A life by chocolate entails finding sweetness in the light and dark. Moreso, it's about addiction to cocoa. An insatiable sweet-tooth doesn't hurt. Well, not until the yucky tartar buildup and stuff. To the point, I strive to make you laugh like never before, cry in a good way, and hoard all the fair trade chocolate I haven't yet found. Thanks for sampling Life by Chocolate. I hope you keep coming back for more.
I'm very sad to say that our beloved Jacqueline (of Randomosity and then Cranky Bar) passed away on 2/6 - due to a severe stroke. In spirit, she's still with us in a loud and lovingly playful way. From my understanding, Jacqueline was surrounded by loved ones, including the Great Scot, and had been a spunky pistol until her final breath (including attempting to dance and shimmy from her hospital bed).
So we're celebrating our dear friend, Jacqueline. A small group of us are posting today - Mitchell, Bryan, Cheryl, Debra, Jono, me, and Michael. Feel free to join us today, or any time. We know that Jacqueline touched countless lives, human and animal, virtually and in a very real way.
One of Jacqueline's many beautiful posts, this one from her Facebook page.
Many wonderfully hateful messages were submitted to our annual Anti-Valentine's Giveaway. The winner(s) will win a generous package of chocolate sweets. As a reminder, any form of entry was accepted, but limited to 15 words. All of my followers get to vote. Despite the crowds, I shut, locked, and dead-bolted doors to our studio. We received plenty of timely submissions.
I now present you with the ballot. Please vote once for only one entry. Place your ballots in the comments section or email to Rawknrobyn@aol.com. If you're voting for someone with multiple entries, please specify which entry of theirs you're voting for (e.g., Bernie Sanders #1). Feel free to vote for yourself - we won't judge.
Polls will close at the end of the day on Monday, February 13th (11:59pm PST).
Thank you to all who participated. I love all you haters. Good luck!
I'm kicking-off Superbowl Sunday with announcement of: Life by Chocolate's Annual Anti-Valentine's Day GIVEAWAY!!
There's a natural connection to football...fields of sweaty, studly young men and tight-end receivers working up a sweat, making passes, charging forward and scoring -- in SOMEBODY ELSE'S end-zone. Play after play. Game after game. Year after year. So, yeah, see rules below.
In any format (photos, cartoons, sculpture, words only...), and using NO MORE THAN 15 words, create an Anti-Valentine's Day slogan. Either post it in the comments section or email it to Rawknrobyn@aol.com. Entries must be submitted by midnight PST on Saturday, Feb 11th. Enter as many times as you like, and anyone can enter (You need not be a blog follower.)
You, dear readers, will vote on the winner(s). I shall cast deciding vote(s), if needed. And you can vote for yourself, but it's one person, one vote. Kinda like real democracy, only I always accept bribes and compliments. Not that this has anything to do with who's gonna win. I just like bribes and compliments.
Oh, the winner(s)* will receive a very generous, sweet chocolate package in the mail -- their preferences and dietary restrictions taken into account.
*It's been too close to call for a few years, so more than one of you might win.
Have fun and send me your hate!
A good week to you, my friends.
Take care of yourselves.