Say Cheese!

December 12, 2011

When it comes to jokes and food, I am a fan of all things cheesy.

My father is the king of corny jokes. So much like the orange dust on a Cheeto, his cheesy nature inevitably rubbed off on me. At work, my program ideas always have a cheese-factor and all of my jokes are on a third grade level. Someday I plan on torturing my children by naming them “Colby Jack” or “Pepper Jack” if it’s a girl. Being cheesy isn’t a guilty pleasure, it’s  genetic.

My preschool teacher nicknamed me “Macaroni” and in college, I inherited the name “Mallory Cheese” from my best friend, Paris. I have been known to polish off a bowl of queso by myself… and I refuse to apologize for it.

To me, cheese is sustenance. Cheese feeds my belly, and by making people laugh, it feeds my soul.

#reverbbroads11 day 12 prompt from Neha: Name and explain the one guilty pleasure you can’t live without.  ie: that cupcake shop you visit weekly, a book you repeatedly read to find solace in, etc).  Then explore the idea of how you would feel if you gave that thing up for a year.   



December 13, 2011 @ 4:44 pm

I just told Kelley McCarthy this, but I didn’t pick a “one word” for 2011, but realized it could have been cheese. I seriously thought about how many of my decisions were influenced by cheese and it was an embarrassingly awesome number. I was lactose intolerant for a random 6 months but it was a very sad 6 months. I often joke that my favorite food groups are cheese, tomatoes, and bacon.

Cheese pretty much drives my teaching philosophy. I do what I can, make the funniest faces, do the craziest dances, make the weirdest faces just to get my kids to laugh. Works like a charm.

    December 14, 2011 @ 11:41 am

    I think cheese is an excellent “one word.” I’m glad someone else shares my extreme love for cheese and cheesiness!

December 13, 2011 @ 10:17 pm

I love this post!!! And I adore that drawing, I NEED it on a tshirt, stat!!!!! If you want to take your mac and cheese up a notch, try my favorite comfort food and ladle a few spoonfuls of tomato soup on top and some fresh ground black pepper. DELISH! And no, I’d never make you live for a year w/o cheese. That’s just cruel!

    December 14, 2011 @ 11:42 am

    Ooooh, sounds delicious, Nae! I’m sure you could find a cheese-themed t-shirt!

December 14, 2011 @ 2:35 pm

I enjoyed you taking all aspects of “cheese.” And a year without cheese, just sad. I wouldn’t even want to imagine it. Thanks for a fun post.


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