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fist pump tuesday

November 16, 2010

Here’s what’s making me pump my fist this week:

1. Apple Cardamom Upside-Down Cake! — I don’t know what exactly it is about cardamom but I absolutely love it. It’s earthy, it’s softly spicy, it can wear the savory or sweet bonnet. It’s magic. And in an apple-upside down cake?! Oh The Kitchn, you slay me with your fabulous recipes and tricks. The one about the homemade cane sugar syrup is in my line-up to try once I get around to buying cream of tartar. What, what!

2. Thanksgivings! — Oh yes, that is a plural on the end of that beautiful word. So far this month, I have had not one, not two, but THREE Thanksgiving ALREADY. And I get two more! You would think I would be getting sick of potatoes and stuffing and turkey and pie. But seriously…I.am.not.at.all. I think I would even get sick of five Christmases (gasp!), but not of Thanksgiving. If my life turns into a Bill Murray movie someday and Groundhog Day is reenacted in my life, I hope it’s on Turkey Day. I will just need to buy some bigger pants.

3. Skype! — So it took me, oh, about three years longer than everyone else to get Skype, but now that I have it, I’m a little obsessed. I don’t really like talking on the phone much, but this, THIS, I can handle. With one best friend on the other coast and another up north and others on the other, OTHER coast, it is a beautiful thing I am actually quite thankful for. My particular love for it this week stems from a hilarious conversation with my two best-best-BEST friends the other night, where we got so excited to talk to each other that we typed in all caps for two hours, just because we wanted to feel like we were in a room together, shouting. (Yes, I’m sorry to tell you that my friends are simply that much more amazing than anyone else’s…and I am completely unbiased.)

What is making you pump your fist this week?

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. Scout permalink
    November 16, 2010 2:06 pm

    I AM SO HAPPY THAT WE MADE IT ONTO YOUR TUESDAY BLOG! I LOVE SKYPE-ING WITH YOU EVEN WHEN SOMETIMES IT FEELS LIKE I AM IN A LITTLE BOX AND CAN’T BREATHE. ALSO, I JUST LOVE YOU A WHOLE LOT AND I AM HOPING THAT THIS THANKSGIVING WILL BE THE MOST MAGICAL FOR ALL OF US. BUT FOR ONE IN PARTICULAR. LOVE LOVE LOVE.

  2. November 17, 2010 12:11 am

    How on earth do you get to have so many Thanksgivings? Quite impressive! I’m happy because I flambeed something for the first time tonight- blog post tomorrow.

  3. Caroline permalink*
    November 21, 2010 1:05 pm

    @ SCOUT!

    I LOVE YOU SO MUCH, EVEN WHEN WE GET STUCK IN TINY SKYPE BOXES.

  4. Caroline permalink*
    November 21, 2010 1:06 pm

    @ Leigh!

    No idea how I got so lucky. πŸ™‚ Providence is smiling upon me…and perhaps encouraging me to wear leggings all month, seeing as I will be on a steady potato and turkey diet.

    So proud of the flambee! I will have to check it out and applaud you from my armchair. πŸ™‚

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