About that Box of Chocolates

What is the best way to eat a box of chocolates?  You know there are some in there that you really, really like.  You also know there are some in there that you’re a bit wary of taking a bite into.  Some boxes come with a handy little guide of what’s inside, but I think that takes some of the fun out of it.  My method is to try and eat my least favorite ones first and save the best for last, although it doesn’t always work out that way.  My method works well when it’s a box of chocolates that is all mine and I have no intention of sharing.  Not sharing is not an option, though, in my family.  When there is chocolate involved, it is meant to be shared.  Plus, what kind of mom would I be if I kept them all to myself!

When you have a group sharing a box of chocolates, though, I find that most don’t want to subscribe to the ‘eat yucky first, save yummy for last’ mentality.  Who knows how much chocolate any one person will get?  What if everyone else is eating the good stuff and you’re the only one eating the not so good stuff?  We ate the chocolate over several days and in hindsight, it may have been best to divide everything up from the start rather than over several days.  Fortunately, the box contained mostly chocolate that everyone enjoyed, so we didn’t really have too much of a problem.  There were a few that I bit into and wished I could have saved for later because it was one of my favorites.  But, had I tried to save it for later, I may not have been the one who was able to enjoy it!

In the end, we all enjoyed the chocolates we shared.  There were a few wrinkled noses when someone bit into a less than desirable filling, but all-in-all, we were happy.  It was chocolate afterall!   So, how do you go about eating a box of chocolates?

Blogs are like a Box of Chocolate

I was trying to think about what to write for my first blog post when I received a box of chocolates from my parents for Valentine’s Day.  The chocolate provided me with some inspiration; chocolate often has that effect on me one way or another.

One of my favorite lines from Forest Gump is “Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.”  That’s sums up blogging, or at least my thoughts on blogging and my blog in particular.  I’ve been encouraged by many to blog but just never started.  What could I blog about that others will want to read?  Do I make it all about libraries?  Do I focus on technology?  Do I try and make people laugh?  In the end I decided it was time for me to start blogging (thanks to all those who encouraged and inspired me!) and that I would give you a bit of me and a bit of serendipity.

So, this blog is like a box of chocolates as you never know what you’re gonna get.  I’ll be nice and categorize things though (I am a librarian, afterall!) to make it easier for people to follow certain topics.  I’ve been thinking of making Tuesdays: Tech Tip Tuesdays since many people seem to be interested in what I know about technology.  Otherwise, don’t expect daily posts.  Expect serendipitous posts :)