Sunday, January 04, 2009

A New Year's Funny


Right before I left for Christmas in Utah, my sweet friend Vanessa left me a Christmas surprise on my doorstep with a kind note. To be totally honest, I wasn't quite sure what it was. It looked like baking chocolate, but wasn't cut into squares. I asked Michael and Ben what they thought--they said fudge. It was even marbled--and looked delicious.I saved it for a New Year's treat. Then one day this week while working from home, I suddenly remembered the chocolatey surprise and I hopped up from my laptop and cut off a slice. It smelled surprisingly like cinnamon. Neat. I popped it into my mouth.

Nope. Not cinnamon. Not fudge OR baking chocolate. Nothing of the sort.

Soap. It was a bar of beautiful homemade soap, the kind that makes you really really clean. And you generally enjoy the cleaning process with that stuff.

Needless to say I grabbed everything I could think of to get the taste out of my mouth--lots and lots of chips. I settled on a lunch of chicken noodle soup, broccoli and garlic (my new favorite use of garlic!), and cheese toasted bagels.
Rob and Matthew seemed to think that I just got a whole year of free cussing for EATING soap, not just washing my mouth out with it. I can't figure out if that means 2008 or 2009?

Thanks, Vanessa--for the great soap AND the great story! Love you and MISS you!

8 comments:

Laurel said...

a gift like that needs instructions! (grin)

favorite story of the year...so far. TOO FUNNY. thanks for sharing.

Erin Fast said...

oh, that is fabulous! and yes, i agree, one free year of cursing for eating soap! hahahaha.

Julie said...

That is the best thing I have heard in a long time, I will be laughing about this for weeks!

Jennifer said...

You got to wash your mouth out with soap and didn't even know it! What's the message in that???

Artsy Aut said...

That is funny! I have to admit that sometimes I want to eat my erbal essences becuase it smells so good and I already know its not chocolate. Looks like you had a good luch to follow your soapy appetizer!

Laurie, the girls and Scott said...

So, so funny! Oh Jenny Reeder, you are our favorite gal.

The Wyler Family said...

okay that is hilarious. i can just picture you biting into a bar of soap. gross!

Hope said...

Soap should not look that tasty! And should not be brown! So funny!