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07 April 2011 @ 01:33 am
Possibly because I started cooking at around 11 pm, my brain is unable to process the 1 1/3 cups powdered sugar to 1 cup granulated sugar exchange rate that seems to be commonly used.

Maybe somebody has more insight into my little conundrum here.

I may be overthinking this.Collapse )

Lessons learned from this post: Yes, I am a nerd.  You knew this.
Current Mood: confusedconfused
10 September 2010 @ 02:47 pm
(Apologies to anyone who is very fond of the snickerdoodle cookie.)

I got a cup of "snickerdoodle" flavored coffee from the med center coffee shop this afternoon. No complaints, now - it is quite tasty, with a mixture of cinnamon, hazelnut, and chocolate flavorings. My problem with it is simply that real snickerdoodles are not that interesting!

It made me remember the first time I'd ever had a snickerdoodle. I had built up the expectation of this, judging from the name, to be something like a snickers bar in cookie form, with chocolate, nuts, and caramel.

The reality was just a sugar cookie with a cinnamon on it.

I've never quite gotten over that disappointment. I still resent the snickerdoodle a little bit.
15 February 2010 @ 06:53 pm
When I got a cup of coffee this afternoon, my change included the following:

A quarter from 1970
A penny from 1970
A nickel from 1971

This uncanny grouping of roughly 40 year old coins leads me to the conclusion that there is a time traveler in town.
21 May 2009 @ 07:22 am
It's been a while since I posted kitty pictures, so just so you know they are still cute....

pictorial evidenceCollapse )
Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful
Current Music: the fan
22 March 2009 @ 01:05 pm
Just posting the pics of the beautiful tropical fruit trifle I made for movie night last night. It has fresh pineapple, fresh mango, kiwis, coconut, and some canned red papaya for the nice pink color. And, it was delicious.

Current Mood: hungryhungry
Current Music: Josie is purring very loudly
26 November 2008 @ 08:47 am
Okay, I have read too many books in the Amelia Peabody series by Elizabeth Peters in too short a time. The series is ridiculous, and just oodles of fun. Pictures were inevitable. Though, in all honesty, I was already doodling after Book 1. I drew glamour pics of the main characters, and they were so cute I had to share (even though Miss Katie is the only other person I know who has read said books, and she has already seen the pics).

For those of you who are not interested, click not.Collapse )

In other news, I am not going home for Thanksgiving. This makes me rather sad, but what can you do?
Current Mood: artistic
15 October 2008 @ 08:53 pm
Fluffy kittens.

Experience the fluff.Collapse )
Current Mood: fluffy.
07 October 2008 @ 07:43 am
Phew, okay. Long time no post. Trip home last weekend was very very nice but very very busy. I was silly and forgot my camera, though, so no fun pictures. It was great to have Amy along for driving company most of the way. I probably should have let her drive for a bit on the way back to Rochester cause I was getting tired and seriously sick of driving, but there just wasn't really a handy stopping point to swap. I'm STILL doing that thing where I close my eyes and see the road, though. I think my retinas got the biological equivalent of pixel burn or something.

Buuuuut, I think I'm going to have to drive home this coming weekend too. Eh heh. My brother is going to be in town for a week and I haven't seen him in over a year. Just an unhappy coincidence that my drivings are a week apart - the Wicked tickets were purchased way back this summer, and Chris only planned his visit at the end of September. I do really really want to see him, but I'm just not looking forward to spending the weekend in the car again. Last week's trip was a little more spread out, even, and this one is just going to have to be a Friday night to Sunday afternoon situation.

It was awesome to see Wicked again, and I love it more than ever. I think I'm ready to see a different cast though. Even though the Glinda I saw was hilarious, the Elphie was excellent, and the Fiyero was really cute from far away (Miss Katie took pictures at the stage door when she was there with Lauren, and he's just not as cute close up. Sad).

Sadly, I must get myself ready for school now.
22 September 2008 @ 08:16 am
One of these days, I'll actually post about something other than my cats. But today is not that day.

Josie sleeping funny:

Josie going "Stop flashing that light in my face, I'm trying to sleep!"

And further proof that Josie and Percy like each other:

(He was actually giving her a bath, but I didn't get the camera out in time.)

And, also, Happy birthday to Miss Katie!

Now, on to work. Stupid Monday.
Current Mood: sleepysleepy
22 August 2008 @ 07:56 am
Miss Josephine is just so cute, she needed another post.

As kittens tend to be, she is a little ball of energy.

And, of course, after running around the apartment crazily, she falls over asleep.

She and Percy are getting along great! It's so fun to watch them play together. A little ridiculous of course, considering how tiny she is and how tiny he isn't. But what Josie lacks in size, she more than makes up for in cRaZy. They literally play tag, taking turns chasing each other between the kitchen and the living room. It's amazing. There are also some quiet moments, now and then.

Enjoy the cuteness!
Current Mood: amusedamused
Current Music: the pitter patter of kitty feet