Friday, April 19, 2013

Cupid's Arrow: A Writer's Ode to Chocolate

When I saw that Brooklyn Gibbs wanted an author to profess their love for chocolate via poetry, I was all over it. Like most writers, I love my chocolate and have self-medicated with it on many a long night of revisions. However, I am also a total introvert who is allergic to being filmed, so this was more challenging for me than one would think. Enjoy, then go forth and eat chocolate! P.S. I need to send out a huge thanks to my hubby for helping my technology-challenged self figure out the world of YouTube.


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  1. You did great Kristi! "Yet always wind up on my....Ask not...." BRILLIANT!!!! Loved that poem - very funny. Now hand over the chocolate!

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    1. My 8-yo said, "You were going to say 'butt', weren't you?" Um, no. lol.

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  2. Aw, Kristi, you did it! See, this is further proof that you always look much better on video that you think you do. Great job!

    AND you did get to buy all that chocolate to make the video, right? Unless that was just a sampling of what you already had on hand, in which case I say, DAYUM. That's some serious chocolate hoarding. :)

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    1. Ha--no, I bought it purely for purposes of the video shoot...but then it was just sitting there and staring at me. So, yeah.

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  3. HA! Oh my gosh, this is sweet, in every sense of the word! I think I'm going to start quoting lines from it randomly now...

    AND YOU EVEN MENTION WINE! Perfection. Utter perfection.

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    1. Thanks, Sara. I think I should have had the wine before I did this-lol.

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  4. I love it! Great job, Kristi!! (But I have to admit, I love white chocolate... O.O) Also, you're so dang cute! :D

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    1. Thanks, Sara--there are a lot of white chocolate lovers out there, but I just don't get it. ;)

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  5. I commend your choices in chocolate bars! I'm salivating now...must...find...chocolate...

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    1. Thank you--and good luck in your chocolate hunt!

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  6. Love. Love. Love. The video. Chocolate. And you.

    You are fabulous. Somehow, I now need to hunt down a Cadbury egg because I'm drooling.

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    1. I'd give you mine but I already ate it. ;)

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  7. I loved your poem! "I'm not racist, but I just don't like em white." Great line! I honestly LOLed at my cubicle.

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    1. Thanks--glad I could bring some cubicle cheer. :)

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  8. Haha, Kristi, that was terrific! Love the poem! And I will totally be happy to take the white chocolate off your hands... =)

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    1. I'd be more than happy to give it to you!

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  9. I admit to snorting out loud when you read the line "I'm not racist"... Hilarious! I prefer dark chocolate, too. :) Great job, Kristi!

    Speaking of food, I thought of you just now as I was making a gluten-free pizza crust. Yum.

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    1. Oh Anne--now I am absolutely craving GF pizza. I think I love food too much-lol. Enjoy it!

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  10. LOVE this! Ah, nonjudgmental chocolate! And chocolate and wine = bliss. :)

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    1. I know--dark chocolate and red wine is the best combo!

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  11. Raise your hand if you're a racist!
    THERE'S NO SUCH THING AS WHITE CHOCOLATE!!

    Well done, friend!

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  12. Kristi,

    I LOVED it! Your poem, your sweet voice & smile. :) Kudos for mastering the blog--and I laughed out loud with the "don't judge my use of the em-dash" (I LOVE SOME EM-DASHES!!!).

    GREAT arrow Kristi! So glad you're a Valentine, and I'm honored to be one too.:)

    xoxoxoxoxo

    P.S. I'm a dark chocolate fan myself. I only like the white when it's mixed with something more "chocolate-y," like say, Oreos. :)

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    1. Thanks, Lynne--maybe we could start an em-dash support group. ;) And yes, the Valentines are the best!

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  13. Brava, Kristi! Your video is adorable. And since you bought all that chocolate for promo purposes, it's a tax write-off, right? :)

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