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(5) Things we love…#152

Posted in Food & Entertaining, and Things We Love

Next week we will let go of Summer time, our days will become shorter, and apples and oranges will fill our fruit bowls for months to come. I look forward to all of it (probably because sub-zero temperatures and snow blizzards are not in the cards where I live). For now, I will enjoy the last truly hot weekend of the year. Have a great one, wherever you are, whatever the weather.

One. As useless and counter productive as it might be, I still feel the need to keep the rage alive and, sometimes, to wallow in it. This Trump rage fuelled rap by Eminen on BET Freestyle Awards is epic. Do not watch if you are easily offended by turpitude.

Two. I found these short musings on creativity interesting.

Intelligence in your fingers

Three. Really? A myth busted.

Four. But, then again, there is a chocolate that could be really good for you.

Five. Sofagirl sent me this seemingly easy exercise a while ago. If you have some time on your hands and are feeling introspective, it might be of some use (found on The Book of Life)

  1. When I’m annoyed, I have a tendency to… I
  2. When I feel  hurt I…. 
  3. When I’m tired I…. 
  4. My friends could be a bit of a problem – in so far as… 
  5. Around money, I can be a bit difficult because… M
  6. I guess I worry really quite a lot about… 
  7. I’m unusually obsessed by… 
  8. I’ve got some routines which I guess can be difficult…

Top image: impromptu picnic on the beach…while the weather lasts…

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  1. Di Trump non ne possiamo più nemmeno qui. L’attentato di ieri a NYC mi fa pensare. Il cioccolato non si discute. Proverò il giochetto di Sofagirl

    November 1, 2017
    • Non puoi sapere quanto non ne possiamo piu’ qui’ qui – altri tre anni sembrano un’eternita’ con questo buffone.

      November 1, 2017
      • Anche questi attentati ” a orologeria” … mah …

        November 2, 2017
  2. Kudos for posting the Eminem vid. The resistance rage absolutely must be shared. And often. This presidency is not normal. Reading the story about the hijacking of chocolate as a ‘healthy’ snack reminded me of Modica Sicily which then prompted my mind to find copies of Season 4 of Montalbano. I know…a weird, circuitous route to get there-but that’s just the way my brain works. 😁 Thanks for the smile about chocolate which reminded me of the location where they film the series of the clever Italian Commissario. I think I need to grab one of Andrea Camilleri’s books I haven’t read yet this weekend. Swoon. Hope your weekend is grand.

    October 28, 2017
    • I adore Montalbano, both the shows and the books! In Italian, the books contain quite a large amount of local dialect that can make for a harder read at the start, if you are not Sicilian, but have added such colorful words to my vocabulary.

      October 30, 2017
  3. Sofagirl

    Avocado chocolate ……my dog is laughing. I went to the factory in Monica and bought some of the Aztec chocolate – interesting, rustic, gritty. Chocolate is a treat, an indulgence – it’s not meant to be ‘good’ for you – but it does make me happy.

    October 28, 2017
    • From the Easter eggs of my childhood, through the Cadbury bars consumed on our ugly sofa all the way to the super dark chocolate I eat now, I will never ever give it up.

      October 30, 2017

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