Tuesday, January 16, 2007

I like Cupcakes and I'm Weird

So, once again I didn't make it thrifting and as sad as that is, I'm ok with it. I had a nice long brunch with some friends at Tower Cafe, yum yum! While there, my girlfriend gave me my xmas gift-a cupcake cookbook. The recipes are crazy good sounding-Sticky Fig Cupcakes with Brown Sugar Sauce, Butter Almond Teacakes, Fruity Nutty Harvest Cupcakes. Mmmmm. Who wants to come over for a cupcake party? Be here at noon. We'll skip lunch and have tea and cupcakes instead. My friend jokingly said she expects Aaron to bring her different cupcakes each week while I cook through the recipes. They work in the same building, so it makes it easy for me to send her treats through him, which is kind of fun. She was kidding, but I might just do it! Should I start with Coconut Snowball Cupcakes or Peanut butter Cupcakes with a Milk Chocolate glaze...

Really what I need to be baking today are scones and muffins. We have an unhealthy addiction to Starbucks and their baked goods. To combat that, I have found two (one, two) really yummy sounding scone recipes to try and I'll try to squeeze time to make our favorite muffins. Usually I make the muffins in big tins, but I think today I am going to go for mini muffins. I also add shredded carrots and raisins. Perfect for tea parties, no?

Before I go bake, I have been tagged by Amanda to tell you 6 weird things about me. Basically I am just weird by nature, but really, aren't we all. When I tell me husband that he is weird he always responds with "No, hon, I'm cute and endearing!" So I'm to tell you 6 "cute and endearing" ie. weird things about me...

1. Like Amanda, I can control my dreams a bit. Usually the only ones I can control are the nightmares. Once I figure out that it is a dream I can usually yet at whatever is scaring me or otherwise harming me and wake myself up. It's quite handy, actually. Especially since when I am pregnant I am quite prone to nightmares. I guess that can be weird thing number 2.

2. When I am pregnant I am quite prone to nightmares. Usually the "my husband doesn't love me anymore" variety. I like my husband an awful lot, so when I dream that he is telling me he doesn't love me, it is pretty scary. Especially when I am pregnant. There are plenty of mornings when I have woken up mad at him. Poor guy! I'm not PG right now, so I haven't had those dreams in awhile.

3. I don't know what I want to be when I grow up. When I was in college I changed my major 7 times and ultimately never finished because I still don't know. I have a good idea that when I do go back I'll go for an art degree of some kind, but now isn't the time for that. Someday.

4. I can't make coffee. If I go near the coffee maker it is guaranteed the coffee will suck. I read the directions, I improvise, I follow someone else's directions and it never fails. The coffee sucks. But that is OK, Aaron makes great coffee and I have no problem letting him make coffee perpetually.

5. I think Back to the Future Christopher Lloyd is cute. Not cute, like I wanna make out with him cute, but he's a smart funny old man cute. Hmm. That really is weird. I told my husband and our best friends this last night and the room exploded into laughter and "Oh my gosh you are soooo weird!" Well, duh people.

6. I didn't get my drivers license until I was 18, almost 19. And if I hadn't gone to college 20 mins away I probably would have used public transportation (which I actually enjoyed taking, that's weird, too) forever. Because CSUS was 20 mins from my house by car, it was about 2 hours from my house on RT and that just didn't fly with me, the non morning person!

Ok, there are 6 of my weird traits. I could probably do this a bazillion more times and not get all my weirdness out. Hey, that's what makes me so cute and endearing, right? So now, I am supposed to tag a bunch of people, huh? Kay, I tag Kate, Carolyn and Beki. It's quite alright if you don't want to do it, it totally won't bother me! ;)

Oh, and don't forget to sign up for the swap! Everyone is welcome!


beki said...

Why, I don't think you're weird at all. Just for the record, I think I could eat my weight in cup cakes.

Hmm, 6 weird things about me. This should be interesting.

amy rue said...

Thank you so much for your sweet comments on my blog!

Mmm...cupcakes. I've had way too many cupcakes this week with my munchkins birthday. And I loved every single one of the hip-huggers! Called Hip huggers because I may as well just smear them on my hips cause that's where they end up!

-Amy Rue

missy said...

OMG! I can control my dreams too... and I had nightmares a TON when I was prego too... mostly that my baby was a puppy.. .LOL.. and I would take the puppy to the dr begging for an ultrasound swaring I still had a baby in me! LOL!
So anyway... I'm from Sac too! Graduated from CSUS in 2003 with a ba in child development :)

Melissa Lobdell, Little Melfred's Studio said...

OK--I think we should change the "tag" to cute and endearing, don't you? It's so much fun to read about everyone's little quirks--I was so happy the day I stopped feeling bad about them and started to accept and even appreciate them--because they are what make me "ME"!! Thanks for your comment on my blog--if any Elf positions become available, I'll be sure to let you know! xo-Melfie

little lovelies said...

We should totally change it to the cute and endearing meme! Everyone's weird stuff is totally adorable to me! Of course my weird stuff really is mostly weird. Well, maybe just the CL thing. That's pretty weird.

amanda bel said...

Thanks for playing the "weirness" game! I love your list! I wonder who started the whole thing?

Clare said...

I absolutely adore figs so sticky fig cupcakes sound so yummy!

Weird is good!

carolyn said...

Oh boy 6 wierd things, I'll have to censor those!