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Jon Baron is a Sweetheart

I’m trying to become the top online destination for “Jon Baron”. I don’t think there’s any money in it, but it’s probably easier than becoming the top destination for “Jason Mraz”. Although if you search for “Jason Mraz hat” I do come in first.

Anyway, Jon Baron really is a sweetheart. It could be why his name is so large in the word cloud on the right there even though I’m sure other keywords have come up more often. I think WordPress just senses his thoughtfulness and bumps him up a couple of font sizes for his acts of kindness and generosity.

Here’s the story: A couple of weeks ago, Jon Baron came in to the office and mentioned that he heard Mraz on the radio that morning. He said, “The song went something like ‘She rocks, la la la, she rolls, do do do…'” Then he hummed a little, which was charming, if not very musical.

I broke the news that there was no Jason Mraz song like that, but thanked him for thinking of Mraz all the same.

Then, last week, Jon Baron came to work and gave me a little thank you gift for all the baby party stuff I did for him in the office. (We decorated his desk with pink paper dolls that coworkers added their own individual styles to, there was cake, cupcakes, some gifts, and baby pictures ready at his desk so he wouldn’t have to miss her too much during the day.) The gift was a CD by some guy I’d never heard before, Eric Hutchinson. It’s titled Sounds Like This and, sure enough, features a song called “Rock & Roll”. It’s the Mraz-esque song Jon heard on the radio and then tracked down, figuring if I liked one I would probably like the other.

One of the "I'm Yours" video t-shirts from Blend Apparel.

One of the "I'm Yours" video shirts from Blend Apparel.

The CD is pretty good and it does have some strong Mraz flavor to it. I checked out Eric Hutchinson’s website and learned that Eric’s favorite things include San Diego, avocados and Blend Apparel. Hmmm, interesting.

The album is on iTunes and probably everywhere else. If you like it, drop me a note and say ‘thank you’ to Jon Baron.

You don’t have to believe me,


Jason Mraz, Avocado Farmer

My friends are too good to me. They see these little Mraz bits and pieces on tv or out on the web and they send them my way to make sure I’m not missing out on anything. This morning I hopped on to Facebook to see what was going on and found this gem:

Mraz CNN 

There’s an article and video on CNN.com, as well as Jason’s recipe for Chocomole! That’s just fun to say. Choc-oh-mole-ay, Olé! Memorial Day weekend may be over, but that doesn’t mean you can’t whip up something new for a crowd. 

Mraz’s Chocomole Recipe:

Note: This will make a huge bowl big enough for a family of four. You’ll want to share this with friends.

Mash up 5 ripened avocados
Add 1 – 2 cups of chopped or blended dates
1 soft cup of raw cacao
1 easy cup of raw carob powder
1 tbsp. vanilla

Add a few long pours of agave nectar to sweeten to liking. Then add half cups of cocoa and keep adding until chocolate taste is right. Careful not to overdo it — if you add too much, it can get bitter.

You will love.


Mmmmraz and chocolate and fresh avocado… life doesn’t get a whole lot better than this (unless there’s a cabana boy involved). I’m not entirely sure where to get raw carob powder, but it sounds like something Trader Joe’s should carry.  The beauty of creating kitchen art is that you can add or subtract to any recipe as you see fit, or depending on what you have handy in your kitchen.

Too much yummy avacado-y food on my plate,