Monday, August 30, 2010

Travel bug?

Has anyone travelled out of the country? In our book, Semi-Sweet Sarcophagus, the main character talks about going to a couple of different countries. Where have YOU gone?

Thursday, August 26, 2010

I'm all a twitter....

Yes, it's true. We've joined the twitter family. Our login is "SemiSweetBooks". Feel free to follow us there AND here. Fun, Fun, Fun!

Friday, August 20, 2010

What is family?

In our book, Semi-Sweet Sarcophagus, we investigate what a family really is. Do you have to be blood related or married into a family? Does a family have to get along and share the same thoughts?

We can loosely define a "family" as any group of people who choose to be together and typically share the same mind-set on most issues. The great news about choosing your family is that you can always "un-choose" them if you want to!

Thursday, August 19, 2010


Bolo Ties are the official "neckwear" of Arizona. New Mexico took it a step further by having the Governor of the state sign into law that the bolo tie is the state's official tie.

What do these facts tell us? They need more to do in these states- perhaps eating more chocolate would kill some time.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Comedy Improvisation

In our book, Semi-Sweet Sarcophagus, the lead character Max volunteers at a Senior Citizens' Center, teaching comedy improv.

"What IS comedy improv?", some of you might ask. It is, in the most basic sense, a performance which is made up on the spot. The actors may or may not get any information from the audience or other comedy actors on stage.

Have you ever tried comedy improvisation? If you haven't, you should. It's great fun!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Poll- Lickable Wallpaper

In the movie, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971), we learned of an extraordinary universe within the walls of an ordinary city.

"In this room, all of my dreams become realities. And some of my realities become dreams." Willy Wonka.

His vision was clear- make life wondrous and sweet. That included his wallpaper.

Do you think that lickable wallpaper would really work?
And, if so, what flavors should it be? (Remember to include chocolate!)

Friday, August 13, 2010

A Lesson On Israel

There is a theme of "Israel" throughout our book, so we thought we'd share some interesting information with you about this fascinating land.

Glue used on the back of Israeli stamps is Kosher.

Hebrew and Arabic are the two official languages of Israel.

Israel's $100 billion economy is larger than all of its immediate neighbors combined.

Elite brand chocolate bars are the most popular in Israel.


Thursday, August 12, 2010

Max and Maxo

In our book, Semi-Sweet Sarcophagus, the lead characters' name is Max and her husbands' name is Maxo; they've been married for about 6 years. What makes their marriage strong? Respect, communication and, of course, chocolate.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

What's going on in Elsinore?

There is a rumor going around that the old Bank, nee, Ambassador Hotel in Lake Elsinore, on Main and Prospect, is haunted. Some folks have noticed a "janitor" atop the roof in the middle of the night. Others, a woman staring out the windows as if watching for someone. The scariest rumor is that you can hear screaming coming from within the building.

There's another rumor about a monster in Lake Elsinore named, of course, Elsie. He travels under the Ortega Mountains where there are caves and only comes out to hunt.

Aimee's Castle, The Chimes, The Academy...we sure have our fair share of haunts and monsters!

What do I think? Obviously, they're just hungry for our chocolate and upset that they can't have any.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Lake Elsinore, CA

Our book, Semi-Sweet Sarcophagus, is set in a small town called Lake Elsinore, CA. Here are some tidbits on the city:

Population in July 2009: 51,102:
Males: 25,492 (49.9%)
Females: 25,610 (50.1%)

Median resident age: 28.7 years
Annual Chocolate consumption: Unknown