Saturday, December 8, 2007

The Price Is Right - or is it wrong (bitch!)

So now that Drew Carey is host of The Price is Right, greatest gameshow EVER, I've noticed a couple things worth noting. One, the game Plinko is now almost daily (I don't get to watch the show daily, so I may be wrong here).

One of the best things about Plinko, aside from just being generally awesome, was that it wasn't as common as other games. Will it be ruined now that it's so common?

Another observation. Mind you I love all things Drew Carey, he is tops in my book, but every time someone spins the big wheel (one of my dreams), he asks every single person each time "Is there anyone you'd like to say hi to?". Come on Drew, you're more creative than that! Once in a while is fine, or at various points in the game is fine, but it gets a bit redundant here! Reference other things from the show, the games they played, what they're wearing, the weather, anything!

He seems a bit disconnected and less personal than Bob Barker, although less orange which is a plus. Drew's filling the spot, but is he embodying (sp?) the persona? I think the grand conclusion here is that I must fulfill my dream of being a contestant and coming up with redesigns of my rhinestone glitter "I love Bob" shirts and see first hand. There is no other way.

SNL Memories

I'm watching Saturday Night Live's episode of the best of Will Farrell, and I'm oddly reminded of one my favorite moments on SNL, when Ana Gasteyer played Martha Stewart and is doing some sort of shout out/listing of people she wants to mention, which includes "and my good friend, Ghostface Killah."

This always brings a smile to my face... I wish I could find a video of it, but more than 5 seconds of google searching bores me. Sigh...

Revelation and a Recipe - Chocolate Pumpkin Cake!

So this began as a blog about my vintage and crafty stuff. Since about 5 months went by without crap being posted, I'm just making this my home for whatever - ramblings, thoughts, what have you. I'm lazy (surprise!), so whatever whenever, who knows. I'm bored right now so this is what I'm thinking. Does anyone even read this? Then it matters how much? Exactly.

Right now I'm baking a cake. An experimental cake! Hopefully it turns out, it's always a shot in the dark, depending what kind of flour I have on hand (I can't have gluten, which is a baking essential, so baking is kind of hard/interesting for me). I use a "crazy chocolate cake" recipe that I just use whatever flour with... it usually turns out ok. This time I added pumpkin pie mix for excitement/boredom/craving. In about 30 minutes we'lll see!


1.5 cups flour (tonight I used rice flour... chickpea flour works pretty well too)
1 cup sugar (I always use raw sugar)
1 tablespoon baking soda
3 tablespoons cocoa powder
.5 teaspoon salt
5 tablespoon oil (I don't do dairy/butter)
1 teaspoon vanilla (I think, I've been out of it for a while so i skip it)
1 cup oil
1 tablespoon vinegar
1 cup water
1/2 can pumpkin pie filling (tonight for the first time! normally without, also tonight less oil)

Mix dry ingredients. Then add wet ingredients. Mix (with a spoon or fork, nothing extravagant). I like to add a sprinkling of raw sugar on top for a little extra fun/flavor. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-30 minutes (check until done). Let cool - the longer it cools the more chance it has for less crumbling, hopefully. Depends on your patience. (Note: measurements may not be exact... but good enough!)

Normally it turns out good. I've made it for other normal-diet people and they've liked it (when I'm feeling fancy I'll make a berry sauce to go with it (simmer berries (raspberries, strawberries, whatever) with some maple syrup) and it's pure decadence (at least in my mind). Plus, it's really quick and easy.

Update: It's super crumbly, but soooo delicious... just a touch too sweet!

Saturday Night Excitement

Ok, so that's a lie. Want to know what the excitement is? The discovery of this site - Only one word can describe this little blog - AWESOME. In an act of motivation to move far away, I've put a hiatus on needless accumulation of "stuff" in general, but this site totally makes me want to collect any whim that catches my eye. What shall I do...