Life is a box of Thin Mints

March 10th, 2008

You spend all your time waiting for it to arrive and then it’s gone in an instant.

It’s better when you consume it like there’s no tomorrow.

It weighs next to nothing but puts an extra five pounds on you each year.

They say it keeps in the freezer but no one keeps it there long enough to find out.

If you do have any part stored in your freezer you could well be judged criminally insane.

Even when you’ve had enough, you haven’t had enough.

On their deathbed, no one wishes they’d had any less.

Authored in my official capacity as Cookie Co-Chair for Brownie Troop 1242 where our motto is “Eat the Damn Things and Get it Over With,” a creed which I swear to uphold and uphold to swear.


  1. 🙂

    Comment by denise — March 10, 2008 @ 2:08 pm

  2. I’m already on my third box and loving every minute, every bite, every swallow of minty goodness.

    Comment by bella — March 10, 2008 @ 3:31 pm

  3. Thin Mints are my absolute FAVORITE! This year I didn’t get any; the kids ate them all before I had a chance. I was stuck with the peanut butter kind. Not the same. Next year I’ll hoard the mints and eat the entire box before the kids get home from school. If that’s not living in the moment I don’t know what is!

    Comment by Shalet — March 10, 2008 @ 3:32 pm

  4. amen. it is a necessary evil.

    and i love every minty crumbly bit!

    Comment by Stella — March 10, 2008 @ 3:55 pm

  5. mmm…and they always come right before passover so we HAVE to eat them all up right away. darn…

    Comment by Phyllis Sommer — March 10, 2008 @ 4:33 pm

  6. Eat the Damn Things and Get it Over With

    I love it! I run outside the usual Girl Scout circles, so I’m usually spared this particular kind of temptation. But when I have chocolate in the house, I sometimes find myself over-indulging “so it won’t be around to tempt me later.”

    That’s why it’s wise for me to keep only a little bit of chocolate in the house at any one moment. 🙂

    Comment by Lorianne — March 10, 2008 @ 5:00 pm

  7. On my honor
    I will pledge
    To do my best
    To eat all the rest.

    Comment by kathryn — March 10, 2008 @ 5:40 pm

  8. They taste even sweeter in the tropics…

    Comment by Jena Strong — March 10, 2008 @ 5:48 pm

  9. I NEED a box of Samoas … I am so desperate that I bought a bag of coconut flakes thinking maybe I could make some … but the resipes don’t sound right … sigh and sigh some more.

    Thin mints taste like toothpaste, chocolate toothpaste.

    Comment by Mrs. B. Roth — March 10, 2008 @ 6:04 pm

  10. the troops were stationed outside the bookstore, the market etc etc…AND they were out of thin mints. i’m not surprised! we bought some tagalongs and i’m about to go finish them off.


    Comment by Wendy — March 10, 2008 @ 6:52 pm

  11. Love the deathbed comment — oh, so true! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Comment by Judy Merrill-Smith — March 10, 2008 @ 8:38 pm

  12. DRAT – apparently I missed the sales time, having only a 22 mo boy at home . This is when I need Zen to help me not be attached to the cookie….

    Comment by Anonymous — March 10, 2008 @ 9:08 pm

  13. Yum … darn city, girls are too afraid to go door-to-door! I need me some thin mints!

    Comment by Shawn — March 10, 2008 @ 10:14 pm

  14. Sadly, I never see the Girls at my door in this neighborhood. I did see a couple on the main street of a nearby suburb last week (before we were buried in snow), and I had to seriously ask myself whether it was worth waking my sleeping toddler for Thin Mints. I let him sleep.

    Not to worry, though. I gave my thighs some other thing to hold on to…

    Comment by TZT — March 10, 2008 @ 11:05 pm

  15. I caught the thin mints on the way into the grocery store, just in case they ran out while I was inside. But I got those for the rest of the family. I have a weakness for samoas.

    Comment by RocketMom — March 10, 2008 @ 11:06 pm

  16. Friends,
    In the spirit of scouting and our commitment to educational enrichment, I wanted to verify that your customer preferences align with the marketing and demographic data our little troop has amassed and offer some metrics about the selling season we just concluded. Of the 12 varieties of cookie-like products offered, Thin Mints are the most popular item, outselling the No. 2 formulation (Samoas) by 150%. It’s with no small about of pride and lower back pain that I report our teeny troop sold 88 cases of goods this year, meaning someone better keep eating!

    Comment by Karen — March 10, 2008 @ 11:21 pm

  17. ok karen…that someone will be me!! keep ’em coming. please. !!!


    Comment by keeper of the chocolates — March 11, 2008 @ 12:11 am

  18. brilliant! last year we bought AN ENTIRE CASE of thin mints. and ate them all in too short a time to respectably report.

    Comment by jen lemen — March 11, 2008 @ 2:31 am

  19. yummy yummy

    Comment by Shelli — March 13, 2008 @ 1:30 am

  20. I feel less guilty already.

    Comment by Moanna — March 13, 2008 @ 3:24 am

  21. I caught up on your writings and happened to have a saucer of Tagalogs right next to the mouse. How apropos!

    Comment by Jessica — March 16, 2008 @ 7:35 pm

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