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Merry Christmas Eve, everyone!
In a few hours I’ll be driving southbound on the 405 to my family and friends. If I’m lucky I’ll be going over 6mph. Merry, merry holiday traffic.
I’m not quite sure what the curly Q on Rudolph’s forehead is supposed to be. At first I tried to pipe a healthy tuft of hair, but it looked like a pigeon had pooped on his head.
Small tale of tragedy: I had originally made a dozen cookies, but only 4 made it to the end alive. This is because one night, well into the AM, I entered the apartment in the dark and tossed my 15lb purse onto the table. I woke up the next morning to find that I had effectively smashed most of them.
Wishing everyone a safe holidays!
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Alpha Chi Omega & Pi Kappa Alpha Christmas cookies!
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Peter Parker is such an unassuming fellow, just a pair of smartypants, living in quiet existence.
Who’s to know that he’s saving the world in a flashy bodysuit with superwebs coming out of his superwrists?
How does a crime-fighting superhero prioritize his calls for help anyway?
How does Santa hit EVERY house, and how does Spider-Man have the time to be Peter Parker AND attend to his villains?
Do heroes ever sleep?
I wonder if they ever receive a distress call and say, “aw man, not today. so lazy.”
To make the eyes for my Spider-Man cookies, I used the run-out technique. Outlined in black, filled in with white, let it dry and peel them off the wax paper.
Then I outlined and filled the face in red and placed the eyes. After the surface dried, I piped his web pattern.
Yeah…the bottom lines are squiggly. I know this is not an excuse, but I may have been a LITTLE hungover.
Nod of approval from the little man.
If you’re wondering about that brown orb he’s holding, it’s takoyaki — a kind of Japanese street food and one of my favorite snacks of all time.
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Before I was a toy elf, I was a teacher.
I lived in a one bedroom house, in a village that was 90% rice fields.
I’m pretty sure I was teaching English, but all I can remember of those days is playing tether ball, and dodging inappropriate questions (“what does bitch mean?” “what’s your bra size?”)
That year was action-packed. I go through my box of teacher stuff occasionally, missing the kids and the teachers I met.
I do also remember how tiring it was — much respect to all the teachers I’ve had, and the trouble I may have caused them.
Especially the one I had in pre-school, who had to CARRY me off the playground because I was face down on the pavement crying for my mother. Daily. So, so sorry.
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Happy Friday everyone!
I have nothing of substance to say today (I don’t know if I ever do), because Monday – Thursday has fried my brain. I feel like a zombie, and I need a beer.
So I will keep it simple today — just something Halloween-y I tried to do with the BakeGreek cookie cutter. I used edible glitter, or disco dust, for the blood.
Hope everyone has a good weekend
This past issue of Martha Stewart living was “Colors for Everyone!“
Before I go on, I need to take a moment to state that Martha is my idol. She is my goddess.
Sometimes, you don’t need to spend hours drafting a design, or doing fancy pipings, or trying to place a goddamn dragee the size of a hydrogen atom onto exactly the right place.
Sometimes, the simplest things can look just as great if paired, or assorted, with different colors.
Even the gray scale threads look so well put-together. Just one color, with different hues, can be pretty too.
If the most mundane things in life can be pretty with the right color combination, so can cookies.
It’s just a bunch of hearts, outlined and filled with royal icing. One alone is great, but all together they make such a pretty rainbow!
I love rainbows. I used to say it was my “favorite color” in elementary school because I was greedy and refused to succumb to choosing just ONE color. I tell people I’m just indecisive when I can’t choose, but really, I suspect it’s greed. But the good kind! The kind that wants to see everything of this world, the kind that wants to taste every edible thing on the planet, the kind that wants to find more things to love.
Over & out; and hello from Athens