Monday, July 30, 2007

I Guess You Have to be Canadian

The Bloggess (Jenny) and I found ourselves in a room of lovely partying Canadians Friday night, and Jana plied us with Canadian chocolate, something called Aero. The entire room started chanting the ad campaign, something to do with ‘tasting bubbles,’ and Kittenpie insisted we eat the chocolate immediately.

Never one to disagree with that kind of encouragement, I took a bite and was scolded all around for eating the chocolate incorrectly.

Sandra: “Don’t chew it! Wait for the bubbles! Take a new bite.”

Jenny and I each took another bite and held the chocolate in our mouths, waiting. “Do you taste the bubbles? Do you?” We looked at each other, frozen. Fortunately, everyone started staring at Jenny, and I was able to duck into the bathroom and not choke laughing while waiting for the chocolate to dissolve.

“Bubbles? Bubbles?” I started thinking of the zany tank fish who was obsessed with aquarium bubbles in “Finding Nemo.”

“Um, yeah, yes, bubbles!” said Jenny. The room cheered! Everyone returned to their drinks.

I sidled up to her. “WTF? I didn’t get any bubbles.”

“Either did I. Must only work for Canadians.”

Or maybe we just need to find a shipping source of Aero bars and practice eating chocolate until we get it right.

By the way, I can't remember the last time I attended a hotel room party that got a second warning from security, so thanks for the good time, ladies.

P.S. I got out of Chicago just fine, but SwingDaddy and Q were weather-delayed in Dallas overnight without their luggage or spare diapers. Yikes! Fortunately, they arrived safely at Rugger Mom’s place today, and we’re all happily reunited with lots of SwingDaddy’s family.


Lara said...

the "finding nemo" reference made me snort out loud, because i think that fish is hilarious. the only one who cracks me up more is jacques, who says, "i am ashamed" in response to the admonition that he was not supposed to clean. ha!

i'm glad you had such an awesome party time at blogher. and i'm even more glad to hear that swingdaddy and bubbers arrived safely after their long trip. :)

Karianna said...

Ah, those Crazy Canadians!

Sandra said...

Okay, this is my new favourite post-BlogHer recap. I am laughing so hard. I so love that you didn't "feel the bubbles melt" (that's what we were chanting like lunatics). But what's more funny is that you were too polite to tell us ... which is probably smart as we were likely to force you to eat dozens until you got it right :)

It was so incredibly wonderful to meet you!!!

Kimberly said...

I am also laughing out loud, reliving the mania of watching the bubbles melt. Poor Jenny.

I think my favourite part of the second warning story was when the guy showed up in our room less than an hour later to fix the safe.

That sucks about Q and Swing Daddy. I was wondering all day yesterday. I'm glad it all worked out, and he is now even more firmly entrenched as one of my favourite partners/dads on the internet.

metro mama said...

You just need more practice. We need to hook you up with more chocolate.

It was lovely meeting you.

kittenpie said...

Will send more chocolate. They won't let you cross the border until you get it right.

(And psst - don't tell the other canadians, but I'm too impatient for waiting with chocolate and I never do it this way. Shh!)

bubandpie said...

You have to carefully bite off the outer layer of chocolate and THEN let the bubble-filled interior melt in your mouth.


something blue said...

It's all about sensation of the bubbles dissolving on your tongue. You definitely need more Aero bars.

It was great to meet you!

Jenny said...

You weren't supposed to tell them! Now they'll never let us join their clan and experience the wonder of pet mooses and socialized medicine!

(Although Motherbumper tried to tell me that they don't all have mooses as pets. Psh-yeah right.)

Amber said...

Jenny told me about the partying of The Crazy Canucks and their Crazy Canadian Chocolate. Next time, this canuck will be crashing!

mayberry said...

I scored one of those Aeros too and also do not possess the gene to eat it properly, apparently. Will keep trying!

Lady M said...

Lara - I like the little octopus who indignantly says, "You made me ink!"

Karianna - Indeed.

sandra - Is that what y'all were saying? It was pretty hard to tell, with all the giggles. ;)

Kimberly - I forgot about the security guy's encore. I'll have to write about that too. I told SwingDaddy about your compliments and he was really pleased.

Metro - More practice sounds good to me.

Kittenpie - Yum! I won't tell your secret. ;)

Bubandpie - Ah, much needed instructions. Thank you.

Something Blue - it was great to meet you too! More practice, I get it. Thanks for the first bar!

Jenny - It's ok. They're going to send us more so we can practice. A pet moose sounds fun, if a bit messy.

Amber - I'll crash with you!

Mayberry - We'll practice together!

Suburban Turmoil said...

OMG, I'm totally going to go try an Aero bar now! They're all in the kitchen.

It was SO GREAT meeting you! Thank you for your sweet gift, you made me feel all warm and speshul. :)

Hope to see you again next year!

Andrew's mommy said...

I love Aeros - especially the mint chocolate ones. I have never heard of "feeling the bubbles melt." If I wait for the bubbles the solid top and bottom just collapses in on the bubbly middle. I don't get it. Maybe I started eating them too late in life. Or maybe I'm just too impatient. :)

Mamacita Tina said...

Crack me up, that's just too funny! Glad you're having a great time.

Justine said...

As the great niece of the man who invented the machine "that puts the bubbles in Aeros".... I can assure you it's not just a Canadian thing, he was Australian!!! Keep trying, I assure you it's worth it!