Monday, April 30, 2012
In the meantime, I made banana cake. Through a series of peculiar events, I actually lost a bunch of bananas. I found them a week later at which point they were good only for baking. This was perfect, because I'd had my eye on this recipe.
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Thursday, April 19, 2012
conversing with my co-workers. And even on the most trying of days, people never fail to be people and give me a reason to smile.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
I thought I was the Queen of Starbucks.
In particular I thought I was the prime ruler of the one on 933. Everyone knows exactly what I want when I come in. They even know my caffeine cutoff time. I do not take money to Starbucks, I scan my cell phone. I have a phone app that tells me exactly where in the United States every single Starbucks is. As if I need an app, ha! My sixth sense, or Starbucks sense if you will, sends electrical impulses to every neuron in my body if I am within a 5 mile radius of Starbucks. I even know where the grocery store Starbucks’ are. I’ve been a gold member since 2009, when the rewards system began. I’ve cherished that very first reward card ever since I first purchased it. I could do a blind taste test and name each of the different roasts. I could smell the aroma of the roasts and declare which was which. For me it is not an obsession. It is a religion. None would disagree: If Starbucks were Egypt, I would be Cleopatra. If Starbucks were the Roman Empire, I would be Julius Caesar… I will boycott McDonalds, I will boycott Wal-mart, I will boycott Tyson, but Starbucks is my little corporate monster darling..
Saturday, April 7, 2012
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
I think that those of us that enjoy cooking and entertaining have the hardest time doing it. We are so full of ideas. When it comes to executing all these ideas under time constraints and with an audience, things often unravel. My inner Crazy-Hostess still haunts me, but I've learned some things that help me be more realistic and successful with entertaining.