Saturday, July 29, 2023

The heatwave melted my solar-backed phone..!

HEAT WAVE by someone named Tanka

gods, exhort the sun

punish the unbelievers

and so it was done

the greeks believed in many

but we now pray to just one

oh Lord please spare us

frying eggs on the sidewalk

hasn’t been much fun

we know we hated winter

but summer is a bummer 


Saturday, July 22, 2023

Summer delay


   To my brave candy box customers; 

I don’t know how u do it in this heatwave, it’s massive, and I’m hoping I don’t lose too many of u during these summer months. 

   I was able to service a few machines before succumbing to the heat. 

Going in to beautiful businesses hot, sweaty, and dizzy was no way to conduct business so I’m suspending service thru July, prolly August. 

  It wasn’t the cloudless days of unrelenting heat, it wasn’t even the excessive heat alerts I kept receiving, it was the quality of results that was diminishing. 

    Unless it’s flooding, should a cool rainy day appear, I’ll be on the road 1st thing.  

   Thanku for your patience.  



Saturday, July 15, 2023

Dog Days of Summer


When Sirius would appear in the sky just before the sun, near the end of July, that marked the very hottest days of the year. 

The Romans referred to this period as ‘dies caniculares’ or ‘days of the dog star’, which was eventually translated as ‘dog days’. 

Saturday, July 8, 2023

World Chocolate Weekend



Every year on July 7th, World Chocolate Day allows chocolate lovers around the world to indulge in their favorite treat without any guilt. The day also celebrates all kinds of goodies made from chocolate, including chocolate milk, hot chocolate, chocolate candy bar, chocolate cake, brownies, or anything covered in chocolate. 


Chocolate comes from the seed of the tropical Theobroma cacao tree. Cacao has been cultivated for at least three millennia and grows in Mexico, Central America, and Northern South America. The earliest known documentation of using cacao seeds is from around 1100 BC.  

Since cacao tree seeds have a very intense, bitter taste, they must ferment to develop the flavor. Once fermented, processors dry, clean and roast the beans. After roasting, the shell is removed to produce cacao nibs. The cacao nibs are then put through a grinding process creating cocoa mass, which is pure chocolate in rough form. The cocoa mass is usually liquefied through a process creating chocolate liquor. During this process the chocolate liquor is made into two components: cocoa solids and cocoa butter. 

4 Common Types of Chocolate

  1. Unsweetened baking chocolate – cocoa solids and cocoa butter in varying proportions.
  2. Sweet chocolate – cocoa solids, cocoa butter or other fat and sugar.
  3. Milk chocolate – sweet chocolate with milk powder or condensed milk.
  4. White chocolate – cocoa butter, sugar, and milk but no cocoa solids.

Most people love chocolate. In fact, nine out of ten people love chocolate. About 1 billion people eat chocolate every day. Besides the fact it tastes so good, there are some health benefits of chocolate. Chocolate increases serotonin and dopamine levels, which helps to boost the mood. Dark chocolate can also be especially good for you. Dark chocolate is a powerful source of antioxidants, plus it helps to improve blood flow, lower blood pressure, and reduce the risk of heart disease.  

HOW TO OBSERVE #WorldChocolateDay

Celebrate by eating chocolate! Other ways to participate include:

  • Visit your favorite restaurant and indulge in a delicious chocolate dessert.
  • Host a chocolate tasting party and invite friends to bring their best chocolate recipes to share.
  • Learn about chocolates from around the world.
  • Read your kids a book about chocolate, like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Candy’s Chocolate Kingdom, or The Chocolate Touch.
  • Be sure to post photos of your favorite chocolate treat on social media tagging #WorldChocolateDay. 


It’s unclear who came up with this yummy food day. However, we did find out that the day is celebrated on July 7 because the first World Chocolate Day was celebrated in 2009. 


Saturday, July 1, 2023

Happy 4th..!

 Except for parties, your critters will try to flee during fireworks 🎆, keep pets close, safe, and hydrated! 

And have an awesome Independence Week! 





Rain & heat

 It stormed for a week, then sleeted, then baked a cloudless sky over 100 degrees for a week, now it’s supposed to rain all next week. 

The heatwave was especially brutal and caused so many delays. 

Should be back on track this Monday. 

       Have a safe weekend!