Saturday, February 16, 2013

Random Blather

That's what I've been hearing all day from my 6-year-old, who could give James Joyce a run for his money when it comes to stream-of-consciousness.  I think he would drive the esteemed Mr. Joyce into the asylum, actually.  He hasn't stopped talking since he got up this morning around 7, even when we've asked him to.

But he did have an interesting story to tell about a "dream" he had.  No, not really, but that's what he said it was.  It was a zombie who turned people into cookies.  He had 2200 bakeries in his chocolate chip muffin fortress.  People called him Mr. Cookie because he ate so many sweets and everyone knew he was going to die.  He was 90 when he died.  I guess I better watch it, with all the sweets I eat, when I die I'm very likely to turn into a zombie who turns people into cookies.  I'm a long way from 90, however, so you're all safe for the moment. 

This "dream" of his was probably inspired by my Valentine's Day present from my sweetie:

A box of custom made zombie-themed valentine cookies.  You might not be able to make it out in the picture, but the little people have a bite out of their heads and their brains are showing.  The pink hearts are a little hard to make out, too.  They say, "Be mine or else".  The blue ones are heart-shaped brains.  And the white ones at the top say "I love you like zombies love brains". 

Never expected this one.  My wife is always full of surprises.  Last year, her gift was a box of Peanuts cookies from the same cookie decorator.  She has some standard ones she does, but I think my wife specifically requested some with Snoopy sitting on his doghouse as the World War I flying ace, because I really love Snoopy as the World War I flying ace.  Probably sounds silly coming from a 47-year-old-man, but it's true.  I have a tie with him on it.  It was my daughter's first Father's Day present.  I even have the book, Snoopy and the Red Baron.  Believe it or not, it's sitting on my bookcase alongside every book about Manfred von Richthofen (the real Red Baron) that I can find.  Yes, I'm something of a fan of his, as well.  I'm sure I posted pics of the Peanuts cookies somewhere but I can't find them now (of course) and the digital copy was lost when my computer had to be reformatted after a virus got me.  So I guess I'm out of luck.  But they were very, very cool - I really hated to eat them.  I thought for sure I'd put them on FB but no luck.

If you are interested in giving someone special some zombie-themed cookies, I couldn't find her website, but here is her FB Color Me Cookie.  She's located in Tire Hill, PA, but she'll ship anywhere. 

I have another post for you, too - maybe next week.  I haven't had time for a game since I've gotten home.  I have all the paper buildings for the next installment and I know what I want to do, I just have to find time to assemble them and game it out.  And I admit I still have to get the zombie figs out to Rebel Mike and Chris Wilson.  Chris, I need your e-mail so we can set up getting these zombies to you!