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science of dunking

It's official, an American cinnamon graham cracker performs better than a Belgian speculoos biscuit in a milk dunking. But the speculoos easily outperforms the graham cracker in tea and, I suspect - although it remains untested - in other hot beverages. The speculoos is also known as the Lotus Carmelised Biscuit. According to Wikipedia, Rev. Sylvester Graham from New Jersey developed the graham cracker in 1822 as a health food, to suppress 'unhealthy carnal urges', the source of many maladies. For more scientific data on similar weighty matters, please visit nicecupofteaandasitdown.com.

Thanks for everyone's support while my mother was in surgery. She's doing remarkably well, even walked a little bit down the hospital corridor. My dad thinks Dr Kim at Virgina Mason is the bee's knees, doing such a clean surgery and hardly even messing up her hair. Apparently she was so lively after the operation that they couldn't get her to stop talking. (I'm not sure if it was her, the drugs or the adrenaline rush, but apparently that's pretty normal, too.) She had a lot of visitors and my sister said she was busy 'directing traffic'.


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Sep. 28th, 2007 01:04 pm (UTC)
Carnal impulses?
I craved graham crackers and milk a *lot* while pregnant. And here I thought it was the calcium in the milk that was doing it.
Glad your Mom is on the mend!
Sep. 28th, 2007 05:16 pm (UTC)
Ha ha, I've gone through addicted phases, too! I think they're best slightly stale, and dunked in milk just long enough to make them soft, but not so much they drop off in the milk and you have a bunch of crud at the bottom of the glass. ;-)
Sep. 28th, 2007 04:46 pm (UTC)
Glad your mom is doing well!
Sep. 28th, 2007 05:17 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Me too! :-)
Sep. 28th, 2007 06:25 pm (UTC)
Fantastic! I love the details like the hair-clip and the tea cosy. The way her arms are working there, I would LOVE to see this as an animation...
Do graham crackers really do what they were meant for? Think I might have to order in a few crates of the things!

Your mother is starting to walk around already? YAY for her! This is such great news!!!!
Sep. 29th, 2007 12:45 am (UTC)
yay for your mom! I hope she is fully recovered soon!
This pic is SO AWESOME! I seriously love it! The nerdy chemist in me is laughing gleefully.

Oct. 1st, 2007 08:04 am (UTC)
Nerdy chemists totally rock. :-D
Sep. 30th, 2007 02:57 pm (UTC)
She is Strong :D and cool she direct traffic :D

Your sketch is always wonderful :D
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