sheet cake

Blueberry Cornmeal Cake

It’s that time again in Michigan.  That time, about mid-way through the summer, when it becomes glaringly apparent why I moved here (besides that thing about residency).  You can pick ALL the things yourself.



Caramel Turtle Cake

I can count the number of times I’ve left my house since last Wednesday on my hands.

I came home from celebrating the end of my 2L year (with Blue Moon pitchers and cheese fries. As it should be), got in bed, and pretty much never left.

I have watched everything on the internetz. Literally everything. I started watching shows I’ve never heard of because I can. Because I signed up for Hulu+ (Hulu Plus? HuluPlus?) in the last week of finals like a totally dedicated student. I’ve watched movies that didn’t even make it to DVD. Because those are on Hulu+. I’m not proud. I’m also not unproud. I’m ambivalent to my low standards for entertainment.

So I don’t feel totally worthless, I sometimes get up and go to yoga. I promptly get back in bed once I return, though.

…this is the upside of grad school. This week of pure, unadulterated lazy.


Chocolate Sheet Cake with Peanut Butter Glaze

Simplicity is the name of the game today.

It’s Monday.  We have 5 days of week ahead of us before Friday.  So let’s just pare it down a bit.  Make things easy on ourselves.

Maybe skip the blow dryer.  Make friends with a cute headband.  Forgo the cheekbone highlighter and the eye brightening eyeliner in favor of some pink lipgloss.  Or red.  Whatever floats your boat.

Let’s drink coffee with some milk.  Just say no to the foam and the flavors and the whipped and this and that.  A big mug + coffee + milk is all we need.  (Or tea.  Maybs you just need that instead.) (more…)