College kids dash out at all hours to Insomnia Cookies for chocolate chunk or oatmeal raisin. What happened to work ethic? What happened to melting butter and beating eggs? It takes 10 minutes to mix cookie batter, and those are minutes well spent.
Kids counter that they don't stash eggs and flour in their dorm rooms. Campus life offers no mixer, no oven, no time. Plus, cookie shops deliver. Which, come to think of it, counts as pure genius.
Fine, order cookies. Buy yourself a sweet respite from studying (or whatever it is students do late at night). I'll be home mixing homemade from sugar and eggs and flour. Mostly, from chocolate.
I sent a batch of mint-topped daredevils to friends on a ski vacation. They opened the package at 9 p.m., downed the contents by 9:04 and spent the rest of the night staring at the ski-lodge walls, waiting for the chocolate shock to dull.
No mere procrastination ploy, these chocolate-powered pucks actually induce insomnia. Take that, college kids.