Over the years many of my fellow CMP engineers made their way to Hawaii for vacations. It had become a tradition to bring gifts back from vacation. When returning for Hawaii everyone seemed to return with a bag of Mauna Loa chocolate covered macadamia nuts. If you've had them before its easy to understand why they were so popular, they are quite tasty!
During the middle of Ironman watching I decided I needed a snack, so I walked to the store to buy myself some chocolate covered mac nuts. The lady at the counter warned me not to eat them all at once. I asked why and she replied, "They're very rich."
I wasn't quite sure what that meant and proceeded to eat them all to find out. Apparently the evil effects of eating too much chocolate covered nuts does not effect me because I felt fine. All these years of building up my chocolate eating endurance really paid off during the ironman trip, I showed no signs of slowing. By the end of the trip I was eating a bag of chocolate covered mac nuts a day.
After returning from Hawaii I've had a lot of trouble getting up in the mornings. I'm not sure if it's a result of jet leg or a residual level of caffeine in my system.
As I walked through the Dallas airport I overheard part of a conversation. The first girl asked her friend how many cigarette's she'd had during the past week. The friend replied with a question, "How much chocolate have you had this week?"
Makes me wonder... maybe I am addicted. I'll start to worry when I get invited to the Chocolate Eaters Anonymous group meeting.