Thursday, April 28, 2011

pathetically sweet.

My concentration is shot.
All day, i've felt like it is Friday, and the disappointment alone each time I remember it's still on Thursday is too much for my fragile self to handle.

Today has been a day of crazy stories in the office.
Then, on my lunch break I needed to go to the post office.
So then, naturally, I needed to get an iced coffee.
And, obviously, if i'm getting an iced coffee, i need to get a few Royal Wedding Donuts for my coworkers to share and laugh about.
Don't get me wrong, i'm stoked for those Royal kids. Go get 'em. I hope they live happily ever after.
But I just don't get the Royal Wedding hype, and i'm a little sad about the fact that Dunkin Donuts has a Royal Wedding donut. Seriously?

This is the description taken from the website. It's sad, really.

Created in honor of the Royal couple, the Royal Wedding Donut will be available in participating U.S. Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants from April 24 through the wedding day, April 29. When developing the Royal Wedding Donut, Dunkin’ Donuts’ Executive Chef, Stan Frankenthaler and his culinary team kept both wedding traditions and the couple’s favorite flavors in mind.

For that reason, the team couldn’t resist making a heart-shaped glazed donut that’s filled with jelly. The heart signifies the love between Prince William and Catherine, and the donut is filled with jelly to represent how their lives are to be ever-filled with happiness. In honor of the traditional white wedding gown, the donut is topped with white frosting, but adds a modern twist with the chocolate drizzle, in celebration of William’s love for chocolate.

Monday, April 25, 2011


If I were to title this past weekend, it would be called:
"How Many Baking Projects Can One Girl Attempt in a Weekend?"
and, consequently:
"How Many Dishes Can One Girl Dirty in a Weekend?"
The answers would be 2 batches of cake pops (stupid) and one chocolate strawberry cake.
The results: delicious. But I don't wanna bake anything again for weeks.
So gaze lovingly, but no requests, please.
Not yet.... ;)

My first attempt at cake pops - flavor of choice: Chocolate Peanut Butter.
Cake pops are delicious. They are fun. They are adorable.
They are tedious.
Do not ever attempt to make 2 batches in one weekend (especially if you're also making a normal cake.)
And do not expect to sit down and make cake pops. There is significant cooling/waiting/freezing/setting/praying in between each step. They took a while.
But man alive are they delicious.

My second attempt at chocolate strawberry cake - less oozy, and then again, not so much.
Layer #1: Last time, the strawberries and stuff oozed out between the layers of cake, leaving it sitting in a puddle of strawberry goop. Still delicious. My remedy: A chocolate wall.
If only all the world's problems could be solved that way.
Then the rest of the cake happened.
The strawberries on top, after very little time passed, decided to ooze all over the top of the cake and then down the sides. Doesn't matter. It was delicious. Someday i'll figure out how to stop it from oozing. But until then, a messy chocolate strawberry cake is better than no chocolate strawberry cake at all. 

Thursday, April 21, 2011

The only post I have is that I cut close to a foot off my hair last night.
don't believe me. the proof is in my kitchen trash can. it looks like an animal.
elisa said she's gonna make a toupe.
i'm a new woman.
i love haircuts.
i'll post pictures someday soon.

Monday, April 11, 2011

oh what a weekend.

oh what a weekend.
what didnt i do?
Friday was a coffeehouse/open mic night in lynn. It was quite an adventure. then some quality time with future roommates.
Saturday - oh saturday - took my car to get inspected and get a brakelight, quick thrift store run, phone-a-thon for Anchor Rising, paying wayyyy more money than i had anticipated on my car because i needed a new exhaust system, a baby shower, a birthday party, and bed.
Sunday - church, finished a movie, fell asleep, went out to the movies, did laundry, watched another movie.

i'm bummed about the car.
i'm bummed about not being credit card debt free anymore.
i'm nervous about needing to buy a new car sometime soon.
i'm getting increasingly nervous about support raising. i'm gonna get to india no problem. but i'm growing increasingly anxious about raising support for my life. i'm in a funk. i'm tired.
i need out of this mood.

Friday, April 1, 2011

A few random points.

A few random points for Friday:

-I'm entering into this season of support-raising for my life CREDIT CARD DEBT FREE.
-I'm playing coffeehouses tonight, next fri, the following saturday, and then on the 30th. i might be a rockstar.
-I need to get a new guitar case tomorrow, as mine has lost 2 of the 3 hinges on the back.
-I'm gonna bake a really delicious cake this weekend for a co-workers bday. i'm thinkin chocolate strawberry.
-my life is really busy right now. really busy.
-i have entered so much data into the computer today that my eyes are starting to go funny.
-this might be due in part to my lack of caffeine since yesterday. dull headache, nothing too horrible. but i had cappucino froyo at lunch today. does that count?