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you can’t catch me, i’m a gingerbread fan…



once upon a time

a week or so ago

we read a famous old story

out loud

got very excited

to bake our own gingerbreads

imagined them to look like the pictures



worked so hard




they were ready


the gingerbreads


really something special

even better

than we imagined

none of them

ran away


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

you are how you eat.


gingerbread-man-cookiethe 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.

a good idea will keep you awake during the morning, but a great idea will keep you awake during the night. – Marilyn vos Savant



some ideas,

like warm cookies and milk delivered to you

at your house or your dorm

until 3am,

are simple,

and just brilliant.

IMG_0821Insomnia 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.

FD1COOKIE26-A 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.
Gabriel Iglesias