Ohio’s First

You know this nondescript bridge in Eden Park?

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Yup.  It is easy to ignore while driving by, but I do stop and take note of its guardian eagles when I’m walking underneath it.  But, by and large, no one pays it much mind.

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In constant search of the sun, like a Cincinnati lizard, I actually walked across the bridge on a lunch break stroll this week.

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Look at what I found, and prepare to give this boring little bridge some credit:

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Sunday Sky

When the park wasn’t blockaded this week by Cate n’Crew, I was able to go about my business.

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Proof, finally.

Boom.  People everywhere can stop arguing about which cookies exist and what they are called.

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We bought the box of Carmel deLites off a troop outside our local grocery store (hello, impulse buying) and got the Samoas by ordering from a co-worker’s daughter.

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Everything is different: box dimensions, printing colors, net weight, nutritional info…and most importantly, the bakery location.  I’ve known multiple bakeries were involved for a while (confirmed from two boxes of Thin Mints being compared), but I didn’t know how noticeable the differences in the cookies were!

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Can you imagine the epic PR battle that would ensue if Green Peace protested the Girl Scouts, too, because these cookies use palm oil?  So many things do.  However, unlike their less fortunate Fortune 100 friends, the Little Brownie bakers helpfully note right on the box that they use sustainable palm oil (sorry the photo is blurry).   Perhaps both ABC Bakers and P&G will be considering similar notes on their packages in the future.

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Lastly, I’m sorry to report I can’t answer the one question everyone wants to know.  I don’t know which box tasted better.  Sadly, we ate all of the Carmel deLites before the Samoas got delivered, so I couldn’t do a taste comparison.  Sorry.

Lemons

Today’s weather is lemons. I refuse to post a view of the ice outside – we nearly have 1/3 inch and it is gross.  Instead, let’s think of warmer weather and lemonade and my dentist appointment I had this week.

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Well played, dentist.  Well played.

I love my dentist’s office and they always give you a little something after your teeth are cleaned.  Usually, it is just a fancy pen/lotion sample/single cookie but they’ve really stepped up their game since it is Girl Scout cookie season.

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I think my dentist would make an excellent scout, but he may need to revisit #5: Business Ethics.  Giving your patients sugary cookies on the way out sounds like a great way to exploit guarantee your job security to me.

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