One Year of Firsts: Dessert All Day

Day 7

One Year of Firsts - Luann Dessert
Lu Ann Cahn

Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first.  -- Ernestine Ulmer

Let me start off by saying: THIS WAS A HORRIBLE IDEA. I started off early this morning making a guest visit to a College Communications Class at Perkiomen High School. Professor Gail Ramsey brought goodies to get me going.

So there were cookies, and cupcakes and life was good! And then when I got to work a couple of the interns (Samantha and Jan) were so excited about this First they came to my desk bearing gifts.

By 3:00 I had had my "just desserts". AHH My head hurt, i felt a little nauseous and I'm thinking if I see another sweet today I'll lose it.

Yes, boys and girls, there really can be too much of a good thing. But here's the kicker. I got home and found this beautiful box of Hope's Cookies outside my door. Who's it from? My agent and friends Steve Dickstein and wife Marsha.  The message was Happy New Year.

 First, I think of course I can't. But I LOVE Hope's cookies.  Okay, I ate one. Yes, after feeling sick and eating sugar all day I still could eat a big ole cookie.

 So the truth is, if it's good dessert, there is always room for more.

Lu Ann Cahn
is an Emmy award-winning journalist who's been in the biz for more than 30 years. She's survived motherhood, breast cancer and chasing down bad guys. Now, Lu Ann's trying to complete a year of "firsts." Can she do it? She'll be posting daily here on

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