I’ve just gotten off the phone with my mom to confirm The Official Recipe with detailed instructions. (See this post if you don’t know what I’m talking about. Skip down to the cookie picture to find out.)
I’ve copied down the addresses of the 11 ladies to whom I will be e-mailing the recipe, but, as for the rest of you who did not comment, I thought to myself, “Self, you should give them just a little bit more time. They NEED this recipe. They don’t know it, but they do. Not many foods really solve problems. But the cookies . . . well, they solve problems.”
Plus I’m in a bit of a fix because there is a sort of tie between. . .
The Low Ryder: Helping you to feel better about yourself by comparison, which used to be my favorite.
The Low Ryder: Happily parked in an upwardly mobile world, which is now my favorite because so many of you made me feel awesome for thinking of it.
Now I have visions of a logo with Vanagons and flowers and campfires and smores and all the things that make me glad to live this simple crazy life.
Well, it is not really a tie. Happily parked won by two votes, but there were not that many votes, so I want to make sure that we are really sure it is better. I like it a lot, but it is kind of a tongue twister when you say it out loud. I’m wondering if it would be equally awesome if it were
- Campin’ out in an upwardly mobile world
- Happily cruisin in a fast lane world
- Happily parked in the fast lane
Or some such combination of ideas where The Low Ryder = still and low energy by contrast to others who = fast and feel plagued by guilt for all they aren’t doing. But not that because it is much too long. Sorry for the stream of consciousness
Oooo00, what about? . . .The Low Ryder: Low and steady wins the Race
You know. . . like in the fable about the tortoise and the hare. Of course, I suppose if I have to explain it, that isn’t very good. Did you get it before the explanation?
I do want to avoid a too heavily automotive theme even though I realize that I’ve kind of gone there on my own. I mean, I don’t want the image of a lot of parked cars, especially those that just sit in yards, dominating your minds when you think of my site. Nor do I want “upwardly mobile” to conjure flying mobile homes in your mind. But here we are . . .so anyone, anyone . . .
Judy Tenny’s Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe will go out by e-mail in the AM. And I will taunt you by telling you that I have previously had myself and passed along to others a FAULTY copy of the recipe, so those of you who thought you had it and didn’t offer a suggestion OR felt hopeless because your version never tasted like the real thing, well, the secret is out . . .
Help yourself to get the real cookies by helping me. PLEASE!
(I wonder how much my readership may have dwindled lately based on the extent of my patheticness lately.
Why is that red line under “patheticness”?
How is patheticness not a word?
I’m going over to dictionary.com to look this up.
Oh, this is an outrage! Can you believe that it is supposed to be “patheticalness” according to dictionary.com?
What?! That has a red line too! DANG IT.
I hate spell checker.)