I mastered the art of making the fork stand up in whipped cream!  Wonder if there's a reward for that...

I mastered the art of making the fork stand up in whipped cream!  Wonder if there's a reward for that...

Yes, it's that time of year again (or at least it was).  National Cheesecake day came & went.  On July 31st, Cheesecake Factory's everywhere were packed with patrons drooling over their delectable delights.  I was told that this year, smaller mom & pop shops got in on the action.  If you are clueless about my love affair with cheesecake, click here to read last year's installment.  If not (or if you were just too lazy to click), then read on for this year's adventure.

Okay, adventure might be stretching it a bit.  Instead of dragging myself off of the couch then ending up back on it...only with cheesecake, I had company.  A couple of friends and I were out, and decided to end the evening in style...or at least with our mouths filled with dessert.  We ate, we talked, and ate a bit more.  'Twas a joyous occasion.  Until next year...or in my case, probably next week ;).

National Cheesecake Day?!

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So here I am, laid out on the couch watching reruns of Castle  when suddenly it hits - a major cheesecake craving.  This was no ordinary "grab the nearest thing you can find and deal with it" sort of craving.  This was the real thing.  There was only one place that could fulfill my need.

As I searched the web to find The Cheesecake Factory's hours of operation, "July 30 National Cheesecake Day: 1/2 Off all Cheesecake" comes up in the search results.  Was it fate?  Kismet?  Did a little cherub wearing a diaper take pity on me and sprinkle pixie dust on my smartphone?  I didn't really care how it happened.  I was all in.

My inner Fatty McFatfat danced at the counter as I waited for my half price slice o' heaven.  She danced all the way home and is currently singing show tunes as I write to all of you.  Knowledge is power, so don't just sit there. Go! Eat! Dance!  As for me, I shall enjoy my Kahlua Cocoa Coffee Cheesecake  and television then rationalize the calories away later.