P1000175Based in ‘Tinsel Town’, we get our share of famous faces walking through the hallways of the LA bureau. From Actors to politicians, reality stars to bands, few cause a stir like the one caused today. Sure we have swimsuit models and the single guys or girls (depending on the models gender of course) take notice, but this star has a following that brought a number of us downstairs to the LA studio. He weighs in at only a few pounds and sports a nice and quite familiar shade of blue. My mom might even argue that next to my immediate family, he was one of the few figures I recognized at an age where I could barely walk. Funny thing is, those standing with me now downstairs cover about 13 years from one end of the age spectrum to another. Whether we watched TV in the bell-bottom 70’s or were initially glued to the tube during Bush 41, most kids in this country know … ‘THE Cookie Monster’.P1000172

As the rumor he was in the building filtered around the newsroom, the buzz of excitement barely could be kept in. Did he actually have cookies with him and were they good? Like many in LA did have an entourage and was a certain 7-foot bird along for the ride? So many questions. Chocolate Chip is his choice and now we know oatmeal is his second. BUT … this trip wasn’t just to talk flat-baked treats, THE ‘Cookie Monster’ was here talking healthy eating and specifically eggs as part of a balanced diet. It seems America’s egg farmers are partnering with Sesame Street on their 40th anniversary to donate eggs helping fight hunger. Called ‘The Good Egg Project’, for every American who signs the pledge to eat good every day, the farmers will donate an egg to the food bank up to 1-million white ones. Not bad. And Cookie Monster reminds us … after a balanced meal, there is nothing wrong with throwing down a chocolate chip one! Which make me think right about now … “Me want cookie!”, “Me eat cookie!” They better be soft!


18 Responses to “COOKIES!!!!!”

  1. I watched Sesame Street with my daughter and I loved it. Even took her to see Sesame Street Live when it came to Cincy. Cookie Monster was my favorite…and yes, I do love cookies!
    What memories! BTW….Michelle will be 34 next month….time flies.

  2. Oscar was way coooool!

  3. cheryljones Says:

    Good morning, everyone! We’re gray and Kermit this morning.
    I’d like a cookie, please. And they better be crunchy.
    Soft cookies? No wonder Oscar was a grouch!

  4. KC - Fresno, Ca. Says:

    Good morning all and HAPPY FRIDAY

    Just saw your intro for your story with Jon Scott. Pretty funny – not the story – but – the words you were saying did not match the movement of your lips. Reminds me of those OLD movies (big grin).

  5. KC - Fresno, Ca. Says:

    I liked Oscar the best too. The kids loved Bert and Ernie – but I am tooooo old to remember if they were with seseme street or the muppets.
    They liked that count dracula guy also

  6. COOKIES!!!

    (Heh, I’m with KC’s kids on that… The Count was the best thing on original Sesame Street… but Cookie Monster was a close second.)

  7. @KC

    “the words you were saying did not match the movement of your lips. ”

    What, our good host was the victim of bad over-dubbing?


    g’morning All. Hope you’ve been well.

  8. Hi all.
    KC and LDG…sometimes politicians’ words don’t match their actions!

    Tonight at sunset begins Rosh Hashanah, the New Year for the Jewish people. It is a time of praying for good health and for blessings for our family, friends, and our country. I extend these good wishes to all of you no matter what your religious beliefs are.

  9. cheryljones Says:

    Thank you, Sylvia, and I offer those same prayers for you, my friend.

  10. Thank you Cheryl.

  11. Do you know what really sets a Cookie Monster off?………….

    Right click Internet Explorer, click Internet Properties, click Delete and finally click ‘Delete Cookies’.

    Miss Piggy, of ‘The Muppets’ fame, once got a hold of the Cookie Monster’s lap………………………top and deleted his cookies. The cast of Sesame Street got real close to having pork chops for lunch that day.

  12. John…your brain is amazing…..strange, funny, and different from any other’s. LOL

  13. doggies all over Says:

    Do I perchance detect an allegory, here? Just askin’…

  14. John–


  15. oops-


  16. Hi all…loved Kermit the Frog the best, although that was more from the Muppets than Sesame Street.

    Adam…must be pretty cool to “meet” a childhood idol.

    Start my new job tomorrow, will be interesting and am looking forward to it.

    Enjoyed Steve’s niece’s wedding this weekend, it was a quick trip to Ill though. I did find lots to do, it was homecoming so I went with another niece and her grade school daughter to the pep rally, then to the Pumpkin Festival in the next town on Fri, the wedding on Sat and home this morning. I wish that Steve could have gotten off work to go also.

  17. Barb,
    Sounds like you had fun.
    Hope the new job goes well.

  18. doggies all over Says:

    Ooh, Barb! I hate being new on a job. I want to know all there is to know NOW!

    “It’s not easy being green.”

    LOL-Good luck. PS Before I got into customer service, I used to love retail. If you’re a people person, there’s nothing better, and you’ll be great!

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