Because it's Monday, let's start off the week with something simple. Easy to understand. Common sensical. Downright duh.
With Stimulus A:
Subject response is:
Easy enough, right? I mean, who could resist that darling little box of cupcakes, each pretty as a little picture? Not I, said the cat.
Those cupcakes are from the new shop at 71st Street and Mingo Drive, by the way - you know, Kupcakz. Maybe it's that place you've been meaning to check out. Or, it could be to where your car drives automatically during those times when you go on autopilot and can't quite explain how you traveled from one spot to another. Your mind's a blank. You remember nothing.
But your instincts are rewarded with cupcake deliciosities like Morning Buzz (rich espresso-soaked chocolate cake with mocha buttercream buzzed with French chocolate sprinkles - oh!), My Peanut Butter Cup (dark chocolate cake with creamy peanut butter frosting, chocolate splitters and toasted peanuts - OH.) and Boston Dreamer (fluffy yellow cake filled with French pastry cream and capped with bittersweet chocolate ganache - PURRRR.).
Now that's positive reinforcement.
Okay, that was fun. Let's do it again!
With Stimulus B:
Sushi from Sushi Train, at 51st Street and Harvard Avenue (click for a great, fun article from the kids at The Collegian at The University of Tulsa)- sushi that the subject's female parental unit would just assume not tell anyone about, ever, so she can have it all to herself.
...quite unlike anything any of you have seen before, I'm sure. You can't win 'em all.
I'm having a lot of fun with this. Can you tell?
With Stimulus C(upcakes - a chance to win a half-dozen of them, to be exact, each and every one from the glorious display case at Kupcakz and made fresh from the highest quality ingredients the world has to offer by Chef Doreen):
Response is: To be determined. By you, of course. Powerful feeling, isn't it? I love feeling the power of the power to empower you to feel powerful.
Eyes starting to salivate? Better win the cupcakes soon, then. How to do it? I'll tell you.
Invent a cupcake. It can be silly, it can be serious, it can be whatever you want it to be - just tell me all about what your ideal cupcake would be like. To be eligible for this giveaway, you have to be creative. Why? Because the genius behind my favorite answer will be six cupcakes fatter by the time I'm through with them.
Enter as many times as you wish by inventing cupcakes on this post, via tweet (just make sure to put @tashadoestulsa in there so I can see your entry) or my Facebook wall before 8 a.m. Wednesday morning, May 27.
I love these contests, the ones that reveal the creativity of the cupcake obsessed. Because there are so many of those. Good luck!