Don’t Let a Naked Guy Sully Your Memories.

Ugly naked guy appeared again. This time, he was wearing a Nirvana “Nevermind” tee shirt and NO PANTS. At his computer, a few feet from the window. No good–at least not for me, anyway–can come from that. I closed my curtains. I don’t need my memories of such a great album defiled like that.

Nirvana is my generation’s The Doors. It’s one of the bands we’ll force our kids to listen to. It’s one of the bands that Elijah will discover in high school, and listen to because it’s old enough to be cool again. I’ll be the mom who doesn’t remember when Nirvana WASN’T cool.

Except for that one time when I saw El Pantsless “checking his email” in their tee shirt.

At least we’ll still have Pearl Jam, who I’ll explain to the Captain and the Peanut as “this really great band who made one, fantastic video and then fell off the map as far as videos were concerned.” We also still, of course, have the Smashing Pumpkins the band I’ll describe as “a group of whiny hipster asshats who we all kind of loved to hate but listened to anyway.”

Maybe because we ARE all just rats in cages–or we just thought we were cool. Remains to be seen.

Do you think Billy Corgan eats cookies? I don’t think so either. He lives on PBR and offal. Or vegan offal. (artichoke hearts, hearts of palm)  I’m really not sure.

I eat cookies. I make cookies. I’m also watching the Muppets. I think Billy can get down with some Miss Piggy.

Batch 8

Salted Chocolate Sugars. aka Ironic Tears on Chocolate.

  • 1/2 C butter-softened
  • 1/2 cup butter melted (and cooled, you don’t want omelet cookies)
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup dark cocoa
  • 1 tsp espresso powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt + more for the tops
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1.5 cups of flour

preheat oven to 350F. Cream butter and sugar. add in egg and beat until light and fluffy. Add vanilla, espresso powder, and salt. Sift in dry ingredients. Scoop 2 tbsp scoops of cookie dough, 2″ apart on parchment lined baking sheet. Slightly flatten each dough ball with your hand or bottom of a cup.  Add a little kosher or sea salt to the top of each cookie and bake for approx 19 minutes. Let cool completely before taking off baking sheet. Eat.

What’s your favorite salty sweet combo?

-peanuts and rolos

Favorite Muppet?

-that shrimpy fella.


16 thoughts on “Don’t Let a Naked Guy Sully Your Memories.

  1. I love Sam, and Statler and Waldorf, of course. But my heart will always belong to Kermit. It's NOT easy being green, and I truly believe that someday we'll find it - the rainbow connection. :)
  2. You really are the funniest and most talented writer, I love reading your blog. Those cookies look amazing and maybe you should take some of your cookies to naked guy ha! I love candy and potato chips...does that count? It helps me to eat more candy when I have something salty to break it up.
    • Thanks, Janae!! If I took him cookies, do you think he'd answer the door naked? I don't want to see it close up. Chips and candy are great together! Have you ever made a mystery mix with popcorn at the movies? So delightful!
  3. I saw "The Muppets" last night and I *loved* it! Jason Segel and Amy Adams did such an amazing job! Then there was the muppets! It made me so happy seeing them all together again. Me and my friends laughed so hard through the whole thing! I just wish there was more Animal. :)

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