Turkey dinner cakes

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Once before, as a big ol’ cake

First of all, I did this before and it was awesome. But I did it as a big cake (per the recipe) and people were confused. It was potluck and until someone cut into it, it looked straight up desserty. Imagine their surprise.

Even the bacon bits crumbled on the sides didn’t give away the savory reality. In fact, that was the dawn of the bacon craze, so really it was going on desserts (or would soon be) anyway.

This year, I’m doing it as cupcakes. Pretty stoked, actually. Tip of the hat to MBF for the cupcake idea.

Recipe and fancy image from http://www.chow.com/recipes/29029-thanksgiving-turkey-cake

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Because Texas…

… my duck boots are dusty. There’s a country song in there somewhere.

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Vegans are debbils

Or at least, that’s what I think rudy’s is intimating. I could be reading more into that than they intended. But nah, probs not.

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Simplicity continues, then halts

This is great. So far. I’m halfway through the month, with only just over a quarter of what needs to be jettisoned out the door. Day 14 was mainly DVDs again, and day 15 more DVDS, books, and CDs. It’s getting harder.

In fact, I got through days 16 and 17, but just.

*skip ahead in time*
It’s the 28th today and day 18 still hasn’t happened.

I’m not giving up fully, though. I’m just putting the pause button on. For now.

Meanwhile, I cleared out a bunch of junk and papers, most of which was just in the spirit of the challenge, but I didn’t count it up. And I shouldn’t. Paper? That’s not the point, for me. But it has gotten me to empty out boxes and back up my computer and clear out old photos and so on.

So I’m pretty happy about all that and will def continue.

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iPhoto guilt trip

So I just lost a good hour deleting a bunch of photos from iPhoto, right, and at the end of it, after agonizing over which memories to keep and which are bad juju, I press delete and iPhoto goes “are you sure?” And I’m like yes *press* and it comes back, like a rebuttal, and says straight to my feels “these may be the only copies of these photos”.

>.<

Don't enable my hoarding, iPhoto.

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How you win at google maps

Damn, son.

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Simplicity challenge: accepted

Super proud of myself. I took a simplicity challenge for October, but I didn’t start until the 10th. I had to play some catch up (you get rid of one thine on the first of the month, two on the second, etc) and piled up 55 things on the 10th. I got 11 things pulled together yesterday, and today I was doing some put-away tasks and got days 12 and 13 squared away, too! Pretty psyched.

Here are days 1-10, mostly DVDs (the painting behind everything is completely unrelated. It’s beautiful and it stays. Anyone ever hang a heavy fragile antique on brick before? Halp).

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Days 11 was another stack of DVDs, day 12 a box of treasures for my mom, and day 13 was mainly just junk (not trash; I haven’t been counting that, but I wonder if I should) from the bathroom cabinet. Ain’t nobody needa see that.

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