Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Don't you love the Internet?

Hi, all. It's me, Rebecca Zook. I'm sneaking onto your blog for the day. Don't tell Charlotte. She doesn't like me spending too much time on the Internet, though she should talk because Fromagerie Bessette is starting to sell cheese via the Internet. But that's business, Charlotte says, not monkey business. Actually, I kind of like that she worries about me. I never had a big sister. My brother--let's just say, he's overly protective. He worries that the real world will hurt my soul. The last time he came to Providence, we exchanged words. See, I'm Amish. Or I was...but I won't talk about that today. Let's just say I learned a lot on the farm, and though I might be slim and look frail, I'm not. Not at all. Did I mention that I'm Charlotte's second-in-command at The Cheese Shop? Well, not second, really. That's her cousin Matthew, except he's her partner, so he's really a first-in-command, too, right?

Anyway, back to my question. Don't you just love the Internet? There's Facebook and cool sites about travel planning, and I can stream old movies and TV shows. I love "Murder, She Wrote" and "NCIS" and, well, I just get hooked on them. I learn how to solve crimes from them. I do. Oh, and there's Victoria's Secret. Shhhh. I just bought the slinkiest pair of briefs. Oooh-la-la. Nobody's seen them yet, but that is another story. I've got my eye on the beekeeper, Ipo Ho. He's so cute. He came to Providence from Hawaii. How exotic is that! And he used to dance at the luaus, and breathe fire, and well, my heart goes pit-a-pat whenever I see him, but I haven't let him know. Not yet. "Love must find its own course," Charlotte's grandmother would say. I am, after all, only twenty-two. I've got plenty of time.

I'd better sign off. Today, we're having a cheese tasting at the shop, so I've got to get back to setting out the cheeses. My favorite is Morbier. That's the cheese that has ash in the middle and tastes so yummy. It's a semi-soft cow's milk cheese, named after the village of Morbier in Franche-Comte (that's France). How cool is that? Charlotte has been more than gracious teaching me about cheese. She says I have a steel-trap mind and a good nose. Anyway, I'd better get back, but write me a note and I'll respond.

XOXOXOX - Rebecca

21 comments:

  1. Hi Rebecca, you are so sweet. I'm glad that you are enjoying the Internet, but be careful out there. Have you asked Ipo Ho for coffee or tea yet?

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  2. Oh, Dru, I wouldn't have the courage. I'm mean, he's so cute, but really, ask a man out? Hmmm. That IS an idea. Oh, no, I really couldn't. But maybe...be bold, that's what Grandmere would say to me, right?
    ~Rebecca

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  3. Oh, gosh, I wrote I'm mean, and I'm not. LOL. I meant to type I mean... Silly me.
    -Rebecca

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  4. Rebecca -- thanks for sharing the information about the Morbier cheese. Sounds fascinating! Come back again someday and tell us more.

    Paige

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  5. Hi Rebecca,

    Nice to meet you. I think the Internet can be a great tool. But I'm a little afraid of it myself. I was trying to find information to use with a student I was counseling, and I typed what I thought was an innocent word into a search engine, and oh, my. I had to unplug the whole computer. Yuck.

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  6. Rebecca, sounds like you love your job! That's always a plus! Let us know how things progress with Ipo, but don't try and rush things.

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  7. Rebecca, I have my fingers crossed for you and Ipo. I love the way you help Charlotte, and not just in the cheese shop. She needs your NCIS insights!

    ~ Krista
    Domestic Diva Mysteries

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  8. Hi Rebecca, It is so nice to meet you. I too love the Internet, but it is sometimes overwhelming.

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  9. Skye, I had to laugh because the Internet is very sneaky. A friend of mine says it's a wonder it works at all. I believe her! ~ Rebecca

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  10. I'm hooked on the internet, Rebecca! And I definitely want to come by the cheese shop. =)

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  11. Rebecca,
    I do love the internet - without it, how would I have ever stumbled across your wonderful blog. I love cheese and am not familiar with Morbier but am excited to try it one day. Maybe I'll buy some through the internet! Back to work for me. Looking forward to an update on you and Ipo Ho.

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  12. HulaMonkey--what a cute name. There are all sorts of good cheese shops online. Just Google cheese shops. If you type in Fromagerie Bessette, you just might come up with ours!! Charlotte would love that!
    And Krista, thanks for your good wishes. Luckily Ipo visits the shop a lot. ;)
    ~Rebecca

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  13. Rebecca----Keep watching those tv mysteries. Crime-solving skills may come in handy at your shop. You never know.

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  14. Rebecca-what a beautiful name!!!! GOT TO LOVE THEM MYSTERIES~~~

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  15. I love the Internet myself, though Skye is right. You have to be careful with what you type. I was Googling Dick's Sporting Goods once and OH MY.

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  16. I get so distracted by the internet ... my latest craze is browsing Etsy. But - more important, I've never tried Morbier ... I quite like the sound of it though - even the word sounds ... deadly.

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  17. Yes, I'm an internet junkie! Sounds like you have fun there, too. And Morbier cheese sounds delish!

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  18. Oh, I'm so thrilled to hear from you all. Danger at our little shop? Oh, please. Providence, Ohio is the gentlest place on earth!
    Hugs to all
    ~Rebecca

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  19. I know the internet has its uses, sweetie, but I just want all that cheese. And I am glad you have that good nose! Nice to meet you and I hope you will come back.

    MJ

    Closet Confidential: a Charlotte Adams mystery

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  20. Hi Rebecca, I love the internet, but it seems strangely addictive!! I just read that today's teens are less creative because of their practically non-stop surfing habits. Hmmm. Need to look into this!

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  21. Hey Rebecca! The internet is completely addicting, especially when it comes to browsing for books! :)

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