Wednesday, August 22, 2007

It's Just a Cookie, Right?

MENTAL STATUS: "Better than Monday". The family crisis has stabilized, and now, so has my mood. Thanks to those who expressed concern. I appreciate it.


I admit I'm not a label reader. In fact, the only thing I look at on a label is the calorie part--and sometimes not even that. But as I enjoyed the buttery goodness of a Pepperidge Farm Chessman cookie the other day, I decided to finally--FINALLY--take a good look at the packaging.

I'm SO glad I did, because the hubby and I had one heck of a laugh over it.

Thus, I will share with you all.

Okay. Imagine--if you will--James Lipton from Inside the Actor's Studio doing a dramatic reading of the following. (That's how I read this to my hubby, and he seemed to get a kick out of it.)

The Art of the Cookie:

Begin with a baker's soul. (This had me laughing already)

Seek the finest ingredients.

Explore nature's infinite variety of flavors and textures-- sweet, crunchy, rich... oh, and buttery.

Entertain inspirations. (Guh?)

Embrace decadent cravings. (Uh... we're talking about eating a cookie, right?)

Reward yourself. (I did. I had three.)

Open... Taste... Delight. (Um, okay?)

When I read it to my hubby, he got hung up on the "entertain inspirations" part. So, he dared me to call the toll free number and ask. I chickened out.

I now can see what I've been missing all my life by not reading these skillfully crafted marketing tools--cheap entertainment.

Wow. And to think, I was just looking for something sweet to eat.


Chicki said...

You are so crazy! Glad the family situation has calmed down and peace has returned. Whenever that stuff comes up in my life, I always remember what my former pastor (David Demola, Faith Fellowship Ministries, Perth Amboy) always said, "Everything in the natural is subject to change."

Tempest Knight said...

Oh, I love reading labels. I go to buy shampoo, and it takes me an hour to pick one because I read every single label. Hahaha!

M. C. Pearson said...

Hiya! I put the Shelfari on not using the blogger one but the other. I did small vertical...I think I may have adjusted the height too. Just put it on after the links on your template. :-)

Cynthia Brayden-Thomas said...

Glad the crisis is past. Eat a cookie! :)

Chelle Sandell said...

Hah! We had to read labels for hubby when his blood pressure was high and EVERYTHING has sodium which he wasn't allowed to have.

Glad things have smoothed out. You sound much better! We'll keep you in our prayers.