Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Pumpkin Medallions


A few weeks ago, a firetruck pulled up to my apartment complex with lights flashing. 3 firemen jumped out and ran toward the building. My 4 year old was completely enchanted with this up-close excitement and practically glued himself to our window. (Yes, I know -- I need to get this kid more excitement in his little life.) I was slightly less interested. That is, until 3 minutes later when they came knocking at MY DOOR. They don't speak English and I don't speak Korean so well. I wasn't sure what to do. I figured that if they were firemen, they had a pretty good reason for wanting to come in. (Unless of course, they had borrowed the uniforms and stolen a firetruck just so they could trick me into letting them in so they could eat my food and steal all my good stuff...) So I just opened my door. They went straight to the balcony and THEN---


one of them jumped over the edge. 

I mean, sure he was attached to a rope and all. But he just walked into my house and jumped off my balcony! Just like that. The other two quickly packed up the rope and left. I just stood there. 3 minutes ago, I was a normal person trying to sneak my son's snacks without him noticing...and now-- my whole life had changed. Some stranger had come into my house and jumped off my balcony. And the worst part was that I don't even know WHY. Or where he was going. Or what he was going to do when he got there. Or how in the world I had managed to make cookies for so long without owning scalloped circle cutters.

Luckily, those kind of questions don't really keep me up at night. I'm happy that my apartment wasn't on fire -- especially without my knowledge -- and that I have a giant set of scalloped circle cutters that I can use any time I want to.  But maybe I should work on that whole "learning Korean" thing.

22 comments:

Els Manning said...

That is awesome! I am glad you put it in perspective, cookie cutter with scalloped edge! And a potential fire. The least they should have done is question you about that cookie cutter. Maybe a pat on the back... or offer to take you for a ride...? Sirens, flashing lights...
Enjoy your blog. thanks for sharing!


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lizy b said...

Okay, but....what the heck with the fireman over the balcony?! Was there a fire, was it a bizarre bachelor party stunt....what?
Btw, loooove the pumpkins!

odetoinspiration said...

Did you ever find out what that was all about?! You've got me curious;) Love the cookies...so darn cute!!!

theluckyelephant said...

Very happy you didn't let them distract you too much!! Was probably America's Funnies Home Videos and you'll show up in one of their next shows looking really good with your new cookie cutters by your side...;)

Perfection!

Diane {Created by Diane} said...

Lovin' these cookies and of course the scalloped edge.
Nothing like a little excitement mid day,huh?

Samantha said...

So so so so pretty!!

Anita said...

That's one of THE most shocking and unbelieveable stories I've ever heard!!! I mean really, how have you gotten away without having scalloped edge cookies cutters this long?!?!?!?!?!

misgalletasyotrascosas said...

Ja, ja, ja, que historia más divertida!!! me has hecho reir un montón!!!

Las galletas son preciosas!!!

Besos

LilaLoa said...

I NEVER did find out what they were doing. Crazy, huh? I think he rappelled down to the apartment below mine. But why he did that, I don't know.

Anita -- sometimes I surprise even myself. ;)

Haniela said...

These are fantastic, I love scalloped edge on cookies.

What a story! I'm glad you are okay.

The Partiologist said...

WOW! Just found your blog...I know, I'm always a day late! But I love it and I am now signed up!

Meg@MegaCrafty said...

Maybe the firemen were dared by others in the station- like a "i bet you can't run into some apartment in that building and jump off the balcony without telling the person inside what's going on". Although more than likely they had some sort of call in the apartment below yours and could only get in through the balcony. But what an exciting mystery! And I of course love the cookies. So cute.

Karen - Trilogy Edibles said...

I think I'd be in shock too, but I'd want answers. Like to the point where I'd have to eat all those beautiful cookies because I probably wasn't going to get any and needed solace :)

Well despite the interruption, the cookies are fab!
Way to keep calm in it all!

Sue said...

These cookies are SO charming and beautiful! Love them! Glad your home wasn't on fire!
One of my grandsons gets very excited over the garbage truck/man~they always wave at him, and honk:)

The Vanilla Bean Baker said...

Oh my goodness! I can only imagine what your son thought about it all too!
Cookies are beautiful. I love scalloped cutters.

Carsedra said...

These are so sweet and cute!! Your creativity is totally awesome!!

Cristin (Pinkie) said...

WOW! I wonder what your son thought of that! That's quite a bit of drama and glad you and the family are ok. Love the pumpkin cookies and that you got some scallop edge circles. I've been wondering when you would get some ... ;-) Great post as always!

Glora said...

Wow crazy story! I can only imagine. And these cookies!!!! WOW!!! I love scallops. Beautiful job! Hugs- Glora

Susie said...

So cute these scallops. My hubby would say the fire dept. arriving must mean I am cooking. Honest, I trip the fire alarm all the time. I finally yanked the batteries.

The Cookie Basket said...

Phew just imagine what would have happened if you hadn't baked those awesome cookies. They came to your door because of the awesome aroma and ran through, but missed grabbing one so they had only one option...jump. That was one amazing story and even more amazing cookies! I think I want a scalloped cutter, but I'm afraid at what might happen....

Carries Creations said...

wow... that would have scared the crap out of me. def work on the language thing.

HOW did you manage without scalloped circles? They are seriously some of my faves.

LilaLoa said...

Carrie -- I KNOW!! I can't believe I lived so long without them. I seriously never put them away because I use them every week of my life now!

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