I love dark chocolate, but my favorite is definitely of the German type.
Same here. Ritter Sport is a m a z i n g.
Not sure where you live, but if you have an Aldis (or probably even a Trader Joe's) nearby, you can get German chocolate rather cheap since as a German company, a lot of stuff is imported into their stores. Had an imported chocolate cheesecake from them and I just couldn't help myself from eating all of it. Whatever the Germanic people are doing, they, for sure, have their chocolate-making process down to a T.
When I was a teen, my mother worked for a company that returned magazine covers to the publishers once they were out of date in retail stores. The body of the magazines were discarded. Only the covers were accounted for. The stores received a credit if the covers were returned. The body of the magazines were tossed as trash. Note: this was before recycling. I used to ride my bike over to her workplace and sift through the debris, then ride away with a box filled with comics or any other magazine I might like (free). Read a lot of Marvel and D.C. in those days.
There is one particular book sitting on my desk that I have sworn off reading until the situation is just right, as it will require a particular place and mindset, as well as atmosphere, to be in. It requires going to an unusual place in thought and is one of the more notoriously strange pieces of psychology, The Red Book.
I only once read a book except for one set: Harry Potter. Throughout my youth, I had an eidetic memory. Whenever I have read a book, I had the ability to recall every detail. Reading the book twice would be an unnecessary redundancy. Unfortunately for the works of J.K. Rowling, I was much older and the memory I formerly savored has abandoned me. It took me six months to read all seven books the first time simply because I am a very busy man and don't have a lot of time to read. Compounding an inability to put the book down with the discipline to do what needs to be done. Three years later, I read them all again; 2009 & 2012.
I have a difficult time restraining myself from chuckling when people propose that humans were historically predatory animals, despite the fact that as far back as twenty-five million years ago, for which we have no shortage of fossil evidence of on, everything has been consistently preying on them up until the end of the Late Pleistocene and the start of the Holocene during the Greenlandian period. Amusingly, as an added note, I cannot help but crack a smile in knowing that timeline coincides with the rises of the felids with Proailurus on and that those historical techniques such as the skull-bite, specifically meant for hominids, continues as legacy in the modern jaguar. There is a reason I do not work directly with the public and am relegated to the paleontological and zoological realm.
I would surmise that some humans naturally exhibit predatory behavior while others are naturally submissive; prone to being herbivores. The existence of self-restraint, discipline, morality and a body of laws prevents humans from living in chaos.
I had once donated half the entirety of my pay to support exoric feline conservation. It was simultaneously one of the best acts of charity I had carried out, being meaningful to myself as well as effective, in that it supported a large number of animals directly, but also tested my resource management in the form of budgeting. Needless to say, it is one of those aspects I am considering doing again.
I am afraid as much as the cats were interesting, I cannot find that show interesting, @Gunther. I too have never watched any of it, that was the most and only I have ever seen, but the writing of the comedy was a bit grating. Then again as noted here, I do not understand the concept of humor well. I appreciate your effort all the same and I suppose that leads me into this fact; I still do not understand what makes mainstream shows popular.