20 March 2008

Spring at last.

Look what I whipped up for the kindergarten Easter party today, in my copious spare time! Ha ha! I am not a baker--no talent there whatsoever. All credit goes here. Cornshake really needs to visit Akron some time and check this place out. The cupcakes weren't nearly as messy as I thought they would be, in the hands of fourteen 5 and 6 year olds with spring break on the mind.

It's officially spring now, and the sun is shining, even though yesterday we had freezing rain and a couple of new inches of snow. Things are looking up. I've gotten some work done. Still in the throes of a major thesis ms onslaught, but it's under control.

I may not be a baker, but if I had to be thankful for one talent that I do indeed have, it would be fast reading. I can read 50+ pages an hour, and that really comes in handy. If I had to be thankful for a second talent, it would be fast typing. It's the only thing I learned in high school that I still use on a daily basis. Except French, of course, and all that trig. And all that stuff in health class. And the astronomy.

What one talent are you thankful for right now?

9 comments:

Justin Evans said...

Knowing when to keep my damned mouth shut and not making matters worse.

Jay Robinson said...

I'm thankful for my ability to criticize things that I read. I like to think I have a good critical voice, one that I'm confident in. Of course, I'm also thankful that I'm pretty skilled in the looks department...

cornshake said...

oooh! those cupcakes look divine! i love the purply ones--looks like lotus.

Penultimatina said...

Jay, honestly, I'd put the looks first and the critical analysis second. ;) Though I'm most envious of the whole "numbers" thing.

Penultimatina said...

CS-you're right! That's what they are (not some kind of uber-hyacinth).

They were deeeelish, too.

Kelli said...

my talent to relax.

Meagan said...

I may need to check out that place for wedding cakes... looks like they may be able to come up with something interesting. Talents? I guess drawing since that's currently what I'm not doing much of and I never feel like I'm any good at whatever I happen to be working on at the time... So I'm grateful to have other talents to keep me from feeling totally useless.

Ms. Julie Platt said...

these are gor-ge-ous cupcakes! my friends had a birthday party for me last weekend with homemade red velvet and lemon poppyseed cupcakes, microbrews and a make your own pizza bar.

my talent? distracting people from their problems with wisecracks.


i miss ya, mary.

Adam Deutsch said...

Are those really eat-able?