Thought I would do a little catch up on what has been going on around here.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Sunday, February 24, 2013
This year, however, I have not seen one of the nominated films. Why you may ask, well frankly they do not interest me that much.
I have read the Life of Pi and enjoyed it but I don't think I would want to see it on the big screen.
Les Meserables, come on how may times will this be done.
Lincoln, I don't know I am getting a little Daniel Day Lewis overload the past few years.
Django, no thanks.
Zero Dark Thirty and Argo, I am sure they are good but a little intense for me.
Silver Linings Playbook, these two actors have been in every movie the past couple of years haven't they?
I don't know enough about Beasts of the Southern Wild to have an opinion but it is probably good as is Amour although very sad.
The other thing I really dislike is the Red Carpet Walk or should I say Cattle Run. When I was little I remember the elegance of the Red Carpet. The stars making their way gracefully down the carpet , crowds cheering and being interviewed by someone like Army Archerd and I never recall anyone asking "Who are you wearing?"
Now it is just not enjoyable to watch. The actors being hustled from interviewer to interviewer it must be so frustrating for them to be herded like that.
What happened to the glamour?
Frankly, I want to see the show, I don't care about the skits, just host already. I care about who wins, and yes, what they wear although I really don't care who they wear.
I may sound a little jaded and perhaps I am. I hold out hope for future Academy Awards. They keep changing them, new producers needing to get the viewing numbers up. There was a time when it was the most watched programm around the world, perhaps that would be the case if there were less awards programms before hand.
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
As you know I am co-hosting a Fundraiser for RESCUE DOGS MATCH on March 2nd. and I am making baskets to raffle off. The first people I thought of to ask to contribute to the baskets with chocolate was HAGENSBORG CHOCOLATES.
They were so kind and lovely and today their package arrived with a box of Hazelnut Truffle Pig Bars. Not only did they send this delicious contribution they asked me to review their new product. Well, how could I say no.
The Wild Boar Bar! Oh, I could not wait, and I didn't. Three scrumptious bars. Two Dark Chocolate and one Milk Chocolate.
Now for the good stuff. I opened the end.....
......and this is what was inside! Not only do they make the most detailed, adorable packaging the bars are pieces of art. Look at this, the Wild Boars even took a couple of bites.
The 70% Dark Chocolate was the first one I tried. I snapped off a piece and it made that wonderful sound a chocolate connoisseur loves to hear. The sharp crack means this is a really good piece of chocolate. It was velvety and rich, not bitter at all. One of the best Dark Chocolate bars I have ever had the pleasure to eat ( I did not eat it all, I am saving some!)
The Milk Chocolate was smooth and creamy melting so slowly on the tongue. A true delight. And the 64% Dark Chocolate was as lovely as the 70% a little more mellow with a subtle note of fruit.
So my review of this fabulous new Wild Boar Bar is two trotters up, HAGENSBORG CHOCOLATE makes me proud to call myself a Truffle Piggy.
Please treat your taste buds to these heavenly chocolates and stop by their website and read the Fairytale Story of their conception.
Just a couple of more things. First, thanks so much HAGENSBORG your chocolates with be true stars in the baskets and to my family & friends, my birthday is coming up and I would be one happy camper if I got something like this as a present.........yummmmmm!