Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Buy this now.

Trader Joe's Belgian Chocolate Pudding.

The best pudding I've ever had.

If you like chocolate and live anywhere near a Trader Joe's, you must get some now. Maybe bring a spoon to the store, it's that good.

If you love chocolate, buy two or three.

Don't believe me? You should, given the amount of chocolate I eat. But just in case, here's a (slightly edited) review from J.:

So this afternoon I escape my office and go to a nearby park to have a picnic lunch with Sara and [the Bunster]. Sara had stopped by Trader Joe's to get some yummies. The bread, cheese, spreads, etc. were all good and tasty. Then she pulled out dessert -- premade, prepackaged Trader Joe's Belgian Chocolate Pudding. Okay, I thought -- I'll give it a try. It should be at least ok.




I could not believe the taste explosion of deep, rich, perfectly balanced chocolate. Smooth, creamy, sweet with just a bit of bittersweet from a fine dark chocolate. Not too heavy, not too rich, but soft, velvety, and delicious.

If you like chocolate, and if there is a Trader Joe's near you, RUN -- do not walk -- to get your hands on this. You will thank me. Your wife will thank me. Your husband will thank me. Your
girlfriend/boyfriend/children/future children will thank me.

Go now. Bring a spoon. Buy two. Share with a friend. Smear it all over someone you love.

Yes, it's worth the drive from Castle Rock to Denver.

So there you go. Don't say I didn't tell you.


Thursday, August 24, 2006

Revenge would be sweeter if I'd taken more photos

So Steve posted a bunch of old photos, responding to Marie's old Marvel holiday party shots. And he posted one of my favorite photos of myself ever. So flattering!

I should have checked my ammunition before I fired back with "I'll be digging through my old photo boxes now for a little sweet revenge." Because these just aren't all that embarrassing, unless you count my fabulous jacket:

Bucce around 1987 Me and Bucce in the late 80's or early 90's

Sure, Steve does look about 12 in that first one, although I'm guessing he was maybe 19 at the time. But twenty-some years ago, we all looked like babies, more or less.

Wish I'd taken some photos at some of Marc Siry's parties, or maybe at the early Marvel holiday parties. I remember some amazingly bad outfits worn to the Friar's Club parties by various Marvel-ites, including me, but I have no proof. Alas.

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Monday, August 14, 2006

Stan Drake

Don Hudson recently posted some old Power Pack stuff and mentioned that Stan Drake, an old-school strip artist, worked on PP also. I was an assistant editor on the book then and once got to visit Stan in his studio in Connecticut.

Stan did a strip for years called "The Heart of Juliet Jones" and when I visited and admired his work, he gave me a few old JJ strips. I still have 'em tucked safely away, keep meaning to frame them. Now Don's inspired me to scan one and post it:

Somewhere in my garage I have some reprint volumes of JJ, too. Such gorgeous art!

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