Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Potential firewood, puddles and chocolate = good

Photo by TS, taken with iPhone

- Niece's husband posts this picture on facebook of a fallen tree with the caption "Irene comes to Tudor City." Tudor City is the neighborhood in which they live in New York City. An uprooted tree is not really a good thing, but his friend's comment made me laugh, "Dude i hope this was not your favourite tree!"

- The little film posted on facebook of their toddler daughter running around in circles in the rain. Soaking wet and delighted with the puddles.

- All things from the internet today. A headline posted on The Atlantic, "Good News at Last: Chocolate Is Good for You! Maybe" The article by Marion Nestle can be read here. Her conclusion: "a little chocolate is delightful. A lot is not. As in all matters pertaining to diet, everything in moderation." But somehow I still think that is a bit of good news. :)


happygirl said...

Hey, I got a dozen trees just like that at my house. :(

And good news on the chocolate. Nestles takes a bad rap with the liberals, but I think they make a dandy candy.

Lynn said...

happygirl -

I know - I saw that. I hope that all gets cleared away quickly and the hole in the roof fixed.

The article is by a woman with the last name of Nestle, who has no affiliation with Nestle's chocolate. I'm a Cadbury's gal myself. :)

TALON said...

Trees just look wrong up-rooted, don't they?

I agree on the chocolate. I couldn't go a day without a nibble or two :)

Sparkling Red said...

Aw, I wish I could see the toddler doing her rain dance. She sounds adorable!

Fireblossom said...

OF COURSE chocolate is good for you!

Louvregirl said...

"...everything in moderation;" my motto, too.

Lynn said...

Talon -

There is something sad about that, but there is potential for firewood. And chocolate should be one of the food groups.

Sparkling Red -

I actually tried to see if I could download the little film of MS, but facebook didn't allow that - I could only share with facebook friends. Needless to say - she is a special little girl. So much personality - how could she not have that with such parents? Especially parents who let her run around in the rain...

FB -

Right? I know!

lg -

It's all good. Another motto. :)

Riot Kitty said...

I saw a headline that said something like, "Chocolate is good for you, but not too much." That could be read many ways.

Hilarious comment about the tree. I was worried about all of my East coast friends all weekend.

Lynn said...

Riot Kitty -

Same here. So much flooding of - in all places - Vermont. Just terrible.

Anil P said...

Tough to see Irene wreaking havoc as is evident on the news we see here. Hopefully the tree can still be transplanted and get a fresh lease of life elsewhere.

Back here, concrete and paver blocks around tree bases have resulted water and nutrients not percolating down, often ending up with trees falling over.

So I need not feel guilty of all the chocolate I've had over the years.

Jannie Funster said...

Holy COW! IN NYNY, man! I cannot imagine the devastation in NH and CT either.

I was craving chocolate a while ago, but Kelly and I got a peanut butter cookie mix. Bought some chopped walnuts too. Thinking we'll stop for some chocolate chips on the way home. Be nice in them thar pb cookies, oh yeah!


Snaggle Tooth said...

I always have Fave trees! I used to run out into the rain when I was a litle tot! I finally bought Chocolate ice cream today! A "Power On" celebration!