Happy Tuesday, friends!
Admittedly, today's bit of inspiration probably comes off as a bit strange. It's kind of like one of those Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon games—sort of. ☺
Here goes: As a child, I loved Nestlé Quik. I couldn't get enough of it. I'd drink it; I'd put it on ice cream. When I got older, I'd sometimes put it in coffee. I thought it was great. But in another way, it was very, very bad. I think—no, I know—that it started my chocolate obsession.
Nowadays, chocolate is something I need, and not in powder form. Oh, no. I want the hard stuff: the Cadbury and the Hershey's and the Lindt. My waistline begs for mercy, and still I crave milk chocolate and dark chocolate. I'll even eat unsweetened baking chocolate. (It's actually quite good!) The only chocolate I don't care for is white chocolate, which technically isn't even chocolate at all and shouldn't be sullying chocolate's good name—but I digress.
So I know what you're thinking: Dana, your A to Z theme is about things that inspire you. How in the world does "Nestlé Nostalgia" fit in? It's a good question. Here's your answer:
If it weren't for Nestlé Quik, I wouldn't be a writer. (How's that for dramatic? ☺) Seriously, chocolate is my writing reward. Chocolate drives me to create—to eat chocolate, I must create—so therefore, I find chocolate to be very inspiring.
And that, ladies and gentlemen, is why Nestlé Nostalgia is on my list of things that inspire me.
Now please enjoy this nostalgic Nestlé Quik commercial. It's glorious in all of its cheesiness!
My daily haiku is up at the Pulitzer Remix site. You can find it here. Thanks again to everyone who has been reading and commenting. I love writing haiku, and I'm having a great time with the project. Your support means so much!
Wishing you all a wonderful Tuesday. ☺