Duncan Whitehead has done it again!
He keeps me laughing and makes me think of all these great television movies and movies from the 70s and 80s. His latest book totally reminds me of the picture Oh God, You Devil crossed with a Vince Vaughn movie.
No seriously, Vince has to play the main role. Picture this…
<opening scene: NY city, Greenwich Village>
Ordinary Man, Architect, Seth Miller leaves his apartment to head to a breakfast meeting that will make his career and the company skyrocket. The breakfast meeting goes splendidly and the only thing Seth wants to do is go celebrate with his best friend.Confirmed bachelor smiles and flirts with the receptionist enters his office, turns on the computer and sits down just in time for the hot receptionist, Jennifer, to alert him that his mother is on line one.
His “stereotypical, Jewish” mother demands he come to dinner because two weeks between visits is just too long.Then, she hangs up and no matter what he does to try and postpone said meal, she wont answer the phone.
So rush home, shave, pet Walter the cat and head back out to moms to only find out that the life he knew is not how he knew it.
"I am a virgin," his mother pronounces," and so, is your father."
Can you see Vince’s face at this point? Seriously.
So, God is his supposed dear old dad and he’s the Messiah who needs to prepare for Armageddon and his battle with the beast. Miracles, an upcoming battle, Space Invaders, a terrorist on a surfboard, bad fish sandwiches and more are a part of this uproariously funny tale.
I read this story on the treadmill, the elliptical, and the precor machine at the gym in a matter of days. I laughed hard enough that I caught a few looks from my fellow gym mates wondering what was so good in my book. I also have to admit that I nearly fell off the elliptical laughing. It is really that funny of a book. More so when I was picturing Vince Vaughn as Seth.
You have to get your hands on this book as soon as you can.
I am an unabashed cookie eating mama! I adore cookies of almost any flavor. Sorry can’t eat chocolate….long story. However, if it is a cookie of the non-cocoa variety, I will eat it. There are specific qualities though that I look for in a good cookie. It must be made with pure ingredients….that means butter(no Crisco), pure vanilla (no imitations), eggs, etc. It must be both crunchy and chewy. Nuts are fine, coconut divine, but not overpowering.
Okay, so I should call myself the cookie diva!
Anyways, a brand new bakery just opened up right around the corner from my house. It is called the Mountain Girl Bakery(love the name)! You can find them and like them on Facebook but seriously, you need to go in and taste/drool politely the many delicious offerings.
Little Man and I went in this afternoon after his first race this morning. I am so proud and we had the best sprinkle cookie and oatmeal cookie with coconut that I have ever eaten. Seriously, this cookie monster was beside herself. You are seriously missing out if you do not get your happy self in there and order anything. I had my eye on the glazed shortbread and the rum butterscotch shortbread. More running is in order if I am to keep eating the deliciousness.
The owner is a charming woman who lived in Ireland for a time so the irish soda bread and guiness bread offerings are sure to tempt the stoutest of diet devotees to break with their regimen.
There are cupcakes too. She uses no artificial anything. Period.
She believes that the flavors speak for themselves and that no chemicals should get in the way of a good treat. I totally agree.
So in this time of “government shenanigans” and throughout the holidays and even 365 a year, you cannot go wrong with a swing through Cody, Wyoming to the special Mountain Girl Bakery.
By the way, she has coffee too.
So dear readers, this is Outdoor Mama, until next time.