Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Chocolate-flavored by any other name would not...

I know this post flies in the face of my Blog's title but I have to point this out! The FDA is about to commit a crime against man, nature, and chocolate (not necessarily in that order). They are looking to redefine chocolate so that it can contain vegetable oil rather than cocoa butter as well as other unspeakable, unnatural acts. This is being driven by the big candy companies who want to save money and lower quality. Think what this would mean. You'd go to a store and everything would say it's chocolate yet much of it would be low quality, oily muck. You would have to look at every chocolate label before purchase. The market would become flooded with cheap products, making it harder for the good stuff to get shelf space. You would never feel safe in your home. The US would lose all credibility in the international chocolate market, potentially hurting future American Chocolatiers...

For more information and some info about what you can do, check out:

If this happens, it would cause the most blatant case of fraudulent advertising since my suit against the film, "The Never-Ending Story", er, I digress.

Seriously, tell the FDA this is dumb...

Friday, March 16, 2007

Trivial Updates

So, for any of you who didn't know yet, I'm now moving all my stuff from Boulder back to CA and getting an apartment in San Francisco. I'm bummed to leave Boulder but my job is in California, so I gotta follow. Not shockingly this all happened very quickly. About 3 weeks ago I thought "Hmm, this living in 2 states thing sort of sucks" I should see if I can rent my place. It turns out I can, I contacted movers a week later and here I sit among the boxes.

My friend Sarah has been housesitting for the last few months and was hugely helpful in helping me get organized and ready to move. Even more importantly she picked me up from the airport on Wednesday and took me to a pub trivia night where we completely kicked ass (think questions with answers like "Jan Michael Vincent"). Photo of the winning team shown here.