It's Girl Scout cookie time
Published 3:50 am Monday, January 22, 2007
I'm doomed. It's not anyone's fault I guess. But every year about this time, I get the feeling that I'm going to be disappointed in myself in a very big way.
Girl Scout cookies. I love these sweet delights, and they are going to ruin my diet.
I have no will power when it comes to Girl Scout cookies. They are wonderful. And wouldn't you know it, the start of their sales period just happens to coincide with the start of my diet.
Everyone seems to have a favorite. Last week when some local Girl Scouts came into the office everyone started talking about which variety was their favorite. We don't know all the specific names of the cookies, but we do know which ones we like.
The names of the cookies are not as important as what they taste like. If you like peanut butter, there are two varieties to ruin your diet with. If you like a plain shortbread, they've got that too.
My favorite, of course, is the most fattening, most decadent of the whole lot of them. Thin Mints. I know that name well. And, I know what they taste like, which is where my downfall lies.
A wonderfully thin mint-flavored cookie enrobed in a bittersweet chocolate is what will most certainly do me in this year. It does every year and I have only myself to blame.
I don't mind helping out a good cause. I was once a Girl Scout after completing the Brownie phase of the program. I sold cookies as a little girl and know how proud it made me to sell many, many boxes of the treats.
Girl Scouting is a wonderful thing for young girls throughout the nation. It offers wonderful lessons on caring, sharing, leadership and teamwork. Scout mothers should be praised for their work. They teach young girls the important things in life and they have to lug around all those cookies to be delivered once they are sold.
If you haven't had an opportunity to place your order for six or eight boxes, you have a couple of weeks to do so. After the order is placed, all you have to do is sit back and wait for a precious child to deliver the wonderful treats to your door or office.
I haven't placed my order yet, but rest assured I will. Once I decide just how many boxes of thin mints will fit into my freezer, I'll contact a Girl Scout and place my order. I will gladly write the check and sit back to wait on my goodies.
I'm only hoping that I can drop at least a few pounds before the delivery is made. Because, bless my heart, I know I'll have to start all over once the cookies are gone.
Lisa Tindell is a news writer for The Brewton Standard. She can be reached at 867-4876 or by e-mail at email@example.com.