Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Weekend of Bingo and Chocolate

This past Saturday, Samantha was coming into town for a concert, so I invited her to stay at my place rather than go all the way back home. After picking her up in the center of town, we went to my local burger place for a late dinner. 

First thing in the door, we were told that the bingo game was about to begin so the food service would be a bit late. Turns out it was their Christmas party. We sat down, ordered and were given bingo cards. They have good burgers and fries and a good selection of beer and just after our food was served, the BINGO game began.
Beer and Bingo (and a Burger a few minutes later)
As the game progressed, we ended up sharing our booth with members of a band who were there for their own Christmas party. They were sweet guys and gave us some CDs. Before heading home for the night, we promised to check out their concert in February.

Our bingo prizes. I got a giant bag rice crackers and Samantha got After Death Sauce. 

After a slow morning, we headed to the Science Museum to check out the chocolate exhibit. It was pretty good. They showed the harvest of the cacao bean and the process in the factory as well as the history of the major chocolate companies in Japan. At the very end, there were some amazing chocolate creations by a world-class chocolatier. Insanely cool.
Doesn't she look awesome? She's made of chocolate!
Inspired by the chocolate experience, we set off to Sakae, had lunch in a cafe in Loft, a bit of stationery shopping, and went to our final destination: the Lindt Chocolat Cafe for some hot chocolate. Little did we know that by ordering the special winter hot chocolate, we were in for the hot chocolate experience. I am not exaggerating when I say this was the best hot chocolate I have ever had in my life.
Lindt Chocolat Speculoos.
Hot chocolate with cinnamon, cardamon, nutmeg, clove, and ginger. Soooo good.
While enjoying this delicious chocolate delight, we came to the conclusion that if this is what the White Witch gave Edmund, no one can blame the boy for giving up information about his siblings and Aslan. It was that good.

It was a lovely weekend of events that just happened to fall into place in a beautiful way that can only occur through serendipity. I'll take it as my Christmas present from the universe and a fantastic one at that.

Merry Christmas everyone.

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