Tuesday, July 14, 2009

It's Twofer Tuesday Time

I’d wondered the other day where to mine the sentences I’d read from for this Twofer Tuesday. The answer came, as it so often does, while I was busy doing something else.
The something else in question was debating which bit of writing chocolate I ought to have. It was an important question yesterday as I hadn’t gotten around to doing the day’s writing yet.
Should it be a promise? Or a reward?
Promise won, of course and I had some Lindt. As I was going through the varieties I had on hand I decided the sentences ought to come from one of the packages.

From the Lindt dark chocolate with chili we find this compelling prose:

“Lindt Excellence Chili is a unique and sophisticated new taste experience from Lindt’s Maîtres Chocolatiers. Enjoy this combination of Lindt’s finest aromatic dark chocolate with the well balanced spice of premium red chili.”

This is good chocolate, but in the end I went with the company’s milk chocolate and caramel offering yesterday.
Disclaimer: I don’t work for the company, and no one has paid me to say this. Dammit.

In keeping with the theme, albeit a thin one, of sustenance, here’s something from A Fly on the Wall. In it, Brelyan has just returned to this century. He’s traced his mirror to a recycling center and has to wait outside overnight.

“Mosquitoes of the 21st Century were vicious, bloodthirsty hooligans. The spread-on skin covering that protected him in the future did nothing in the current time.”

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the Bag Lady said...

You are evil. How could you talk about chocolate so early in the morning? I've barely had an entire cup of coffee..... :)
Your sentences are intriguing, and oh so very true!

Leah J. Utas said...

Yes, df Bag Lady, I am.

Nancy said...

Yum, chili and chocolate.

Leah J. Utas said...

It's an amazing combo, Nancy.

Reb said...

Good thing I am late today or I would have had far too many hours to contemplate chocolate.

Good lines, I am so intrigued.

Barbara Martin said...

Chocolate is good for you at any time of the day. I didn't know they put chilis in chocolate.

As for your sentences, mosquitoes can be nasty suckers as noted. Especially if it's been a wet, late spring.

Your character might try eating bananas for the potassium which mosquitoes don't care for.

Leah J. Utas said...

Thanks, Reb. I think about chocolate all the time.

Barbara, I didn't know that about potassium. If he ever finds himself as dinner again I might take you up on your suggestion. Thanks.

Hilary said...

I'd have gone for both the promise and the reward..

Imagine if they did pay you.. in chocolate.

Leah J. Utas said...

Oh, that's how I usually do it, Hilary.

Clare2e said...

Your sentences suck, Leah! : )

I love Aztec/Mexican cocoa made with ancho chiles. My favorite bar form is the Red Fire by Vosges, but I didn't know Lindt made one. Yum!

Leah J. Utas said...

LOL, Clare2e.

I don't know anything about ancho chiles. If I ever see that one I will give it a go.