Sunday, September 30, 2012

Gumdrop's Chocolate Salty Balls

Next Swim:  Monday 10/1 @ 5:30pm

Last Swim:  Sunday 9/30 @ 11am
Water Temp:  58.8
Air Temp:  65 & Sunny
Waves: rolling < 1ft
Clarity:  cloudy
Crew:  Diablo, Gumdrop, Buffy, Lorriane, Capt'n

Following our traditional post swim round of Pitsch today Gumdrop offered up a batch of his Chocolate Salty Balls.  Feeling a bit adventurous today I sampled one of Gumdrop's now famous creations.  "Interesting" is about the only way I can describe it. (I think they may actually be the secret that was used to get Mr. Ed to talk....)  Mixed with a round of Pitsch the combination turned out to be quite entertaining...thanks to Buffy's suggestive thoughts it was long after sampling Gumdrop's creations that visions of Buffy and AliKat rolling down the Klode park bluff to the beach began to float around in my head.  Shortly after this I began to sing a familiar grade school rhyme "AliKat and Buffy rolling down a hill...then they went SW-I-M-M-I-N-G...first came the Kru, then came the hill..."  Thank goodness Diablo was there to snap me out of it! 


Gumdrop said...

It was of course my pleasure to give everyone a sample of my chocolate salty balls. I was equally happy that everyone found them tasty, with the lone exception of Diablo who decided not to partake. Indeed with the secret ingredients of mesquite powder cinnamon and crushed red pepper flakes it adds a slightly meaty robust yet sweet flavor all at once. Simply irresistible once one has had a bite of my chocolate salty balls. They also have crushed nuts and good dates. All pureed to a fine texture then mixed in coconut oil and slightly chilled, though they were slightly warmed by the time we got back. Usually they are about inch sized balls, though sometimes bigger and more challenging to get ones mouth around, as Showgirl found out on Friday. Now that I know that they are so well liked, I will have to bring my balls out more often for all to enjoy!

Gumdrop said...

Monday & Tuesday AM report

Water Temp: High 50's -60
Air Temp: Monday about high 40's, Tuesday 50.
Waves:Monday a littler chop Tuesday, flat.
Clarity: Monday shaken, not stirred Tuesday Clear.
Crew: Monday; Gumdrop, Showgirl Tuesday;Diablo,Gumdrop,Showgirl

Lorraine said...
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Lorraine said...

Showgirl and I are swimming this eve (Wed) at 5:30 pm. Join us!

Gumdrop said...

Wednesday AM report

Water Temp: High 50's
Air Temp: about 50.
Waves: noisy small rollers.
Clarity: a little stirred.
Crew: Gumdrop, Showgirl
Next swim: wed. 5:30 PM

Lorraine said...

Wed pm report:

Water temp: high 50's
Air temp: 62
Waves: 1/2 - 1 foot rollers
Clarity: cloudy but clearer near mudslide
Crew: Showgirl, Diablo, Gumdrop, Lorraine and Dave

Lorraine said...

Anyone up for swimming this eve, around 5:30 or so? If so, please post or email me at

P.S. Tonight will be the last warmish eve for a while (and maybe til next year)!

Showgirl said...

Thursday AM report

Water Temp: High 50's
Air Temp: about 60?
Waves: like glass.
Clarity: zip.
Crew: Gumdrop, Showgirl, and some freaky fish that swam by Showgirl

Next swim: Thurs. 5:30 PM (tentative) Per Lorraine this is potentially the last swim of the season, but I really hope not!

Lorraine said...

Just wanted to clarify that I don't think tonight will be the last swim of the season - but it may be the last time we won't freeze our butts off getting out of the water!! Any takers for 5:30 pm? If so, pls post or email me at