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A cartoonish look at life...
Every year at this time I receive pounds and pounds of holiday goodies. My favorite among these delectable treats is Mrs.See’s candy. For those of you unfamiliar with Mrs. See’s I feel very sorry for you...Ummm, what I meant to say was, for those of you unfamiliar with Mrs. See’s, is that it is a very high quality candy company that produces outrageously scrumptious boxed chocolates. (Disclaimer: I am not receiving any compensation for mentioning Mrs. See’s but I would not be opposed to Warren Buffett -whose company Berkshire Hathaway owns Mrs. See’s - sending me a gift card good for a lifetime supply of the stuff). Unfortunately I am not the only member of my family that enjoys the chocolaty goodness. My three sons and even my wife, the person who has the most self control around chocolate I have ever seen, can’t resist. Suffice to say that even a closely watched two pound box disappears faster than a room full of cockroaches when the kitchen light’s flipped on.
Ah, but soon the holidays will be gone along with the treats and all that will be left are the tasty memories and a pair of jeans that can barely be buttoned. All of this talk of chocolate brings to mind a strange paradox. We’ve all heard the expression that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. What I want to know is how come an ounce of chocolate puts a pound onto my waistline?
A delectable, yet fat free new cartoon can be yours each day in the new Rubes 2010 daily desk calendar which just happens to be available at: www.rubescartoons.com (It’s also available at all of your favorite online and neighborhood bookstores!)
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