Talking About Myself, Days 10-12

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I am seriously horrible at this, so I’ll just keep posting in chunks until we’re all done 🙂

day 10- songs you listen to when you are happy, sad, bored, hyped, mad – I listen to a lot of different music ….but here goes:

Happy – Justin Timberlake, Bob Marley, Adele, and Deadmau5

Sad – classical. Mostly Bach and Beethoven.

Bored – anything. Whatever strikes my fancy at that moment. I listen to Tool, Metallica, Lady Gaga, Mozart, this reggae CD made for kids that Chuck really likes…when I’m bored, whatever makes me un-bored is what I’ll listen to 🙂

Hyped – Deadmau5. Lady Gaga. Paul Oakenfold. Anything trance, dance, hip-hop, house….loud and with a big beat. Ooh, or Cherry Poppin Daddies or Squirrel Nut Zippers. I was BIG into the Zoot Suit Riot.

Mad – Prodigy. Rammstein. Metallica. Eminem. Linkin Park. Anything super aggro and with words I can yell-sing.

day 11- another picture of you and your friends

I don’t have any pictures I can find right now. I’ll make sure to take some whenever I see my friends again. OR! Maybe I will post the photo strip from that one time Ketta and I got wasted after a roller derby event. So…stay tuned for that one 🙂

day 12- how you found out about blogger and why you have one

I was blogging back before I started working for the Evil Empire. I’ll have to see if the original blog is still up, but I’ve gone through several transformations since that first blog back in 2001. Like this one. Don’t read too much of that, it’s embarassing.

I have a blog because 140 characters isn’t enough sometimes. Because I need someone to talk to some days who won’t judge me and won’t have a vested interest in the decisions I make. Sometimes, I just need to know that someone else out there thinks I’m funny.


Talking About Myself, Days 8-9

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I am so horrible at keeping up with this. But I endure 🙂

day 8- short term goals for this month and why – I want to kickstart mybusiness. Find more clients. Bake more cakes. Get going. I’m also wanting to get Chuck’s 1st Birthday Extravaganza all planned, as well as get going on the cupcake event I’ve been trying to coordinate.

day 9- something you’re proud of in the past few days – Finishing that mountain wedding cake. That was my opus, for serious. I took a loooong nap after that, for sure.

A bit boring, I know, but alas. I cannot be exciting ALL of the time. HAPPY TUESDAY!

Talking about myself: A Challenge (Days 4-7)

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OK, have to catch up on a couple of days of this because I completely forgot yesterday and was buried in cake the 2 days before that 🙂

day 4- a habit that you wish you didn’t have – I wish I wasn’t so distracted sometimes. I get so involved in one thing that I forget about a lot of other things. (Hyper-focused, I think this is called.) I also wish I could follow up on everything I say I’m going to do…I’ve gotten more into the habit of not promising to do things that I might not be able to complete. That way, if I DO complete them, it’s a nice surprise 🙂

day 5- a picture of somewhere you’ve been to – I haven’t been to too many places lately. I’d post a picture of my couch, but it’s super boring. So instead, go look at this picture. I went there almost 13 years ago. *sigh*

day 6- favorite super hero and whyJean Grey is my favorite superhero, by far. (She’s also known as Marvel Girl, Phoenix, and Dark Phoenix.) She’s telekenetic and telepathic (she can move stuff and manipulate stuff with the power of her mind AND red minds and see the future) and she’s a mom AND a wife. AND!! She’s a redhead (sometimes). Favorite.

day 7- a picture of someone/something that has the biggest impact on you – This tiny person has a huge impact on me right now. She rules my ass, and sometimes decides when we get to go places and how long we stay. Because she’s so tiny and so volatile at times, we don’t go out a lot. I adore her and wouldn’t trade her for anything in the world, but I would like to be able to go places without having her holler and throw things at people. She’s very cranky and tantrum-y lately, which makes life far more interesting! 🙂 (she’s also my tiny angry Irish princess and just full on headbutted me in the eye. THAT should be a fun bruise.)

By the by, for those of you who have been following me on Twitter, you’ll remember that Chef and I started filming a series of videos a few months ago on basic cooking skills….I’ve been editing them and should be posting them this week. He’s super anxious to film some more!

Talking about myself: A Challenge (day 3)

day 3- a picture of you and your friends

I have not had my picture taken with any of my friends since…ope, since my birthday in February. Because I’m pretty sure that’s the last time I went out. ANYWAY, here is a montage of some of my favorite pictures with my favorite people…

I know this is not me. But it’s the fruit of my womb with one of my very favorite people, Whiplash.

This is my BFF and my maid of honor, Shannon. I would like to make this a public service announcement that she needs to get up here for a weekend. RIGHT NOW.

This is Rusty. I miss her.

This is me and Barbalicious. It was my birthday, I was totally blitzed on gin & tonics and the BIGGEST HURRICANE EVER, and apparently thought making that face was hawt.

This is me and Hannah Grenade, my favorite zebra and one of my favorite people ever. (Her shirt says “I’m Tweeting This” and we totally tweeted that picture.)

This was taken 3 days before I found out I was pregnant with Chuck. 🙂 That’s me, Short Stack and Chef.

Anyhoo, hope y’all are having a fantastic day!

PS – for Hannah: I have a “recommendations” tab on my blog editing page that searches flickr for photos that might relate to what I’m writing….and 7 of them are photos of you. CREEPY!

