July 11, 2014

A Moment of Silence

A moment of silence. . . a reverent pause. . . put away all distractions as we pay homage to. . .

I said this trip is hinged around Bridger participating in a therapy program.  I lied.  It is really about traveling to the mecca for cookie connoisseurs, Ruby Snap.  Did you hear my voice rise an octave as I said the very name?  Oh, I just love that Ruby.

She is the Dr. Seuss of cookie creators.  I have never seen or tasted anything like it. From the very presentation to the last little flavor that lingers in your mouth long after your final bite -- it is cookie perfection.

I keep a tissue in hand when in her shop because I tend to tear up when I gaze over the beauty behind the glass displays.

Generous samples are freely given.  Like, 1/2 a cookie sample. . . then asking you what else you want to sample, doling out another 1/2 cookie sample, repeated over and over until you have stuffed your face with every offering of loveliness.  Look at these creations -- could you limit your sample selection to just 2?

How do you purchase just one? Or, more appropriately, how do you limit your purchase to less than 2 dozen? You don't.  You can't.  Ruby hypnotizes you and somehow you leave with enough cookies to feed a family of 7 for 5 straight meals.

It was our final stop before we drove Alan to the airport.  I clutched my polka dot box all the way back to the hotel after I dropped him off.  Nothing could provide me as much comfort in his absence as Ruby.

*Sigh* I think I am going to be sick to my stomach.