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I’ve been taking an Irish dancing class every Monday since late January. We just had a recital tonight. I’m insanely proud even though the entire dance was only four and a half minutes long and I was only in maybe half-ish of it. But that’s OK. One of the girls in the video has been dancing for 13 years. I’m willing to forgive myself for not being up to her level. The music starts in at like 12 seconds. I’m the shorter one in the pink shirt and also my hair isn’t red. I only wore the soft shoes, but I fully intend on learning the hard shoes this summer. I can’t wait until I can leap around and kick my legs up really high like the other girls!

Without further ado, I give you: MY RECITAL!

<3s, Lindsay

P.S. Hope you enjoyed it!

Cake in a Cup Recipe!

So yeah, I called it. 1 hour left to go on Day 2 and here I am. Again.

That’s what happens when you: get up late, have dance practice, costume shopping with dance mates, a sunny day, Jasper Fforde to read, and Final Four games going on. Also I’m just lazy and I procrastinate a lot.

So here is a nice little cake recipe that you can make super quick! It seemed like the right time to do this post since I’m intending to post in less than 5 minutes. My mom gave this recipe to me, although I am fairly sure she said she got it out of the local newspaper, so maybe Amber has this recipe too! Oh! And this is the first time I’ve ever seen a recipe for cake in a mug that didn’t involve an egg! YES! Because using an egg? That’s a little too close to baking for my lazy hiney.

Take 1 box of angel food cake mix. It MUST be angel food. Take another box of cake mix. This one cane be ANY kind of cake mix you want – yellow, chocolate, funfetti. I chose devil’s food cake just because I was indecisive and thought it was funny.

Pour your cake mixes into one big ziploc gallon bag. Close the bag and then shake shake shake! Shake up your cake mixes until it is so well mixed that you can’t even tell that there are two mixes in there. It should look like one mix.

Now take 1/3 cup of your cake mixture and put it in a microwave safe mug. Add 3 tablespoons of water. Mix it up so that it’s all smooth and there are no clumps. Microwave for 1 minute. And that’s it!

Now enjoy your hopefully yummy cake! And also, you have a ton of cake mix left over so you can make multiple cakes! I took my bag of cake mix to work and have been eating cake EVERY SINGLE DAY for the past week. I’m not even halfway done with the bag. Which is kind of sad because I realized that I’m not the biggest fan of devil’s food cake. But I like it enough so that I can’t justify getting rid of any leftover mix. Actually, I do really enjoy the cake when I have milk with it. Yuuuuuuummmmmm, it is DELICIOUS with a nice carton of milk from the hospital cafeteria! When I finally do finish my bag of mix, I’m going to use a fudge chocolate cake mix I think. Or maybe funfetti – OMG I looooooooove funfetti cake!  But I think for a daily cake fix, chocolate fudge is THE way to go.

<3s! Cake Lindsay

P.S. Dear nerdgirls, what is your favorite kind of cake? And when I say nerdgirls, I mean: Amber, Jen, Jill, and anyone else who reads this blog (aka Diana and possibly Sheila?)  🙂

Crap, I totally forgot about BEDA

So here I was thinking about BEDA not 2 days ago and BOOM. It’s April 1st and I’m like….what’s going on?

So now it’s 10:30 and I’m in bed and breaking my computer rule and scrambling.

That’s OK though. I have a feeling I’m going to have a lot of nights like this one during this month.

A short post then! I know that I’m the only one of us that actually watches Doctor Who, but OMG I  AM SO EXCITED FOR THE NEW SEASON TO START! Like so excited that every time I see something Doctor Who related I get so excited I am almost puke. That’s how I know I’m REALLY excited.

Here’s the series 6 trailer!

Also, look at these two pictures:

Don’t they look alike?? Or is that just me? Top is Matt Smith aka Eleven aka the current Doctor. Bottom is of course, the one, the only, Alex Carpenter aka The Remus Lupins!

OK, so they don’t REALLY look alike, but the shadows and the placement of Matt’s hair in the photo make it look like they could possibly be brothers! Shhhhh, let me have this.

OK folks, no puking out of excitement for now! Keep it bottled for April 23rd!

<3s, Lindsay

P.S. I’m so excited we all completed BEDA day 1!

P.P.S. I have no idea why there’s so much space underneath Alex’s photo. WordPress insists that the blank space is needed or some reason if only that reason is just to drive me a wee bit insane.

