Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Runaway Millionaire: Word Counters

Counting my words again. 

Today my fellow Word Counters and I are sharing our monthly group post. The bloggers who are joining me this time all picked a number between 12 and 74 and sent it to me. I gave the numbers out as assignments to other bloggers who are then challenged to write something (or a few somethings, as the case may be) using that exact number of words. Today we all share what we came up with. 

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I got the number 23. It was submitted by Dawn of Spatulas on Parade.

As I've been doing in these Word Counters posts, I've chosen a theme and am using my word count multiple times in keeping with the theme. This month the theme I chose is in honor of a celebration that's observed, National Be A Millionaire Day.

~ I just wrote about a fun May celebration, Eat What You Want Day, but tomorrow's National Be a Millionaire Day, sign me up!

~ Question: is it only for that day? 'Cause seems like the kinda thing, once you get there you don't want to go back.

~ 'Cause if it's just for a day I better stock up on Red Bull, I've got a lot to pack into one day. 

~ And where does the money come from? Is it deposited in my bank account? A prepaid credit card? Does someone hand me cash?

~ First thing I'm doing is running away from home. Okay, first I'm gonna buy a new car. No, a plane, I'm running far.

~ I may come back, just to invite my family to come visit me at my new beach house. I was busy while away.

~ I'm hiring a chef. No, not kidding. If I'm rich, every time I grab any ingredients will be purely for fun, not necessity.

Strawberry Half Moon Shortbreads are crunchy strawberry flavored cookies dipped in chocolate and white chocolate. | Recipe developed by www.BakingInATornado.com | #recipe #cookies

Strawberry Half Moon Shortbreads

Strawberry Half Moon Shortbreads are crunchy strawberry flavored cookies dipped in chocolate and white chocolate. | Recipe developed by www.BakingInATornado.com | #recipe #cookies

~ Everything's more fun when done with friends and Be a Millionaire Day's a national holiday for everyone. Where's my tribe? Who's with me?

~ Instead of having a specific day, if we could each choose our millionaire day, we could all take turns treating each other. Genius!

~ I know it's not until tomorrow, but best to be prepared, guess I'll head out now to buy new luggage, jewelry and outfits.
~ Post Script: Apart from this imaginary look at a nonsense "holiday", we've been living through a stark reality, so one more twenty three: 

~ I'd give this money away to have staved off this horrendous disease, the loss of life, to have had a competent federal government.

Here are links to the other Word Counters posts:
Spatulas on Parade 
Messymimi’s Meanderings 
On the Border 

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Strawberry Half Moon Shortbreads        

2 sticks butter, softened
2 tsp strawberry extract
1/4 cup Baileys Strawberries and Cream liqueur
1 cup powdered sugar
2 1/4 cups flour
1 1/4 cups white chocolate chips
1 1/4 cups chocolate chips

Directions (makes about 3 1/2 dozen):
*Beat butter, strawberry extract and liqueur until smooth. Carefully beat in the powdered sugar and flour until just incorporated, then use your hands to bring the dough together. Roll into a log approximately 14 inches long, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least an hour.
*Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cover baking sheets with parchment paper.
*Remove cookie dough from fridge,cut into 1/4 inch slices and bake for 14 - 16 minutes, until they just barely start to brown.
*Remove the cookies from the cookie sheets and allow to cool completely.
*Melt the white chocolate chips in the microwave until completely smooth when mixed. Dip half of each cookie in the white chocolate, gently scrape the back, then place on parchment paper to set. They will set faster in the refrigerator.
*Once the white chocolate has set, melt the chocolate chips in the microwave until completely smooth when mixed. Dip the other side of the cookies in the chocolate, gently scrape the back, and place on parchment paper to set.


  1. Totally fun! Hmmm . . . what would I do?
    I was actually thinking about this yesterday. What would I do with a windfall like this? I decided I'd simply help as many people as I could. :)
    And yes. Stave off this horrendous disease. :(

    1. Good to know when we get real, we're both thinking along the same lines.

  2. Take.Me.With.You! I need a cool million! Those cookies look amazing!

  3. Cookies look amazing. And I’m good with us all being Millionaires and taking care of each other

  4. I'd need more than a million dollars. I want a private jet. And a yacht. So I can take a vacation. (Also, being from the land of Black and White cookies - this strawberry variation sounds delish!) Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com

    1. Well, there's nothing about National Be A Millionaire day that says you can't be a multi-millionaire.

  5. One million or ten million becuase one million doesn't seem that much now days

  6. This is one holiday we could all go for, and i agree, i would give it up to have no pandemic.

    As for being a millionaire, i have all the zeros and just need the one.


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