Thursday, February 28, 2008


Garfield minus Garfield

I don't know if everyone will find this funny, but to me, it's hilarious.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Random Thoughts

1. I don't know who will win Project Runway this year, but I hope it's Jillian.
2. Why do all the movies being released after Oscar season look like they're going to suck?
3. I have so much knitting to finish.
4. This may be the best season of Lost ever.
5. Everyone should listen to the "Goat Gland Man" episode of the Diame Rehm show. That guy was crazy.
6. Horn furniture is ugly.
7. I'm happy it's almost spring.
8. cupcakes.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008


The frosted apple cinnamon toaster pastries made by Nature's Path fill the void left when Pop Tarts stopped making them. They're tastier than Pop Tarts too!

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Look Ma, No Hands!

I balanced an egg today! First time ever.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Bring Back Marc Steiner!

A few weeks ago, WYPR fired Marc Steiner, one of the great voices of and for Baltimore. Last night, people registered their complaints with the station at the Baltimore Museum of Art's auditorium.

I am a long time listener of the Marc Steiner show. Did he talk about Baltimore alot? Sure he did. But, he didn't exclusively talk about the city, and who else out there is talking about the Baltimore's problems?

I loved his pop culture shows, as he was a huge fan of the Wire. I'm sure, were he still on the air, he would've devoted a show to the shows final episodes, and I'm sorry I won't get to listen to it.

The people of Baltimore miss Marc Steiner, and I don't think they're going to let WYPR forget it. The station has already cancelled their winter pledge drive, since citizens are promising not to donate funds until the Marc Steiner show is back on the air.

The station's call letters stand for "your public radio". It's time the board of directors realized who really runs the station, and puts The Marc Steiner Show back on the air.

Baltimore Sun Article

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Rheb's Candy

Ever since I can remember, at Christmas time, all members of my family orders a 2 pound box of dark chocolate vanilla buttercreams from Rheb's Candy. They are the best vanilla buttercreams ever.

This year, we received a box of assorted chocolates from Rheb's from one of our vendors at work. I finally managed to try a piece of candy that wasn't a vanilla buttercream, only to find out all their chocolates were really yummy.

I went to the store last week to buy a box as a late Valentine's Day present for our house. So far, everything we've tried has been phenomenal.
Here's what I picked for our box (a mixture of dark and milk chocolate):

Vanilla Buttercream
Almond Buttercream
Whip Cream (my new favorite)
Jimmy Truffle (my other new favorite)
Coconut Clusters
Almond Paste
Sea Salt Caramels
Peanut Butter Sticks

Go to Rheb's and get a box soon! If you don't live in the Baltimore area, you can order candy online as well.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Off The Needles

I made this knitted nautilus for my friend in Chicago. I think he/she is very cute!

Monday, February 04, 2008


Way to go Giants! Way to play the best Superbowl EVER!

In your FACE Tom Brady and stupid cut off shirt man!

(Did you see how they all ran off the field at the end like little babies?)

Friday, February 01, 2008

Repost: The Worst Baked Good I've Ever Tasted

This is an old blog post, but I thought it deserved to be reposted since there is a Cake Love opening in Baltimore today. Eat there at your own risk!

A few weeks ago, my friend and I went to see Sleater-Kinney at the 930 Club. I was excited because in addition to the usual visits to Ben's Chili Bowl and The Saloon, we were going to venture to Cake Love's Cafe to get cupcakes.

The guy who owns Cake Love is the same guy who hosts the show, Sugar Rush, on the Food Network. One would assume a person would have to show a certain apptitude for making cakes and sugary treats if you have your own show travelling the country, tasting other people's concoctions, and talking about them. I'm convinced now that the Food Network people who gave this guy his own show were drunk on absinthe at the time.

My friend and I ventured 20 blocks in the blistering heat on a Tuesday to buy some cupcakes from Cake Love (their cafe is called Love Cafe). I decided to order two cupcakes (because who can eat just one?). I purchased a vanilla on vanilla and a strawberry on choclate.

My friend and I both ate our vanilla on vanilla cupcakes about 5 minutes after leaving the store. They ask that you let the cakes come to room temperature, since they have to keep them refrigerated. Upon first bite, I noticed that there was hardly any icing at all on the cupcake, and the cake was a bit tough. Still, it wasn't the worst thing I've ever eaten. But definitely not worth the $3.30 it cost to buy the damn thing.

I carried my cupcake in it's cute little box to Ben's Chili Bowl for dinner as I was saving the Strawberry on Choclate for dessert. All of the workers in the Chili Bowl kept asking me for my cupcake. I considered just letting them have it, because I was full from chili cheese fries. But, I didn't.

Our final stop before the show was The Saloon for big German beers. I could no longer wait to eat my cupcake and took a bite. My first reaction was that it had been previously frozen and not quite thawed properly. My second thought was that when it had been dethawed, it was placed in a very old sneaker. The strawberry buttercream frosting tasted rotten, and the choclate cake was the consistency of dirt. I instantly felt compelled to walk the billion blocks in the insane heat back to the bakery just to take a bite and spit it out on the counter in front of the other customers.

It was terrible. Of course, I made my friend share in my misery and take a bite. He too agreed that it was the worst baked good he'd ever tasted.

I threw away the remainder of the disgusting, overpriced, piece of crap cake. I almost wished I'd handed it over to the workers at Ben's Chili Bowl. But, then they would've thought I didn't like them and spit or pee in my fries the next time I went there. Or worse, banned me from the restaurant for giving them the worst cake ever.

So, don't go to Cake Love, and if you do....consider yourself WARNED! 3