Monday, January 31, 2011

Amber ran into a pole

Amber ran into a pole, this saying is from even before I was born. It came from my Auntie M at the dinner table when she was little. The reason I say Amber ran into a pole is because we have a new saying. Sara ran into a kid. Today my mom and I went up to Loveland ski resort. (it was actually on Saturday.) It was awesome. I'm learning to go on toe side which usually I can't do without catching an edge and falling. Well today I was doing awesome and going down the mountain and was going on toe side in this narrow area when I got cut off. Well I tried to avoid it, but I ended up hitting this little girl full on with my board. Luckily I didn't hurt her, I just scared her. I felt and still feel really bad.

I also feel bad for my kitten, Holly, because she is teething. In the last like two days she has lost almost all of her fangs. She has one more and its really stuck in there good. Also she is going in to the vet in February to get spade. Poor thing, will have to wear a cone. Oh but it will be so cute, like her. Lexi had blood on her face from when Holly bit her and she was missing a tooth and the gum bled onto Lexi.

On other news, more of what this blog is supposed to be, I made truffles. Its not something new that I do, the new thing is that I now have molds and this makes it easier, sorta. If you have some chocolate that is not tempered right then it makes it really difficult. Only nine of them came out right, half of them broke in half in the mold. Also next trimester I have my internship, that is if I can find a place that is willing to take me. That part is proving to be quite difficult, so if anyone wants to help me out, that would be awesome. I need a confirmed site before Feb. 11. Its kind of stressing me out. Which probably explains why I've had more heartburn recently, also I hate calling and being rejected.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Specialty Cakes

So the segment that I am currently in is Specialty cakes. That can be best described as fancy cakes or like wedding cakes. So my homework for this class is to design a wedding cake and to write a contract up for it.
I'm starting a flickr account to upload my pictures of all the pretty things that I make in class and such. I haven't decided where to put the slide show yet but look for it. I can't seem to make it a gadget or even embed it, but here is a link to it. It should work. Hopefully. Slide show. I'll try to figure out something more permanent. Maybe someone will have some suggestions? That's all for now. I'll post pictures of my design and my actual cake I have to do later.

Friday, January 21, 2011


I know I haven't posted in a while. I don't really have that good of an excuse really. I finished with doubles and I'm back to just the one class from 6 pm to midnight. I am now in specialty cakes, which includes like wedding cakes and stuff like that. I'll put up pictures of my sugar showpiece when I can get my camera. It is a good thing that I got pictures of it while it was still whole, because today all of a sudden my fish kind of exploded and fell apart. I think it turned out pretty awesome, but looking back there were somethings that I think I could have done better.

I went snowboarding on Friday and loved it. I'm really getting better at it. I am finally starting to learn how to go on the front side of the board. The only bad fall that I took was while on a green run or "easy" run. The only reason it was a bad fall was because I hit my head and it still hurts. Usually I fall quite a few times that I consider bad falls. I even went down part of a black run, by accident. I fell trying to get onto the the blue run and could only go down on the black. I didn't do as badly as I would have thought. The best run was probably when we went all the way up the mountain and then we went through the woods, and it was an actual trail. It was awesome and really pretty. I didn't get any pictures though because I was afraid that I would ruin my camera. I fall a lot while boarding. I would like to go boarding next weekend but its only a two day weekend and I prefer to go on Fridays or during the week because it is less busy.

In other news my brother got engaged on New Years Eve. I'm really happy for him, and I'm glad that I'm going to be gaining Angie and Cari as sisters-in-laws. I've never actually met their mom but their dad is awesome. The last two years he has gone to Water World with us "kids".

The kitten is growing and adapting well into the family. She has doubled in size and I think she is going to at least triple her size now. Right now she is chewing on the pull strings to my pajama pants and playing with her own foot.

Earlier today I was in the middle of cleaning my room and packing things up to go into storage when the power went out. It came back on for a bit then went out again. It was out for a couple hours. What sucked about it most was that it came right around the time that sunset and so trying to clean my room wasn't working out so well because I could barely see. We looked for flashlights but only found one regular sized,  that worked. I had a couple small little key chain ones that worked pretty well. But not good enough to light up my room. We got out candles and brought in our solar powered lights from outside and turned on our fire place. We didn't want to put candles out in the main room because of the cats. I took the candles in my room and had them lit. It took ten candles to light up my little whole of a room. I got almost everything finished before the lights came back on. I'm quite happy with the work that I got done. Even if it is not done yet.

So this post has actually taken me a good couple days to write and finish so there will be even more than usual. I got my room most of the way finished there are just a few small things that need to be done but it will take me a couple more days to finish. On Monday I went up to Boulder to visit one of my best friends, Rissa. Her sister had gotten a ride up to my house and then we went up to Boulder. We went to watch the movie Little Fockers. I enjoyed it and found it funny, the storyline however was a little stupid. We then went and walked around until Kendra had to pee. We went into Ben and Jerry and had to buy ice cream since the bathroom was for paying customers only. We had a good time. It was just like the old days in Germany.

As promised here is a recipe:
Trailer Trash Bread
A loaf of garlic french bread. (like the frozen kind in a package.)
Shredded Cheese
Garlic if you want more of a garlic taste than the bread.
Preheat oven to 350 or broil if you want crunchier bread. In a bowl mix everything together. There aren't measurements because its all to taste, you decide how much of each you want. When its all mixed together spread on to the bread. Bake.