Talking about myself: a challenge (Day 2)

day 2- the meaning behind your blog name

So a long long time ago (on a planet far far away…), I was trying out for roller derby. I was bruised ALL THE TIME. And I mean ALL THE TIME. (I had people I worked with worried that my boyfriend at the time was beating me, and they actually called an intervention. AWKWARD.)

I was also baking a LOT.

Hence “Bruises in the Frosting.”

And now, because otherwise, this would be a TOTALLY BORING POST (and because I just watched it twice and laughed so hard I cried and then fell off the couch), a video. Courtesy of my favorite wedding blog, The Knotty Bride.

Talking about myself: a 30 day challenge.

Have been stalking vegan blogs over the last few days, and started reading through Seitanic Vegan Heathen‘s archives, since she’s been posting something called “30 Days of Rikki Cupcake“. Wasn’t sure what was going on until I reached her original post, which includes the list at the bottom of the post (originally taken from getthewordsout). I’m a little late to the party, but since y’all know I LOOOVE to talk, I figured having something structured to talk about would be nice. So here goes:

day 1- recent picture of you and 15 interesting facts about yourself image

Took this picture last night while trying REALLY HARD to fall asleep. Short Stack was in the bed with me and he thrashes and hogs the covers.

OK, 15 interesting facts about me:

1. I bake a lot. A LOT.

2. I hardly EVER eat what I bake. I’ll taste things, but only occasionally.

3. Mia Cupcake is my roller derby name. (I was a derby girl for about 8 minutes, but have been involved in roller derby for almost 5 years in other ways.) I got it because I had a super bad breakup and baked non-stop to try and make the hurt go away. Never ate a single crumb of those cupcakes. Mea Culpa morphed into Mea Cupcake. Mia just looked nicer. 🙂

4. I can cross my pinky toe over the toe next to it (without using my hands), and pinch people and pick stuff up with my big toes. It’s hereditary….my dad and Short Stack can do it too.

5. I am a licensed massage therapist in the state of Washington.

6. Despite the fact that I talk like a hardass, I am soft-hearted in many ways. I take dollar bills when I go Downtown Seattle and give them to all the homeless people and buskers I pass. (the people at the bank always give me shit when I change out $20s for $1s, like I’m going to the strip club. Dorks.)

7. I once got punched in the face by a midget.

8. I am unnaturally obsessed with midgets (I find them wholly fascinating), and this may have been a contributing factor to the circumstances surrounding #7.

9. I have only been to 3 countries in my life, including the one I live in. I live so close to Canada though, I’m not sure that counts. I also have not left this state (or gone further south than Seattle) in almost a year.

10. I’m a horrible bitch when I first meet people. I don’t know if it’s a defense mechanism, but 99.22% of the time, I will really strongly dislike people when I first meet them. The .78% of the time when I don’t hate them, they end up being my BFF.

11. I’m not as big of a bitch as I say I am.

12. I don’t play well with others when they’re being insufferable immovable assholes. And I will not hesitate to tell you that you are an insufferable immovable asshole.

13. I like to use fancy cursewords (that I then have to try and not say in front of my children) like “fuckmuppet”, “assmonkey”, “doucheweasel”, “shit-tarded” and “douchelord”.

14. From age 11 to age 16, I would have given my left butt cheek to be from Louisiana. I think this stemmed from a trip to LA where I spent 5 glorious hours of my life in the House of Blues and then read every book I could (no internet when I was little…I’m OLD) on Cajun cooking and then every book I could find on New Orleans and then I started reading  Southern Weddings magazine, and was SO MAD at my father for not having a plantation or a family tree I could trace back to something exciting, other than good strong German-Irish farming stock. Who never farmed a day in their lives once they hit American soil in the late 1800s.

15. I love cookbooks. Like really really really love cookbooks. Chef says that’s one of the reasons he knew I was his soulmate…when he walked into my house for the first time, my counters were stacked with them and I had a whole cabinet stuffed with them 🙂 I also read them like novels. I’m bananas, I know.

Here’s the whole 30 days broken down:

day 1- recent picture of you and 15 interesting facts about yourself

day 2- the meaning behind you blog name

day 3- a picture of you and your friends

day 4- a habit that you wish you didn’t have

day 5- a picture of somewhere youve been to

day 6- favorite super hero and why

day 7- a picture of someone/something that has the biggest impact on you

day 8- short term goals for this month and why

day 9- something youre proud of in the past few days

day 10- songs you listen to when you are happy, sad, bored, hyped, mad

day 11- another picture of you and your friends

day 12- how you found out about blogger and why you have one

day 13- a letter to someone who has hurt you recently

day 14- a picture of you and your family

day 15- put you ipod on shuffle: first 10 songs that play

day 16- another picture of yourself

day 17- someone you would want to switch lives with for one day and why

day 18- plans/dreams/goals you have

day 19- nicknames you have and why you have them

day 20- someone you see yourself marrying or being with in the future

day 21- a picture of something that makes you happy

day 22- what makes you different from everyone else

day 23- something you crave for a lot

day 24- a letter to your parents

day 25- what I would find in your bag

day 26- what do you think about your friends

day 27- why are you doing this 30 day challenge

day 28- a picture of you from last year and now, how have you changed since then?

day 29- in this past month, what have you learned

day 30- you favorite song

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