once upon a time
a week or so ago
we read a famous old story
got very excited
to bake our own gingerbreads
imagined them to look like the pictures
worked so hard
they were ready
really something special
than we imagined
none of them
we all ate
happily ever after.
there is a peculiar burning odor in the room,
like explosives. the kitchen fills with smoke
and the hot, sweet, ashy smell of scorched cookies.
the war has begun.
– alison lurie
image credit: toriavery.com
the first bite you take of a gingerbread cookie says a lot about your personality,
according to dr. alan hirsch, the neurological director of
‘the smell and taste treatment and research foundation. ‘
if you start with the head: you are a natural born leader
if you prefer the legs: you are sensitive
if you begin with the left arm: you’re likely creative
if you begin with the right arm: you tend to be pessimistic
if you don’t want to be judged for how you eat the thing,
you might just want to tear off everything at once when no one is looking.
like warm cookies and milk delivered to you
at your house or your dorm
and just brilliant.
Insomnia Cookies was born out of the dislike of heavy meals late at night, love of food delivery, and the realization that by the time you get hungry at night, nothing is open. The concept was founded by Seth Berkowitz in 2003 from his dorm room while attending the University of Pennsylvania. Berkowitz started baking and delivering warm cookies to students late-night on campus… and Insomnia Cookies was born.
and now, when i see the truck heading out through the streets of ann arbor, i smile every time.
I usually travel with a posse. I roll deep.
I travel like a rapper, but without the artillery.
We don’t carry guns, we carry cookies.