for the choconots…

As some of you, I’m sure, are blissfully unaware I signed on to do something…



unheard of



or maybe rather mediocre…

I’ve joined in with a select group of women who have decided that for the month of January we will not be chocolate’s bitch… rather it will be ours.

I thought it would be easy.

“No problem” I thought.

You see while I do quite enjoy a bit of chocolate it isn’t like I have some every day or anything.

At all.

I have great chocolate willpower.

You see chocolate is not Cherry Coke.

If it were I would not give it up for a month… thus my willpower is intact


So there I was thinking No problem but then only 1 day into my chocolate free month attempt I went to the movies with my mom and K.

(we saw enchanted… it is a little girl chick flick if ever one was made).

I bought the tickets. My mom bought the treats… and oh were there treats to be had; Popcorn, some chewy sweet sour candy rope for K, sprite, CHERRY COKE, pretzels with nacho cheese sauce… and I thought that was it.

That is plenty right???

Approximately 35 minutes into the movie my mother (who did not know I had joined this group) handed me a box and said “Keep this away from me… they’re yours”

I glanced down at the luscious creamy goodness of a box of Jr. Mints right there in my greedy little hand. They glowed from within all creamy and minty and covered in smooth chocolate.

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm…… I thought, Jr. Mints.

And that’s when it happened; I opened the little flap and turned the box on it’s end, K saw them from her seat next to me and asked for some… I handed over the four that had landed in my hand and the sweet smell wafted up to me…

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm…… Jr. Mints, I thought again.

Once again I tipped the box into my empty palm and one lone mint landed there in the soft creases. I lifted it to my lips and it was just as it’s silky smoothness was close enough to inhale that I realized


and I threw it on the floor of the theater….

close call.

close call.

Solidarity fellow choconots

22 thoughts on “for the choconots…

  1. mielikki says:

    this evening, I stared Rocky Road Ice Cream in the face. And then defeated it. (I had strawberry instead.)but you came close. Oh so close. But we WILL NOT be chocolate’s bitch.I’m so proud. . .

  2. holly says:

    YAY!!! oh you so rocked the house on this one!!! you well and truly earned the badge here (that badge that i gotta kick my butt into photoshop gear and finish. i will i will.)!do you hear that thunderous sound of applause?! woo hoo!

  3. Deb says:

    Junior Mints are a gateway drug to York Peppermint Patties, which leads to lesbianism, so Mr. K. is the one with the close call.

  4. Avery Gray says:

    Eat the chocolate. C’mon. One little bit won’t hurt you. Do it. You know you want to.Mmmm… Junior Min–Ow! Holly, stop beating me about the head! You may be the ringleader of this little shenanigan, but violent enforcement is sooo last century.

  5. bellevelma says:

    this whole not eating chocolate thing was turning me into a bitvh so I caved already and opened a bag of choclate chips. It was the only chocolate we had in the house. Then my husband wanted chocolate cake so I jumped all over making one. I have no willpower.I wouldn’t cave for a jr mint, but I would probably cave for a snow cap – those are nothing but big chocolate chips with sprinkles on them anyway.

  6. missburrows says:

    Let me get this straight…you don’t want to be chocolate’s beoch in January, but you are fully willing to be it the other 11 months of the year?You really are a choconut.

  7. Lori- Fairytales & Margaritas says:

    Wow! That’s restraint. I say as I sit here eating a chocolate protein bar, but that doesn’t really count, does it?

  8. Corey~living and loving says:

    Way to go…that was close. I came within a hairs distance of eating a pancake with chocochips eyes and a nose, but I caught myself just in time. whew….

  9. n says:

    My darlin daughter, I honestly didn’t know. I would not have offered,I would have shared with K and pigged out all by my self. When it comes to chocolate, the Junior Mints will get me everytimd, and there isn’t that much chocolate in them. Loved the movie, sorry about the candy. Nana K

  10. Lindy says:

    I just finished eating some homemade from scratch chocolate cookies w/ a biiiig glass of milk. It was very yummy and I thought of you Choconots- poor suckers!!

  11. CamiKaos says:

    lindy: I hate milkMom: I know you didn’t know… that’s why I was able to laugh about it later..Corey: those pancakes can be sneakyLori: Hmmm… protein bar is all I hearTravis: Astonishing isn’t it? If only I had this in other aspects of my life.Missburrows: Actually I am not chocolate’s bitch. Ordinarily there is only one time of month that chocolate has any sway over me but after the holidays I needed a clean break from the goodness.Flutter: I KNOW… what is up with that… we may have to throw down… once I am back on the chocolate again though so I can eat the Jr. Mints while I go at him with my shiv… Bellevelma: I haven’t ever had a snowcap.avery: see Holly has be back. She’s good like that.Deb: mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm york peppermint patties… sorry Deb what were you saying there… by the way… I’ve noticed you’re looking pretty hot these days…Mr. Fab: Sad sad man… you know nothing…BW: Certifiable.

  12. CamiKaos says:

    Holly: You are so wonderfully supportive. Yeah time. Rah Rah… I love the badgeAngel: Ahhh… I would have known. But knowing me I would have forgotten so maybe I just should have… I mean.. no Angel. NO. that would be wrong.Mie: I am feeling weak cousin. Weak for the first time I think… damn my body. There shall be no more talk of ice cream. Shannon: THANK YOU.

  13. sybil law says:

    MMMMMM CHOCOLATE ICE CREAM…..You people are nuts. Plain nuts.Not even salty nuts.Just nuts.xoxoxoxwith chocolate fudge on top. ;)

  14. Jo Beaufoix says:

    Well done Cami. You are amazing.I may have caved. You are now my hero. Or is that heroine??And I am so behind. Blimey.

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