Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Another Semester...


Well I'll admit that I forgot about you all...(Sorry duckies!) But I'm back now (for however long) and shall attempt to at least pretend to post more regularly. (Not that I'm deluded enough to believe that anyone is still out there actually reading this...)

So I have an exam on Tuesday and I'm here at work and the only thing that I can think of is anintense need for caffeine (my life's blood) to try to keep me awake to make it through the rest of my day (I still have to get to my classes before I can go home tonight) where I have to do homework for my classes whilst finding time to both study for the exams I have over the weekend, the exam next week and the paper I have due sometime either next week or the Monday after. (I really can't remember - this is what you get when you get a tired writer with no caffeine to keep her sane)

So here's a pretty picture that I found on deviantart that I decided to keep looking at. I can't remember the artists' name but the artist (who isn't me) has a name...And it's a pretty good one. (I think) all things considered. I could take this moment to mention a name that would be horrible to have, but I'm sure I'd only end up insulting someone and I'd rather avoid it. So instead I shall quote the great C.S. Lewis and say at least the artist isn't named Eustace Clarence Scrubb (and he almost deserved it).

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

A Look Ahead...

Hello my faithful duckies it is I, your ever mercurial authoress/divine arbiter or all that is. Sup.

I realize that I have been terribly lax in my posting of late but I have been so incredibly busy with school and now work that I've been too exhausted to post anything really. Though, in reference to the job, pray that I get this other job. I've been in contact with someone who seems willing to hire me and save me from my current job. And I would really like to get this job.

But, as it is late, I shall only say that I am indeed alive and well. (Although my wellness is rather debatable at the moment.) I have been terribly busy and terribly tired and sick off an on for the last 4ish months. So look at me kindly when you quibble about my lax in posting. *coughJasoncough* (:)

- CB

Monday, July 12, 2010

Throwing Down the Gauntlet

It's come to my attention through gregarious trial and error, and much bemoaning the death of my taste buds, that there isn't a whole lot of choice out there for gluten free eaters. A friend of mine who, needs to go gluten free and hasn't yet, cites the difficulty of finding food to eat and the feeling of giving up on life, at least the life of her taste buds, as her reason(s) for not doing it. Well Audre, this is for you. And everyone like you who feels that they need help getting going and are overwhelmed with the lifestyle that being celiac or gluten free brings. I'm with you. All of you.

While I've been celiac, at least known I was celiac, for going on 3 years now I haven't been strict about adhering to the lifestyle. Being part of a family, my sister and I are the only ones who are celiac, makes living gf hard. Especially when my mom decides to order pizza for her and my brother, the only ones who can eat it and live. Then my will crumbles and it takes my sister "knocking some sense into me" for me to realize I choose life over pizza. Not an easy choice mind you, when I have the absolute best recipe for pizza...And it's been proven. (Unfortunately it isn't gluten free so oy!)

So this is me. Deciding that I want to have a gluten free bakery, at least one day, but for present I shall have to content myself with "proving" my dear friend wrong. My dear, I shall find a suitably drool worthy gluten free pita recipe. And what's more!: I shall make it! MWAHA!

Today marks day 1 and the beginning of my self imposed trial. I shall find gluten free alternatives to things like ciabatta, and pita (of course!;) and bread...REAL bread that doesn't taste like cardboard and doesn't crumble into dust when you try to eat it. Bread that makes you remember what a sandwhich used to taste like...And fulfills those same requirements. Being gluten free shouldn't mean the end of sandwhiches...It should mean the beginning of an adventure to try new things and learn about an entire new way of living. And the health benefits!!

With this in mind, I shall endeavor to accurately inform about the joys, sorrows and the inevitable successes and failures I shall face. This is the beginning of a beautiful friendship my duckies. Betwixt us...and gluten free bakery items!! HA!

Thursday, June 03, 2010

This Just Proves It...

