Wednesday, February 6, 2008

A sweet trip to the hardware store

One thing that is difficult about the transition between 'college' and 'real' life is the transference of furniture. Me, I prefer to buy my furniture when I know I'll end up somewhere relatively close. In the meantime, good ol'Craig is my savior. However, my lovely kitchenette has recently sprung a leak of sorts. Mr. O became very agitated over the last few months as his barstool became more and more rickety. He would wobble it back and forth, and then mention how it was wobbling. (The long of the short is, stop shaking your tush and it will stop wobbling. But I digress.)

A trip to the local hardware store fixed the problem right up. My new favorite hardware store not only fixes you up with hardware, they also have a full organic-themed garden area as well as a wedding registry. What more can a girl ask for? Chocolate, especially when there's a credit card minimum and just a little bite of something will do.

Yes, I can get a hex wrench and gourmet chocolate at the same place. Aren't you jealous?

Turns out the chocolates are supplied by a local company that provides many wonderful bonbons. I got a lavender and a ginger chocolate. Just look at how gorgeous they are!

Lavender... doesn't it remind you of your grandmother's brooch?

Ginger, with a seashell pattern

These aren't your normal Russel Stover's. My grandmother used to pinch the bottoms out of those. I don't think she would have done that to these.

The lavender was the best of the two. Recommended by the chocolatier, it had a really nice floral tone. The ginger was drowned out by the dark chocolate. It could have done with some more spice.

All in all, I don't think I could have asked for a tastier trip.


MrsPresley said...

can't believe you found chocolate at a hardware store!

i just joined the DB this month too, just checking out everyone else's blogs, wanted to say hello :)

Jen Noble said...

You should check out Bering's the next time you're in Houston. Not only is it a full hardware store, it also has fine china, stationary, cooking supplies, and an amazing selection of chocolate and coffee. It might be a bit of a drive from the north, but if you're in the Galleria area, you need to stop in.

(BTW, I accidentally deleted my first comment, so this is my second attempt!)