Monday, September 26, 2011

Baby Eliot

My dear friend Abi had a baby back in March [I think]. He is just the cutest, sweetest thing ever. Very good natured and happy. I got to visit him [and her] in June. The visit was too quick. Time seems to just seep out of my hands. I have no control in elongating it or making days go by quicker.

Eliot James Noble.

I think I've said this before, but Eliot's name exudes a famous life. He will be some poet laureate or the next great American novelist. His name says that to me.

I miss Massachusetts. I've been trying to find a time to go visit soon, and I think the soonest I can go is the beginning of November. I requested the time off from work today, so hopefully I will be able to venture up there to see friends.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Tye Dyed CupCakes

Baking is a hobby of mine. I love it. Someday I hope to own my very own bright yellow Kitchen Aid Mixer. I'm hardcore like that. And legitimate. 

So wanted to make funfetti cupcakes as requested by older [and quite needy] sister. She loves white cake. And she especially loves it with sprinkles throughout. 

I think I got a little too sprinkle crazy, however, as my cupcakes turned out essentially tye dyed. Waaawaaaa. They didn't just have a few different colors throughout, they were almost completely a different color.

They were pretty though. Like a picture. Like a picture of a cupcake taken by someone who was really bored and had nothing else to take pictures of.

Now I'm hungry. Fantastic. Celery just doesn't cut it.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Celebrating the Ending of an Era

Better late than never, right?

I had a Harry Potter party for the midnight premier of the last movie. My sisters and I put together a lot of delicious food, and then no one showed up. Except for two people. A little sad, but the food was still great. And we were also still able to watch the first half of the last movie(s) so we could get all caught up.

We were a little too excited about the signs and such. 

My pastry-chef friend made cake pops to look like snitches. They were undeniably awesome and oh-so-tasty.

It was fun to sit in the theater beforehand and reminisce about all the emotions attached to my Harry Potter journey. As I have stated before, it was a bittersweet evening. The movie left quite a bit to be desired and didn't quite sate my Harry Potter appetite. The cake pops, however, did.

Whenever I want to feel magical again though [like a unicorn really], all I must do is make some wizard wands [chocolate covered pretzel sticks] and butter beer [a secret recipe, duh] and wave them around. Maybe not the butter beer. If I wave it around it would get everywhere. 

I have to re-think this.

Go eat some Bertie's Botts! My friends boyfriend was telling me today that he had a friend [sounds like I'm making this up... I heard from a seventh party...] that took all these different flavored Bertie's Botts and smushed them together thinking it would cancel out. It did not. And apparently the room smelled bad for days because of the vomit, booger and other flavors/scents. Ummm... gross.