so, last week, i ordered a batch of peanut butter and strawberry jam cupcakes
from sister mary cupcake. ordering was a breeze and jeff was nice enough to agree to deliver them to my house. to say that sunday's cupcake delivery was going to be the highlight of my weekend is not much of a stretch.
like a magical sprite, jeff appeared on my doorstep bearing sheer bliss in cupcake form. congenial and prompt, he handed me my goodies and left, trailing faerie dust and glitter behind him. i set my dozen delights on the counter and biked to movie madness with a friend. the plan: watch cat on a hot tin roof
, rip some tubes, eat all the cupcakes. i came home to this:
in the middle of my living room floor. percy, my housemate's dog, ate almost all of my effing cupcakes
. he smushed some into the dining room rug and, we later found out, buried one under the covers in my housemates' bed. i was severely displeased. more like, i was about to have a fucking heart attack because i was so goddamn livid [the dog and i just
got back on speaking terms last night].
we ate the tops that were half-eaten by a greedy labradoodle and the four whole ones that were left. the divinity of the remaining cupcakes caused us to lament the loss of so many fallen comrades. i replied to jeff's courteous thank you note with the sad news: a cupcake tragedy had befallen my household. he and sandi showed the utmost compassion and generosity; they replaced
jeff just dropped off more cupcakes this morning and there is only one left. i've had four
[hey, it's my birthday eve]. the verdict:
"these cupcakes are sooooooooo goooooooooooood. mooooiiiiiiiisssssst! should we get cupcakes for our wedding?"
-housemate a, mom to percy
"delicious! [...] alea, you make funny noises when you eat those cupcakes."
-housemate b, fiance of housemate a
"that's one damn good cupcake."
-friend c – hater of desserts and sweets – who took one skeptical bite of my second cupcake and then inhaled one of his own
the moral of this long tale: give the folks behind sister mary cupcake all of your money. there are no better cupcakes for sale anywhere in this town and jeff and sandi the wonder baker are just the nicest people. patronize people who are cool!