Wednesday, July 27, 2011

self portrait in cookie form

 You know that "average American" they are always talking about? That's me. I know. It's crazy. I'm super famous. But don't worry, I haven't let it go to my head or anything. I still make my kids dinner and I only pretend that I'm incapable of cleaning bathrooms some of the time. Okay, most of the time. But, I swear my husband actually really likes cleaning bathrooms. He doesn't hate it at all. I know. I'm not sure I believe him either. But MAYBE he's just so psyched out of his mind to be married to someone so incredibly average as me that he gets confused sometimes and thinks that we are talking about rock climbing instead of cleaning. There is no way to be sure, really.

ANYWAY...here I am. Average beyond belief.

Average height - 5 feet 4 inches.   CHECK.
Average weight  for my incredibly average height  --- umm, we'll come back to this one.
Average time on phone calls in a day - .09 hours -- CHECK. (honestly though -- Who PAYS for these studies?!)
Average number of vehicles owned - 2 -- CHECK.  (But don't even think about stealing one of them. They are both Korean and one of them looks like a cable repair van. And they both have cracker crumbs mushed into the seat. Seriously. I'm not joking. Don't try to steal one. But if you do...and don't tell my husband I said this...go for the little one.)
Average number of income earners - 1.3 -- CHECK. (I'm counting all that spare change I find in the gutter as my 0.3 contribution. Hey -- it all adds up, right?)
Average number of children - 2.3 -- CHECK. (Except that right now, it's a little closer to 2.5)

What I am trying to say here is that I look like this:


Except that if you saw me in real life, you probably wouldn't want to eat me. Because that would be super weird. And I don't actually own a shirt that looks like this. But some day I might. And I do wear brown boots with black pants. Someone with any amount of fashion sense is going to have to save me some day.

I think this is actually the first cutter I ever made. You know, back when I was in my twenties...and still living in America.

18 comments:

Debbie said...

Congratulations!

roamingjones said...

Congrats! That is awesome!

beckybiscuit said...

Congratulations! are you actually that popped out? :)

Susie said...

awesome....love your posts....I'm fairly average myself. We make good company! (but I am .5 short on kids!)

Anonymous said...

Just curious, I made your chocolate cookies last night, and my husband said they tasted great, and smelled great, but they were on the dry side...could you tell me what I might have done wrong?

Mary

Love your blog!! :)

Rose said...

Yay! Congratulations! I soooo enjoy your anything-but-average cookies and blog posts. Thanks for many LOL moments. :-) Love the pregnant cookie look!

Cristin (Pinkie) said...

Adorable and funny as usual - average ;-) CONGRATULATIONS Georganne! Super happy for you. Love your cookies!

Lee Anne said...

Congratulations! You win for funniest/mist unique way to announce a pregnancy!

Glora said...

That is awesome, congratulations on your upcoming little one. I hope you are feeling well and your cookies are adorable! Hugs- glora

LilaLoa said...

Thank you everyone! I was worried everyone would start hating on me since I haven't been making cookies lately. (Which is largely due to the fact that I can't STAND the smell of chocolate right now!)

Becky -- I FEEL that big, but I probably won't be for another month. (Because usually by 6 months people are asking me if I'm due that week.)

Mary -- Usually people have the opposite complaint! (That they are too soft.) Perhaps you accidentally added an extra cup of flour?

Anonymous said...

Nope, I added 3 1/2 cups, BUT....could this be it, I did chill it too for about 1/2 hour...was that could have caused it? And do you suggest just 3 cups, and then chilling, and for how long do you recommend....I really want to get this perfect, as my husband really loved them.
Thanks for your help....

Mary

LilaLoa said...

Hmm, I definitely only add the extra 1/2 c of flour if I will be using the dough immediately. If I let it sit at all, I only use 3 cups because the dough gets drier as it sits. Also...check how thick you are rolling your cookies and the temp/time you bake them at. I bake at 375 F for 6 1/2 minutes and I roll my cookies 3/8" thick. With cookies...everything seems to make a difference. Good luck!

Samantha said...

Congratulations on baby .5 ;)
I am sure he/she will be happy to know we all affectionately referred to him that way :)
Thanks for sharing your exciting news and another lovely cookie!

ashley. said...

you're carrying high. must be a baby girl ashley in there.

CookieD-oh said...

Congratulations! That is so cool!

Miss Mixie said...

You're so *funny*! I loved the bit about your husband thinking you're discussing rock-climbing instead of cleaning. =D

The Vanilla Bean Baker said...

The best pregnancy announcement every! Congratulations and best wishes. Very happy for you and your growing family.

Haniela said...

I missed so many posts! Congratulations!!!!

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