Thursday, April 7, 2011

Birthday Cookie.


My friend Michael made me this personalized birthday card.  I'm kind of in love with it.

I have admittedly been having a week of true writer's block, so much so that my only post this week wasn't even written by me!  But by my husband!  (And didn't he do a good job?  Ross is hilarious.)  

Like, I can't Tweet, I can't cleverly Facebook update, and I sure as hell can't write a blog post.  For my birthday, could someone please reach into my brain and find some eloquence?  Thank you!

(And if not, this baby deer will also work.)  

But today is a special day, because I am newly 29, so I'm going to let myself off the hook.  Rather than write, I'm going to show you pictures of my new favorite cookie.  I just ate it at Quack's




Yeah, that's right, I shot it from multiple angles.  So that you could fully appreciate the succulence of the Vegan Trail Mix Cookie, the most misunderstood of pastries.  Are cookies 'pastries?'  Let's say yes.

Unlike my other favorite Quack's cookie, the Salty Oat Cookie, the Vegan Trail Mix Cookie doesn't get a vaunted place in the shiny display case.  Instead, they sit unceremoniously in a basket perched atop the case, individually wrapped in plastic.  If you didn't know they were there, you'd probably miss them.   And in fact, many people do: each has a sticker indicating the day it was prepared, as if to say, "It's not too late?  I think I'm still edible?"

But just like granola cereal can be surprisingly satisfying, so secretly naughty, the Vegan Trail Mix Cookie is decadence masquerading as virtue.  You must try it at least once in your life, even if your friends make fun of you.  I recommend ordering it on your birthday.


Here I am, reverently eating the Vegan Trail Mix Cookie.  Can you see the concentration on my face?  It's pretty serious business.

Back home from Quack's now, I just want to say that this post would not be complete without saying thank you to my friends, family, and sweet husband for your tremendous birthday wishes.  A magical unicorn dressed in a whole suit of Vegan Trail Mix cookies couldn't even come close to you guys!  I love you so much that it makes me tear up, so I'm going to stop typing.  Have a wonderful day!

15 comments:

CAMILLE STYLES said...

YUM - and Happy happy! Hope this it the best year ever for ya lady! I need one of those cookies today. Like now. The nutty-chewy-fruity combo looks soooo up my alley, and could almost pass as healthy! ;)

Krista said...

I think you're doing just fine... you're eloquent, funny and have a smart and hilarious husband to boot. It's a great birthday! Your cookie sounds delightful...

I have to say my favorite is the Vegan Peanut Butter cookie from Whole Foods. Sadly, the last five times I've been there, the cookie has not. But it's worth it to come back, time and again, to look. It's slightly (i.e. perfectly) crunchy on the outside and gorgeously chewy on the inside. It's, without a doubt, a little. slice. of. heaven.

Have a fabulous birthday!

kellynD said...

Happy birthday! :D
I hope you have a wonderful day!

Nicole Mlakar-Livingston said...

I guess I should send back that magical unicorn dressed in a whole suit of Vegan Trail Mix cookies then. Dang I really thought that was going to be a killer surprise gift. Happy Birthday Tolly!

Greg said...

Happy Birthday Tolly! It's always a pleasure to read your posts (even when you have "writer's block"). I have a feeling 2011 is going to be a great year for you.
Namaste friend,
Greg

Pang said...

When I have writer's block, I usually turn to booze. It's my muse... buze? You're welcome. Oh, and happy birthday!

Jodi said...

Happy Birthday and don't think of it as writer's block, its writer's break. Just kick back and enjoy this beautiful weather!

pinksundrops said...

Happy, happy birthday, gorgeous! Love that you had your birthday cookie :) .

Jess (hellowifeonline.com) said...

Yum! I love Quack's, Happy Birthday!

Gretchen Alice said...

Happy b-day, Tolly!

Tanya (a Taste of T) said...

Happy Birthday! I hope this last year as a twenty something is AMAZING!

Jessica (jayarebee) said...

Hope you had the happiest of happy birthdays, Tolly! How can you have writers block but still manage such a cute/lovely post about that cookie (which I will definitely try someday - I'm into kooky things like that)?

Also - LOVE (I mean, love) the new blog layout. It looks mah-velous. Props to the designer(s)!

kellynD said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the new layout!! It's so super fantastic!!

Beth H said...

Hope you had a super-fantastic birthday, Tolly! Will have to try that cookie, but I don't know if i can break away from the Salty Oat - it's so mmmmmmm-mazing!
p.s.
<3 the new blog design!

Beth H said...

Had a Salty Oat last night after dinner at Hyde Park Grill, another fave. Thought about trying the Vegan Trail Mix, but just couldn't do it. the Salty Oat cravings are tooooo strong!