So, today I randomly decided to update my humble blog. I've spent almost all of my day between scheduling classes for the Fall and searching out gluten free blueberry muffin recipes...(At Next I completely defiled my celiac's and gorged on pizza, bagels and blueberry muffins...It is not an experience I would like to repeat. I was literally hung over for days afterwords. I don't really remember much of Sunday or Monday...And that's sad...but the stories shall be forth coming at a later time so that you all may laugh at me and my gluten induced awkwardness. Seriously, I think I made a lot of people really mad! And what makes it even worse it that I don't remember doing it!) But I digress.

And I came across comments that have been made by various people, the Stranger and my ex-blond roommate of something resembling elvish decent, and I realized that I've never actually mentioned how much I appreciate the comments that get left for me. They really do brighten up my day and make me happy...(If only momentarily:) So, I thought I'd take this moment to say thanks! Its greatly appreciated and I'd say more, but scrambled eggs are calling and my stomach is grumbling and I can only think of food at the moment.

But thanks for reading and posting! Some of the comments still affect me even after all this time when I go back and read them.!

Sunday, May 09, 2010


Sooo...A friend of mine (see dord defined) had commencement today...*sigh* He's gone and graduated from college as of today. What a day to graduate, Mother's Day of all days, I mean really! *shakes head*

So this is my congratulatory announcement to him. Great job! You've survived college and now have a B.A....Now, what was it you said? Something about going for a Phd?

There's good news and bad news for you hun...The good news? You're a third of the way done! Congratulations! Now all you have to do is survive another 3 or 4 years! Yay!

All joking aside, congratulations m'sieur! Can't wait to hear the stories..! and to see the pictures!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

A Change of Pace

Hello all ye weary travelers! And merry welcomes to ye too! I have at last returned, and while I haven't really been forgetful of this merry band of thoughts and travails I have been unable to actually post anything...Sad really, but utterly true. (And for today's morbid trivia: Louisa May Alcott died exactly 100 years and about 5 months before I was born...Such a pity:)

I'm of half a mind to blather on about politics...My latest love...And speak of my views...It is so interesting what one learns when one tries to learn, isn't it?

I have a question in general...I'm interested in learning whether or not Jesus is/was against political involvement. Personally, I'm disinclined to believe so. Everything that Jesus did was froth with political implications. While he was never directly involved in the wonderful world of politics her certainly was involved with people who were involved in politics. But time alone will be able to tell me what I long to know. To get involved, or not to get involved. 'Tis the question of the hour...And one I long to answer. But alas! This was not meant to be dreary and to burden thee with such ponderings....Go now and be at peace, life goes on and so shall we all.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

That's Right...MORE Poetry!! (cue maniacal laughter)

Today(or tonight depending) for your viewing pleasure we have the works of my two of my favorite poets. Namely E.E. Cummings and Arthur O'Shaughnessy....So firstly for ol'Arty!


We are the music-makers,
And we are the dreamers of dreams,
Wandering by lone sea-breakers,
And sitting by desolate streams;
World-losers and world-forsakers,
On whom the pale moon gleams:
Yet we are the movers and shakers
Of the world for ever, it seems.

With wonderful deathless ditties
We build up the world's great cities,
And out of a fabulous story
We fashion an empire's glory:
One man with a dream, at pleasure,
Shall go forth and conquer a crown;
And three with a new song's measure
Can trample the empire down.

We, in the ages lying
In the buried past of the earth,
Built Nineveh with our sighing,
And Babel itself with our mirth;
And o'erthrew them with prophesying
To the old of the new world's worth;
For each age is a dream that is dying,
Or one that is coming to birth.

And E.E. Cummings:

I Carry Your Heart With Me

i carry your heart with me(i carry it in
my heart)i am never without it(anywhere
i go you go,my dear; and whatever is done
by only me is your doing,my darling)
i fear
no fate(for you are my fate,my sweet)i want
no world(for beautiful you are my world,my true)
and it's you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you

here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life;which grows
higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart

i carry your heart(i carry it in my heart)

And now I shall leave you. I just thought I would post these. So enjoy!

- Rae