Not sure where the cocoa and the grape jelly originate -- I seem to remember hot chocolate started in France (where it was basically chunks of dark chocolate melted in hot water). Grape jelly, I could not speculate. Italy, mebbe?
We just brought Buddha back from the vet, where we found out that overall he's doing about as well as can be expected. We were given some anti-viral paste to stick in his mouth (oh fun) and told to start up the eye gunk 2-3 times / week again (oh fun, book II). We were also given some ear drops to clean all the gunk outa there. The vet spotted a few ear mites -- but they were dead, apparently done for by the Revolution treatment he got before. So now we just gotta clean out all the debris they left behind.
The good news is that my allergies are under control and the asthma is slowly but surely improving, so it looks at this stage pretty certain that we will be keeping Buddha after all. Huzzah for Zyrtec! It's amazing stuff. Problem is, I can't ever miss a dose -- half a day late and my eyes get irritated fast.
That's all for now. I keep thinking I'm going to make an interesting post about my reading lately ... but I keep not doing it. Guess it's not so interesting after all.
 My ancestry, as well as I can recall without asking my mother: the Robeys were English, with some Scots, a little French, a smidgen of German, and a faint rumor of Native American (but I forget which nation). The Cranes were pretty much a mishmash but the Eagans were strong Scots-Irish and just-plain-ol' Irish. The red hair and blue eyes, as much as they scream "leprechaun," are actually from the Robey side.