From here on in, I type without a script.
As per my new resolutions, I have been making many changes in my life. The biggest is that I've randomly started using the word "bugger" instead of "oh, shoot." I don't know what it is (or why, seeing as I haven't watched Bridget Jones in over a year) but it's making me smile every time I say it. I also held an "informational meeting" for the community living project through my church, and there are a lot of people who think it's valuable and I learned that I need to pray more but that God is definitely "doing something." Things look like people will support this idea and I'm hopeful that we will be learning more about God and the world around us next year!
I couldn't find any way to make these s'more cupcakes by Bakerella in one bowl. (And those of you who know me really well know that my cookbook would actually probably have s'mores in the title, or at least in the dedication section.) I made cupcake batter and added crushed graham crackers to one half and chocolate to the other. The cupcakes were layered - above is the graham mixture on the bottom, plus half of a marshmallow (a.k.a. cupcake implosion device).
and then the chocolate plus some more (get it?) crushed grahams on top for the finale...
And magically, these worked, except for the occasional implosion, which was fixed with a marshmallow. They were a hit.
Beyond the cooking and community living realm, I have been visiting a good friend who has been in the hospital on campus and I've been floored every time I've visited with how much God has revealed to me through her and her family. She's supposed to be discharged tomorrow, so may I charge all of you to pray for her and her family as that happens?
Oh, bugger, I guess I'm in classes too. (Gets me every time. Aren't you smiling?) I'm learning about learning in Educational Psychology - need an idea for a paper topic soon, maybe stereotype threat and mathematics, if that counts as a topic?; my Adolescent Psychology is shaping up well - currently reading about peer influences on risky decisions; Covariance Structure Modeling is grand, as always, and I get to play with matrices. I finally feel like Joel in class - I don't have to listen close enough to be incessantly taking notes, so I take fun notes. No poems yet, because sometimes he asks me questions. I do have a note that says "Matrices everywhere!" in the same voice you'd say, "Babies everywhere!" And then I'm preparing for a service spring break trip to - Columbus, Ohio! (Womp womp.) I am really excited for it and I just met some of the participants last week, and they're amazing. So yay!
Has anyone else noticed Justin Bieber's new song (Love Me) sounds an awful lot like The Cardigans? As in, so close that I don't understand how it's not the same song?
And, as I was typing in the scrollover text, I realized that I want to know if he really means one less lonely (which could mean one less-lonely) girl or if he means "one fewer." Grammar kids? 'Tell me what I want to hear.' And yes, I do like him. Bugger.