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It's that time of year again...


*Got a call from Brenna reminding me that yesterday was the Kick off
for Girl Scout Cookie Sales.  It would be her daughter Lena's 1st year doing it,
and even though she is a bit shy, they were going to hit the pavement in South
Austin going door to door sharing the 'SUGAR RUSH HAPPY'... Funny how
we tell our kids don't talk to strangers, but IT'S ON when it comes to 'THE COOKIES'..

Since I was a 4-H Girl...
"I Pledge my Head to clearer thinking,
my Heart to greater loyalty,
my Hands to larger service,
and my Health to better living,
for my club, my community, my country, and my world."

...No Livestock/animals or farming kind of things (even though I'm from Nebraska)
.. Sewing, cooking, Speech, Singing...woodworking (although  my Daddy got a
lot more ribbons for his handywork...SSHH DON'T TELL) 
Never sold stuff for
competition... Although a friend & I made stuff  like FriendShip Bracelets & those
Friendship Safety pins w/ beads  you'd put on tennis shoes...sold them  door to door
around the neighborhood on Saturday afternoons when we wanted $ for Candy!!!
...As my mouth waters for it's 1st Thin Mints...
Thought I'd get ya ready for the 'BIG 2010 GS Cookie Season'...

Here's some interesting Tibits about 'THE COOKIES'
according to Wiki:

Girl Scout cookie varieties include
Thin Mints
: Thin, mint-flavored chocolate wafers dipped in a chocolate coating.
Peanut Butter Sandwiches/Do-si-dos: Peanut butter filling sandwiched between crunchy oatmeal cookies.
Peanut Butter Patties/Tagalongs: Crispy vanilla cookies layered with peanut butter and covered with a chocolate coating.
Shortbreads/Trefoils: A traditional shortbread cookie made in the shape of the Girl Scout trefoil logo. 
 Samoas are also called Caramel deLites.Caramel DeLites/Samoas: Vanilla cookies coated in caramel, sprinkled with toasted coconut and laced with chocolate stripes.
All Abouts/Animal Treasures/Thanks-A-Lot: : Shortbread cookies dipped in fudge and topped with an embossed thank-you message in one of five languages, including English, Spanish, French, Chinese, and Swahili.
Lemon Chalet Cremes: Cinnamon sandwich cookies with lemon creme filling.
Cinna-spins Introduced in 2008 by ABC Bakers, Cinna-spins are cinnamon-flavored cookies that come in 100-calorie packs. Cinna-spins are shaped like miniature cinnamon rolls. Retired and replaced by Daisy Go Rounds.
Daisy Go Rounds: Very similar to Cinna-spins, this cookie replaced them for the 2009 sale. They are advertised as low fat and also come in 100 calorie packs. They are cinnamon flavored and shaped like daisies. These cookies are only available from ABC Bakers.
Sugar-Free Chocolate Chips Introduced in 2008, they are small sugar- free cookies.
Dulce De Leche Introduced in 2009, these are Latin caramel cookies.
Lemonades Round shortbread cookie with lemon icing.
NEW FOR 2010:
Thank You Berry Munch Introduced in 2010
has Cranberries and white fudge chunks.

The best selling Girl Scout cookies are: Thin Mints (25% of total sales)
Samoas (Caramel deLites) (19% of total sales)
Tagalongs (Peanut Butter Patties) (13%)
Do-si-dos (Peanut Butter Sandwiches) (11%)
Trefoils (Shortbread) (9%)
The other varieties combined account for the remaining 23%.

*YOU GOT ?S about the Cookies..Click the
Cookie Finder for the answers & how to
Locate your Favs...

*So now you should be prepared for the 'Girl Scout' Go -Getters ready to hook you up w/ the 'Ultimate' Cookie Sugar Rush... Watch out..if it's like last year & years past, you will run into the temptations everywhere outside every Starbucks, CVS, HEB, Walmart, Target.... Once you make
'EYE CONTACT' THEY GET YA... THE HARDCORE G-SCOUTS will follow you almost to your car
while their Mom's are making sure they are okay to get you to buy just '1 BOX'...Does that work?
Well, it did last year for a  G-SCOUT w/ ME & My Hubby Ted...'Thin Mint Butt' was satisfied...
  Again, goes back to the 'Don't talk to Strangers' idea that goes out the window... Safety isn't always the first thing on the brain either  this time of year when Cookie Competitions are on...

 Mom's  & Dad's of G-Scouts... REMEMBER SAFETY 1ST!!!

01/20/2010 11:00PM
It's that time of year again...
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