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fist pump tuesday!

July 27, 2010


I am introducing a new feature here at Surprised by Joy! As I went to post up a few things that are making me happy today, I thought “Why not make it a feature?” So, in that train of thought, welcome to the first “Fist Pump Tuesday”!

Here are a few things that are making me giggle, pump my fist and high-five the air today:

1. The lovely Rachel Held Evans‘ guest post on Stuff Christians Like, “Secretly Being Liberal” — Errrrmmmmm, yep, that’s pretty much me. Except I don’t shop at Walmart or drive a gas guzzler. And I try not to shout at people. But I do really love Ira Glass.

2. This fake trailer for the “Jane Austen Fight Club” — I kinda not-so-secretly wish this was real. I wouldn’t mind seeing a little booty-dancing up on Mr. Bingley (just sayin’…).

3. I made this cake this weekend for my friend Lori’s birthday, which we are celebrating tonight as a House Church. To not sneak a slice is a testament not to my restraint but to my perfectionism. I cannot WAIT to taste it. (I will take some photos of how mine turned out. For now, the beauty below is Deb’s.)

What is making YOU pump your fist today?

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. Frank permalink
    July 27, 2010 2:02 pm

    Seeing you this weekend and trying your hand-picked organic blueberry lavander jam! (You’re my favorite not-so-secretly liberal yuppie Christian!)

  2. Caroline permalink*
    July 28, 2010 9:15 am

    @ Frank!

    I can’t wait to see you this weekend and dance the night away. Also, feeding your family waffles will be an excellent experience. 🙂 Jaaaaaaammmm on!

  3. Jenna permalink
    August 2, 2010 11:25 am

    How did the cake turnout? I have a birthday next week of a peanut butter conessuir and these look perfect.

  4. Caroline permalink*
    August 2, 2010 12:20 pm

    @ Jenna!

    Holy moly — it was the BEST cake I have EVER had. I would highly, highly recommend it. It was….nirvana. It was cake friggin’ nirvana. It does take a fair bit of prep time (mostly because of all the time you have to chill the cake, first in the layers, and then with the frosting crumb coat and then again before the ganache) but it’s so worth it.

    YUM.

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