In Uncategorized on September 6, 2014 at 7:01 pm
Well, I’m back in Arizona. After spending the summer in some very different places, it’s almost reassuring to be back in a familiar place. It would be entirely reassuring except that it’s 103 today, and I’m supposed to think that it’s “cool”. I remember arriving here last year and thinking that it was just the absolute worst, and I think that I’m past the point of thinking it’s the absolute worst (it is, but it’s actually better than it was last year, so I feel less validated in my complaints), and I’m on to thinking the people who live around me are totally crazy. I saw a guy running when it was mid-day and 97 degrees today. I saw a woman running in pants when it was 80 degrees the other morning. I understand that it’s all relative, but I don’t think I’ll ever understand running in pants at 80 degrees. I can barely wear pants to class!
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In Uncategorized on April 21, 2013 at 3:50 pm
Do you ever have baking experiments that aren’t really meant to be experimental, and somehow end up (
a disaster) an experiment anyway? I think I used the word “experiment” too many times in that sentence for it to make sense, but honestly; I set out to make something tasty sometimes, from a reliable recipe that makes sense, and suddenly I have cupcake batter everywhere. I suppose all this is to say that, even after making cupcakes twenty, fifty, a hundred times, we’re all still messing around with things that aren’t always in our control (more on this later – ie, after I’ve cleaned up all of the batter and figured out what the heck went so wrong. Again). Read the rest of this entry »