The year I met my husband, he was about to turn 28. I noticed him at the party before I knew his name. I saw him across the room, thought he was handsome, and knew he would be trouble. He tells me now that he only started pursuing me because I followed him on Twitter,… Continue reading Pie Love
This August, I will have lived in Austin for 10 years. Even though I was born in Round Rock, I grew up in a little hamlet called College Station. Until I moved back to the area for graduate school, I hadn't been an Austinite since I was 2 years old. When I moved here in… Continue reading Am I an Austinite Yet?
Can I just tell you? I kind of hate teaching sometimes. Don't get me wrong, most of the time, it's perfectly fine. I could spend a good many years teaching and not be entirely miserable, but sometimes, I want to hop a plane to Paris and never come back. I suspect most teachers feel this… Continue reading Ranting and Gingerbread
"Are you engaged?" My student asked, interrupting my explanation of indefinite or nonexistent antecedents in the subjunctive. "No," I answered, and continued my explanation almost without skipping a beat. I hoped that my expression was as neutral as my voice, but I suspected not. To be engaged would imply that I had experienced some notion… Continue reading Are you engaged?
I was thinking about pain the other day. My roommate and I are doing the Insanity workout and I’m not sure if I’d recommend it. I enjoy it, most of the time, but that’s because I like to push my body and challenge my stamina and all that jazz. So to me, it’s fun, but… Continue reading Tea and Comfort
Finally, the cake emerges! It is the moment of truth-- has our labor paid off? Cheesecake recipe (adapted from allrecipes.com user Muffy Nasner) 1-1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs ½ cup white sugar ¼ cup butter, melted 5 (8 oz.) packages cream cheese, softened 5 eggs 2 egg yolks 1-3/4 cups white sugar 1/8 cup all-purpose… Continue reading At long last! The cheesecake recipe!
Today is National Cheesecake Day! Did you know that? I just found out. So I’ve spontaneously decided to tell you the story of how this blog got its name. Not too terribly long ago—probably a couple of years ago, to be slightly less vague—I decided to make a cheesecake. I don’t exactly remember whose birthday… Continue reading How We Became the Land of the Midnight Baking