Monday, January 07, 2008

2008

I guess it's time to write something. It's a new year, and I need to prove Bono wrong. The new year is supposed to usher in change. When you flip the calendar over from December to January, you're given a clean slate, a fresh start. I'm also glad that Jesus chose to be born on December 25th, thus giving us a good excuse for a week off in the middle of winter. At some time during that week, sometimes intentionally, sometimes out of habit, I contemplate the year that is winding down, and the year that is approaching. I think about the good, the bad, and where I want to improve, where I want to reduce, where I want to change.
This year, I resolve to read more. Books, magazines, novels, the Bible.
I got 'The gum thief" by Douglas Coupland for Christmas, and had it read before boxing day could be crossed off the calendar. When I sit down with a good book, it's hard to put it down.
I think I have addictive traits. I watched season 3 of lost in a matter of days. I couldn't stop. I needed to know what happened next. And when it was done, I just wanted season 4 to start.

I'm learning how to bake. I've always considered myself a decent cook - entre's and such, but as soon as you need to accurately measure out teaspoons and tablespoons of ingredients and mix/stir/beat, I get lost in the details. Every couple of months I host my small group bible study at my house, which basically means I have to clean up a bit, make a pot of coffee, boil some water for tea, and provide a dessert/snack. Well, for a while I was getting mocked by the others in the group for my continual purchasing of baked goods. So, I decided to start making my own. So, last time I started simple and made some apple crisp. It's hard to go wrong with apple crisp. It's far easier to go right. Apples, brown sugar, butter, cinnamon, a bit of nutmeg, some oatmeal, and a bit more brown sugar. So good. Top it off with some vanilla ice cream and everyone's happy. Well, last night I decided to step it up a notch and make brownies - from scratch. Damn, they were good. I even made the frosting from scratch. My proudest moment was when I had to make an espresso as one of the ingredients for the frosting. How awesome is that.

Other resolutions. Spend less time blogging at work....

On that note. My break is over. My leftover brownie is gone, except for a few crumbs in my beard.

Here's to 2008. May it be as good, or even better, than 2007.

2 Comments:

Blogger yelsel said...

i had the same problem when i started watching the office on dvd last month. it was kind of debilitating. i've decided to wait for season four to come out on dvd so i can watch them all at once. i can't bear the thought of only watching one episode at a time.

9:20 PM  
Blogger Gen said...

Please feel free to join my support group for fans of Lost...I'm quite certain that show will be the death of me!!!

6:05 PM  

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