The idea of 7 Quick Takes Friday comes from blogger Jennifer Fulwiler, who hosts it weekly at her site, Conversion Diary.
This week, 7 Quick Takes is set on "extra-random." I'm working on a couple of posts that are kicking my tail, and...
What?! School starts next week??!!!
|Melonhead. HT: Bryan Lopez|
Yes, it's true. I had a little break from the books, during which I did a lot of reading. (In my world, that makes total sense.)
But now, break's over and it's back-to-school time. I'm not completely sure, but I think this year I'm in twenty-first grade...
|"As I prepare to enter the twenty-first grade, I still have wildly idealized notions of what each coming school year will bring."|
Back to School, by Grant Snider of Incidental Comics
...so I guess I probably should have used my break to work up a really great logo.
Instead, I hosted a wedding shower for my son and his fiancée. (Totally worth it.)
At one point, there were 20 people in my kitchen. I do not have a 20-person kitchen. Still, it somehow worked... we made paninis and everyone had a good time.
I made the decadent little morsels shown below, and my son's fiancée's mom* garnished each with a heart-shaped slice of strawberry. (Awwww...)
|Truffle Brownie Cups. (photo: Culinary Collie Sue)|
They disappeared fast. I should have made a double batch.
* If anyone knows of a better way to describe the relationship between two parents that bookend a marrying/married couple, please let me know. Maybe something in another language. English doesn't seem to have a word for it.
Sometimes, I wish I lived in Paris. (That wish is intensified when I watch movies like Julie & Julia.) But after reading about the Paris Post-It war, I really wish I lived there:
|Hmmm... wonder what's happening on those monitors. (from postitwar.com)|
|The only videogame I've ever been any good at. (from postitwar.com)|
In garden news, the eggplants are doing well this year... though they're not quite galloping in herds:
|Eggplant Zebra. HT: Bryan Lopez|
To honor Steve Jobs' recent retirement, we have this little film of Jobs introducing the Macintosh in 1984:
My friend Elizabeth recently wrote, "...the more you do that’s bloggable, the less time you have to blog."
She makes a good point. I'm not sure what that means for this blog, but if you check back here in a few days (or weeks) and find nothing but chirping crickets, it might be a sign I'm busy doing other stuff... like my homework.
Or it might mean I have nothing to write about. Though, by the looks of some of my posts, that hasn't stopped me yet.
Happy Friday, friends!