…and you realize that you haven’t written a single blog post all month…then it is time to summarize. Or, in the immortal words of Inigo Montoya, “sum up” (“Let me ‘splain. [Pause] No, there is too much. Let me sum up”).
I made oatmeal-apricot scones (twice, they were that good).
Saw some pretty snapdragons outside Cafe 1369 in Inman Square.
Took a ferry out to Spectacle Island and swam in the very, very cold water of the Boston Harbor.
View of Boston from the ferry on the way to Spectacle.
The beach was a little rocky. Someone took advantage of this to sculpt a mouse. (Sand mouse: it rocks.)
We had to take a closer look at the Duck House when we got back to Boston. Does it have the same connotation as being in the doghouse? Are the ducks in trouble?
Also, after eleven years of listening to the Mighty Mighty Bosstones, I finally saw them live…
And they were totally amazing and awesome and lived up to all my wildest expectations. They were followed by the Dropkick Murphys:
Who were also good, but who were not so mighty as the Mighty Mighty Bosstones.
We had a housewarming party, at which a guest made “chocolate death cake.” (It was amazing. And there was extra mousse.)
Made these peach muffins from a recipe in Good to the Grain. They were supposed to be ginger-peach, but I didn’t have any ginger. They were delicious nevertheless.
Apparently, if you turn the muffins sideways in their cups (see above) after you take them out of the oven, they cool without getting soggy? I’m not sure this made a huge difference. However, I would definitely agree with the “best when fresh” advice in the recipe; they do keep all right for a few days, but they are the opposite of lasagna (which is tastier a day or two or three after it is first baked than it is when it is fresh out of the oven).
Played at Mixed New England Sectionals. We came in second in our division! And had beautiful weather both days.
Post-frisbee, we added some additional illustrations to this pre-printed paper placemat.
And that’s all the news that’s fit to print. When I’m not reading or studying or writing for one of my three classes this semester (my last semester!), or playing frisbee, or cooking, or sleeping, I’m posting more often on my “professional” site (mostly library-related, fewer tirades against cable companies) and on Things I Put In My Container Today (fun for us, odd for you). I’m also keeping track of my reading on Goodreads; it’s mostly teen fiction right now because of my young adult literature class, but if you’re interested, I usually post reviews there. Finally, I am looking for a job! So if you know of any library jobs in the greater Boston area, let me know.
What I’m reading: Shatter Me, Tahereh Mafi
What I’ve been listening to: the Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Barenaked Ladies, Motion City Soundtrack, Black Lab, Nick Cave, Eluvium