November 15th, 2002

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My week of doom

It's almost over.

All in all, it doesn't sound like a bad week. I am in a good mood and generally cheerful. But it took most of the past two days to get back to that state.

On Wednesday, ATTBI decided I owed them too much money (despite my bill paying and what not) and I needed to go to the payment center and deal with their automated phone menus far too many time. I have email again as of last night at about 6:00 p.m., and I hope never to have to deal with that again.

On Thursday, payday, I found out that they paid me for one week of work instead of two. Much upsettedness occurred. They cut me a live check, which I get to deposit today. Unfortunately, I had to transfer money to my savings account in order to cover the check I had written the day before for ATTBI.

But now with the check, only 1.5 hours of work left to the day, and the promise of a free Godiva truffle when I stop by the Godiva shop at the Cambridgeside Galleria, things are looking up (it is free truffle from holiday collection and egg nog cafe, yum!).

Hopefully this weekend of gaming will erase the annoying yuckiness of the past two days from my mind.
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The Godiva Report

After depositing paycheck number two for the week, I made my way to the Cambridgeside Galleria to explore Godiva's Holiday Collection. They have four flavors of truffles this year: candy cane, chocolate soufle, marzipan, and cinnamon pear. When I went they were offering free chocolate soufle truffles for sampling and egg nog coffee to drink.

The chocolate soufle truffle is everything one would expect from Godiva. Rich, decadent, and somewhere closer to milk chocolate than dark on the chocolatey-goodness spectrum, it is a delight from the first bite to licking your fingers off.

The egg nog coffee (if you like either egg nog or coffee, but preferably both) is strongly flavored. It doesn't just smell like egg nog, but actually manages to taste like egg nog with fewer of the bitter coffee tones than normal.

After all of that, I decided I wanted real coffee goodness, and so I went to Starbucks (I was in the Galleria, so going to Diesel was not an option) where they had gingerbread lattes with whipped cream. The gingerbread syrup is strong and both flavored and scented the drink from the first taste of milky foam to the last drop of coffee. It is a little odd with the coffee undertones, but not overly so. Definitely worth having.

And now back to your regularly scheduled program.
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