Monday, December 06, 2004

I have to admit that I'm pleased to be...

this particular literature classic:

Lord of the rings
J.R.R. Tolkien: Lord of the Rings. You are
entertaining and imaginative, creating whole
new worlds around yourself. Well loved, you
have a whole league of imitators, none of which
is quite as profound as you are. Stories and
songs give a spark of joy in the middle of your
eternal battle with the forces of evil.

Which literature classic are you?
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The party last night was, uh, interesting. A lot of local tv production people were there, including the people my husband works with. I had never met the hostess, but knew she was completely nuts. When she met us at the door she hugged my husband and wrapped her leg around him and well, I won't go into it here. Suffice to say I was laughing. Then she turned to me. She pretended to straighten herself up and then gave me a huge hug and proceeded to lift me off the floor. The girl is whacked, but in a good way.

We had a good time at the par-tay, but we had to skip out early b/c I was getting wheezy and my husband and the rest of the production team had to work at 8am this morning. ich.

I went to the surprise b-day party this afternoon - there were about 40 people there. The b-day girl was completely surprised. She loved the cheesecake.

I almost had a cheesecake disaster when I was getting everything ready for the party. I had kind of suspected that my springform pan was on its last legs - I had bought it when I moved into my first apartment 10 years ago. When I pulled the cake out of the refrigerator I did what I always do - I ran a knife around the inside of the pan and then tried to flip the latch to remove the cake. The latch wouldn't flip. It seemed stuck. So I did the knife trick and again, nothing. I grabbed either side of the pan and pulled, hoping to dislodge whatever was causing it to stick (I'm sure it was the butter that always melts out of the crust). Nothing. I poured hot water on the spot where the pan joins hoping to melt the butter and then tried again. Still nothing. So, in a fit of creativity, I decided to just "give 'er" with the latch. That's when the latch broke.

It was 12:23pm - my ride was arriving at 12:30pm. I did what any person in charge of a rogue birthday cake and with a limited amount of time would do - I panicked. And I pulled on the sides of the pan again... it finally broke free. I doctored up the sides of the cake and decided there was no way I was going to try to remove the bottom of the pan from the cake. Instead I threw it on a big plate, covered it in plastic wrap and ran out the door.

The final score:
Cake: 10 points (those are based on the number of "oh my god"s the cake received at the party)
Springform pan: disqualified.

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