Tuesday, March 2, 2010

As the Cookies Crumble

It's a good thing Girl Scout Cookies aren't available year round.

No matter how many boxes I buy, they do not last more than 2 days in this house. I literally watch them disappear, and hear the cries of "But I only got 3 of those!" and "What do you mean we are out of this kind? I haven't had any yet!"

I have tried to outbuy their appetites, and I just can't do it, even in years when money is not so tight.

My mother used to dedicate half of a freezer to a few cases of thin mints, and they would last several months.

Around here, they would be gone in a couple of weeks.

Sometimes my chowhounds still astound me.

In honor of Dr. Suess:

My family eats them in the house,
They leave no crumb for any mouse.

They eat them over here and there,
They eat those cookies anywhere.

They do so love the vast array,
It's a shame they don't last even a day.

Today is:

Ceadda -- Celtic (god of healing waters)

Holy Wells Day

Independence Day, Morocco

Namesake Day

National Banana Cream Pie Day

NEA's Read Across America Day

Old Stuff Day

Peasants' Day, Burma

Texas Independence Day

Birthdays Today:

Bryce Dallas Howard, 1981
Chris Martin, 1977
Daniel Craig, 1968
Jon Bon Jovi, 1962
Laraine Newman, 1952
Karen Carpenter, 1950
Lou Reed, 1944
Mikhail Gorbachev, 1931
Jennifer Jones, 1919
Desi Arnaz, 1917
Mel Ott, 1909
Theodore Seuss Geisel (Dr. Seuss), 1904
Bedrich Smetana, 1864

Today in History:

The Loves of Mars and Venus becomes the first ballet performed in England, 1717
A semaphore machine that will speed communication is introduced in Paris, 1791
The Republic of Texas declares its independence from Mexico, 1836
Aleksandr Romanov becomes the tsar of Russia, 1855
The Convention of Constantinople is signed, guaranteeing free maritime passage through the Suez Canal during war and peace, 1888
Battle of Aduwa, Abyssinia (Ethiopia) defeats invading Italians, 1896
The original film version of King Kong premiers, 1933

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