As I type it is 1:49 p.m. on Sunday and I am writing the traditional Sunday+Boring post because I am the very picture of modern productivity thus far today. This is made all the more stunning by the fact that I did not get out of bed until 8:50 due to a very late bedtime. So far today I have:
- Watched “Meet the Press” and fallen under the hypnotizing spell of Bobby Jindal’s goofy part.
- Made a giant brunch involving hashbrowns and bacon and eggs.
- Ate that giant brunch while watching episode 5 of “Firefly.”
- Made a batch of cookies so beautiful I am shocked they came out of my oven.
- Written a piece for Book Riot.
Soon I will take a bath.
Speaking of those beautiful cookies pictured here, I am a little bit amazed by their beauty. I hate baking. Baking, I like to say, is for chumps. Baking is precision and not over mixing and hoping the chemistry all works out and woe be to thee who forget to add the baking soda. Cooking is where it’s at. Cooking is experimentation and a dash of this and a pinch of that and I can totally leave out the dishsoap-tasting cilantro and it will still be okay.
I like these cookies for more than their beauty. I like them because they remind me of my Grammu and how I have become a woman, just like she was, who has the ingredients for chocolate chip cookies just hanging out in the cupboard should the need to make cookies arise. This astounded me as I added eggs into my beautiful Persimmon-colored mixer. I grew up in the kind of house where stocked cupboards filled with ingredients was rare. Our meals were bagged or boxed or bologna and usually decided on a case-by-case basis. Going to Grammu’s and seeing a cupboard filled solely with ingredients used to make cookies or cakes was the kind of decadence my brain could barely understand. She had bags of chocolate chips just sitting there. It always boggled my mind. Now, I am that kind of person. Obviously, the richest queen in all the land.
Also, I would like to point out that the Angry Hermit Season is coming to an end. I can tell because in the last seven days I’v left Supergenius HQ on Monday and Tuesday and Wednesday and Saturday and I will leave again today to attend the Family Dinner.
Also, I would like to point out that I’m spending a lot of time writing fiction lately and it makes me feel really good about myself.
Also, I would like to point out that I am kind of hungry which is shocking considering the massive amount of brunch I ate this morning.
Also, I would like to point out that even though I drank very much wine last night I did not wake up hungover at all not even the eensiest bit which shocks me muchly because the last time I drank very much I spent the next 36 hours in a chair praying for French fries and death.
Also, I would like to point out that I am out of things to point out.