Saturday, June 25, 2016

Passive Programming: Guess the Book from the First Line

I must have done a good job with the last program I ran because I was given charge of all the passive programming during summer reading.
I just finished my first attempt.
I think it came out pretty good if I do say so myself.
I went with "Can you Guess the Book from the First Line?" Each square on the poster board is numbered and contains a quote from the opening line of a book. I included classics and more recent popular books. I also created the submission forms because they can get entered to win a Marylou's gift card! I also included an answer key with all the titles plus one extra. 

Thursday, June 9, 2016

That moment when all you want to do, is bang your head against a wall

Phone call: I was in earlier and I think I left my check book on the second floor by one of the computers.
Me: Okay, do you know which area you were in so I can go check?
Phone call: Just ask the young lady who was helping me.
Me: Its just me at the moment and I don't know where you were.
Phone: I was being helped by a young lady, have her check.
Me: Sir, there isn't anyone else here, and if you want me check, then I need to know about where you were.

and repeat 3 or 4 times.

Friday, June 3, 2016

Look, I did a thing! (Or what I've been up to lately)

So I'm clearly not a food blogger, but baking is something that I enjoy endlessly. I have a sweet tooth that cannot be satisfied, so baking is something that I have been getting more and more into as I get older.
Here is what I have been up to lately:
For Mother's Day I made my mother mini peanut butter cheesecake (recipe can be found here, though I changed the topping to candy)
A few days later I decided it was finally time to try to make empanadas with homemade dough (recipe here), for the filling I fried up some chourico and mixed in some shredded cheddar cheese. 
And most recently, I made cupcakes for a Memorial Day cook out, and I found this recipe for watermelon cupcakes, and I just could not resist. I think they came out pretty darn good if I do say so myself.