15 August 2008

Friday foolishness: interactive this week

If you won the lottery and could have any job in the world, but it could not be stitchy related, what would it be?

I would open a chocolate shop. All kinds of chocolate goodies, from my Rolo drops and cracker candy to bark and chocolate covered nuts, to truffles. And have good rich chocolate ice creams and cakes. I have seriously thought about this. Chocolate is an affordable luxury. For me, I would much rather, after a really cruddy day at work, or when I need to strengthen up against a long day at my part time job, have a piece of chocolate than buy a pair of shoes. And, think about it, people are so happy about it--I noticed that the last time I was at the candy counter in the dutch market, no one is ever mad when they are pressed up against those glass cases. It's all anticipation and joy. Plus, there aren't that many stores out there to compete--the chocolate store is a rare thing.

What would your dream be?


Annie said...

That's funny. I'm in the middle of reading "The Girl with No Shadow", by Joanne Harris. It's the sequel to "Chocolat". I think I'll go get a Hershey bar.

Jennifer said...

Not stitching related?? That's tough. Probably I would be a professional organizer instead.

Check out Such Devoted Sisters by Eileen Goudge. GREAT book, and you'll be drooling for chocolate the whole way through.

riona said...

I'd have to open a tea shoppe that served all sorts of exotic teas ... with a high tea offered twice a week ... and regular teas [with scones and crumpets and teacakes] daily. I'd sell tea and teaware as well as serving tea. I'd decorate the place with flea market find linens, teapots and tea cups ... things wouldn't match so much as work together ... and I'd hire enough real labor [at generous wages] so that I could just play hostess and enjoy myself.

Pumpkin said...

A treasure hunter :o) I think that would be neat to be able to tell people. LOL!

I do my thing and you do yours. I am not in this world to live up to your expectations, and you are not in this world to live up to mine. You are you and I am I, and if by chance we find each other, then it is beautiful. If not, it can’t be helped--Frederick Perls