Friday, December 3, 2010

WUI (Writing Under the Influence)

Well, this one is a little bit embarrassing.

A couple of weeks ago, a publicist working with the company that makes Laughing Cow cheese emailed me and asked if I'd like to take part in a contest they were sponsoring.  They asked thirty bloggers to sample some of their flavors and come up with a description of the "personality" of the cheese in 140 characters or less.

Since I love Laughing Cow cheese, I agreed right away.  They overnighted me a package with a wheel of cheese all wrapped up in cold packs and bubble wrap.  I tried it on some Wheat Thins and all was right with the world.

One problem:  I was completely loopy on painkillers that week.  I have a notoriously low tolerance for any kind of drug.  Ask my mom about when she overdosed me on Benadryl and I slept for two full days.  I think some people might call that a coma.  I wonder if I could call DCFS and have her charged with child neglect retroactively.

Anyway, I sent in my entry for the contest and when I reviewed it a couple of days later, this time with a mind not riddled with narcotics, I was horrified.

Here's my description of the personality of Mozzarella, Sun Dried Tomato and Basil cheese.

Really it seemed so clever when I was seeing pink elephants on parade and talking to the walls.  Sigh.

Anyway, if you'd like to vote for my incredible entry, please click here.  If I win, I get a gift basket of cheese products, and since I'm Midwestern that's equivalent to a medium-size lottery jackpot.

Thank you in advance, and say nope to dope.


  1. Voted! And I think you wrote a good one. I wonder how many other entrants were Under the Influence. :)

  2. I mean, look at it this way - you were all under the influence of CHEESE, right?

  3. Voted too! Nice description, was my favorite out of all of them, even if you had a magic pill helping you :)

  4. I wonder if they have a 12 step program for cheese addiction. Hmmmmm.

  5. Voted, even though you've accused me of "child" neglect! You were well past 21 and now your slandering me can be considered abuse of a soon to be elder!

  6. Never before has cheese been so frequently described as "sassy"

  7. Never before has cheese been so frequently described as "sassy"