Much to our surprise, Meimei doesn’t have much of a sweet tooth. Her brother will lick a dessert plate clean, but he also orders “off the menu” at restaurants, frequently asking our waitresses if they have any pan-seared fish to order. So yeah, he’s a different kind of bird.
We have, however, discovered Meime’s sweet weakness: ice cream. Over on Charleston Grit today, I’m highlighting a fundraiser being held by Haagen-Dazs for Bert’s Big Adventure, an Atlanta-based nonprofit that sends kids with chronic and terminal illnesses and their families to Disney World on an all-expenses paid trip. I lived in Atlanta a lifetime ago and was a regular listener The Bert Show on the radio. Bert, the host of the show, started this organization in 2002 and each year, right before the trip leaves, he shares the heartbreak and the joy that these families experience. I’d listen to these stories on my morning commute and cry and laugh all the way to work. You can imagine what I looked like by the time I got to the office.
Yeah, that’s right. Crazy town.