it’s been a while, again. i’ve been busy. right now, i have at least 2 things I *should* be doing, but this is sometimes known as procrastinating, or so I’ve heard.

well. this has been an amazing weekend/week. i was tinkerbell for halloween, there are pictures on my facebook. friday’s field trip was a party. i’ve never done the soulja boy dance so many times in one day. Then friday night I had a starbuck’s date with my love Jenn… I’ve missed her 😦 after our little date, which was lovely, I came home and was very awake (i suppose caffeine does that to you…) so I decided to watch garden state (i didn’t finish it yet, so don’t tell me how it ends!), talk to jem, and back some cookies (emily, you’ve inspired me to try baking from scratch). Taking a page out of laudida’s book, I’m going to give you all my recipe.
I started out with this

Easy Sugar Cookies A La Rachel
Ingredients:
1 and a little less than a half cups of flour
.5 teaspoon baking soda
.25 teaspoon baking powder
.5 cup butter, softened
.75 cups of sugar
.5 eggs (good luck lol)
.5 teaspoon vanilla

Begin by gathering the ingredients. Find the flour without problem, but realize there is not nearly enough. Search everywhere before realizing that more flour is behind the already opened flour. Find the baking powder in the cupboard, but have no idea what you’re even looking for with baking soda. Check the refrigerator (up and downstairs) the freezer, the pantry, and the spice rack before checking the same cupboard as the baking soda and finding it. Find a stick of butter and figure out that it’s half a cup, lucky for you. Soften it in the microwave, but be very afraid that it will totally melt. End up softening it in 2 second increments (it takes about 7). Find the sugar, no problem. Realize the problem with cutting this recipe in half presents itself with the egg… grab one egg and decide you’ll think about it later. Find the vanilla.

Combine the dry ingredients (minus the sugar) in a “small bowl”. Realize the bowl you have chosen is too small for the amount of flour you’re using, find a bigger bowl. Measure the flour and baking soda without problem, assume that the baking powder amount is one teaspoon. Measure and pour in before checking you’ve measured the right amount. Freak out a little when you realize that you;ve used four times too much. Get a spoon and scoop out some of where you think you dumped all of that baking powder (why do all of these ingredients have to be white?!). Combine everything.

Remember that you were supposed to preheat the oven to 375. Do that quickly. Realize you’re breaking mom and dad’s oven rules by baking while home alone. Don’t care.

Put melty butter and sugar together in a bowl. Decide you don’t want to get the electric mixer dirty, so start to mix with a whisk. After about 2 seconds, realize that this is not going to work. Decide to mix with your hands. Decide after about .5 seconds that this is disgusting. Continue anyway. Once everything is sort of well mixed, run to the sink to wash your hands. Wash them three times, they will still feel buttery.

Decide to just use the whole egg. Who cares? Dump the egg into the sugar and butter along with the vanilla. mix with the whisk again, this time somewhat more successfully. Have a knife on hand to get the butter out of the whisk.

Once it’s all pretty well mixed, add the floury mix in thirds. After the first third, attempt the whisk, give up, and use your hands again. This is almost nastier than the first time. Continue to pour in the flour and “mix” until it’s all pretty well combined.

The oven should be preheated by now (hands take longer than electric mixers). Put the cookies in round balls on 2 cookie sheets and bake for about 8 minutes. Set the timer and go back to your movie. Hear the timer go off and completely ignore it. Timers are always for mom. Realize after a while that the timer is still going off, and that mom’s not home. Run into the kitchen to get your cookies out of the oven! Put them on a plate and enjoy! Makes between 10 and 20 cookies, depending on size.

Then yesterday was rock the sound… i don’t even know how to describe it. storyside b, grits, skillet, jars of clay and jeremy camp… we had better seats than ever before, but some random lady came up to me and ky right at the beginning of the concert and gave us front row tickets. So i was about six feet away from all this amazing (and really really pretty… they were all boys and all VERY attractive) talent. I’m sort of deaf today, as our front row seats meant we were right in front of the speaker that seemed to be mostly playing the bass notes- i could see ky’s hair move every time the bass drum was hit, and the bass guitar was just kind of constantly blaring. but it was amazing.
ok, time to go.
ps, im trying nanowrimo. and college apps. and 5 ap classes. capricious inspired me. hahahahaha, ive cracked up.

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