Mother’s Day Contest, challenge number 9

Folksie-wolksies,
Drove back from Asheville today, so I’m a little late on getting challenge number nine up.  Sort of feels like turning in a paper late.  Hope you guys don’t dock points off my final grade…oh wait.  I no longer get grades.  Now I get reviews and Amazon ratings.

Am in the middle of eating a thin mint Girl Scout cookie.

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Frozen.  I always eat my thin mints frozen, probably because when I was growing up my parents would buy so many Girl Scout cookies that we had to freeze them or else they would go stale.  At least that’s what my mom claimed.  Probably she just didn’t want me to eat multiple boxes at once.  But it got so that I became accustomed to the taste of a cold thin mint.  It’s refreshing! Kind of like a Junior Mint. (Anyone remember that Seinfeld episode about the refreshing Jr. mints???)

My parents were in Asheville, too, just to come to my reading and support me.  Really sweet. And thinking of familial support, our favorite YA author Lauren flew all the way to Atlanta for my launch event at the Margaret Mitchell house.  (Boy were her arms tired. Ba dum bum.)  For that same launch event my in-laws flew in all the way from New Jersey (insert repeat of tired arms joke here) and my poor husband has heard me read so many times that I SWEAR he now knows my book by memory.

This is all to say, it’s nice to have peeps.

As far as Peeps the Easter marshmallow treat goes, I’m not that into them.  I think they are cute and kitschy, but I experience no craving when I think of them.  And thoughts of most foods can send me into a craving, most notably a BLT with summer tomatoes and homemade mayo.

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(Excuse me while I wipe the drool off the keyboard.)

Which brings us to challenge number nine: What’s your thought on peeps and Peeps?  Email me the name and a brief description of the person (or peeple) who is most in your corner.  Also email me whether or not you actually enjoy eating Peeps.

You know the drill: Send your answers to susanrebeccawhite@gmail.com.  And post your answer in the comment section too, if you’d be so kind.

I wonder if a Peep would work for a s’more?  Probably not if your vegetarian.

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11 Responses to Mother’s Day Contest, challenge number 9

  1. yathenaeum May 3, 2009 at 5:46 pm #

    Random comment: I love Thin Mints! Frozens better, but just thin mints themselves are amazing…
    Now to the challenge:

    The person most in my corner would probably be my sister. There are times when we don’t get along, but usually we are always there for each other. I guess a brief description is that she has red hair, a temper to go with it, but is also nice, kind and always there for me.
    I do not enjoy eating peeps… Marshmallows do not appeal to me unless cooked, melted, and gooey (like in smores)

    -Erika

    • installer May 4, 2009 at 1:29 am #

      frozen thin mints

      are the best. Not sure why, but they are. Frozen Snickers are good too, while we are on the subject of freezing junk food.

      And thinking of your sister, I love red heads! And women of curl, for that matter…

  2. mdeborah May 3, 2009 at 11:10 pm #

    Peeps and peeps

    Marshmallow Peeps: No…yuck..they would defile a true “Smore”

    The peep who is most in my corner would be my friend Sharon. We met 5 years ago and I am so thankful. She is the first real, healthy friend I’ve ever had. (I’m 32) I have had many “friends” in my life..but they were just people to go out and be crazy with. Not anyone who truly had my best interests at heart. Sharon truly cares about me and my life. She is a great source of support in hard times and still a lot of fun to go hang with in good times. She is smart, funny, kind, honest, educated, fun, beautiful, a great mom, the best friend ever.

    She is an inspiration to me in the way that she dedicates herself to her family. She taught me a lot about what being in a (healthy, happy) marriage is about. I came from a divorced home as a child and a disastrous first marriage of my own, I had a lot to learn. She is the one I called at 5:00 a.m. crying about a scary situation in my life..and she was happy to talk me through it. She is the one who I know will always be my friend, who loves me for the real me. She moved out of state this year and it has been hard, but I know distance will not change how we feel about each other. We will be friends always. She is a true “peep in my corner”.

    • installer May 4, 2009 at 1:30 am #

      Re: Peeps and peeps

      that is amazing. amazing the difference between a true “I’ve got your back in this world” friend and a friend you just go out with.

    • installer May 5, 2009 at 2:10 am #

      Re: Peeps and peeps

      Yay Sharon!

    • Anonymous May 5, 2009 at 11:47 am #

      Re: Peeps and peeps

      The feeling is mutual. Deb is a true “peep in my corner”.
      She taught me that there were other people in the world(like her) that I could let in my heart other than my wonderful husband. She has been the second person in my life who has cherished,honored and spoiled me. When I met her, I did not believe that i would ever find a best friend—-i did not think it existed.
      She has blessed my life. She is my best friend and more……she is like my sister.
      Reading this posting has been a blessing.
      Our family has moved out state and at times I have felt insecure about our friendship.
      The last last ten months have been the hardest months of my life and it has been difficult not to have my best friend with me.
      Deb has a big heart,she is giving,smart and beautiful.
      I hope that our friendship endures all. Deb holds a special place in my heart and I look forward growing old with her.
      Okay, got to run now.

  3. Anonymous May 5, 2009 at 3:04 am #

    peeps

    1) My husband. God, I love him. I was 25 when we got married. How could I have made such a fantastic decision at such a fantastically stupid age?

    2) Ick, ick ick, Peeps. Superhusband loves them (along with all sorts of other artificially-flavored goodies like Sno-Balls, Twinkies and chocolate-covered Entemann’s doughnuts). I find Peeps nauseatingly fake tasting, yet quite pretty looking. Honestly, what self-respecting Jew likes Easter candy? Pass the matzoh!

    On a side note, the Washington Post’s Peeps Diorama contest is amazing: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/gallery/2009/04/10/GA2009041001969.html.

  4. Anonymous May 5, 2009 at 3:04 am #

    peeps

    1) My husband. God, I love him. I was 25 when we got married. How could I have made such a fantastic decision at such a fantastically stupid age?

    2) Ick, ick ick, Peeps. Superhusband loves them (along with all sorts of other artificially-flavored goodies like Sno-Balls, Twinkies and chocolate-covered Entemann’s doughnuts). I find Peeps nauseatingly fake tasting, yet quite pretty looking. Honestly, what self-respecting Jew likes Easter candy? Pass the matzoh!

    On a side note, the Washington Post’s Peeps Diorama contest is amazing: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/gallery/2009/04/10/GA2009041001969.html.
    – Chelsea

  5. installer May 5, 2009 at 1:58 pm #

    how wonderful!

    • installer May 5, 2009 at 2:01 pm #

      Yay Sharon!

      The “how wonderful” comment I just posted was to Sharon, who spoke of her wonderful friendship with Deb. So glad you two got to honor each other on this blog!

      And Chels, I didn’t know you were only 25 when you got married. How fun! You got to hang out and be friends before les enfants arrived…About “how could I make such a fantastic decision at such a fantastically stupid age?”…must have been bershert.

      Love the Washington Post link!