Wednesday, December 13, 2006 5comments No tags Permalink 0

Good news! I restrained myself from eating doughnuts tonight! applause, applause :)
Bad news. I found my wall of chocolate. During this past week I’ve been slowly accumulating a stash of brown chocolately goodness sweet stuffs. Just normal harmless everyday items from Trader Joe’s, Von, and some Japanese chocolate from Life Plaza. But you know what happens when many harmless things adds up? Bad temptations.

I was studying (very hard) for tomorrow’s Chinese exam when it came to my sudden realization that I was yet again, daydreaming. So, to snap myself back to reality, I stood up, did some stretches (if you could ever imagine such a thing) and unintentionally turned around to face the “kitchen” corner of our puny dorm room. To both my horror and delight, I encountered this:

Jars of Nutella, Trader Joe’s knockoff version of Nutella, crisp chocolate cat cookies, mini Japanese dark chocolate truffles and a bitterly rich sipping chocolate mix. I must have been possessed or something cause all of a sudden I felt a desperate urge to run up to the brown colored wall and consume all of it.
“Stop it!” my roommate Meg cried out, “are you insane?” she commented as I reached the bottom of the cocoa cookie container. She peered into my Starbucks mug, nearly overflowing with warm, rich dark liquid chocolate. “You’re going to give yourself a toothache!”
“MMmhhrmmmrrrmm…I’m starting diet tomorrow,” I mumbled, melting a truffle into the sipping chocolate and offering her alternating spoonfuls of Nutella and TJ’s chocolate hazelnut spread. I was suffering chocolate gluttony at my weakest. After my tummy started to complain and my heart felt heavy with butter, fat, and baked goods, I stopped. It was a passionate fling with dark chocolate in the middle of finals season. I had my fill. Feeling rather belghbleghblah, I went to brush my teeth for a good ten minutes (no cavities for me!). When I returned to the room, I found all my “goodies” laid back neatly on the shelf:

I love my roommate.

  • Eddie
    December 13, 2006

    LOL… danger notes wont stop you… you know you want it. i dont even have to say it… but since u’ve tempted me so much these past few weeks… YOU KNOW YOU WANT IT! THEY’RE CALLING OUR NAME! :D

  • Alice
    December 13, 2006

    Hehehe in my room we have a mini christmas tree and under it is chockful of chocolate – godiva truffles galore, classic ferrero rocher balls, a giant jar of holiday chocolate cookies, and mountains of assorted hershey kisses. well…what used to be mountains, and what used to be a giant jar full…and i’m the only guilty culprit in diminishing our supply :/

  • anonymous
    December 13, 2006

    Hi Kathy – Maybe crime scene yellow tape??? Post-it notes are too east to remove…when all else fails, use duct tape!

  • Chubbypanda
    December 13, 2006

    ROFL.You know, danger notes probably would stop me. It adds just a little extra bit to your barrier to entry.- Chubbypanda

  • Kathy YL Chan
    December 14, 2006

    Hey Ed!No fair! I’m weak enough as it is! I’m going to get you back for that :)Hey Alice!lol, I’d hit the ferrero rocher balls first – those are the best creations ever! you get all the textures, from the crisp shell and soft chocolate and nut, and the wafer layer…mmm. I have to go get a box for myself! :)Hey Kirk!I would ask you to please come by and help duct tape it, but when I woke up this morning, my roomate had finished the jar of nutella! And you though I was crazy…:)Hey Chubbypanda!I wish it would stop me! Sob, post-its are too easy to remove. I need them locked in a steel box or something. Or perhaps I shouldn’t have bought them in the first place. Weak, I am! :)

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