Monday, July 30, 2007

For Love & Chocolate

My mom was adamant when I first started babysitting that I learn the value of "doing it for love". (Get your mind out of the gutter!) It stuck, really it did, I mean I would happily take Bobby in a couple of times a month just to secure myself in his heart. I know that I complain when he drools on me but that's just for show. A couple of weeks ago I passed him with another sitter during off leash hours and he totally snubbed me. I understand that it's not cool to hang out with your parents' friends when you're on the playground but still...a little hurt.

However, sometimes someone just insists on paying you and really it would be rude to refuse, right? So I didn't.

Pony Express wanted to take me for a drink to thank me for feeding her cats this weekend. Even though I stole couscous from her fridge while I was doing it she still insisted on buying me a drink. Mmmmm, mojitos.

Of course, a funny thing happened on her way to the bar. I know, usually the truly funny stuff happens on the way out of the bar but tonight was an exception. She stopped into a coffee bar and found out that they make possibly the very best ice cream on the whole planet.

So after mojitos she insisted (again!) on buying me a small scoop of that ice cream and wow. Just wow. (Pictures to come later.)

Money count today is remarkably inverse proportion to ice cream product consumption.

Tasti D Lite: $4
Dog Treats: $3.79
Tip for the ice cream guy: $1

Total: $8.79

Oh, and while we're counting:
Number of pounds lost this week: 1

Current weight: 136.5...for now.


  1. Anonymous8:34 PM

    So where is this place with the mythical ice cream?

  2. lol. did you know that chocolate was banned in switzerland for many years. read this