I promise that this will be the last "my computer died" post for a long time. I'm not going to jinx myself by saying I won't have struggles; I'm just promising that I won't bother you with those struggles. :)
This past Friday, April 3, 2009, my laptop went to be with Jesus.
It crashed in a festival of light and sound and blue screens. In all honesty, this was not a surprise. My laptop has been... well... failing for a while now.
The weather here on Friday night was stormy. And my roommate had left for the weekend. And I don't have cable.
So I consoled myself the only way I know how. I baked a really complicated cake.
I turned to The Joy of Cooking by the Rombauer babes. They never disappoint when it comes to complicated directions and multi-step processes.
I ended up deciding on a filled coconut milk cake.
What was it filled with? (you might ask.)
Let me see if I can remember. Homemade whipped cream, crushed pineapple, shredded coconut, chocolate chips, maraschino cherries, rum, and the cake cut from the loaf.
Yeah... it wasn't good, so I don't recommend it unless you need the stress releaving properties of a long, elaborate, cake baking, constructing, icing, covering experience. Caveat: the coconut milk cake was quite tasty on its own even though I couldn't find coconut milk and substituted regular milk with some coconut extract. That cake I try again.
However, my experimentation with filled cake has piqued my interest. There has to be a really tasty filled cake out there. I'm brainstorming some fillings that would be tastier than the semi-island themed disaster I made last weekend.
I'll keep you posted.
Oh, and today, in a brilliant twist of fate, my sister's "old" computer arrived in the mail. It's bigger, faster, newer, and shinier than my old (dead) one. I'm... shall we say... on cloud nine. The ninth one.