in which I really prefer a cup of hot chocolate.
Sometimes I take the lazy route; boiling water in a kettle and a packet of Swiss Miss Cocoa, I add a few touches such as vanilla or almond flavoring, heavy cream, and some candies such as M&Ms, peanut butter cups, Hersey Kisses, or caramel, then I savor the moment. Of course it’s not like buying Dunkin Donuts, Wawa, or even Starbucks, but at least I save a few dollars and I can add my own personal touch.
My favorite toy as a child was the Spirograph. It was a geometric drawing toy used to produce “intricate” curves and designs. I would spend hours with this drawing tools. I use to spend so many hours drawing that my mother had to beg me to go outside to get some “fresh air.” I never really understood this, now that I am an adult I get it, but for me the Spirograph was the best invention since grilled cheese (by the way, don’t ask me to choose my favorite food, it’s an impossible task).
But, I can say this, if candy factories all over the world were to merge and only one type of candy could be produced of course it would be chocolate, just plain chocolate, no nuts, cereal crisps, creams, jellies, confectionery fillings, exotic or spicy flavorings, just a plain chocolate bar. Yummmmmm.
Every now and then the question comes up…”Would you prefer to have $100,000 now or $120,000 the following year (tax-free). I think I would prefer to have the $100,000 now, I have so much I need to do, mostly going to my house unfortunately, but it would be put to good use, any cash left over, I would take a vacation, I always wanted to go to Niagara Falls.
To close, my mother always told me always be thankful for something. So last week I am grateful that I was treated out for a cup of coffee (no money out of my pocket, except for bus fare). I’m looking forward to cooking a “big” dinner for Christmas. Although I’m not a great cook, I’m not all that bad (at least in my opinion).