Monday, October 8, 2012

Diamonds Are Forever

Two Strikes
Los Angeles

“I thought I saw you yesterday at Two Strikes.” “Yes I was there.” “So it was you picking up pinecones?” “No. Those were pods. I was going to pound the carob seeds inside as chocolate substitute.” “Did you say carob?” “Yes?” “I want to see that.” “Why?” “Because a diamond’s carat originates from the carob? “Really?” “Really. Because of its weight consistency, the carob seed was standard measurement of weight for gemstones since the middle ages.” Catherine said, “I didn’t know that.” With a wink I said, “Now you do….”

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