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Oh my friends. I received a package in the mail the other day. I love receiving packages. This one had my name on it but dad made me wait to open it up until mom got home from the worky place. Spoil sport that he is huh? Snorts with piggy laughter. Mom *finally* got home and yes it seemed like YEARS to me with this package teasing me all day. So mom helped me open and OMP – Squeals with piggy delight. I was one of many winners on a contest that our friends at Animal Couriers had a couple of weeks ago. They sent me a desk calendar with some awesome pictures of some of the pets that have transported. Smiling – and trust me there are some beautiful pics in it! I’m going to let mommy keep this calendar on her desk here at the Hotel Thompson. That way both of us can see it every day.
And I Got a Snowball!
Can you believe that my friends? An entire snowball all to myself. Okay, maybe not the cold outdoor snowball you might be thinking of but I prefer this snowball and so does my mom – snorts with piggy laughter.
Do you remember last week when I had a BOLO (be on the look out) and an APB (all points bulletin) out for Twinkies Chocodiles? You can read about it here if you don’t remember. I told you that my mom if not anything is very pig-headed (snorts) when it comes to things that she wants. Now you know where I get my stubbornness from – I don’t fall too far from the tree. This weekend, she was determined to find these little treasures somewhere within a fifty mile radius of the Hotel Thompson.
Insert Mission Impossible music now. Nana called my mom on Friday at her worky place. Mommy told her of these delectable little treasures and gave Nana a mission of looking for them at store she was going to that day. Nana went to the store and even got the store manager involved to no avail. Bummer.
Then mom/dad went grocery shopping at another chain store Saturday morning. Again, nothing. Bummer. Now, it was getting to mommy. She is not a quitter – especially with chocolate on the table. Mom called Nana and they were going to meet up for lunch on Sunday to come up with another plan.
Sunday, mom/dad took Nana out to lunch. Lunch was great but the thing still dancing in mom and Nana’s heads were these chocolate Twinkies – oh yummy! So after dinner, a trip was planned to Wally World. It was like humans gone wild when they entered the doors of old Wally World. Fist bumps commenced and then it was ready, set and GO off they went in their separate ways to find the elusive Chocodile who some called Bigfoot – often talked about but never seen.
That’s when mom saw it out of the corner of her eye. A blue stand filled with what you might ask – Chocodiles – THUD. I think mom actually dropped to her knees in front of the display and thanked the heavens above. She then called daddy who then called Nana and they all met in front of the alter of chocolate covered Twinkies. You would have thought they had never seen chocolate before.
I can’t tell you how many boxes mom and Nana bought. I *can* tell you that they freeze well – snorts. And I can tell you that mom had one last night. As she was moaning in satisfaction, I picked up a few choice words from her like the following, “Spongy cake goodness with a white cream in the middle surrounded by a chocolate heaven”. Okay, after that I kind of left the room quietly so mom could have a moment. I’m guessing that they are mom approved.
It was a very sad day 11/16/2012 when the last Twinkies left the shelf. I’ve tried them in the past. I haven’t had a lot of them but they were different. I liked the cream filling. Mom liked them too. Dad on the other hand, said they were like eating a sponge and he didn’t care for them. Rolls piggy eyes – he has no taste – PLOL (Pig laughing out loud).
Mom even bought several boxes when she found out that there would be no more world with Twinkies – a known childhood treat for her. Then, they finally were gone. No more Twinkies at the Hotel Thompson – another sad day since learning there would be no more made. I’m not sure who cried more – me or mom.
Then we all started smiling again! We learned that Twinkies had been bought out and would be making a come back – YAY you sponge full of goodness. This was wonderful news! Me and mom jumped for joy and planned our resurrection Twinkie party scheduled for 07.15.2013. Of course… dad laughed at us.
But you know what we are laughing at? Think about that poor soul who spent $5,000 on eBay for the last box of original Twinkies. How must he feel knowing about them being back? Oh thud.
Personally, I like to picture Twinkies dressed up like the Terminator saying, “Hasta La Vista baby, I’ll be back” before they actually left. Snorts – can you?
Will you be partaking in the Twinkie party today? I think mommy is going to try to get us some one the way home from the worky place. I hope so! My mouth is watering already. Enjoy my friends!