I baked bread last night... and it actually turned out well! Not that light and fluffy, but still quite edible. I actually did two recipes. The first was just basic beginner bread, and the second was apple cinnamon walnut bread
. Fairly simple recipe, though the part about mixing in the apples seemed rather strange.
Also, I finally booked my flight to Vancouver and Seattle. I'll be there June 9-17. Here's hoping my passport arrives in time (I mailed the renewal application two weeks ago.)
But this post is mostly just an excuse to clean out my bookmarks. (See, I *can* talk about something besides BSG!)
-- Junot Diaz' The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao won the Pulitzer for fiction
. Excellent! I read it over Christmas, and it's a GREAT novel.
-- I skipped the Yarn Harlot's shindig yesterday because I didn't want to deal with parking in Virginia-Highland, but the AJC has an article about it
, along with how knitting has become such a social activity. Kinda wish I'd gone.
-- Wow, someone has already made a plushy version
of the, uh, thingy (keepin' this spoiler-free) from the Doctor Who
season premiere. Cute!
-- I grew up watching Cheers
, and TV Squad lists the vibe biggest Cheers mysteries
-- Mental Floss lists ten reasons why James Dyson (the vacuum guy) doesn't suck.
Yeah, I had a teensy crush on him in those commercials. ;) They also list eight fairy tales and their not-so-happy endings.
-- One of the PopWatch bloggers rewatches When Harry Met Sally
and has a bit of Single Woman in Her Thirties panic. And Jezebel takes on the "Hollywood Freemale"
. I don't particularly want to get married, but I do have those tiny random moments of "What if I choke to death alone in my apartment?" (Gee, thanks for the inspiration, Liz Lemon!