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Chocolately evilness.

I am currently sucking on a Dove dark chocolate bar with, ahem, “a natural source of cocoa flavonals” and a large ad for breast cancer awareness on the front. Mmm… moral superiority.

Ive been trying to recommit to my Nestle boycott – Ive been trying not to buy Nestle products for about five years, after someone told me what sort of crappy things they do in third world countries. Oo here ya go – linkage! Its a badly designed page, but has the most specific, concise information. Hope its not too confusing.

Ive since slipped back into a nasty Twix habit after some kerfuffle with my birth control – I hate to perpetuate some sort of female stereotype but I gotta have me some theobromine when my hormones go all wonkey or I will kill. I take chocolate medicinally, ya see. Thank goodness, Twix is a Mars Bars baby (as is Dove), so that wasn’t too bad. In the past few months Ive fallen off the Nestle wagon a bit, once I realized Kit Kat bars were only 220 calories for a package. Mmm. Crunchy chocolate. Too bad I keep thinking about starving babies when I eat ’em. That’s not good.

So Im back on it today. I re-signed up for the official Nestle Boycott petition, and looked through a list of Nestle products. Theyre frickin’ everywhere, my goodness.

Look at this shit! Et tu, Rolo? I can do it, though. As long as Twix and Dove aren’t evil, those around me won’t be harmed.

I’m off to write a paper that could theoretically discredit my entire line of work. Wish me luck – its due Monday.

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Some quick thoughts before I sign off and call my boyfriend. I told him I would call after I ate dinner and Im still slurping on my soup, so I feel this is appropriate.

Im learning how to knit lace! I bought some beautiful hand dyed wool some months back and decided that my magnum opus for 2007 was for me to knit a cardigan. Not just any cardigan, a complicated cardigan. With a lace pattern. And cute sleaves. And those eye-hook thingies that I think are sexy. I tried out the pattern last night and seem to have it down okay, except I need to figure out the difference between an SSK and a K2T. Other than that, Im golden.

Is anyone else a little exasperated with the Democratic reaction to the Presidential Surge? What the hell is a non binding petition? That does nothing, except spin your wheels about how horrible you think the plan is. From what Ive heard so far, the Democrat’s dont have a plan. This one sucks, don’t get me wrong, but it seems like intellectual laziness to criticize something without having an idea of your own. I like Kennedy’s bill, where the president would need congressional approval to do crap like this (yay checks and balances! Its about time), but who knows what’ll happen to it. Im just sayin. You need to kick more ass than this, Democrats.

Im tired and hungry and Ive had salad for three nights in a row now. Darn you, intermediate weight goal! I’m 2.3 pounds away and I dont think Im ever gonna get there. Of course, once I don’t get there, I’ll have another 15 pounds to not lose.  I want chocolate so bad I think I might… would I do something violent for chocolate? That’s one of the signs that its an addiction. Hm. Im gonna think on that.

Until then, my soup is now done. Mmm, box soup. I love this stuff. Im gonna go call James.

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