Archive for October, 2007
Not to be left out of any trend, Pasadena now has its own cupcakery, called Dots. They may not be the best cupcakes I’ve ever tasted (they’re a little doughy and not as festive as Nanette’s creations) and it doesn’t help that the shop owner is always cranky, but nonetheless I find myself visiting this little hole in the wall to pick up a cheery little morsel of goodness every now and then.
Is there really such a thing as a bad cupcake? I don’t think so. Besides, once it hits the low point of being even marginally unsavory, I’m fairly certain you’re supposed to start calling it a muffin or a scone. So far their Pumpkin, Red Velvet, and Chocolate are my favorites.
October 29th, 2007
Six months. That’s how long I was told it should take for the divorce to be final. At first that made perfect sense to me. With no kids of our own, no house, and therefore nothing to fight over, it should be easy, right? Yet here I am after not two six month spans later, but a mind-boggling year and a half, and it’s still not over.
To make matters worse, even once the court clerk pounds his or her stamp onto our paperwork and it’s legally over, we’re still not completely done. They have to analyze our retirement assets, slice them down the middle, and then there’s still the matter of the ultimate disposal of my car, leased in my ex’s name.
It’s a frustrating situation, but it’s worth all the struggle to be free…
Free from an emotionally (and at times physically) abusive relationship. Free to be myself without fearing constant harassment. Free to enjoy friendships without abiding his disapproval and criticism. From being ignored by the one who should love me. From unreasonable demands. From being viewed like a utility. Water, trash, electricity, wife.
October 22nd, 2007
Only took me three decades to try a meal at the #3 burger chain in America, and only one spicy chicken sandwich for Wendy’s to become my favorite place to catch a bite on the run. I’m trying to remember why I’d never dined there before. Was it their scary looking redhead girlie mascot? Rumored use of kangaroo meat? (No, that’s why I waited 20 years to try Jack in the Box.) Or maybe simply the fact that while growing up we weren’t allowed to eat fast food. In any case, I’m over it now. That spicy chickeny goodness, skip the fries in favor of a baked potato, add a mandarin orange cup… That’s what I’m talkin’ about. I’m seriously addicted to this place.
October 18th, 2007
Last year I participated in my first MS-150 Bay to Bay and all my blogging buddies helped me raise money for Multiple Sclerosis treatment and research. This weekend I’m participating in their 25th annual event, riding my bike from the OC to San Diego to promote the cause. Once again, thanks to your generous support I’ve already raised the minimum donation.
Big thanks everyone who already sponsored: Misty, Dena, Jeff, Jordan, Andrea, Markus, Kath, Dalia, Jan, Rob, Linda, Dave, and Gail – You guys are the BEST! Together we’ve raised $470 to benefit the hundreds of thousands of people waging the battle against MS. But just because I’ve exceeded my fundraising goal doesn’t mean the rest of you are off the hook.
CLICK HERE TO SPONSOR MY RIDE!
October 10th, 2007