Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Sunshine and Chocolate

Well now. That's better. The SUN came out today and the sky is actually still up there. I hereby vow that I will never take that fact for granted again. (I solemnly swear ... yada, yada, yada...) I came home from the office to grab some lunch today and a couple of guys were fishing off the mini-pier that juts out into the lake below my building. Very cool. There was some big ore type freighter in the distance. And beyond that I could see the Canadian province of Ontario forming the horizon.

OK, that last one was a lie. A total fabrication. You cannot see Canada from here. When I was a kid growing up in Detroit, well that was a place you could see Canada from. It looks like America. Only backward. Nevermind. But I did notice at the grocery store tonight that they were selling "fresh Canadian walleye." Who do they think they are kidding? All they had to do was go half way plus an inch across Erie and they were IN Canada. That Canadian walleye might well have been swimming in Ohio water half an hour before being nabbed. If I want walleye I'll ... well, actually I have never wanted walleye so I don't know what I'll do. If the urge hits me I'll get back to you.

Where was I?

Oh. Sunshine. The sunshine was complimented PURRfectly by my good friends Cheryl and Danny Dingeldien. (Yes, that is pronounced "Dingle" and "Dine." I think it's swedish for giver of great gifts.) At their great effort and expense I received a package today. The good people in the offices here at Erie Shore Landing did not want to give it to me. I reminded them that it is a felony to tamper with the U.S. mail and so they relented. Oh the wonder of it all! It was a box with the "Hershey's" logo all over it. Nothing bad e-v-e-r comes with a Hershey's logo on it! So I ripped it open post haste. Lo and behold ... this is what I found inside ...

Yes, friends, it is a HUGEMONGEROUS brick of chocolate shaped like a computer keyboard and monitor. Inscribed in still MORE chocolate on it are the words, "Have Fun! Download This!" Not a problem, Danny! No sweat, Cheryl! Tomorrow I shall call the staff around my desk and we shall partake of dark brown goodness! And all because of my wonderful friends. Danke, danke, danke!

Oh, and i promised Danny I would post his picture on my blog tonight. So here it is. This is the best shot I could find, Daniel. Remember? You posed for it at Cannoli's last time you visited us. :) It's my favorite Danny shot ever!

God bless Danny! God bless Cheryl! God bless ... HERSHEYS!


Daniel Dingeldein said...

First of all, it was "Erio's" not "Cannoli's."
Secondly, our last name is spelled D-I-N-G-E-D-E-I-N, we've only known each other for over 15 years and he still can't spell my name right. (For all you other people that he has joined together don't expect anything different, unless your last name is "Woods" or "McGill." In those cases he doesn't have to feign enjoyment!)
Lastly, I look like that when I eat REALLY good pizza, Ron looks like that when he eats a REALLY good Chicago hotdog!

Cheryl and I knew you would enjoy it and you are very welcome. We miss you!

Ron said...

Ha! Danny! You misspelled your own name! That is priceless!!!! Now get back here to the comments and spell it correctly because I REFUSE to correct it for you. Unless you send more chocolate of course....

And you are right. It was Erio's. I'll give you that one.

Daniel Dingeldein said...

See what happens when you move too far south!

I am an idiot!

Ron said...

You aren't an idiot, Danny. You are just ... spelling impaired. Besides, if I had a last name with more than 5 letters (2 of which are identical) I'd forget it too. (FYI ... It is DINGELDEIN)