Updates and Excuses

30 12 2008

Ok, so where did we leave off? Oh yeah, that pesky little virus. Well you’ll all be pleased to know that I’ve purged my system of that foul little beast but true to my life’s destiny, when one thing goes right something else goes wrong and that of course means that my camera stopped working. *Sigh*. Anyways, I’m here to tell you that once I’ve managed to resolve my technical difficulties it will be back to business as usual. Look forward to my constant apologies, music suggestions, out of focus cell phone photography and the occasional recipe in the new year. For the time being, I’m going to focus on sorting through all the recipes I wrote and tried out over the holidays and possibly manage to work out something spectacular to start out Twenty-Ought-Nine with.

***Fireworks***

Currently listening to: Kevin Quain.





Patience, pretties.

15 12 2008

I have a virus. Sad but true. Until I can purge my system of this horrid little beast, I will not be posting. This is sad because I’ve actually made several new things and photographed them, even written a little haiku about one of them, but none of you will see this until I fix my poor little lappy. Send a little prayer to the patron saint of cyborgs for me as I’m sure I will need it.





Pulse Stable, Patient Is Breathing

5 12 2008

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Tis the season to be busy, it seems. With a million things to do just to make sure that one stays alive and kicking with zero down time, what is a gal to do? In case you’re wondering, this is a short list of things that have happened since I last posted:

-Took my sick cat to the vet. Pancreatitis. $400.
-Cleaned apartment(and washed my sheets about 5 times) this week because Princess Shittybottoms and her disease have taken over my home.
-Handed out about 15 resumes around town and swallowed my very salty pride as I also applied at *chain* restaurants. I feel unclean.
-Finished my Christmas shopping and about half of my Christmas creating(ie: for those of you not on my expensive list)
-Wrote four new recipes that I’m DYING to try out. Oh the foot-tapping going on right now in anticipation of Christmas feasting, I tells ya!
-Finally, finally wrapped up my last lab before exam week starts. I can not WAIT until next semester. Chocolate shall bow to me, oh yes.

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So I can’t possibly be held responsible for the lack of posting and picture-taking, can I? Really now. In addition to the list, here are a few things I’ve done in class that I’m only just now pulling off of my phone, and a few from some outings dating back as far as August, I believe.

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Let it be known that I have an active hatred for the above mocha cake. Nothing to do with it’s difficulty but rather it’s ease and plainness.

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Lemon meringue pie, circa September 2008. *yawn*

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Ugly Yule log. May I just state, for the record, that I was FORCED into using those hideous meringue mushrooms, FORCED into making it shaped as such, and DENIED a cute little enchanted forest fairy and was instead pacified with the option of a butterfly. Which I mangled. Not my best work by any stretch. Que sera, sera.

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We were asked to make a large occasion cake for the school’s athletic association and so our chef told us to each make a piece of sporting equipment. My sense of humor being what it is, I made a jock strap. It was immediately repurposed into a football helmet after I got The Look. Some folks are just so uptight, amirite?

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This is the famous finger injury I incurred while making that wedding cake a few months ago. Le ouch!

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From one of my patio adventures with the wonderful Mister Josh, in a place where cheese sticks are called Cheese Rockets and onion rings are called Glory Hoops. *Ahem*

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And yesterday’s chocolate-on-chocolate busy work. I actually love doing this because she allows us complete decorative control.

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Theory class has never looked so dapper! Mmmyes, quite.

Not much else to report yet; there will be a post about chili in the near future and I bring you promises of Christmas candies aplenty. Other than that, have a happy Friday and try not to get eaten by bears.

Current earmeats: “In Da Ayer” by Flo-Rida. I have never been so ashamed of liking a song as much in my entire life but it’s so catchy, dagnabbit!