February 29th, 2004

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This is all amusing, but I particularly like the last letter and response..

How'd I find it...well eeedge said something, that had me tracking down a Lyric, which turned out be by Eddie Money...

Yes, it's stream of consciousness, Internet style..

Quinn is on the mic on his Piano, it's MC Quinn...

He just treated me to an amplified belch. At least he said excuse me...

I'm going to print this entry out and give it to anyone he dates later in life, I think...No, I can come up with better.
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[EDIT: made public]
[filter: not pam, for real this time, I checked]

Sheyla just called...she's coming after all! I had just given up and started attempting to clean this place by myself!

A baking incident...

Poll #255931 Baking

If my cake "batter" looked more like cooked fudge than uncooked batter, I should have:

called paganmommy,
call my mommy,
given up and prepared to go buy a cake from the store, or
done something else

Enter an action, or actions, if you marked "done something else":

I did the first three, and got my mom. She asked me what kind of cake it was, and to read her the ingredients. I thought she had different "fixes" in mind depending on what the ingredients were...

So, I started reading:
  • 2 cups cake flour [after which I explained the whole "didn't have cake flour, so sifted all purpose flour and hoped for the best procedure I'd used],
  • 1 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup cocoa
  • 1 1/4...cup...milk...OH, SHOOT!!!
Yep, you guessed it...

Under the "well, I did it right, so maybe it softens up and spreads out as it bakes" theory [yeah, right!] I had already had it in the oven for five minutes. I was seeing complete disaster, like throw out, start over, give up...

Mom talked me down, and had me: put the batter back in the mixing bowl, add the milk, start it beating, clean and regrease the cake pans...and then voila I POURED the batter in--instead of coaxing and spreading as before...(ahhh! how satisfying!)

The finished product, which miraculously looks like two layers of cake, are now cooling on the island...

Now...to frost...wish me luck!
  • Current Mood
    relieved relieved
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Wow...govbenefits.gov sez...

I might be eligible for:

  • Adjustable Rate Mortgages

  • Assistive Technology Program

  • Authorized Contract Hospital Care and Medical Services in Non-VA Health Care Facilities

  • Byrd Honors Scholarships

  • Community Mental Health Services Block Grant

  • Federal Student Consolidation Loans

  • Fishery, Utilization Research, Grants & Cooperative Agreements

  • Gulf War, Agent Orange and Ionizing Radiation Registry Program

  • Home Mortgage Insurance

  • Home Rehabilitation Mortgage Insurance

  • Immigration and Naturalization Service

  • Intramural Research Training Award

  • Mortgage Insurance: Purchase Condominium Unit

  • National Center on Physical Activity and Disability

  • National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research

  • National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

  • Readjustment Counseling

  • Rehabilitation Services Client Assistance Program

  • Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance (SGLI)

  • Single Family Property Disposition

  • Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits

  • Supported Employment Services for Individuals with Severe Disabilities

  • Veterans Guaranteed and Insured Loans

  • Veterans Prescription Service

  • Veterans' Group Life Insurance (VGLI)

I'm afraid.
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Since she'll have seen the cake before she sees this, I won't filter it...

I'm glad that in software engineering--and engineering in general--we have this thing called risk mitigation...When I added the chocolate to the beautiful, fluffy whipped cream frosting, I must have done something wrong...it turned into a lumpy, soggy mess. Thankfully, I had already at the store decided that my making frosting from scratch, while a worthy goal, was a High Risk activity. The mitigation--by the can of the ready-to-spread stuff.

There's a picture, and a message from Quinn, behind the cut.

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What the heck is it...

It seems like half a dozen people on my friends list have had food eaten or thrown out at work within the last week...

Is it International Your Coworker Doesn't Really Need That Food week, and I missed the memo?