Existentialism, transcendentalism, sensualism, intellectualism, empiricism, spiritualism, realism, optimism, pragmatism, theoretical, hypothetical.
There are, of course, cliches about life. You know, like the old “life’s a bowl of cherries.” But I’ve been working on some analogies of my own. Some simple little catchy correlations between life and . . . well . . . me. And I have to admit, I’m not doing very well.
Perhaps I’m over-thinking because if:
Life’s a snowstorm
that makes me a flake?
Life’s a souffle
that makes me hot air?
Life’s a beach
that makes me a blistering sunburn? It hurts just to type that.
Life’s a dance
that makes me a stripper pole? Ewwww. Get out the Lysol.
Life’s a cookie
that makes me a crumb?
Strawberry Chocolate Crunch Snowballs
Life’s a song
that makes me responsible for everyone covering their ears? Because I can’t carry a tune. Even when I lip sync.
Life’s a hot fudge sundae
that makes me a nut?
Life’s a maze
that makes me a rat?
Life’s a vacation
that makes me food poisoning?
Or, you know what, maybe I’ve been searching in vain. It’s actually conceivable that I’ve known the meaning of life all along. Possibly that childhood song is not just a fun tune to sing in a round, but is, in fact, the insight we’ve all been looking for:
♪ ♫ ♬ merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily life is but a dream ♪ ♫ ♬
Strawberry Chocolate Crunch Snowballs©www.BakingInATornado.com
1 stick butter, softened
1 stick margarine, softened
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp strawberry extract
2 cups flour
about 1/3 of a 11.5 oz package of Keebler Fudge Stripes Dark Chocolate cookies
1/4 cup Nestles 25% less sugar strawberry powdered drink mix
Approximately 3/4 cup powdered sugar
*Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
*Place the cookies into a food processor and process into crumbs.
*Cream the butter, margarine, 1/2 cup powdered sugar and strawberry extract. Start on low until the powdered sugar is mixed in.
*Again starting on a low speed, beat in the flour, 1 cup of the cookie crumbs and drink mix.
*Roll the dough into approximately 1 inch balls. Place on cookie sheets and bake 10 - 12 minutes or until set.
*Cool completely. Roll in powdered sugar.