Chocolate in the air

He showed the words “chocolate cake” to a group of Americans and recorded their word associations. “Guilt” was the top response. If that strikes you as unexceptional, consider the response of French eaters to the same prompt: “celebration.”

Michael Pollan, In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto

Easter is to the Hungarian candy business what Halloween is to the American.  I bought a mess o’ chocs for the guys in Oregon the other day, and I almost bought more today when I was in the remodeled InterSpar which is located next to the school. I settled for chocolate muesli, the Hungarian version of cocoa puffs (which also exist). I didn’t see anything but chocolate Easter treats – no marshmallowy types of stuff or peeps – although there was something orangey in a cellophane wrapper made to look like a carrot – it definitely wasn’t candy corn, but I’m not sure what it was.  I’ll report back.

Last week a teacher said the time seemed to be flying by and I agree – the weeks are over before they seem to have begun.  The 12th year students meet just once a week for English Conversation and they’re out the door the first week of May, so I only have three or four classes left with them.

Rain has found its way into spring. At first it hid in the shadows, poked around a bit a night, then found its soul brazen enough that it melded with daylight today.

There’s a circus coming to town next week and it will be here over the Easter break.  I can’t wait.

Time, Waits


3 thoughts on “Chocolate in the air

  1. Beginning to. Understand why Hungarian is such a hard language to learn. So far I see that relearning to diagram sentences would be a plus!

  2. A million and a half visitors here for holy week. Plenty of dulces, but not much room in the streets. Nucking futz. Btw, guilt free chocolate doesn’t taste as good 😉

    • Me brain hurts all duh time.
      Hah! I wonder if the pickpockets know about all those tourists?
      … they could retire by working just a week

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s