Monthly Archives: January 2012

It’s a Laughing Cow invasion

You probably noticed I haven’t blogged about daily cows for a little while. Don’t worry, it’s not for lack of cows. I still see at least one, but often more, every day. If you read my other blog you know my husband recently suffered a traumatic head injury while skiing (you can read about it here and here). I’ve spent so much time on the phone, in hospitals and in the car, it’s been hard to find time to post about my cow sightings. It’s too bad because I’ve found some pretty good ones, so I’ll try to catch up.

My latest daily cow post on happened to be about The Laughing Cow cheese and its jackpot lookalike display. Well, there’s a Laughing Cow invasion in my town because this is the display I saw at another grocery store in my town a few days ago. And it wasn’t the only Laughing Cow display in the store. I actually found two more of them in other aisles!

The Laughing Cow cheese display

The Laughing Cow cheese display

 Wow cow, that’s a lot of cheese.

I have a marketing and advertising background so I’m always attracted to taglines and slogans. Did you notice this one? “Craveably good, ridiculously smart.” Say what? Is craveably even a word? And what about ridiculously smart? Can cheese really be smart? Who knew?!

Does this slogan make you want to buy Laughing Cow cheese?

I found the ultimate cow jackpot

I found the ultimate cow jackpot this weekend. And no, I didn’t go to Las Vegas but rather my local grocery store. But when you see something like this, which was taller than me by the way, and I’m almost 5’10″, you wonder where you’re actually standing. Hey, where’s the lever? I want to spin too!

The Laughing Cow cheese POP display

The Laughing Cow cheese POP display

 I grew up eating The Laughing Cow cheese (La Vache Qui Rit) and honestly, it tastes a lot better than most American processed cheese. But of course I’m biased.

Can you even count how many cows are on this photo? It’s hard to count them all without thinking you’re seeing double.

Oh, don’t forget the earrings on each cow’s head!

Are you getting dizzy yet?

The cows in Anne of Green Gables

I recently decided I should read Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery. I never read it as a kid and I understand most American women who grew up in my generation and the previous ones read this childhood classic. So I borrowed the illustrated version from the library.

Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

When you get the illustrated version of a book, you see a couple of illustrations every chapter to match the text. Well, I had no idea there were cows in this book but Matthew, Anne’s adoptive father, owns a farm and gets to milk cows with his family. So here’s what I saw where I turned one of the pages:

Picture of a cow in Anne of Green Gables

Picture of a cow in Anne of Green Gables

 Oh well, that will teach me to try to catch up with the classics. And on top of it, I thought the book was so awful after reading a third of it, I just schemed through all the pages to be done with it today and move on to my next book. To think of it, that cow looks pissed off. I should have taken it as a sign…

It’s another funny, yet gross, cow birthday card

I’ve run across several cow birthday cards in the past. Some of them were cute and funny, some of them could sing happy birthday, including my own cow singing birthday card my mom sent me, and some happen to be quite gross.

Today’s featured birthday card is more of the latter kind, but I’ll let you tell me what you think. I found this cow birthday card at my local grocery store. Here’s the front of the birthday card:

Cow birthday card

Cow birthday card

 Boy, I love the pearly white teeth on that cow. I want her dentist’s contact information.

Now, here’s for the inside of the card. Did you guess what it would say?

Cow birthday card with cow pie joke

Cow birthday card with cow pie joke

 Cow pies for a birthday. How come I didn’t think of that? Now, who wants some pie?