Welcome to my wacky world … I know what you’re thinking – Cupcakes & Cat Food? Not an enticing combination I know, and no, I don’t eat cat food. The title came about during a phone conversation with my good friend Mollie. After having a bad day I had been on the phone with her on the drive home from work rambling on about something, that I was surely over dramatizing, and was craving a cupcake to comfort me. I needed to go to the grocery store to pick up cat food for my cats so that they would be fed and happy, and I thought why not pick up cupcakes to make me happy. As long as there are cupcakes and cat food all is right with the world. I mean c’mon … who doesn’t like a cupcake?
Then it dawned on me … how pathetic would I look going up to the register with cupcakes and cat food? Clearly the cashier would know I was a pathetic, single, lonely woman with cats – an up and coming spinster of sorts. And to top it off, a girl with quite a few pounds to lose buying cupcakes no less! I could go to the self check out, but I hate those things. I always end up needing assistance and having to press the button to make the check out aisle light flash, which would then bring even more attention to my pathetic purchases. Plus I didn’t have my handy dandy discount card to save a few cents on the cat food that was on sale, and a human cashier could enter a discount code for me.
It was that night, in the conversation with Mollie that I declared I would someday write a book and call it Cupcakes and Cat Food. This may not be a book, but it’s my attempt at getting it started.
If you’re wondering … I never did go to the grocery store that night. The cats ate a can of tuna and I went cupcake-less.
Ally~ This is great! This reminded me of the John Updike story- A&P. Have you ever read it? I’m telling you, you have some writing talent girl! Sign me up for “Catnip & Cupcakes”. Wanna hear something funny? There is a cupcake store near where I am called Kick Ass Cupcakes in Somerville (I’m totally serious) and one of the cupcakes they have is called something like the “catnip cupcake”. It is for cats and has a goldfish on it. Funny!
Keep writing! Go on and get yourself a cupcake- you deserve it!
MMMMMmmmm cake…I like cake! 😉
great job AL!