It’s been a pretty good week! I’ve had a busy work week, but I’ve still managed to take the time to get out and hike instead of being chained to my desk all the time. Since Tori is out of school, I took her with me. It’s getting easier and easier to hike, thank goodness. Even the giant 50 steps section of my current favorite local hike (the steps are taller than normal steps, and they curve, making them challenging) are easy for me now. Well, okay, not EASY, but I can do it.
Let’s see… after some of the reaction to my recipe post, I need to tell everyone this: I SOLEMNLY SWEAR TO ALWAYS THAW MEAT IN THE REFRIGERATOR AND NOT ON THE COUNTER LIKE MY MOM TAUGHT ME AND I’VE DONE ALL MY LIFE. Okay? Seriously, I had no idea that recipe posts could be so controversial.
Also, other lessons learned while cooking this week…
Perhaps the best time to learn how to make cupcakes is NOT the day before your daughter’s birthday party where you will be taking said cupcakes. Also, if the cupcakes are undercooked and you don’t realize until after you frost them, the little bit of frosting left on the top of the cupcakes after you scrape it off and put them back in the over will get nice and crispy. Lastly, if you use soda (organic soda with cane sugar, again, had no idea that would be controversial either) instead of eggs and oil to accommodate food allergies they will take much longer to cook. Also? God bless YouTube frosting tutorials.
Next up is my big fail making chili lime shrimp. Ahem.
THINGS I WROTE ELSEWHERE
First of all, if you use Google Reader to follow my blog, you’ve likely already gotten the bad news about Reader closing on July 1st. This totally sucks. I’ve written twice now about alternatives, but I have yet to find one I really like. I’m hoping Digg’s new reader will be awesome. I hope you subscribers will stick with me, and remember you can always get my posts via email (just look over there on the right!)
Did you watch Senator Wendy Davis in Texas while she filibustered the nasty bit of anti-choice legislation known as SB5? It was amazing and… just, wow. So inspiring. I felt like she was standing there in her pink shoes advocating on my behalf. I wrote about it over at the Uppercase Lowdown.
Have you heard about the new science behind epigenetics? Turns out things like abuse and neglect can actually cause changes at a genetic level that can then be inherited. Fascinating stuff. I wrote about it over at Babble, and shared some family history of my own.
This year Tori and I spent some time manning a booth for Tori’s school at the Philadelphia Pride Parade. It was a pretty amazing day, and even more amazing with the big news from the Supreme Court yesterday striking down DOMA and Prop 8 in California. I wrote about wanting to me more than just a straight ally at Babble.
Thanks for reading, folks.