Tuesday, February 19, 2013

An Open Letter to Girl Scout Cookies

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Dear Girl Scout Cookies,

I admire how secretly you show up once a year to tantalize my taste buds. I have a few secrets of my own. I
told myself yesterday the first step to getting well is admitting you have a problem. Today, Girl Scout cookies I'm coming clean about my love-hate relationship with you.

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways by eating...
  • 10 boxes of Thin Mints while feeling like I'm at the top of a snow-capped mountain with the wind blowing through my hair.
  • 8 boxes of those delicious lemon, snowy white, sugar-coated cookies I don't know the name of to keep our relationship simple with "no strings attached".
  • 7 boxes of Samoas because I love Chinese things, fire, water...no,no,no...Polynesian things!
  • 5 boxes of Do-Si-Dos for breakfast as I've heard my body needs protein within 20 minutes of getting out of bed.  I wonder if the ones I ate in bed count?
  • 1 box of Tresfoils for good measure remembering some 100-year-old Girl Scout grandmother that gave Juliette Gordon Low a recipe for shortbread cookies one beautiful 'hanging tree moss day" in Savannah.
How do I hate thee? I'll tell ya...
  • You ruin my diet every year. Have you ever considered baking cookies around the 'end of the year' holidays like everyone else?
  • You make my eyes itch and water from an allergic reaction.
  • You call my name from the pantry like some haunting in Connecticut. Could you be scarier please so I don't come every time you beckon me?
  • You know you are irresistible with your good looks and taste. Do you have to have little girls with sweet voices and begging faces to sell you too?
  • My husband (my true relationship) proudly brings home boxes of you. I smile at him and behind his back, scowl and stick my tongue out at you. I'll slap that smirk right off your box!
In closing, I truly appreciate the good you do for your organization. The only way I can continue in this relationship is knowing I have helped someone in some way. Let's keep up the good work!

Much love and hate,
Tammy
The Happy Handicap

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12 comments:

  1. Tammy, you can still help the girls out by buying and donating them to the armed force. Haley is a girl scout now. Tehy are so good but, one box just feeds my family with about three or four each.

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    1. Shirlene, I LOVE GIRL SCOUT COOKIES! I just eat too many! Thanks for letting me know about donating to the troops though, good idea!

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  2. Girl Scout Cookies are SO DELICIOUS!! :) YUM!! Stopping by from SITS.

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    1. YES THEY ARE! I love Girl Scout Cookies! Thanks for stopping by.

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  3. They are great but you left out the somora or however you spell it that I like.

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    1. 7 boxes of Samoas in the "love" section! Are these the ones you're talking about? The chocolate, coconut and cookies gooey goodness is awesome! Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. Oh my I love frozen thin mints! And they sabotage my diet very single year too,

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    1. I've never tried them frozen! That's on my agenda. Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. Yum! And way too low priced, too. I thought fun raisers were supposed to be expensive. If they were ten dollars a box, that would sure help keep my consumption level down. Seriously, they are of the devil.

    Happy Sharefest. Have a lovely weekend.

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    1. I agree! lol They are of the devil. I ate a whole box of Thin Mints last night. The shame. The shame.

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  6. We have no little girls in our neighborhood selling cookies, but they have the grocery stores staked out with tables groaning with a multitude of boxes. Yes, it's hard to say no to a begging sweet girl. Hope you're having a wonderful SITS day. Have a blessed day!

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    1. Vicki, I had an awesome SITS day! Thanks for stopping by. The girl scouts don't beg me, I usually beg them for MORE! lol

      Tammy
      The Happy Handicap

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