930 I’d said a good while ago that I should bake a cake of one of the most horrible lolcat themed pictures on the internets. I have one friend and one friend alone that could appreciate such an abomination in cake form. I put aside the box from my Antec P180 case after moving this summer specifically for this task. The cardboard is quite thick and the box was large enough to make a large enough platform for this little project.
I created a platform with two triangular supports. And covered it all with tinfoil. I baked two 9″x13″ pan cakes. The first of which was almost a complete failure as it didn’t want to come out of the pan. The second time around I sprayed the pan much more liberally with olive oil and the cake was released quite easily. The failed cake worked out quite well as the angled section of bridge deck.
940 There was plenty of chocolate left over from the fountain at the housewarming parties so I used that to pave the tops of the cakes. I mixed up a half-batch of butter icing (which was way more than needed). Died some of it yellow and kept the rest white. After work Monday I bought some matchbox cars to finish off the cake. The entire album is here. I’ll see you in hell everyone!
Life in general has been pretty damn busy. I spent a few days being frustratedby my guitar and then went out and purchased an Epiphone Gothic SG825. It’s been a treat to play an instrument that I don’t constantly have to fight with to keep it in tune. At this point, I can’t play a damn thing. But I’ve been trying for spending 30 min doing fretting exercises 2-3 times a week. That’s all I’ve really had time to do so far, once other things settle down I should be able to spend more time figuring out better exercises and things to practice.
Excepting last week which got mucked up by a work-trip down to Canmore I’ve been doing pretty damn good about getting to the gym in the mornings. I can’t say as I’ve made much progress in terms of strength but I can’t really have expected to anyways. The big accomplishment so far has been to be regular about working about and not pussying out during the workouts and cutting things short. I gained a few pounds over the last week so the 10lbs I’d lost in the first 2 months of moving out have all but disappeared. I’m not terribly chapped by it though. I know it’s going to be a bit of a battle to cut the fat I’m carrying.
The apartment has been coming together really well. I’ve got a lamp to hang somehow from a concrete ceiling in the bedroom and a speaker cable to pin up so we stop tripping on it, but after that we’ll be mostly ready for our housewarming parties finally. Bit of cleaning to do, some research into how to make the chocolate fountain go, and a lot of trying not to stress out over what people think of the place.
A little over a week ago I bought a slow cooker so Friday I took a page from the cookbook that came with it and made “Chicken with 40 cloves of garlic”. It proved to be rather tasty. The leftovers from that chicken as well as a roast chicken purchased earlier that week became soup this weekend, which shall be dinner tonight. While cleaning Saturday we also made a couple cups of rice so we can make fried rice Tuesday night. I’m so domestic it hurts.
That’s all for now, I guess we’ll see how long it takes for me to post again.