Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Pastry and Wit, a Match Made in Heaven

Today was an un-working day. Which didn't mean I didn't have a list as long as my arm of "things to do," just that I didn't have to be up, dressed and clicking my heels at 6:30 a.m.

After the departure, for the Halls of Academe, of the Bean, always a blur of books, coffee and slamming doors, with exasperated eye rolling on the side from GF, who arrives in plenty of time and then w-a-i-t-s, I sighed with relief, fed the cat, and took myself and my coffee to the sewing room to check e-mails and catch up on blogs.

I planned on maybe half an hour. But I got side tracked [can you believe it?] I clicked on an interesting link on someone's blog, which led me to more interesting links...you know how it goes. If you put a gun to my head I could not retrace the path that brought me here. Pastry Methods and Techniques --- Fascinating, right? Bet you're not even tempted to check it out. But you should! The name is the only dull thing about it.

List as long as my arm of chores to do? It had to wait. I was riveted by her writing and laughing out loud at the wit and general snarkiness and the recipes.

Oh. Not interested in food blogs? Me neither. They usually put me to sleep. But this one is different. I would read this even if there were no recipes. I guess what I'm saying is this woman is a talented writer first. She just happens to write about food. I usually lurk around for a few weeks before adding a new blog to my list. I knew there was no need to lurk here. Signed myself up on the spot. Check it out. You just might love it instantly, as I did!

Meanwhile the "To-do" list was being sorely neglected. I place the blame squarely on the shoulders of the Pastry Chef! The OC recently bought a truck. Men must have their toys.....It was to replace the Beast, whose untimely demise was documented here. It needed a liner, but what with the OC being back up north and the Bean back at school, it fell to me to take it to the liner place----and me without a pair of bib overalls or even a straw hat to my name! It's been with us for a month but I have managed to avoid driving it until today. When I had no choice. Turns out it's a bit bigger than the Nissan, but otherwise not much different to drive. No one ended up in the hospital, and the truck sustained no dents. Done and dusted! Until tomorrow....when I have to go and pick it up.

Phone calls to insurance company! I'd been procrastinating on that one. Least favourite people to have to call ---but it's done!

Visit to Father-in-Law. The irony. Of all people, he's stuck with me....must be karma! But what did I do? But, see that notch in my halo? Sat there and listened for almost an hour! Which in real terms means I'm off the hook for tomorrow....

And I got a haircut--no more woolly mammoth look-alike!

I'd say I took care of that "To-do" list down to about the elbow.

Which is a good day's work for an un-working day.

14 comments:

FeatherDuster said...
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FeatherDuster said...

I'm going to check out that link for the Pastry person. If I don't re-surface in a day or two, send out a search party. ;-)

Pauline said...

Loved the pastry link. It's on my reading list now, thanks :)

Did you get past the elbow on that to-do list?

Stomper Girl said...

Good on you, Molly. Like I need any MORE blogs to distract me from my very own to-do list....

Thimbleanna said...

Thanks for the great link Molly -- I love food blogs. And congrats on accomplishing so much of the list!

onlinepastrychef said...

Hello! It's me:) Thank you so much for saying Kind Words about me and for sending your kind friends to come and visit. I hope nobody got irretrievably stuck like you did--I pictured you at your desk, helpless as the screen sort of oozed out to wrap around your head, rendering you Incapable of Movement. That would've been bad. Very bad. But, I guess since you still got lots of your list accomplished, no harm no foul, right?!

Wanderlust Scarlett said...

It certainly *sounds* like a good days work; and part of it was work for others!

I'm off to go see your newest blog find... I relish good wit. I used ot write like that, but I've forgotten how and I need to go find some to reinspire me.

;D

Scarlett & Viaggiatore

dianne said...

i LOVE the pastry chef - i found her a while ago when i was searching on the best way to freeze cinnamon rolls (for a "Bun in the Oven" baby shower, of all things) and i didn't come up for air for hours and hours - i'm not a foodie, but she is so ... i dunno ... snarklishly funny, i guess

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

How sneaky ! I don't need any more blogs to read , so presenting me with more temptation is wicked .
As it is , I hardly surface from the blogworld long enough to boil an egg .

Isabelle said...

Did you get your tusks trimmed as well?

secret agent woman said...

I have days when the to-do list gets abandoned. I'm not sure that's always a bad thing.

patty said...

love the new look!

Fran said...

You're right - the Pastry lady is very entertaining. The calorie-free pictures are always a bonus too.

I enjoyed your posts as well. And I approve of your book choices big-time.

Ian said...

Thank you for your comment regarding WB.
My mothers grave has a quote by him.
Best Wishes Paddy.
Ian
PS I go to Clare every once in a while to visit old friends,and to drink the Guiness.