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Janet at Across the Page recently asked her blog readers to calculate their ages based on their chocolate habits.

The first thing we had to do was pick the number of times per week we would like to have chocolate (more than once, less than 10).

I picked 7, since my ideal scenario would go something like this:

Monday, some handmade Valrhona dark chocolate (best in the world),

photo by roboppy.

Tuesday, velvet fudge brownies,

photo by honey drizzle.

Wednesday, luscious, moist devil's food cake,

photo by Sifu Renka.

Thursday, live-on-the-wild-side chocolate cheesecake,

photo by rachel is coconut&lime.

Friday, warm from the oven chocolate chip cookies,

photo by amber in norfolk.

Saturday, hand dipped chocolate ice cream,

photo by Brown Eyed Baker.

and Sunday, a nice, cozy cup of hot chocolate:

photo by RoOoNa.

After calculating a few more numbers, I discovered this system really works -- proving yet again the undeniable awesomeness of chocolate. (My chocolate age is 26 35 41 never mind.) Math has never been sweeter!

Here, you try:

♥ First, pick the number of times a week that you would like to have chocolate (more than once but less than 10).

♥ Multiply this number by 2 (just to be bold).

♥ Add 5.

♥ Multiply it by 50 -- (I'll wait while you get the calculator).

♥ If you have already had your birthday this year, add 1759. If you haven't, add 1758.

♥ Now subtract the four digit year that you were born.

♥ You should have a three digit number. The first digit of this was your original number (i.e., how many times you want to have chocolate each week). The next two numbers are . . . YOUR AGE!

Did it work for you? If not, you're probably not eating enough chocolate ☺!

Here, have one of these beautiful handpainted art chocolates:

photo by Ben Adlin.

Coming tomorrow: Chocolate and zucchini hook up!

 

Comments

( 17 comments — Leave a comment )
boreal_owl
Jul. 14th, 2009 01:13 pm (UTC)
Yup. It works. Mmmmmmmmmmmath never tasted so good.
jamarattigan
Jul. 14th, 2009 01:26 pm (UTC)
How many times a week do you want chocolate? Yum on the pots de creme userpic!
boreal_owl
Jul. 14th, 2009 03:09 pm (UTC)
The number of times I want chocolate per week wasn't among the options. Nice to know that chocolate makes you younger.
(Anonymous)
Jul. 14th, 2009 03:11 pm (UTC)
Hey, it worked! Although the first time I did it, I had the wrong year of birth. What is wrong with me? Not enough coffee today. Or chocolate.

Jules
7-Imp
jamarattigan
Jul. 14th, 2009 03:18 pm (UTC)
Something definitely magical about chocolate!
kellyrfineman
Jul. 14th, 2009 03:42 pm (UTC)
Totally worked. I don't understand how, but it worked.
jamarattigan
Jul. 14th, 2009 04:05 pm (UTC)
I wish I knew why it works, too. My mind is not mathematically inclined enough.
robinellen
Jul. 14th, 2009 04:08 pm (UTC)
Hm...that makes me 71 ;)
jamarattigan
Jul. 14th, 2009 04:24 pm (UTC)
Can't be! Maybe your calculator is broken . . .
robinellen
Jul. 14th, 2009 05:09 pm (UTC)
Since I did it in my head, that's a definite possibility ;)
robinellen
Jul. 14th, 2009 05:11 pm (UTC)
So I did it again on paper, and yes, it worked :) I was left with my age -- cool.
jamarattigan
Jul. 14th, 2009 05:25 pm (UTC)
Yay! and Phew!! Chocolate comes through again! Now, as a reward for all that on-paper ciphering, here's a cupcake!
(Anonymous)
Jul. 14th, 2009 05:26 pm (UTC)
I am drooling - but I have to say, there's no such thing as a gratuitous chocolate moment!
(Anonymous)
Jul. 14th, 2009 05:27 pm (UTC)
That was from Marjorie at PaperTigers, by the way!
jamarattigan
Jul. 14th, 2009 05:40 pm (UTC)
I LOVE how your mind works!! You deserve a cupcake too!! :D
(Anonymous)
Jul. 16th, 2009 10:57 am (UTC)
HOW do you find all these luscious pictures, jama? I haven't had breakfast yet, but because of this post I'm going to have to whip up some brownies for the occasion.

Janet
jamarattigan
Jul. 16th, 2009 12:16 pm (UTC)
I go on flickr, and wait for the aroma of good food to guide my clicks! Enjoy your brownies!
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