Monday, February 11, 2008

Chocolate Party & Official Snobs

I kidnapped two of my moms (the third was unable to make it due to a previous commitment - we'll make up for it, Diane!) and took them to the Great Lakes Science Center in Cleveland (located smack dab between the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Brown's stadium along the lake) for a traveling exhibit called, "Chocolate."

I love kidnappings - being kidnapped, kidnapping others. It's just so fun to be apart of the mystery of a surprise. Lynette and Becky were my victims. They were such good sports - all I let them know beforehand was the time constraints, what to wear, and what to bring. Otherwise, they were clueless. So I unveiled the plan for the day once both of them had been picked up for the morning, hot chocolate and other chocolate goodies in tow.

The exhibit was cool - mainly consisting of the history behind the bean which started it all. Can you believe that hot chocolate, the beverage, became a drink of choice (for the priviledged mainly) long before coffee did? And that the Mayan and Aztec peoples used it as an offering to their Gods (At that time it was a bitter, spicy drink - void of the sweetness those silly Europeans added to it much later. I have them to thank for my obesession)? Well, there you go... my little lesson for the day.

We finished the day with a beautiful conversation flowing from lunch at Mama Santos (best pizza IN THE WORLD) into our 2 hours ride home. Ain't it great to have the undivided attention of women you love? And to be in discussions about things in our hearts - dreams, desires, searching - that's just plain Godly. So I felt so spiritually connected by the end of Saturday night, that I skipped church on Sunday. Ha (it wasn't actually intended, I just got hooked on "The Office : Season 3" which I can watch on my computer, and 8 episodes later I finally came out of my cocoon of laziness yesterday!).

We also obtained the SWEET Saab over the weekend. His name is Sonny. And he looks GOOD. I have yet to get my camera out in that freezing-butt cold to take a shot of it. But he's fun. He is the polar opposite of Tipsy, the Town and Country - thereby making him all the more awesome. I'll get a pic out soon!


devaneygirlstill said...

Congrats on Sonny, he sounds sexy!

MissRebecca said...

HEe hee - I love the kidnappings idea.... I might have to start this for myself! I love creative mischeif~

Congrats on Sonny!!!!!

Joy Strancar said...

I didn't know you were into the Office!! It is our favorite show. We'll have to get together and watch sometime - we have Seasons 1-3 on DVD and Season 4 on DVR.

Oh yeah, Congrats on the new car!

Shauna said...

What color is Sonny, Tricia? I'm so curious! :)