The first time I tried to make an ombré layer cake, like the one seen here on Yammie’s Noshery, it was an utter disaster. Well okay, I cheated and used a box cake so it tasted fine, but the ombré effect didn’t really work, I was rushing and didn’t let the layers completely cool, and I didn’t level the layers so everything ended up being a gigantic, crumbly, and gloopy mess. Again, it tasted good (I mean, when do cake and icing not taste delicious?), but it was certainly nothing to blog about! Continue reading “Ombré Layer Cake”
Believe it or not readers, Geeky Musings from a Nerdy Girl turned 1 today! But while I had absolutely no problem using it as an excuse to eat some Coldstone creamcakes with C (as evidenced above), it felt a bit odd to be celebrating an achievement I don’t feel I’ve quite earned. Continue reading “A Very Merry Unbirthday to Me!”
Alright guys, I’m going to try really hard to not ruin The Lego Movie for you, but I can’t promise anything so consider this a *Spoiler Warning*.
This past week, the Mysterious Mr. C and I decided to take a break from our normal Sunday routine and catch a matinee showing of the Lego Movie. We were in a silly mood and thought it looked like a fun way to spend a couple of hours. And boy, was it a good time! Granted, the film won’t win any Oscars, but for me, it was also surprisingly profound.
The way the movie starts out, the film seems like a basic tale of mistaken identity and good versus evil. Essentially, Emmet, an ordinary LEGO minifig, thought to be a MasterBuilder, is recruited by a bunch of rebels to try to stop Lord Business, a maniacal LEGO tyrant, from gluing the universe together. But a surprise twist Continue reading “The Lego Movie”
Two weeks ago, after months, if not years, of deliberation and indecision, the Mysterious Mr. C and I decided to trade in our respective Droid devices for shiny new iPhones. But while he has been fairly happy with his new 5s (he rarely puts it down), I have been less thrilled with my 5c. In fact, this has been some of the worst buyer’s remorse that I have ever experienced!
While the phone itself has been fine, this operating system has been a bear to get used to and it has induced all kinds of apoplectic fits that make C look at me like I’m legitimately crazy. Continue reading “iNotInLove… Yet”
Believe me readers, I know what you’re thinking – that the Mysterious Mr. C and I are extremely behind the times. After all, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey first came out in 2012, and the second film in the series – The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug – was in theatres just a couple of months ago.
While we both read The Hobbit when we were younger, and are fans of Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings trilogy, we had problems with the fact that he turned a 320-page fantasy novel into three separate movies. First of all, we found it hard to believe that he would have enough material for that many individual films, and the set-up just screamed, “I want to make as much money as possible” – with Tolkien’s work becoming Jackson’s personal cash cow. As such, we refused to pay the nearly $30 required these days to go see the film in theatres.