Cecil does Charlotte

6 Apr

When you love something, you just know it. It hits you that instant like a ton of bricks and it’s all you can think about. You try not to obsess over it but you find yourself incessantly thinking about it and wanting it.

That’s how I felt when I saw Cecil.


Mind you, I didn’t see Cecil in person however I stumbled upon his existence on Second City Randomness. When I saw his fun adventures in Chicago, I suggested to Amy that Cecil should travel to different cities to experience other shenanigans. And guess where he came next?

Cecil didn’t come with any bags because he travels light but he did come with a travel journal and cookies! Amy is a master baker and I’m forever drooling over her creations. She even remembered that I am not a fan of the peanut butter so she made me chocolate cookies with regular M&M’s and some with peanut butter M&M’s (M&M’s are an exception as is anything that just isn’t peanut butter alone)

Needless to say, these didn’t last too long at Casa de Tiffany. They were absolutely delicious-I need to get the recipe for the cookies!

As soon as I started to show Cecil his temporary home, Lincoln came out and wasn’t sure how he felt about another man in the house……even if it was a man with an oxygen tank.

I put Cecil to work right away…..literally.

He hung out with me every day at the office and made himself at home at the office. Perhaps Cecil was a banker back in the day? I tried to discuss profit and loss sheets with him but he wasn’t so keen on discussing until we shared some java.

Contrary to popular belief, even though Cecil is an older man, he is not an early riser. But soon after we had our coffee, we discussed our dreams, fears, thoughts on corporate America and Normandy.

We shared Swedish Fish in the afternoon for a little pick me up.

He told me that having Swedish Fish reminded him of Amy, lucky for him, Swedish Fish are one of my favorite candies.

We went for walks around Uptown Charlotte. He really liked how handicap accessible it was and how many of the buildings Uptown seemed to be modern

We went to the library and perused the titles.

Cecil really liked the library, he said that these days you don’t see many people going to the library seems the young folk all seem to have Kindles and such.

We spent many nights together at home watching tv and reading blogs. He even helped me cook a few nights and gave me pointers on baking sweet potatoes

Cecil went with me to Columbia, SC and Pittsburgh, PA  he was a wonderful co-pilot. He has a keen sense of direction, why buy a GPS when I have a Cecil?

After all that driving, Cecil wanted some cold ones. Who knew he liked the hooch so much?

He also walked the line by getting too close to a candle

He quickly rolled himself off of it back onto the table and he was the hero for the evening-even the paparazzi wanted to get a snapshot of him!

By the end of his stay in tour around Charlotte, Columbia and Pittsburgh, Cecil was a tired man and Lincoln still wasn’t sure how he felt about him

Eh, well that look says it all, Lincoln likes being the man of the house and feels a little threatened by Cecil’s presence. I had a terrific time with Cecil and will never forget the good times we had.


The question now is-Where will Cecil go next???

34 Responses to “Cecil does Charlotte”

  1. dianacheung April 6, 2011 at 7:56 am #

    omg. Cutest post ever!! I always wanted to travel with a gnome doll!! What a fun time in Charlotte!! I would recommend Texas but at I would probably just leave him with drugs at the pharmacy

  2. terri April 6, 2011 at 10:25 am #

    ohhhhh eemmmmm geeeeeeee! yes, i agree, cutest post ever! sooo adorable. i LOVE cecil.

  3. vixter2010 April 6, 2011 at 10:43 am #

    Hehe Cecil is hilarious and the cookies look so good, I’m v jealous! Long live Cecil 🙂

  4. Suzy Eats April 6, 2011 at 10:46 am #

    lol…so cute. 🙂

  5. Amanda April 6, 2011 at 12:23 pm #

    I cracked up during this post. Too cute!

  6. Stephanie @ The Cookie Battle April 6, 2011 at 12:25 pm #

    Cecil should come to Boston!!!! He would love it here.

  7. Monique April 6, 2011 at 12:29 pm #

    I think Cecil will have a lot of Fun in NY on Yelp Elite Events…

  8. genesis April 6, 2011 at 1:15 pm #

    i think Cecil should come to Washington next 🙂

  9. Amy @ Second City Randomness April 6, 2011 at 1:26 pm #

    Yay! I’m so happy to hear Cecil is well! He does like the booze and swedish fish- that is for certain. I made sure we indulged in both… multiple times… 😉

    You totally cracked me up with this one… hooray!

