Thursday, November 24, 2005

Killer Mutant Pecan Pie Posted by Picasa

Sunday, November 20, 2005

Pecan Soup

So today I tried to make Pecan Pie. My mom said she uses the recipe on the Karo syrup bottles. So that’s what I tried to use. I started preheating the oven at 350 like the instructions said and then I mixed the ingredients together and poured it into the crust. Everything was going beautifully. I was excited. I really like pecan pie and I was about to enjoy one in about an hour or so. Well, I put the pie in the oven and went online for about 20 minutes. I had to check on the Cowboys’ schedule. I check on the pie and the edges of the crust were burnt and the top of the pie was also blackening. So I took the pie out, placed it on a rack and let it cool. When I came home from church, I tried to cut into it, and it was still soupy inside. It hadn’t hardened at all. I was very disappointed. Especially since I had to pay ten bucks for the pecans, when at home, you can just pick them up off the ground in the backyard. So when I talked to my momma tonight she told me that I should have covered the edges with aluminum foil and placed the pie pan on a cookie sheet to deflect the heat. Things the recipe probably should have instructed me to do. So when I do this again on Thursday morning, I’ll do that. And I’ll probably set the oven at 300 as it seems to have cooked a little hot, even if it didn’t have the cookie sheet. Needless to say I was very disappointed with my pecan soup.

Friday, November 18, 2005

Geology, Who cares?

I spent an hour and a half today coloring a geologic map so that I can answer questions on the geology of it. Ugh! I'm up late tonight studying for an exam that I must take tomorrow in it even though I have homework in other classes due also. What compounds the problem is the mandatory monthly clean check tomorrow. Which means I'll be spending at least an hour cleaning the apartment instead of using the time on other assignments that are due. It wouldn't be so bad if it wasn't such a thorough check. I wish they were more flexible in making the appointments. I didn't know a week ago that I would have an exam tomorrow and three assignments due. Frustrating. Now, back to studying geology, I'll probably never use this information again after this semester.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

#1 in the NFC East!

It was a nail biter. I thought the Cowboys were going to do much better against the Eagles last night, especially with Philly’s past performance this season. You’d think that they had been to the Super Bowl last year! But the Cowboys pulled ahead with 2 touchdowns in the 4th quarter. Roy Williams took an interception to the end zone to put the Cowboys ahead by 1 point and the Eagles just didn’t have time to score again, darn;) Anyways that puts Dallas at No 1 in the very competitive NFC East division. Go Cowboys!

Monday, November 07, 2005

My Halloween Costume!(I'm a Rubik's Cube) Posted by Picasa

Sunday, November 06, 2005


So I went to Vegas for the first time this weekend. A buddy of mine and I kinda decided to do this at the end of last week, so it wasn't totally planned out.
We had an interesting time trying to find a hotel on Fri night. We got gouged on the price, but it turned out OK. We had a hot tub in the room, of course we didn't have time to take the opportunity to use it. They did have an internet hookup. When I asked if they provided wifi access the lady at the desk said. "yes, its free." All I could think was that no it was not free, it was included in this outrageous price you've made us pay. Anyways, with the internet access, I was able to book us a different room at a much better rate for Sat night. Next time I go to Vegas, I'll have to do that in advance.
We also met up with a friend of ours there that had come with friends for the BYU, UNLV football game on Sat. So we were able to score some cheap tickets from them and go with them to the game and watch BYU kill UNLV 55-14. Needless to say the game wasn't all that interesting after the 1st quarter, but its still fun to watch a live football game.
Later on we went to the strip again. We were only able to walk about a quarter of it. Its soo big! I was amazed. You don't realize how big those buildings are until you're trying to walk by them and through them. Lots of good shops and food. We did see the water ballet at the Bellagio. That was amazing. We saw it like 4 times, and loved it. I should have ridden the New York New York roller coaster. I also wanted to go up the stratosphere, but didn't get a chance to. It was still a fun time. Next time I go to Vegas, I'll have a better idea of what to expect and be able to decide what to do.

Friday, November 04, 2005

Rubik's Cube

I was a Rubik's cube for Halloween! It was great. I won the costume contest at the party I went to. Brilliant idea, thanks Mom! I spray painted a cube shaped box, with holes for my head and arms, with glossy spray paint. I then cut out colored squares from construction paper and pasted them on. It was a little awkward maneuvering with a box, but it was tons of fun and it evoked great reactions.