Tomorrow is National Cupcake Day and Wednesday, December 16 is (seriously) National Chocolate-Covered-Anything Day. I’m going to take advantage of these two days and eat a lot of sweets. When you get older, that sweet tooth from your pre-teen years revisits you and damn it if it’s not fun to eat 1/2 a pumpkin pie or 6 cookies again!
My glory days of athletics, wonderful as they were, are definitely in the rearview. I realize now in my advancing years I will no longer need to work on my jump shot or my slap shot. I won’t break a 9:00 mile again.
I play golf. Golf is fine, but the only thing you’re going to shape in that sport is a nifty right to left baby draw that lands on the green like a butterfly with sore feet – which I can do. But really, my happy life is pared down to my wife, our cats-that-think-they’re-dogs, our friends and family and eating and drinking. And I’m perfectly happy with that.
So tomorrow, I’m celebrating National Cupcake Day with a large Carrot Cake Cupcake with gobs of Cream Cheese Frosting; then I’m having a Death By Chocolate Cupcake, the one with all the gorgeous, gooey, cocoa-infused ganache. And if I gain a pound or two, guess what? I’ve earned it, and then some. I can’t wait for tomorrow! Know why?
Because today was National Bouillabaisse Day. I’ll wait for cupcakes.
Now, go eat something!