Monday, August 25, 2008

hello hello... where is your brain?





we have been here for almost three months now and so this tale i am about to tell really is shocking. EVERYONE, well almost everyone, that comes into our store has a bright yellow bag that says "Tortuga Rum Cake" being the curious human being that i am i asked jamie what is tortuga rum cake? she said casey of course it is rum cake. i said well naturally it is but is the rum bad for you or does it get cooked out? she did not know either and so we asked our trusty friend and manager Mr. David Crandell. he said that indeed the rum is poured onto the cake AFTER it is baked. making it, for all of us mormons, OFF LIMITS! dang it... ok so today my indian friend Avi Nash wanted to go to tortuga to get a patty (these luckily are not covered in rum and they are the most delicious things ever!) he asked me to join him for the friendly stroll and indeed i did. we walked into Tortuga, me being fully aware of where we were and what they sold there disregarded the HUNDREDS of rum bottles on every wall and was completely focused on the tons and tons of cakes they had laying out on the table. i have been trying really really hard to be as healthy as possible and so this delicious temptation staring me in the face...well lets just say i was wide-eyed and speechless. to make matters even better Avi says to me. try one they are free samples. OK!! FREE CAKE WHEN ALL I HAVE BEEN EATING IS EGG WHITES AND CELERY YA ILL TAKE A PIECE OF FREE CAKE! in all honesty i completely completely forgot that this was indeed "rum cake" ( the conversation i mentioned with david happened a few months ago and so it was not fresh on my mind.. nothing was fresh on my mind but the cake...) so did i try just one sample of cake? no. did i take over ten small sample pieces and a couple extra of the banana flavored one? you betcha. i go back to the store and start to tell all the girls how delicious this cake is and that it is FREE and you can take as much as you want! hooolldd upp.... "casey you ate the cake? jamie would not eat it because there is rum in it"

gulp

uh......

the wheels in my head then start to turn... it all starts making sense... click click click tortuga rum cakes= RUM cake...duh

so here i am trying to be a good example to these girls and tell them how awesome the gospel is and trying to always choose the right with them and pick my words wisely everyday and then i go get intoxicated with rum cake.... am i awesome? yes i am...

and just so you know the banana cake is the one they add the most rum too. OF COURSE!






3 comments:

Zach said...

Oh rum cake I had people give me that all the time on my mission of all places yeah weird huh. I won't lie its pretty good but form the sound of it your like a little missionary down there that is way cool! There needs to be more girls like you in the world beautiful, know what they are doing in life, and that are not a slut. We really need to hang out when you get home.cuz its so hard to find a good girl these days.

Ash said...

lol case i love you! that is the funniest story i've ever heard! haha very casey- esque :D also i would say all that about you being such a great example and all that but it looks like zach has that covered and then some ;)

Abby Madsen said...

Oh my gosh. That was absolutely the funniest thing I have heard all day for sure!!! I loved it...the things you will do for friggin finger food...