Thursday, August 16, 2007

For The Love Of Chocolate

I was walking the streets of NY a little more than a month ago with two childhood friends, AD and AA. Both of them very lovable characters. But AA, who is lovable, and a character. I have known these guys since 1st grade and AA has always been the entertainer. And he continues to do so.

As we were walking down Broadway, AA the chocolate Lover got hit by the urge to indulge in.... chocolate (no points for guessing that one). And despite strong protests from AD and myself, dragged us into Max Brennar.

AA: What are you guys having? (rubbing hands with glee)
Me: A fruit juice.
AD: Coffee.
AA: What? You have to have chocolate. Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate! Will you guys share a Chocolate mess with me?
AA: I wonder if I can finish this by myself?
Me: Of course you can.
AA: I am not talking about the individual serving, I am talking about the whole thing.....
Me: Meant for 4-6 people?
AA: I have done it once before...
Me: You have?
AA: Yeah, my first date in the city. Dinner followed by Brennar!
Me: You were on a date and you had a chocolate mess meant for 4-6 people by yourself? Let me guess, you never heard back from her, right?
AA: Come to think of it.... yeah! How did you guess?
Me: I have one small advice for you. Its called 'Arranged Marriage'.
AA: OK, after I order my Chocolate Mess.

And I have been tagged by Anjali*-


The rules for this tag are simple:
(i) Go to Wikipedia and type in your birthday (month and day)
(ii) Write down 3 events, 2 births, 1 holiday, and tag 5 friends.

3 Events:
# 1857 - Sepoy Mangal Pandey of the 34th Regiment, Bengal Native
Infantry revolts against the British rule in India and inspires a long-drawn
War of Independence of 1857 also known as the Sepoy Mutiny.

# 1886 - Dr John Pemberton brews the first batch of Coca-Cola in a backyard in Atlanta, Georgia.
# 1999 - The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes at 10006.78 –
above the 10,000 mark for the first time ever.

(The way DOW is falling since a week, it wont be long before its back to the 10000 mark)

2 Births:
# 1976 - Jennifer Capriati, American tennis player
# 1939 - Terence Hill, Italian actor

1 Holiday:
# Youth Day in Taiwan
(perhaps the reason why I always look 18)

5 Tags:
Anyone. Do it if you feel like it.

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Blogger Menagerie said...

Is it just me? The incident and the tag made no sense to me...I am missing the catch, if there is one!

This has to top the vaguest post of all times on my list!

Public demands money back!

August 17, 2007 3:47 PM  
Blogger APOO said...

@Menagerie: they are two separate events combined in one post. It helps confuse people! =D

From your comment, I see that the post has done what is was supposed to. Its a success! No money back! :P

August 17, 2007 3:59 PM  
Blogger Di said...

Nothing nice happened on my birthday!! :(( Except me ofcourse.. :D

August 19, 2007 12:37 AM  
Blogger anjali said...

Ooooh, Max Brennar chocolate is so yummy! Slurp slurp!

August 20, 2007 10:32 AM  
Blogger Zee said...

i have no clue what max brennar chocolate is but i know what chocolate is and it's yum yum yum in the tum!!! i think ur friend and i are long lost twins....i can down any size of chocolately chocolate cake within mins and most women look at me as if i'm a sinning nun! oh what the hell....i never regret those indulgences...even when i stop fitting into my jeans...

August 20, 2007 12:24 PM  
Blogger Still searching said...

Firstly, its quite amazing to still know AND hang out with friends you know since 1st grade! I dont have that privelege since I moved schools and hence lost touch with old friends eventually...

Haha, arranged marriage! :)

Nice one. Am blogrolling you so I dont miss any new posts! :)

August 20, 2007 6:45 PM  
Blogger APOO said...

@Di: Oh the misconception :P

@Anjali*: Yeah, I bet it is... but chocolate soup? Nahhh!

@Zee: Worry not my dear. You get to buy new jeans!! =P

@Searching: I have friends I have known since I was 2 years old (I still think they stole my diapers, but I have no proof) and these friendships just last foreva!
(You should try Google Reader if u dont already)

August 21, 2007 12:41 AM  
Blogger Renie said...

Hi, please add your blog to our new directory of Indian Blogs and pick up an

Indiblogger badge, thanks!

August 21, 2007 2:11 PM  
Anonymous aditya said...

you need a new ghost writer...
either that or you need to explain what this post was all about....

August 24, 2007 2:07 PM  
Blogger DewdropDream said...

Given the sort of protests you're getting regarding the new post... is the invite for me to guest blog still on??? :D

August 25, 2007 7:15 PM  
Blogger APOO said...

#renie: Thank you.

#aditya: Yeah, I think I need a sabbatical man. Rehab perhaps.

#Dewdrop: Ha! Ha! You want to shield me from the bricks thrown by taking them on you? How sweet.

August 29, 2007 12:47 AM  
Blogger s.j.simon said...

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

November 10, 2007 2:10 PM  

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