- The freaky chocolate children of Moscow
- Cadbury Offers to Pay £1 of Your Hospital Bill
- Poor Ireland gets stuck with Time Out
- Halloween in England
- The long walk home
- UPDATE: My One-Month Plan to Seduce the Chocolate Man
- Cocaine is not Candy, Boys and Girls
- Turndown Service
- A Daily, 5-Second Vacation for The Chosen
Sunday, August 20, 2006
The Perfect Candy for Puzzling
Work was particularly brutal last week, and even Big Brother was too mentally taxing for me to follow. So I bought myself a puzzle and let it take over my kitchen table.
The only problem was that of all puzzles for a clueless American to choose, one of a London city map was probably the worst choice imaginable. I can’t tell the difference between Picadilly Circus and Cirque du Soleil, let alone where Vauxhall is in relation to Kensington.
In short, the puzzle took me a lot longer than I ever expected, and the whole thing took me a full week to complete. As a result, I had to bring in provisions: strawberry tartsie things (a.k.a. Strawberry Millions). The plan was to eat one strawberry ball each time I correctly placed a puzzle—once again, a perfect example of pairing. What actually happened, however, was that I had to buy six of these packs because my puzzle piece placement speed was so low and one can only hold out against the tempting strawberry bits for so long.
Categories: candy, fruit, pairing