More than meet the eyes

The conversation when I ordered the cake for Brandon’s birthday party on Saturday went a little bit like this. Me: Hi, I’d like to order a cake for 15 people, please. Great Dane Baking Company: That’ll be a nine-inch cake.  Now what would you like on it? Me: Transformers. GD: Which one? Me: Optimus Prime. GD: The red and blue one? Me: Yep. GD: Okay, what’s the name [to go on the cake]? Me: Brandon. GD: How old is he? Me: Thirty seven… GD: Did you say seven? Me: No. Thirty. Seven. GD: Oh. Hm. Well, I guess we won’t...
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Hooters & Pasties

But first, a shout out. Gregg, HAPPY FATHER’S DAY! Now. The coverage. David brought wings from Hooters. I brought pasty pies from Pasty Kitchen. Gregg provided alcohol. This past Friday, the Hooters & Pasties was born. (Thank GOD, nobody taped me channeling Thom Yorke and Eddy Veddar…) Proceed at your own risk of hearing loss. The second session contains some truly frightening vocal performance. However, hilarity factor is REALLY high....
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Cook Bake Geek

It’s been a crazy weekend.  But super fun. AND productive. First of all, Brandon has FINALLY came out of the severe sinus infection that he had.  And with abundant energey fueled by cabin fever, he ran errands all over town for me on Friday. Because, you see, on Saturday, I threw a casual baby shower for a coworker and his girlfriend at my friend Amy’s house.  I made these surprisingly gorgeous and delicious pasta carbonara tartlets and fruity modification of the Italian Scroppino (lemon sorbet + prosecco + splash of vodka). After all of that, I came running home to...
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New Boys in Town

Oh the new bunch of geek icons have made their ways into my celebrity crush fantasy land. First up. Zach Quinto. Okay I have to admit that originally, I didn’t think there was anything hot about him as Sylar on Heroes. But then as Heroes unfolds, his acting just makes him white hot.  Especially those times he was with Elle.  I mean, this scene here with her teaching him to use the electricity?  HOT!  Hotter than when they actually slept together. Seriously. Then again, the evil mastermind sociopath thing also works for me. And then, Zach as the emotionally restrained...
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Sloth Flu

I almost literally slept through this week. Coming down with some kind of sickness, I was expecting that after 2 weekends of wind, sun, and mead.  I just didn’t quite expect it to hit so hard. Wednesday morning, I woke up with a sore throat and zero energy.  I called my boss and went back to sleep. I woke up for breakfast, made echinacea defense tea, and went back to sleep. I woke up to snack and shambled out to my cooking class with Aurora. (Link up soon.)  I came home, watched LOST, took Tylenol PM and went to sleep....
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