No matter how many times you come face-to-face with it, I’m not sure if death is something anyone ever truly understands.
On Thursday afternoon, my family laid to rest my maternal grandfather. I sat in a church listening to the happy, gurgling noises of my cousin’s baby — who is more like my niece than my cousin — while my late grandfather’s wife broke down into tears. During the sermon, the pastor talked about the variety of ways that grief presents itself. Some people, he said, cry. Some get mad. Others start counting plates to make sure everyone gets their fair share.
Norway suffered from a nationwide butter shortage last month. Meanwhile in America, as Stephen Colbert put it, we have so many types of butter “that we have produced a product called I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter, because if you pick up any random object in the United States, there’s a good chance it’s butter.”
Paula Deen has been the butt of butter jokes since her rise to fame on the Food Network in 2002. It doesn’t help that she has a recipe for fried butter balls that includes two sticks of butter and two ounces of cream cheese. This recipe is just one of dozens known for their high grease, sugar or fat content.
Ask your doctor for the magical pill that will make all of your aches and pains disappear!
TV ads for prescription medicines essentially suggest this — if you’re feeling down in one way or another, just ask your doctor, and he’ll provide a simple solution.