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Today is the Day

To have your cake and eat it too.

Especially if it’s chocolate.

Enjoy.

And oh right, Happy Valentine’s Day!

Yes, that is a potato. It’s from the farm on our campus. 😀

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Happy Independence Day!!!

I hope you are all enjoying the holiday. I hope you fired up the grill. I hope you made yourselves and your families a nice blueberry pie. And I hope you are heading out to see the fireworks tonight.

Because I sure am.

Since I was little I’ve been enthralled with the magic of exploding sparks in the sky. It’s just so….pretty. It always reminds me of Disney. You know the magical castle and the little river that precedes every one of their films? I used to think that such a place actually existed and how I wished that I could one day live there. Did you ever think that? Ha, probably not.

So how did you celebrate the fourth this year?

We had steak, a nice red, strawberries and cheese for dessert, and more of the nice red. The steak was mediocre but the wine more than made up for it. Delicious!!

Enjoy your day off tomorrow!!!

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O Canada…

July 1st = time to be patriotic for me. For I am a Canadian, and proud to be one. For my comments on celebrating this holiday, please head over to Butterybakery, my baking blog.

For here, now, I have to tell you that I’ve joined the NaBloPoMo. Isn’t that super fun to say? It stands for National Blog Posting. The rule is that I have to post everyday for one month, without fail, even if I get overtaken by some deadly bout of food poisoning. (knock on wood) Please help me to stick to this goal.

Today’s prompt is favourite (see, I am Canadian) movies. Let me add a couple words on that, since I don’t have any recipes to share today. Just some pictures of something I made a long time ago, and laziness have prevented me from posting it, and so of course I don’t remember what I put in it. I vaguely remember that it was yummy though.

Okay, movies. I love Lion King. No, really. It’s one of my favorites. Of all time. It has everything, I mean, everything. Let’s see, it’s got a great and impossibly cute love story. Lions kissing? Count me in. 😀 It has life lessons, to be brave and strong, and righteous. It teaches kids to forgive, forgive the other kid who took their toy, and forgive the incompetent parents who make the mistake of loving them too much. And it’s a cartoon! I love cartoons! I recently saw Toy Story 3 twice!! If you haven’t seen it, then get yourself to a theatre soon! It’s awesome! I actually got scared, and yes I am all grown up. Plus it’s a cartoon with dust particles that spell the you-know-which-word…I paused the video to check, so it really is there.

Like I said, what more can you want? Don’t be so demanding now.

Happy Canada Day! And go see Toy Story 3!

Oh, one more thing. What are wood ears? It is the black stuff you see in the pictures. No it’s not poisonous, nor stinky, nor slimy. It is however, kind of crunchy and some ares lightly furry. Kind of. Not really. It’s good. Really. You can find them in Asian food stores. They come dried, and you soak them in hot water until they get really big, and now you wish that you hadn’t put so many in the bowl.

One last last thing. It’s a fungus, by the way.

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Happy Canada Day!!!

Did I mention that I’m a Canadian? I live in Boston right now but I’d like to think that I’m a Canadian at heart…and on my Passport. Of course, here in Boston, you would hardly find parades or fireworks in celebration, those would wait another couple days. I love Canada. I love the fact that there are only 33 million people, last I checked anyways. I love that people are so friendly there. I love their bacon, okay it’s just ham. I like ham. I love their national anthem, it used to put me to sleep Monday mornings while I went to school there, but I do love it. I love that we didn’t lock our doors. I love the feet and feet of snow. I love the coldness, well, better than the heat anyways. I love the way the word “Ca-Na-Da” rolls off your tongue. You can’t do that with “The United States of America” now can you? Don’t get me wrong, I’ll be celebrating the Fourth of July as well. I do live here after all.

But to me, home would always be Canada.

So….in celebration, I decided to make cake. Except I didn’t make it. I cheated, all the way. I’m sorry. I ought to be ashamed of myself…but I’ve been so lazy. I really should do something about it. Maybe as a lesson, my cheating cake turned out hideous. It has tumors and a rash, and part of it melted right off. You can see for yourself how ugly it is.

Next time I’ll do what I’m supposed to do, like a good girl, and make my own cake. No cheating allowed. So you’ll forgive me this once right? I said I was sorry.

This morning, my cursor accidentally rolled over on the little clock that tells you the time, on the bottom right of the screen. It told me that today was July 1st. My mind clicked. I was chatting with my boyfriend online at the time. So I wished him a happy Canada Day, feeling kind of proud. A second later, he tells me “Happy 7th month anniversary!” I was blindsided. Has it really been seven months?! (No, we haven’t hit the one year mark yet, so we’re marking the monthlies…and now you know how long we’ve been dating…hehe) And the fact that I didn’t associate the date with our special date was a bit embarrassing. But I did figure out that it’s Canada Day. What can I tell ya? I love my country.

No don’t worry, I love you too sweetie, happy 7th! 😛

And to the rest of you, happy Canada Day!

Now take a look at my pound cake plus Cool Whip plus strawberries. It endured quite a few hardships. First it started to melt, so I put it in the freezer, where it melted anyways. Then it got bombarded by the ice cream container that my mom put on it, claiming that she didn’t see it. -_- How can you not see an 8 by 5 layered cake in the shape of the Canadian flag?? (before everything succumbed to gravity) I rest my case. Oh wells, it was ugly to begin with. What is ugly to hideous anyways?

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