Cookie Wars!

On Thursday, after just having gotten done saying that I could lose about 50 pounds, the Universe intervened, and surprised me with a package. A package?!? Yes, A package. Some lovely friends of mine sent me 6 boxes of Girl Scout cookies from across the pond. 2 Boxes each of Samoas, Tagalongs, and Thin mints. (No dieting for me on that day!)

Well, being the kind hearted person I am, I chose to share the one of each of the types of cookies with the team at work. By the time yesterday rolled around, I was trying to keep the cookies away from me – as I had been nibbling on the cookies – along with the rest of the team – for the better part of the day. There was now only a single Samoa cookie left in the box. So, I set the cookie box aside, and said Please, someone else eat the last cookie!

My colleague, Paddy, rarely eats sweets. In fact, he’s one of the least sweet-toothed people I know. Each day, he has tea and toast for breakfast, and if it’s a really busy day, he’ll maybe have a little something sweet, like a bit of a cookie, but that’s it. So, when I handed him the box, he laughed and this is what he did – to torture me. It made me crack up laughing – and thus began the first shots in….

The last girl scout cookie in the samoa box has begun a cookie war... #cookie #girlscoutcookies #yum #humor #officefun #deskwars #laugh


My response was swift, as he had placed the cookie right on the “line” between the desks, and it was staring at me, tempting me. I decided to tempt him back – No cookies = No tea… and then wondered… Is this how North Korea got started with their “line in the sand”??

The response to my teammate was swift and sure. No cookies - no tea. #cookiewars #officehumor #fun #funny #humor #office

And thus, the tensions had escalated…and the NO Cookie Zone had been established.

The lines have been drawn... No cookie zone. I wonder if this is how N.Korea got its start?!? #cookiewars #fun #officehumor #allinadayswork #friday #funny #office #humor

Quickly thereafter, the glass jelly bean tanks moved in, trying to keep the peace… and defend the “line” through impartial intervention. Tee hee!

The glass tank jelly bean jars have joined to keep the peace!! #humor #office #fun #cookiewars #lol #friday #officehumor #joy #laughter #omg! #allinadayswork

The quiet didn’t last long however, The Forbidden cookie’s evil paper coffee cup dictator is having none of it. Meanwhile, my coffee mug has adopted its own slogan across the de-cookified zone.. “i am not a paper cup!”

Oh no!! Angry paper coffee cup dictator has joined the war..spreading lies and propaganda!! What shall we do?!? #cookiewars #humor #allinadayswork #officehumor #office #fun #funny #ohnoes! #funny

Hooray! The recycleable coffee mug has joined the battle and brought his own slogan!! I am NOT a paper cup!! #standoff #cookiewars #officehumor #office #humor #fridayfun #friday #fun #greenteam #laugh #allinadayswork #whilethecatisawaythemicewillplay

The standoff continues through the weekend… who will win?

How long will the forbidden cookie war standoff last?!? Who will win?!? The world may never know. #cookiewars #office #politics #humor #fun #funny #amusing #officehumor #laugh



Went Christmas shopping today for a white elephant gift for a team party coming up on Thursday. Saw 3 cool mugs – that I had to share – because they gave me a laugh.


Star Mug. When cold it displays black with white stars. Add a hot drink… And a star map magically appears.


Humorous hair mug -where was this for movember?!?


Last one from the shop – Metal look beer keg mug. Just what you need for Mondays in the office?!?


Guinness World Record Attempt

Are you Drunk Yet?

Back in March, I turned 35 years young. Because my birthday falls in March, right around St. Patrick’s day I wasn’t sure I would be celebrating much. That all changed, however, when I heard about Jason’s idea – He wanted to try to set the Guinness World Record for the largest number of people in a Pub at one time dressed as Leprechauns.

Strangely enough, that world record attempt fell ON my birthday.

It's not easy being green
Leprechaun girls in the courtyard

Figuring that it would be a hoot (what did you do on your 35th birthday? I helped to set a Guinness World Record) and something that only comes along once in a lifetime (as well as a great way to usher in officially being middle age), I went out and bought a Leprechaun hat with a beard, a green sweater, and recruited some friends to go with me to the pub.

Playing the Part
Tony, the Scottish Leprechaun

The event was held at a place called The Living Room, and we needed about 200 people dressed in costume to meet the World Record requirements. There was press coverage here in Ireland of our attempt, and let’s just say that it was a bit surreal – people walked in looking like regular individuals and walked out looking likeā€¦bizarro, drunken, leprechauns.

Leprechaun 31
Jacqui the English Leprechaun

There were two amusing things about the evening. 1) In the beginning, we were having alot of trouble getting people to be Leprechauns. After much convincing, we got one of the Judges to dress up:

We even got the Judge involved

2) Without even trying, I went up and signed the book, commenting to Jacqui how neat it would be if I were the 35th Leprechaun on my 35th birthday. We were split up in the jumble of people – and she was number 31. When I went up to sign the book, I wound up being number 35, purely by co-incidence. When I told the folks handing out the numbers, they thought it was pretty awesome too!

I was leprechaun 35, for my birthday!
Yes, I was really Leprechaun #35, as luck would have it! How cool is that?!?

In the end, this little Leprechaun did manage to participate and help Ireland to get the Guinness World Record which was temporarily held here in Ireland – for about 12 hours – with 210 leprechauns:

Pondering pondering
Pondering the state of Leprechaun Life

The problem, of course, is that as March 17 hit around the world, the record was broken – by Jay Leno on the Tonight Show in the USA – with only 224 people.

It was a good birthday anyhow -and, despite the record being now held by the USA (USA! USA!) instead of Ireland – I couldn’t have wished for a better time!