19 August 2009


A few days ago, a friend mentioned that she thought I was sarcastic. Before you wholeheartedly agree with her, she said that, specifically, my mention of cookies as one of the best Army perks was sarcastic.

Here's the deal. There are a lot of things about the Army that I love. I made a whole list of them. And, yes, I did include the Camp Bondsteel chocolate chip cookies on that list.

In a rare moment of sobriety, I was not being sarcastic. I hereby defend my original declaration that "the cookies are amazing."

I even offered to my commander that, if they ever took the cookies away, he'd have to take my weapon. A bit of a scare erupted when the next day the good folks who do the baking at CBS substituted a new caramel cookie for the original, amazing, chocolate chip ones.

I almost flipped.

But the perks were back the next day, and I have been happy since. To respond publicly to the accusation that an otherwise serious Soldier would claim the cookies as an Army best sarcastically, I have two things to say.

First. The cookies are really good.

Second, there are only about nine things better.

Cookies rule.

1 comment:

  1. I defend my statement that the cookies are not that good. You are deceiving yourself because you need something, anything to complete your Army best list. You found something that is only mediocre and grasping for something to look forward to eating every day you built it up in your head to be this amazing cookie. Only an amazing dessert is worth the calories and those cookies my friend are not worth the calories. But if it helps you through the day, please continue enjoying what to the rest of us who are not in denial is only an average chocolate chip cookie.