Thursday, November 29, 2012

Awkward & Awesome

Hey y'all,

How's your day been?

Mine's been pretty wonderful....*happy sigh* You'll find out why by scrolling down =)

On to Awkward & Awesome...


  • My little brother had a teaching on this past Sunday, and my parents had stayed home due to illness, so I was the one who had to say "Darius has a teaching for us today" which I was fine with, except that the adults were having a conversation, and I thought they had finished, so I said "Darius.." rather loudly but the adults apparently weren't done and started talking right then, and nobody really noticed except for 5 or six 10 to 14 year old boys who knew what I was doing and were practicially suffocating from trying not to laugh out loud at me
  • Baking the cookies from the last post, and wiping my hand with melted chocolate on it across my chin, and not knowing I had chocolate on my chin and walking around our house for about an hour. It was funny =)
  •  When you're whispering something to someone, and they can't hear you, so they say, "What?" and you say it again, but this time they could hear you but they didn't get it, so they say "What?" and so now you have to explain it to them, and THIS time they can't hear you explaining it so they say "What?" and you just kinda give up, and they think about it and realize what you said and start laughing, which makes other people curious, so you have to repeat the whole process over 3-4 times. *sigh*
  •  Climbing on top of counters, sinks, couches, and various chairs in order to take pictures of food, and being thankful that none of your neighbors can see you
  •   Saying to one of my friends "Can I borrow your head for a minute?" 'cause another friend wanted to show me a new hair trick.
  • Talking about all of the weird body/lip/head/finger piercing's you've seen with people you just met 10 minutes ago

  •  Being a helper at our Choir program,  
  •  The little kids at choir randomly coming up and saying "Hi!" and giving me hugs =)
  •  Making new inside jokes with people
  •  Singing Christmas Carols with revised lyrics (Deck The Halls with Poison Ivy, 9-1-1, etc.) 
  • Salted Dark Chocolate. So wonderful.....
  •  Sitting in bed after a wonderful day full of friends, music and laughs, listening to Christmas carols on the radio and looking at the stars.
  •  Being able to think of more awesome things than awkward!
  •  Playing the piano again! I stopped playing for a while, but now I'm getting back into it =)
  •  The Piano Guys. If you haven't watched/seen/heard of them, I HIGHLY suggest going on to YouTube and looking them up, they are A-M-A-Z-I-N-G. They are one of my motivations for playing the piano again.
  •  Our Choir Concert is in 2 weeks! I'll hopefully be able to get pics up...
  • Having my Constitutional Law Midterm exam essay FINALLY done!
 What was awkward or awesome about your week?




Hello All, and Happy (Incredibly Belated) Thanksgiving!

First of all, I need to apologize for not posting again sooner, and for not replying to all the people who commented on the last post. I tried to reply, but blogger isn't letting me for some reason. =[
 I'll reply to y'all at the bottom of this post.=]

I decided to post a recipe for all of you, I got it from this website, to see it Click Here

                                         ~Salted Dark Chocolate Espresso Cookies~
 10 oz unsweetened chocolate
¼ cup coconut oil

⅓ cup all-purpose flour ¼ tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt
2 large eggs, at room temperature
1 1/2 cups sugar
 4 tsp instant espresso powder ( I used Instant coffee)
1 tsp vanilla extract
sea salt 


Step #1.
 Finely chop 6 oz. of the chocolate
 and melt it with the coconut oil in a double boiler, while stirring over medium heat.

When it has reached the liquid state, remove from the heat and let it cool to room temperature. Set aside.

Step #2:
Chop the remaining 4 oz into large chocolate chip size and set aside

Step #3:
In a bowl, whisk to combine the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.

Step #4:
In a mixer bowl with the paddle attachment, combine the eggs, sugar, coffee powder, and vanilla extract.

Beat on medium high for about 5 minutes, until pale and fluffy and the batter looks like this

Then take a picture of your mom and sweet little sister. <3 <3

 Fold in the flour mixture,

followed by the cooled melted chocolate mixture, then fold in the chocolate chunks.

Cover and chill until firm, about 1 hour. (Or do what I did and chill in the freezer for about 30 minutes.)

Then while it is chilling, survey your kitchen. If you have done it properly, your sink should look somewhat like this:

I like our sink, it's so wonderfully big. =)

Step #5:
Preheat oven to 350° F. On lined or greased cookie sheets, drop 1 to 1½-inch balls of dough, leaving about 2 inches between each ball. Sprinkle the dough balls with salt flakes

Step #6:
Bake  for 8 to 10 minutes. The centers should still be soft when you remove the pans from the oven. Let the cookies cool briefly before enjoying hot, or store in air tight containers for about two days. Serve with lots of milk.

These are REALLY rich, and have a lovely bittersweet/dark chocolatey taste. They are especially tasty with milk. =)

If you make them I hope you enjoy!

To the people who commented on the last post, we did get to try the fruit, and it was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! It was very sweet, from the Spinach to the Anise to the Blueberries. Thank you all of you have started following me! I have gotten to my first goal of 15 people! Thank you again!