Anthony Bourdain guest-blogs at Ruhlman.com, where he dishes (pun intended) on all the Food Network regulars.
I didn’t want to find another show to like, but I caught “Ace of Cakes” last night and actually really liked it! Everyone on that show is just so young and cool and talented! (And if you read the article above, you’ll see that even Mr. Bourdain likes it.) Here’s the actual Charm City Cakes web site – they are awesome! (Um, someone wanted a broccoli cake?!)
I have enough hats on deck to stock my shop for quite a while. I just sold two last week, but if you’re thinking of getting a new hat (or scarf, or whatever), consider getting it from me so I can clear out my craft room.
My weekend was so boring. Besides some errands on Saturday morning, I didn’t leave the house at all. (Which was fine, because it’s freezing out. I kept thinking I’d like to maybe go to the mall or something, but then I considered how cold I would be, and decided to sit under a blanket instead.) My grandmother came to visit on Saturday afternoon, since she hadn’t been to our house in a while. She hadn’t seen the kitchen since we did the new floor and all that, and she hadn’t seen Sacha since he lived in her back yard. She brought some beautiful flowers, which I put in a vase on the sideboard in the dining room. Saturday night, I caught Ivan and Sacha up there, with leaves and petals all around and a bunch of flowers nibbled off. I moved the vase into the kitchen, and I guess they didn’t find them overnight. Sunday morning, I caught Sacha on the counter eating flowers, and Ivan on the floor below eating whatever pieces Sacha dropped to him! So the whole thing went into the trash. It was a shame, because they were beautiful – but at that point, most of the flowers were destroyed, anyway. Oh well, I kept them as long as I could. (And don’t worry, before we even put them in the vase, GG had looked them up online to make sure they wouldn’t kill cats, since we knew they would get eaten.)
They’re calling for snow Tuesday night into Wednesday, which is totally fine with me because we’re having sectionals at band practice on Wednesday, so I’m kind of hoping the whole thing gets cancelled. (If West Chester calls a snow day, we can’t rehearse, even if the weather clears up by the evening.) I have two vacation days carried over from 2006 that I have to use before the end of March. I can work from home if it snows, but I have to use half a vacation day. So that’s four potential snow days I can take. The crazy ladies who sit opposite us said there’s supposed to be 1-3 inches of snow, but Heather heard 6-12 inches! Heather isn’t exactly known for the accuracy of her weather reports either, though.
To do today: Call the mason to see about scheduling sometime (when the temperature is above freezing) to fix our chimney. Call the doors and windows guy to see about someone coming over to give us an estimate (yes, he sent catalogs, which was nice, but they would have been more useful if there was a guy with them to tell us prices).