We all learned a little somethin’ somethin’ yesterday with the whole bread-in-the-cookie-jar thing, huh? I learned it from a friend when I was still a mini-version of myself. It seemed strange to me that she’d come to class with a tupperware container full of cookies and a piece of bread.
Little did I know you could keep brown sugar soft with the same concept! Sweet!
Of course I googled it, too- just to verify (justify?) my reasoning- and yes, the moisture in the bread gets sucked out into the air and then absorbed by the cookies. Something about equilibrium. So it sounds like the tip is legit.
myself you a break today from the constant cookie talk.
Because soon you’re going to think all I ever do is bake.
That’s only partially true.
I bake things other than dessert at least.I’ve been holding on to the last of the sweet potatoes my parents sent me home with. There’s only one more after this. Does this mean I’ll actually have to start buying them again?!?! Oh the horror!I’m not exactly participating in Kacy and Lisa‘s Salad Challenge, but geez… I might as well be! Salads are making an appearance at more than just lunch these days.
Good thing my salads are pretty hearty. They’re definitely enough to eat for dinner- promise.
And I don’t just bake. I also workout.
Sometimes even longer than usual. Which was fine by me. Along with my morning Shred, the treadmill was also utilized. For a total of 5.5 miles. Because I really liked the intervals on Saturday, it was a 3-mile run (walk .1 miles), 1.5-mile run (walk) and 1-mile run routine. Nothing crazy, but still longer than most my runs during the week. I wasn’t able to keep exact track, but the pace was around 8:40 (if you trust my math skills).
Eventually I’ll address my slacking off on the average speed of my runs compared to what they have been. But that will not be dealt with this week. Instead, I will continue to focus on and enjoy how wonderful it is to use a gym that has been practically empty. It’s almost eerie. Almost.
Considering no one has to be dropkicked to use the treadmill, I’ll call it a win and not ask questions.
Also, I don’t just bake. I observe random things.Like a computer chair in the middle of a practically empty parking garage. I saw it when walking to my car and still don’t get it. It reminds me of when people put lawn chairs in empty spots on the side of the road to save someone a spot.
Clearly there’s plenty of room for everyone.
Whatcha doin’ there, random chair?
Things like this keep me up at night.
Anyhoo… What else do I regularly do?
Oh… complain about the weather. It’s flippin’ cold up in here.
Some days I worry about my fingers freezing off. And that’s with gloves on and in my car half way to work.
Half of you probably are experiencing the same thing. So I won’t go into detail (this time), but will, however, freely complain about how I walk in from where it’s not even 10 degrees to an office that is a balmy 85. It’s not a very funny joke, Mr. Building Management.
It makes me feel like this:Dane Cook’s wool sweater skit on SNL is one of my favorites. For some reason or another, a roommate had this episode taped and I’ve watched the whole thing through at least 20 times.
Not a joke.
I tried to find the skit on youtube, but couldn’t. So if you’re bored, do yourself a favor and do some googling for “Dane Cook Wool Sweater”. If you find it, you won’t be disappointed.
sweat my butt off get to work. Happy Hump Day!