This will be easier than going back and rewriting the entire Day 2 blog. I should also note that so far I’ve only talked about what I have gotten for Becca, and nothing that she has given me so far. This is mainly because she’s been gifting to me in the evening and I’ve been gifting to her in the morning, and so far I have not had time to do much in the evening after work, whereas in the morning I have a good 2.5-3 hours before I need to get going. Or I suck.
This is the mythical chocolate advent calendar that I know people have been talking about in the private forums for people who follow me and my blogging exploits. Fear not for your seclusion anymore, for now this blog is newly upgraded to include a place for you to comment on what you read and see. Despite every other blogging site features this ability as “commonplace”, Tumblr recognizes that not every blog is worth commenting on, so why should they be responsible for for the crap your followers post about your posts? This puts full responsibility on the owner of said blog. I have faith that all of my followers will use this to fulfill a much needed need in the world - to comment on photos of my cat. On to the chocolates.
Day 1s chocolate captures a significant moment in time that is not often heard about, where the Empire tested the carbonite chamber on a bear prior to testing it on Han Solo. At first they were all like “Well, if it works on a bear, it’ll work on Luke”. But then they caught Han and said “Shit, we should try this out on him too. Besides, what if Luke doesn’t like honey? might be tougher to get him in the chamber”. Obviously, they’ve cutsified the bear a bit to appeal to a younger crowd of children, as well as old people who have bad memories of real bears they’ve fought when they were panning for gold in the Ozarks.
Day 2s chocolate is that of a gift. Nothing exciting here. If it was open, there might be more to talk about.
Becca also received a cookie decoration kit. Remember, this is running on a budget of $5 max a day.
So, it includes everything you need to decorate 4 cookies so they can look like this classy vintage-style penguin. And who wouldn’t want their cookies to look like this?
They make it a bit easy for you by including 4 cookies that are generally proportionally cut to penguin standards, as well as press a bit of design into it. The frosting packs it comes with are a tad bit difficult to work with, and they are slightly softer than fully hardened concrete mixed with food coloring. Somehow she managed to get this stuff out of the tubes and onto the cookies, which is astonishing since it was solid as a rock when she started. I was afraid I was going to have to bust out day 7s gift of Chilian mining equipment in order to make it work.
This is the final result. After 2 cookies she opted to stop.
Ok so I am trying to do this from the phone since I took photos of today’s ADVENTure findings, but the photos wouldn’t post due to an error so who knows.
In the mix today is a high quality cheap chocolate advent calendar. There’s photos of that, as well as what was inside, but since I can’t post them they were massive beautiful chocolatey sculptures that makes you want to do inappropriate things to elves just to have one.
Also today, Becca received an impressive cookie decorating kit. The end product promises to make van gogh works seem like they were paint by number. Trust me, you will be blown away by it if it ever lets me post the photos.