Friday, February 22, 2008

Thwarted Expectations

It happened again today. In a world practically ruined by the ravishes of technology (what do you mean Blue Ray won? I just finished converting all those VHS's into DVD's!) I found myself utterly unable to cope.

I was leaving the Rite Aid, packages in hand. I stepped up to the door, fully expecting it to swing open and let me out into the world. But no. Something was wrong! Very wrong! THE DOOR DIDN'T OPEN!

I tapped my foot. I pretended to surge forward with my upper body in a feint. I pawed at the earth like a caged stallion. And yet the door remained unmoved and unmoving.

I am ashamed to admit I even looked around for help.

And then reality struck. It was an OLD-FASHIONED kind of door. The one you have to push open by yourself!

Now those sci-fi movies do not seem so far-fetched to me. You know the ones where humans become utterly dependant on robots and then the robots take over the world.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Thief of Hearts

Lovely Coconut Valentines Cake

STOP, Thief!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Sunday, February 03, 2008

National Drizzle Elephant Day

It's not really National Drizzle Elephant day, but I had to use this cookie cutter and it just doesn't seem to fit into any of the other holidays for baking! In fact I rather wonder why anyone would make an elephant cookie cutter? Don't get me wrong, I love and adore elephants. I've had a collection of elephants every since I read "The Secret Garden" as a child. In one chapter, the poor little mite Mary Lennox is wandering around the wuthering halls of Mistlethwaite Manor and discovers a room with a cabinet full of elephant figurines in it. It instantly caught my fancy and I decided to collect elephants from that moment on.

And it did sort of pay off, because one day my little Nephew was messing around in the loft at home and came across the box of my carefully packed-away elephants. He took them all out and played with them; and he told me it was just like finding buried treasure.

But an elephant cookie cutter? I have no idea. So just because it is no holiday whatsoever, I decided to bake some Drizzle Elephant cookies. Bon Apetit!

Saturday, February 02, 2008

A Splendid Poem

As the coffee was perkin'
He served me a gherkin
His aspect was lurkin'
In an outragious jerkin.

That is the extent of my creative brain power for today.