Washboard Chocolate Bar / Tableta de Chocolate

La versión español está después de la versión inglés.

WE WERE BACK last night at Santorini, our favorite Greek restaurant here in Fuengirola. And we had the pleasure once again of being served by both Antonio and Jad. You may remember Jad as the magician who charmed us the last time we were there (click here). Well, he charmed us again. And, of course, the food was exceptional. As usual, we had dolmades (stuffed grape leaves) to start. And, as usual, I was so excited to eat them that I forgot to take a picture. They were beautiful! So was my chicken souvlaki (which I did remember to photograph).

Jad couldn’t think of a new magic trick to perform, so he instead decided to scare the crap out of San Geraldo.

JAD GAVE US A Spanish lesson. He pulled up his shirt to proudly display his midsection (but I wasn’t allowed to take a picture!). He taught us that the Spanish term for washboard abs is “tableta de chocolate” (chocolate bar). He commented that his “chocolate bar” had melted in the Costa del Sol sun.


VOLVIMOS A NOCHE en Santorini, nuestro restaurante griego favorito aquí en Fuengirola. Y una vez más tuvimos el placer de ser atendidos tanto por Antonio y Jad. Puede recordar a Jad como el mago que nos encantó la última vez que estuvimos allí (haz clic aquí). Bueno, nos encantó de nuevo. Y, por supuesto, la comida era excepcional. Como de costumbre, teníamos dolmades (hojas de uva rellenas) para comenzar. Y, como de costumbre, yo estaba tan emocionada de comerlos que olvidé tomar una foto. ¡Eran hermosos! Así fue mi souvlaki de pollo (que recordé fotografiar).

Jad no pudo pensar en un nuevo truco de magia que realizar, por lo que decidió asustar a San Geraldo.

JAD NOS DIO UNA lección de español. Se levantó la camisa para mostrar con orgullo su sección en medi0 (¡pero no se me permitió tomar una foto!) y expliqué que es una tableta de chocolate. En inglés, “tableta de chocolate” significa “washboard abs” (abdominales de tabla de lavar). Él comentó que su tableta de chocolate se había derretido en el sol de la Costa del Sol.

And here I am doing my version of “Most Muscular,” the bodybuilding pose that shows off my chocolate bar.

Y aquí soy yo haciendo la pose de culturismo que muestra mi tableta de chocolate.

Author: Moving with Mitchell

From Brooklyn, New York; to North Massapequa; back to Brooklyn; Brockport, New York; back to Brooklyn... To Boston, Massachusetts, where I met Jerry... To Marina del Rey, California; Washington, DC; New Haven and Guilford, Connecticut; San Diego, San Francisco, Palm Springs, and Santa Barbara, California; Las Vegas, Nevada; Irvine, California; Sevilla, Spain. And Fuengirola, Málaga..

28 thoughts on “Washboard Chocolate Bar / Tableta de Chocolate”

  1. Don’t go out in the sunshine you will melt. Dolmades is called Dolma in Turkish and the Dolma Bahce Palace takes the same idea of filled in or filled with.

  2. So much to say and so little time to say it! I love dark chocolate abs with white chocolate appendages 🙂 !

    1. Deedles:
      Those are milk chocolate abs. I hope you don’t mind. And the appendages… well…

      1. Well, no body’s perfect (see what I did there?). I’ll take milk chocolate in a pinch and white chocolate (a horrible misnomer) if I get truly desperate for something sweet. You I’d take just as you are, as a friend of course 🙂 By the way, is anyone else having problems getting here? I have you in my favorites thingy, and I also jump from sidebars on other blogs. Whenever I used these, for the past couple of days, I get a website can’t be found thing. It doesn’t happen when I reply from my e-mail. Is it me? Just wondering.

      2. Deedles:
        I don’t know if anyone else is having problems getting here. I’ve been having random problems getting a lot of places in blogland lately. It’s exhausting. I spent a half hour on chat with WordPress the other day because none of my photos were appearing (for me) anymore. They changed a setting and it worked again. Why did that setting suddenly need to be changed? I Don’t Know. (Third base…) I had unresolvable problems on blogger, which is why I switched. At least WordPress offers immediate help, but I’m frustrated with the number of issues that are reported to me. Thanks for sticking with me!

  3. That was hilarious! SG is a good ‘target’ for a joke! And what a good sport he is.
    LOVE Greek food and this looks like what we order. Time for us to visit ‘The Blue Olive’ in the city…..soon.

    1. Jim:
      Santorini is always good. And I eat healthy there, too. Jerry is the best sport. Always.

  4. Good joke, Jad! And I love that photo of you, Mitchell — I REFUSE to believe that it is photoshopped.

    1. anne marie:
      The story of my life. Everyone always wants to lick my chocolate bar.

    1. Adam:
      If you lived here, you would have heard of chocolate bars and not sixpacks.

    1. Cheapchick:
      I LOVE to workout, but I’m not a huge fan of group activities. I used to do these kinds of workouts in my own workout room at home in front of a TV (or video). There’s always someone in the group who’s way too intense, competitive, or pushy for me… often it’s the trainer! But the energy and pace are wonderful. And abs of chocolate are so much better than abs of steel!

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