Friday, May 12, 2017

What is This RT I've Been Hearing About?

by Aunt Bess, from SILENCE OF THE JAMS by Gayle Leeson

Well, Amy's friend Gayle just got back from something called RT. Amy says it's the Romantic Times Booklovers' Convention. From what I can gather, this RT is a thing where people eat a whole lot of rich food, drink, ogle sexy men, and talk about books. And I can tell you right now that I'm tee-totally disgusted!

Did anyone think to ask, "Aunt Bess, would you like to go to RT?" No, they did not. Did I hear, "Aunt Bess, you love reading! Maybe you'd like to attend this gigantic book fair!?" Nope. How about, "Aunt Bess, you love good food and sexy men. Want to ride down to Atlanta for the week?" If anybody said it, they whispered it ten miles away because I never heard it.

I don't want to make anybody feel bad or anything. I realize I'm not as young as I used to be, and I don't want to horn in on anybody's fun. But would I have really been in the way? There were thousands of people at this convention. What difference would one more little person have made?

Here are some of the cookies I didn't get to eat. They were made by Sweets by Steph out of Kansas. Amy told Gayle I was having a fit about these cookies--that Gayle just bragged and bragged on, by the way!--so she's giving me (and one of you) a gift certificate so that sweet Steph will make me some cookies of my own. In the meantime, I've put these on my Pinterest board Things I'd Love to Eat. I'll post my own cookies on there too, once I get them. And you know who I'm not giving one? Gayle, that's who.

Gayle got enough enjoyment out of her trip to Atlanta. Just look at this! There she stands between two gorgeous men looking happier than a mule eating briars! Had I been there, I could've had my picture made with all of those men too, and I'd have put the pictures on my Lord, Have Mercy! board. The Lord probably would've had to have mercy on my poor heart if I'd been hugged up to either one of those handsome men...but if I'd died, I'd have gone with a cookie in my hand and a grin on my face!



Dang, Aunt Bess, why don't you tell us what you REALLY think?! She is, however, right about the giveaway. One lucky reader will win a $20 gift certificate for Sweets by Steph toward some custom cookies of his/her own. You have until noon on Monday, May 15, to comment below with your favorite type of cookie. Please include your email address. Winner will be obtained by putting the total number of entries into a random number generator. Good luck!

62 comments:

  1. there are so many great cookies out there, hard to pick just one but I'd have to say Chocolate chip cookies are my favorite. Coming in 2nd would be Paula Deen's Oatmeal Raisen cookies. dbahn(at)iw(dot)net

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    1. I love both of those too, Dianne! :)

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  2. My favorite cookie would have to be frosted sugar cookies with chocolate chip cookies as a close second. acate9(at)utk(dot)edu

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  3. I dearly love a good iced sugar cookie, but peanut butter is right up there, too! bobwiesmann(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. The Hyatt put out cookies for one of our events. I don't think the authors were supposed to eat them, but I had a peanut butter and it was fantastic.

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  4. My favorite cookie is a lemon cookie. A quest which is all consuming. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  5. I have always been enticed by and enjoy shortbread cookies. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Shortbread is wonderful! Especially if it doesn't crumble all over your boobs. :)

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  6. I love ginger cookies. lkleback@hotmail.com

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  7. OMG I love it!!! Those cookies were given as gifts to the sponsors of Martinis, Dessert and Authors hosting by the Keith Milano Memorial Fund www.keithmilano.org during #RT17. Thank you for loving them and for the shout-out. The support for Mental Health Awareness Month has been amazing! RT Convention is such a fun event!

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    1. RT was so much fun, Denise. Thank YOU for spotlighting mental health awareness. *hugs*

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  8. I love lemon cooler cookies

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    1. Yum! My grandmother loved lemon. :)

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  9. Most any type of cookie for us. I per meal. It's called portion control. My kids are still used to that. But our All time faves are: Lavender Shortbread cookies, Snickerdoodles, chocolate chip, Mexican Wedding Cookies, sugar cookies, Cream Cheese cookies, Peanut Butter cookies. (Everyone wanted to make sure I mentioned their favorites. Back seat drivers can be a pain. Only one has a back seat drivers permit. [Just got informed I'm not funny. HaHa]) Della at deepotter (at) peoplepc (dot) com

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  10. My fav type of cookie is spritz cookies but the runner up one is choc chip. My husband claims he is not a cookie eater but he makes cookies for me as i am disabled and then i catch his hand in the cookie jar every night. I used to make cookies with my kids and girl scout troup all the time they loved to do it! ptclayton2@aol.com

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    1. I didn't know what a spritz cookie was and had to look it up. They look delicious! :D

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  11. Homemade cookies are the best! Coming in after homemade are Girl Scout Samoas. I love those!
    RT sounds amazingly fun! Aunt Bess sounds like a hoot! I have not read Silence of the Jams but I am now off to get a copy. Thank you for the giveaway opportunity! Cookies are an awesome prize!
    cristinaalaska (at) gmail (dot) com

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  12. I love lemon cookies and soft chocolate chip cookies.Candykennedy45@gmail.com

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  13. Soft chocolate chunk cookies are my favorite. Thank you for this chance. areewekidding@yahoo.com

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  14. My favorite cookies are ginger snaps and crispy lemon cookies.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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  15. Oh my this had me laughing out loud! My favorite cookie is a tie between peanut butter and snickerdoodle...depending on my mood. :)
    awilcox1182@gmail.com

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    1. Both are pretty wonderful, Amanda! :)

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  16. Love it!
    My favorite is usually anything with dark chocolate in, on, or around it.
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  17. My favorite are sugar cookies but anything lemon is good too.
    skforrest1957@gmail.com

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  18. I like chocolate chip cookies. marierauch@yahoo.com.

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  19. Oatmeal Crunchies
    cjreynolds52(at)comcast(dot)net

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  20. Hubby's oatmeal raisin-- but he hasn't made them in an awfully long time. In our moves we have lost the recipe

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    1. donna (dot) durnell (at) sbcglobal (dot) net

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    2. Oh, no! I'm so sorry you lost the recipe. :(

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  21. Chocolate chip cookies are my all time favorite.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  22. I love Chocolate Chip cookies!!! cocanvaz@gmail.com

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  23. Loved this book. My favorite cookie (and one of the few I like) is Hermit Cookies. They make them at our favorite bakery. As a matter of fact I placed an order for a dozen to be picked up when my birthday cake is picked up next week! kayt18 (at) comcast (dot) net

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    1. Thank you, Kay!!! I don't know what Hermit Cookies are, but Happy Birthday!!!!

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  24. chocolate chip please!
    wskwared at yahoo dot com

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  25. The cookies look amazing & so do the gorgeous men.

    I like gingernut cookies.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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    1. I've never tried gingernut, but they sound good. These two guys were as sweet as they were gorgeous. :)

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  26. I love homemade peanut butter cookies! I also love my sister's frosted sugar cookies. Hers ALWAYS taste better than mine! LOL!-Heather
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  27. Peanut butter if I have to choose.

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  28. Sugar cookies are great, so are chocolate chip, and oatmeal raisin - oh, wait, I was supposed to pick one. cheers at MarjimManor dot com

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  29. Homemade oatmeal raisin cookies for me....

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  30. Connie Reynolds, you win the $20 gift certificate from Sweets by Steph! Congratulations. I hope (know) you'll enjoy your prize. :)

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