Sunday, August 17, 2008
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
I was googling some random topic yesterday, actually I think I was trying to figure out how to convert dvds to a format I could put on my new iPod, and this is the picture I found on the Google search page—you know how they are quirky and like to decorate on special occasions.
Ok, maybe I’m reading too much into this and making a big deal of an insignificant situation (like the whole McDonald’s fiasco, which, by the way, is still on; they called me again today), but I cannot help but think they are implying that the young women who do rhythmic gymnastics are cows. Gymnastics is a brutal sport full of criticism and insecurities (Have you noticed all the girls crying after executing beautiful routines?). How are those already delicate artistic athletes going to take the awkward beast in a leotard?
On a sweeter note, it’s my mom’s husband’s birthday is today. The last time I went to visit my mother and attempted to enter their home, I was blocked in the laundry room by her man. Well, when my sister invited me to go over to visit my mother and her husband, I declined, not wanting any awkwardness. However, I am a giver, so I made him cupcakes. I love cupcakes, and I’ve not made them in a while. Plus, I thought it would be good practice for the Black Pussy.
I mixed different icing colors to create the final products, a blue and a neon orange. I think the color choice was perfect for chocolate cupcakes. However, I need to improve the icing flavor. For the average taster, the icing would be ok, but I’m very picky with flavors, and it didn’t satisfy me today.
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Monday, August 11, 2008
I’d not seen my friend Beth (BMac) since our Peace Corps days… 4 years ago! She’s a librarian and she’s killed a goat with her bare hands, so yeah, she’s hardcore. I <3 her, and we had an amazing 3 days together. I’d never been to Boston before, and being the patriotic American that I am (and often accused of not being), I was excited to walk the Freedom Trail. It’s amazing how many Starbuck’s Coffee shops there are along that red path.
Other highlights of my holiday within a holiday included:
- meeting Timothy Chlamydia Hatcher, my almost namesake;
- seeing Mamma Mia with the person I’d most want to see it with in the whole-wide world;
- and replacing my dead iBook (RIP) with a new MacBook, plus getting a free iPod Touch… Yay teachers!
I was also introduced to the website: go fug yourself (http://gofugyourself.celebuzz.com). It’s fabulously written by Alexis Carrington (aka Heather) and Brenda Walsh (aka Jessica).
On the down side, Beth and I had burritos yesterday before going to see Mamma Mia at a place called Fajitas & ’Ritas.
The Margaritas were quite nice, but, come on, what kind of glass is this?