Side Note:

Side Note:
For those who haven't figured it out, or haven't been here: The titles of most of the blogs here are song lyrics. If you google them, it should take you to the song and the song is good to listen to before, during, or after reading to help set the tone of the blog. I find music to be very cohesive with reading and writing.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Yeah....I Clean My Vacuum...

Got back into the swing of things today. Cleaned up around the house. (Still have a lot to do PLUS laundry and groceries tomorrow. Not too many groceries though since I realized we won't be needing too many for the next couple weeks.) I did some sweeping and vacuuming and realized my filter and canister were dirty so I went to clean them out and of course they need to dry so they're drying in the rack, so tonight when my friends Shaylee came over to eat dinner with me she asked what was on the counter and I told her I had cleaned my vacuum and she laughed at me. I guess it does sound silly, but its necessary! :P
I've been researching different methods for candy making and different tools. It seems like some people do a great deal of unnecessary steps that truly seem to just make their lives more difficult when it comes to candy and confection making. My hero, Alton Brown, had a few specials around Halloween (and other times) about candy-making and I like that he knows ways to make it easier without cheapening the integrity of the food. I like to cross reference his techniques versus others to choose which is best or even sometimes take a middle-ground approach. I've got an idea for a Banana-Mallow pop covered in fudge and dipped in chopped peanuts. I don't even usually like those things combined but it sounds delicious to me.
I can't wait to get some things together and start testing recipes. Shaylee said she'd be happy to taste test. I really hope things work out to where she stays in the area during the deployments so that she and I can hang out. She's the only friend I've made here so far.
It's weird making friends as an adult. In school you're around people all day and get to know them and make friends so easily, but as an adult its like all that ease is taken away and you have to try to make friends and then you're stuck in this awkward limbo where you don't want to seem needy or pushy but you don't want to be stand-offish or mean either. I think my shyness may cause others to assume I am the latter, and to be honest, quite often I can be a little rough but not mean. I'm just honest, and I think that that's something people aren't accustomed to. I don't tiptoe around things very often. Don't see a point to fibbing when I can just get to the point faster.
I'm quite cold now and my cocoa is calling my name.


1 comment:

  1. You HAVE to clean your vacuum. It's necessary. And this is proof that it's not just me and my cleaning Nazi ways, lol.


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