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05/09/2008 Entry: "The Chocolate Chip Cookie MI-5"

This MI-5 was inspired by a recent batch of absolutely, outrageously yummy chocolate chip cookies my beloved wife recently made.

1) Flour is one of those basic ingredients that's used in just about every staple we eat. What's a staple in your life? What is that makes you tick? What's that thing that gets you out of bed in the morning.

My family. If it weren't for them, I bet I'd be in Mexico right now, sleeping on a beach, trying to live off the land. There are some days I feel like I should chuck the job, the car, the house, the whole thing, and just get out of it all. But I couldn't leave them.

2) Sugar. Not only is it an ingredient, but it's often used as a pet name for a loved one. Share with us a pet name you've used towards someone you love/loved.

I refer to Susan as "My Beloved," or "Beloved Wife." If you haven't read Song of Solomon, you should. This story of love is told, basically, between a man and a woman, the Lover and Beloved respectively. That's where it comes from. In casual conversation, I usually refer to Susan and "Honey." There's also this other Victorian style greeting we use when we write to one another, but I'm not telling you what it is. Nothing risque, or anything, but it's a little thing we do that I don't mind you knowing, but I'm not going to share! :-)

3) You go to a restaurant for breakfast, and the item you order comes with "two eggs, any style." What style do you pick? Why?

"I like eggs, from my head down to my legs." When I eat eggs out, it's a toss-up between: over medium, so I can sop up the yolk with the toast, or scrambled, so I can douse them in Tabasco.

4) I'm not much of a baker, but I think there's baking soda in chocolate chip cookies. With summer soon upon us, some of us may start drinking more soda. Is there some beverage that you like to drink especially in summer?

My soda consumption goes WAY up in summer. I'm looking forward to Tab, ice tea, Fresca, and Sierra Mist Free.

5) Sandra Boynton says there are two kinds of people: those who are the chocolate sort, and those who are of the jellybeans. Which kind of person are you?

I guess I should've explained this question a little better. Sandra was implying that people were either a) chocolate freaks, or b) other kinds of sweet freaks. This wasn't supposed to be a "do you prefer chocolate or jellybeans," but "What camp do you belong to?" My grandmother loves any sweet she can get her teeth into, and just likes chocolate sorta ok. I, on the other hand, love chocolate, and probably won't order dessert unless there's some kind of chocolate involved.

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