Welcome to BEDA

Happy April Fool’s Day!  I happen to not particularly enjoy this holiday – is it truly a holiday? – because I tend to be pretty gullible.  Exhibit A.  Totally fell for that one 3 years ago.  Side note:  I have known the Nerdgirls for 3 whole years!!  Wow!

But anyway, happy first day of BEDA!  Here’s what you have to look forward to from my posts:

– Book reviews (including one on The Last Little Blue Envelope, which I *just* finished!)

– Which fictional characters the NerdGirls are

– Cool traditions my family has

– and a special post Jen especially will like (at least that’s the goal)

And if anyone has further suggestions, please share!  I’m still thinking of more ideas.  April is a long month.

– Jill

Something That Might Make Me Throw My Shoe At You

When I get very angry I have a saying…….it goes, “I’m so mad I want to take off my shoe and throw it!”  I have never actually thrown my shoe at anyone (or anything) but sometimes after a long day, I’ve come close.  Most of the incidents that push me over the edge happen while I’m at work, dealing with the general public.

I work in a small town, and I genuinely love most of my patrons.  I know them by name (and I have a lot of their card numbers memorized) and I know what books they like to read.  I am really fortunate to be in a situation like that.

But………there is one thing that patrons do that makes me so upset, the shoes could start flying…

The thing that really grates my cheese more than anything else is when people put things on the shelf backwards!!!!!  When I say backwards, I mean with the spine facing towards the shelf.  I wish that people wouldn’t put things back in general, but that is never going to stop (I break out in a cold sweat every time I hear a parent say, “honey, put that back where you found it”).

Right way

But please, everyone in the world knows how to put a book on a shelf properly!  You would never know it from walking around a library.  The worst is when a little kid does it in full view of a parent and the parent does absolutely nothing.  Parents, you need to take some responsibility for you child’s actions every once in a while.  It does not take a colossal effort to turn that little DVD back around so it faces the right direction.


I was helping a sixth grader find books the other day and she did it RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME!  I think you could probably see smoke coming out of my ears.  But since I am a non-confrontational person, I just waited until she had her back turned and fixed the book.  Yes, I will admit that even though it makes me furious, I am too much of a chicken to actually correct people about it.  Go figure.

So, the next time you are in a library, if you attempt to shelve something yourself (but please don’t even attempt to shelve it yourself…leave it up to us highly trained librarians…or unpaid volunteers :)), please be courteous enough to at least have the spine facing in the right direction.


P.S.  Woohooo!!!!  I made it through BEDA!!!  Don’t expect another post from me for a little while…..I am taking a much needed break.

7 Things That Make Me Smile

So, this week has not been all that great so far.  Nothing truly horrible has happened, but just enough to make me say “Blerg!” or “Nerds!” a la Liz Lemon.

I am also getting really lazy with BEDA.  I am literally dragging my feet to the end here.

So, yet again, instead of a real post……here are some things that will help cheer me up today.

Thinking about these cupcakes

This picture by Tanja Askani which is in the book "A Friend Like You"

Purple Pansies

  • Remembering when THIS happened
  • My cats

    And of course, my fellow nerdgirls (and Meg Cabot!!!)

    Aaaaaahhhh, now I feel much better!


    April’s Pink Nightie

    This is a short post because I am super tired–just got done with book club (I use the term book club loosely because one member read the book, another read half of the book, I only read 6 pages, and I forgot to tell the other member what book we were reading…) and watching Glee with said book club + cousins and then running to McDonalds with Steve for coffee and sprite 🙂 so here is my post:

    1. Glee was kinda icky tonight. I cried MULTIPLE times which was not necessary AND they only had Kristin Chenoweth sing ballads…um if you are going to the trouble to get KRISTIN CHENOWETH on Glee, then I WANT TO HEAR HER SING SOMETHING RIDICULOUSLY HOT, not some long, sad song that I don’t know and that doesn’t involve a dance sequence.

    2. The pink nightie that April/Kristin is wearing at Will’s apartment? I had been eyeing it at Von Maur FOREVER (it is Betsey Johnson which I cannot ever ever get enough of) but when I tried it on finally it was just kinda “nuuuhhhhhhh” so I bought a softer pink, more romantic one instead (and it can totally go in the washing machine, how cool is that?!). Still, I’m v. excited on the inside that Kristin Chenoweth and I now share that bond. Also, I really need more cute nightgowns now that it is springtime…