A good day

You remember that old Ice Cube song, “It Was a Good Day?” (If you don’t, or worse, just don’t know it, take this opportunity to educate yourself on 90s West Coast hip hop, and thank me later.) Reason I bring it up is because aside from all the average-day-in-the-hood references, that song totally made me think of today, because today, you see, really was a good day! Today was Girl Scout Cookies day, most joyous day of celebration!

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Doesn’t get much better than a fresh box of Samoas.

About a month ago, I placed an order through a colleague whose neighbor’s daughter was selling them (cause that’s how it works in the city) and BAM! today they arrived, my all-time favorites, the purple boxed, chocolate drizzled, coconut and caramel covered, ring-shaped Samoas aka Caramel deLites (depending on which of the two bakers used made them), officially making today a very good day indeed!

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Oh Samoas, how I love you so.

Had it not been raining when I walked/skipped home from work, I would have torn into the box right then and there, but instead I waited till I was home on the couch to completely go to town on them. As usual, they were delicious and addictive, the perfect trifecta of my three favorite C’s: chocolate, caramel and coconut. I told myself I would only have a couple and six cookies later I finally forced myself to put them away, only so I would have some left for later.

The only bad part in my otherwise good day was that I didn’t think to order more Samoas and that I didn’t order any Thin Mints or Tagalongs. I might just have to make tomorrow a better day and order more cookies.

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UPDATE: Girl Scout Cookies at last

Thin Mints girl is clearly overjoyed. I'm sure so is Samoas girl.

The wait is over. Late Friday afternoon as I was leaving the office, two adorable little girls officially started off my weekend in one of the best possible ways: by handing over two boxes of Girl Scout cookies. All weekends should start this way.

Waiting for my cookies

They're not the real deal but who cares cause they look awesome! Thanks to the fine folks at CHOW.com

Several weeks ago someone in my office came around with an order form for Girl Scout Cookies. His little girls were selling them and he, as a smart businessman, was helping them out by sending it around the office. Of course when it got to my desk, I immediately scrawled my name down for two boxes, one of the sinfully sweet chocolate-caramel-coconut flake Samoas and one of the best selling, crispy, minty chocolate Thin Mints. The chocolate-covered peanut butter and shortbread Tagalongs were calling my name but I was limiting myself to two boxes. (Next year, Tagalongs, next year.)

Since then, I’ve waited patiently wondering every day as I ride the elevator up to my floor, “Will today be the day? Will my Girl Scout Cookies finally be here?”

Regrettably, I’m not here to tell you the good news that they’ve arrived. They haven’t. The wait goes on. I did, however, find the perfect thing to hold me over. In my inbox, mixed in with my Word-of-the-day emails, Facebook notifications and reminders to pay my credit card bills was my weekly CHOW newsletter email titled “Girl Scout Cookie Madness.”

CHOW, which is a great site filled with recipes, reviews and all sorts of foodie fun stuff, had three recipes for their own version of Girl Scout favorites, specifically the two that I ordered and the one that I wanted to but didn’t. So now, I don’t have to wait! I can just make these until the ones I ordered finally surprise me at work one of these days (soon I hope). Check out the mouthwatering Girl Scout cookie knockoffs while I stare longingly at the “Fijis.”