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Como Turkish Delight

January 26, 2005

Well, if you have been sitting on the edge of your seat wondering if I was going to freak out in Spanish class today (as I know you all were), the answer is that no, no I did not freak out. In fact... I actually understood, maybe, 75% of what my profesora was saying. Sweet!

I did, however, steal some girl's seat and I could tell she was pissed off by the way that she growled at me, but you know what? This is college, yo, and we don't have assigned seats (except for that one literature class last semester but whatever). Yes, everyone seems to sit in the same seats day in and day out but, um, I didn't like my seat and I was the first person in class today so I took another seat.

I don't have anything particularly interesting to say, just trying to kill some time in between classes. I should have brought some knitting to keep me occupied but I'm afraid it's much to early in the day to bring out the sharp pointy objects.

Has anyone out there every had turkish delight?

It's one of my favorite types of "candy" if you will. It's rose-flavored gummy stuff, usually surrounded by sweet milk chocolate, but last month's adventure in New York City found me in a kosher grocery store that sold turkish delight, no chocolate, by the pound. Oh my goddess. It's heaven.

I'm thinking of it because I brought it in my car today because I'm going to see my mom after work and it's also her favorite candy. I promised to give her some before I ate it all. I figure it's been two months and I only ate half the box so it's time to share.

Anyway... someone should entertain me by giving me a cool website to visit while I am at work this afternoon (no sounds, ghetto computer). Lata.

Moira at 09:52 AM :: Comments (2) :: ::

Ever since I read "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe" in about third grade, I associated Turkish Delight with the ice queen's seduction of Edmund. I never really imagined what it tasted like or what ingredients went into it... how strange to read this description of it as if it's a real food, not some symbol in a book. Interesting.

Posted by: Dennis G. Jerz at January 28, 2005 12:22 AM

You know, I picked up the whole series of "The Lion, The Witch, & The Wardrobe" for a song at a thrift store recently. I read the whole series when I was younger... I remember borrowing the books one Sunday at a time from my church's library. It's been so long that I don't remember very much about it, except that I liked it, and I definitely don't remember the Turkish Delight reference!

But you know what? My mom is going to England on February 1st and will be back early March. She has Cadbury's Turkish Delight on my *wish list* (because you can't get that over here) ... I'll bring you a sample when I get it! :c)

Posted by: moira at January 28, 2005 07:55 AM
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