  10. Mindy@FindingSilverLinings April 6, 2011 at 1:50 pm #

    Cecil looked like he was drinkin & drivin all over town! He lives life on the edge!

  11. Carly April 6, 2011 at 1:51 pm #

    This post is so cute! Cecil is cracking me up!!

  12. Alyssa April 6, 2011 at 4:01 pm #



    If he comes to me next week, he can aaalso go to Salisbury, N.C. for the weekend. 😉

  13. Stephanie@MyThornsHaveRoses April 6, 2011 at 5:16 pm #

    Cecil is such a stud. I bet he’d have a great time in Des Moines. 🙂

  14. Tamara @ The Stretch Jean Incident. April 6, 2011 at 6:31 pm #

    This post cracked me up! Cecil’s expression is priceless.

  15. Kace April 6, 2011 at 6:55 pm #

    Philly would welcome him with open arms : ) If you send him to me, some more tastykakes might find they’re way to you, your choice….. imjussayin….

  16. Kelly April 6, 2011 at 6:55 pm #

    HAHA! I remember Cecil from Amy’s time with him! Looks like you showed him a GOOD time!

  17. Autumn @ Good Eats Girl April 6, 2011 at 8:16 pm #

    I love Cecil! I remember when Amy posted about him! AWESOME!!

  18. Jen@jensdaily April 6, 2011 at 8:29 pm #

    Best.Post.EVER!!!!! I *heart* Cecil!!!!!

  19. TheSceneFromMe April 6, 2011 at 8:43 pm #

    Good question. Where are you moving to?
    I did this once for a friend that had a little figure like that named Mrs. Butterworth. Fun!

  20. lookingupwhileslimmingdown April 6, 2011 at 9:12 pm #

    That is too funny and strange timing b/c just yesterday I was thinking about when I did the Flat Stanley project and was thinking it would be cool to do it with bloggers. I love doing stuff like this. If Cecil wants to come to DC, he’s more than welcome! 🙂

  21. amanda April 6, 2011 at 9:27 pm #

    ha ha ha. cecil gets around!

  22. This Italian Family April 6, 2011 at 10:45 pm #

    Oh my goodness, what a brilliant idea! I loved this post! Hilarious!!

  23. Heather (All Sizzle No Steak) April 6, 2011 at 11:20 pm #

    HAHA! I love this! It is like the travelocity gnome but WAY more awesome! Hilarous!

  24. christina April 6, 2011 at 11:42 pm #

    HAHAHAHAH CECIL!! i loved him on amy’s blog too. let him come to charleston!!!1

  25. Elin @andserenitytoo April 7, 2011 at 3:31 am #

    Wow he’s been to the beer house in Pittsburgh! Seems to enjoy it a lot!!
    Gotta love someone so determined and adventurous (even at that age) This is genious! 😀

  26. Natalie @ will jog for food April 7, 2011 at 7:45 am #

    Love it! Lincoln wasn’t a huge fan huh? haha. Sorry to here the crepe place wasn’t too good…it’s the worst when places don’t live up to the hype.

  27. OliePants April 7, 2011 at 11:55 am #

    This totally made me LOL!! I love Cecil and especially when Lincoln starts checking him out.

  28. Erin April 7, 2011 at 11:58 am #

    Ha! Look at Cecil go. Who knew that a hoveround could go so many places! 🙂

  29. Ashley April 7, 2011 at 12:13 pm #

    So funny! I’ve been planning to do a blog-post like this with a little traveling coconut sculpture thing that my friends and I have passed around as a running joke. Someday soon I need to get to that! haha!

  30. leashieloo April 7, 2011 at 12:45 pm #

    Damn, that Cecil gets around more than I do! Also, the Strokes article is up! http://www.spin.com/articles/strokes-behind-comeback

  31. nic - the auspicious squirrel April 8, 2011 at 2:17 am #

    Very cute and silly. I like silly! 😀


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