Monday, November 05, 2007

The Truth of the Matter – Part II

Shionge asked, “Do you like chocolate?”

Do birds fly? Do pigs love to roll around in the mud? Will a bull kick you in the head if you try to milk it? These are the truths of life. I don’t just like chocolate, but I ADORE chocolate. I love it in any form; cookie, cake, truffles, milk, etc. In fact, my home in heaven looks like this: avocado trees on one side and mango trees on the other. A river of chocolate runs through it with a pool of caramel its midst.

Here’s a funny story about my love of chocolate. Tom sometimes surprises me with flowers or chocolates. He’s very romantic. I come home after a tough day and what do I find? In the corner of the counter of my kitchen were displayed eighteen beautiful roses (they were an unusual color of red, almost purple in hue) and a small bowl of my favorite chocolates. I walked in and said, “Oh you got me chocolates.” After a bit of a pause my eyes rose up, “. . . and flowers.”

Keshi asked, “Do you have an Indian friend in your real life?”

Yes. I’ve known my friend Aminie since I was ten years old and she was nine. We called each others parents mom and dad. We did everything together. I loved learning about her culture and she mine. I took her to church with me on Sundays when she wasn’t busy with her family. Her mom was a great cook and I can’t remember any of the names of the dishes I had, but her curry chicken was amazing.

Through the years I have kept in contact with her. She was the one I spoke about encouraged to become a lawyer. She lives in another part of the country, but miles and time can’t distance a friendship like ours. When we talk, it’s like time stood still.

Debz asked, “What color was your husband’s hair?”

When I first met Tom his hair was light brown and as the years went on it became darker. Below is a picture of us at my junior prom, when we first started dating.

More answers to come. Stayed tuned.

© Nadine Z. 2007


Karolee said...

Fun questions and fun answers. I love your heavenly picture. LOL I am such a chocoholic also!

Dedee said...

I'm loving reading these Nadine! Cute pic!

Keshi said...

that old pic is GOLD!


A Woman Who is: said...

Very interesting. It is like we are getting to interview you.
Can't wait till you answer my questions ;>)

Art said...

You two look so happy and adorable in that photo. Nice!

palmtreefanatic said...

such fun stories Nadine! Love the photo!

Shionge said...

High Five Nadine :D! My nick name is Chocolate Monster so you can imagine just how much I love chococlate kekekek..

You are lucky that Tom shower you with not only love but roses & chocolates... :D

Scarlet said...

What a beautiful photo of the two of you. Of course, it's the only one I've ever seen, but still. ;)

I'm with you on the chocolate thing. It's the kind of sweet I can't turn down.

Erin said...

These are so great. They give such good insight to you : )

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Debz said...

Brown, for some reason I could picture him as black. Great pic, was that stair case in your school?

Nadine said...

Debz - No that was in the church basement where we had the junior prom. Side note - my mom made my dress.

KarenW said...

Cute picture! I love chocolate too.

KAYLEE said...


chelle said...

Ooo that picture is awesome!

Dawn said...

Iam also a chocoholic, as I am sure you have noted if you've read me very much. I can't believe I have met two people in blogland who don't like chocolate. Amazing. But purple roses - I could take that as well. Love the picture of you and Tom when you were so young. Cute!

I think I'm going to have to do this question and answer scenario - looks like fun and gives good ideas to write about!

Amanda said...

I too have a love affair with chocolate! Love the pic!

cheeky said...

I think my home in heaven may be similar to yours. I *love* avacado.
I love the sweet photo of you two in HS. So sweet. I also really like your caption under the photo of you two on your blog. That is what it's all about.

Damselfly said...

Aw! Look at your prom picture! How cute you both look.

I love the chocolate and roses story. That man of yours is so smart and kind.

And I love the name Aminie.

Sandy said...

Great catching up about your "life," Nadine! I love the pix of you and Tom :)

Chappyswife said...

It is so fun to hear how in love you and Tom are.