Saturday, July 25, 2009

A Day in the Life

So... I don't know if you know this, but I aim to please you guys. Sure, I blog endless cakes because I like to bake and I like to write, but... really... if I'm being honest with myself, I know that I blog all kinds of tasty treats for y-o-u.

And though this blog is now pretty much devoted to food stuffs, it didn't start out that way. I started this blog completely without capitalization or a theme of any sort. I blogged about my day or someone else's. I blogged about moving away from my friends two years ago and I blogged about why I liked blogging. As you might assume, I didn't have many readers at that point. I'd say there were probably 3. And that's being generous.

I guess I had been blogging about a year when I wrote my first post about food. From that point on it's a long and probably uninteresting story, but I'll just say that it seems that you guys most enjoy posts about food.


Recently some readers have asked me to post about my personal life and to include pictures. Of me.

So here we go... a post about me. Completely free of dessert.

A (Semi)Normal Day for Amanda, Summer 2009

Monday mornings start with Wilton classes, so those mornings are quite hectic. There is a lot of running, flailing, and general messing about the kitchen before I shower in a frenzy, throw on some clothes and run out the door, having forgotten at least one thing.

All other mornings, though, start with bad hair and cereal.

After a glorious bowl or two of something fantastic (this morning it was Island Vanilla Kashi), I shower and debate over the perfect costume for today.

I don't usually take a myspace quality mirror pic, but... for you... anything.

This day, like many, I headed to my favorite little coffee shop and sat down with coffee and the current read. However, there were a couple of things that went down a little bit differently than usual. First, I drank iced coffee instead of hot. Second, as I was pouring skim milk into my coffee, a twenty-something there with her boyfriend told me she liked my "really cute outfit" and as a result, I ended up spilling a bit of milk on the counter. Typical reaction.

Other than that, the coffee shop visit was same as it ever was.

I left the coffee shop for the grocery store where I bought another strange collection of things needed for a baking project. Pina Colada mix and three boxes of pudding-free yellow cake mix... and apparently the face that those ingredients require. :)

About 5:30 the family starts trickling in and then the day is no longer my own. I don't remember what we did for dinner this night, but it doesn't matter since I promised you a food-free post anyway.

This pink t-shirted night I, very untypically, ended up at a karaoke bar where I was blessed by the song stylings of a fellow named Cookie. (Click through if you dare, but don't say I didn't warn you.)

This summer, regardless of whether I spend my days on the beach, in the coffee shop, or stressing over job applications and the like, my nights end pretty predictably. Without an ounce of regret, I can tell you that I spend my evenings with four of the hottest ladies in Miami.

Tonight Dorothy got married. Again. And she wore the most structurally devastating dress I think I've ever seen. The toilet paper roll deep-V is really something, isn't it?

And now... before Rose and Miles finish their conversation about moving on after previous marriages, I'm going to turn in. It's been a long day.


thereddeer said...

You are just too cute :P

It was nice to read about a day in your life. Good to see that you start your day off with a big bowl of cereal - breakfast is the most important meal of the day ;)

Liesl said...

Wow what a day!! I want to take some wilton classes, they seem like they are a lot of fun!

Kate said...

Hooray. How much do I love the ceiling of your kitchen? And the wall to wall magnets on the fridge?

Me! said...

I never get up early enough for breakfast. Not like that anyway. My breakfast is eaten in the car on the way to work. I can never seem to get up early enough for a real breakfast. I'd rather stay in bed. Sounds like a nice day.

Hilary said...

I hope you really cherish this jobless, Wilton class-attending time in your life... what I wouldn't give for a bit of that right now! (But hey, my organisation's about to go through some major redundancies - I may just get the chance.)

Mat said...

Iced coffe yay!
And that wedding dress made my eyes bleed :P

Casey's Wifey said...

The coffee surroundings I'm guessing Aromas? And you didn't mention RUNNING INTO ME in your blog! Cuz I have to say that was the highlight of my week! Can't wait to get together with you and bake some cuppy-cakies! OH and did I tell you that you've inspired Casey and I? We want to take the cake class too! We looked into it but our only issue is that I DON'T WANT TO HAVE TO BAKE TWO CAKES FOR US TO DECORATE! I wonder if we could split a cake? I decorate half and he decorates half? Hmmm. If only I knew somebody that could ask the instructor for me? lol.

Amanda said...

Casey's Wifey: You wouldn't have to bake 2 cakes! You only need a one-layer 9" round cake for each class, and one box mix (what Wilton recommends using) makes 2 of those.

I don't think the two of you decorating the same cook would work... but if you end up doing that, I'd like to watch. :)

How To Eat A Cupcake said...

Ummm.... striped kitchen ceiling??? I am in love, and I need to see more!

Ash said...

Quite the day!! Hilarious!!
Dorothy's dress is quite devastating!! the toilet paper v roll is too funny! Who would actually do that??