Sunday, July 10, 2011

cake, cats, and other things

Just a mess of topics that have crossed my mind recently. Welcome to my life.

the farmers' market.

So, I went to the farmers' market yesterday morning. (Shocker, right? I know you were totally not expecting that based on the title.) I usually take my camera, but I always feel I have to be discreet about shots, because I don't like people staring at me. I have to decide which I would rather have: good pictures or people not thinking I'm weird. Hmm.

Anyway, I got some delicious peach lemonade from one of the stands, and we sat down to listen to music. The temperature actually felt okay, if you sat in the shade with an iced drink and the wind happened to blow.

I mentioned in my last post that I possibly going to see the Civil Wars. Yeah, well, I should have known it was too good to be true. The only reason I had hope was because the website didn't say it was sold out, unlike other shows, but...apparently it was. (Might be useful info to share, website-people!) Not entirely surprised but pretty disappointed. So then I set my sights on seeing Adele...but my mom looked up the tickets and the cheapest ones were like $270. Yeahno.

an almost-cake disaster. 
Yesterday I decided to make a cake for my mom's birthday (which was really Friday). Everything was fine; the cake was in the oven; I had tasted the batter so I knew it was going to be okay. I went off to go do something else, and then I heard my sister's voice. "What's that smell?" Well, that smell was my cake. I pulled it out, and half the top was charred black and hard as a table. Great. It still had like ten more minutes; I didn't know what went wrong. Oh, well. I let it cool until my parents got home.

"So, how'd your cake turn out?" "Well..." "Did you remember to change it from 'broil' to 'bake'?" Silence.

Really, it makes me laugh how easily I can mess stuff up. The good thing is that it was salvageable! A little black on top, sure, but nothing a knife and a little a lot of cream cheese frosting couldn't fix. It was still delicious. Though I think I'm going to pass that job off to someone else for my birthday...

crazy cat lady.

So, my grandma sent me this shirt as an early birthday present. It says, "Cats are like potato chips, you can't have just one." And my cat walked right in front of the picture. >.< Not sure exactly how I feel about this representation of my personality...but thanks.

i saw a back-to-school ad today.
Really?! This is the sort of injustice that makes me want to use expletives. It is July; no one goes back to school in July! I hate being reminded of school until maybe a week before it starts. I certainly don't buy supplies until the last week of August. I don't even want to think about it right now. Gah!

one final note.
You should go check out Libby's blog birthday giveaway. She made everything by herself -- how cool is that? :)

Have a wonderful rest of your day!


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  1. I hear you on taking photos! It's like... look crazy, or have a blog post? Part of me feels like once I've got a dslr in my hands I qualify as a 'proper' photographer, but I know that won't happen automatically. I'd like to be braver.
    And that top made me laugh!

  2. same here on the photos! since i don't have a big, fancy camera i feel like some people might think i'm some crazy tourist lady taking pictures of all the stuff at the park, haha... and i second that, Libby! i think once i have a dslr in my hands, people won't look at me like i'm a crazy person... yeah ;)

    and your mom shares a birthday with my mom! how cool is that?! haha, i didn't make a cake for her, though... yeah, shame on me, right? ;)

    i need that shirt! i have waaayyy too many cats, but that's what i get for living in the country ;)

  3. I love your shirt! It'll go great with the birthday present that I bought you. Don't worry, you shouldn't be scared, I bought one for myself (it's got a different design) because I thought it was pretty cool. (Actually, I got mine first, and then bought yours.)

  4. It took quite a while for me to feel comfortable while taking photos with my DSLR in an area with lots of people. Eventually, you get to a point where you really don't care or notice anymore.

    I really love your farmer's market photos. They make me smile. :) And, your shirt is amazing. Seriously.

  5. I love your blog, from one Texan to another :)


    That's funny, I just did a post about back-to-school too early on my blog. Ugh. My mother made me go BACK TO SCHOOL SHOPPING yesterday. That made me wanna cry!!

  7. Oh my gosh, something is telling me we would get along just fine..I LOVE Farmers Markets!! And I totally know what you mean about being embarrassed to take photos. Story of my life, but for having to be discreet about it yours turned out amazingly!
    I love that shirt by the way. It makes me want to get a cat actually. haha


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