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Venn Pieagram Birthday!

Like I mentioned earlier, I asked my mom to make me a Venn Pieagram instead of a birthday cake this year. And she did not disappoint! It was so much more amazing then I even expected. Below are a few pictures of the pie itself and the pie pan my parents modified to hold the pie(s)!

Cherry and Blueberry!

Pie pan(s)

So, basically, it was an awesome Birthukkah!

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Prepare Yourselves

If you know me, you know I love two things. Actually, if you know me you know I love lots of things. Lots and lots of things. And that I’m fond of hyperbole. But anyway, if you know me, you know that two things I dearly love are Halloween and my Birthday (lovingly referred to as Birthukkah).

Now that Halloween is nearing (don’t worry, I will blog about my ridiculous costume in all it’s glory) and I’m pretty prepared, my mind naturally moves on to plans for Birthukkah.

There are two things in the works for it so far.

One of them is a surprise (though if you follow me on twitter, not much of one) and very in keeping with the holiday season with which my birthday coincides.

The second is, I have decided what I want to have in lieu of Birthday Cake!

 

So hopefully my mom, the piemaker extraordinaire can pull it off..

Also, that photo prompted this frankly hysterical exchange with my coworker Keith.

Me: I want that in my mouth now.

Keith:  i’m pretty sure that can’t exist

me: It has to, or my life is not completeI’m going to ask my mom to make it for my birthday

Keith:  it is a paradox of pie pleasure no man could possibly create, let alone consume

me:  I’m saving that quoteto describe it when it happens. what types of pie should it be?

Keith:  hmmm…my first instinct is two berry pies, because they would probably blend really well, but now i am thinking two opposite ends of the spectrum pies for maximum juxtaposition of tastes

me:  So, like apple and pumpkin?

Keith:  i was thinking coconut cream and key lime or you could go lemon and lime…lemon meringue and key lime lol or go all out and do cherry and meat pie lolme:  Oh god, I may have just vomited a little.

Keith:  you could end the pumpkin pie vs. pecan pie debate forever and simply combine them into one mega thanksgiving piegasm

me:  Oh good lord. Piegasm.

Keith:  that’s a good quote for a T-shirt “I have achieved piegasm”

me:  I dare you to wear a shirt that says “I have achieved piegasm”

Insert dirty Ned joke here. 🙂

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A title eludes me

Really, how did I manage to blog every day in April? It boggles the mind. Spent the weekend cleaning and packing.

Have I mentioned that I’m going on a little vacation next week? I am! With my mom and my grandmother to Crossville, Tennessee (and surrounding cities). We went a few summers ago (along with my sister Robin) and it was gorgeous. Very green and a little cooler than here (87 degrees and 42% humidity there right as opposed to 92 with 54%). I’ll only be gone Tuesday-Saturday but I’m already trying to brace myself for my grandmother who is sweet but very scatter brained and a little crazy.  But we’re hoping to record her telling some family stories for a little family history thing I’d like to start compiling. We’ll see how it goes, if there’s anything fun to share I’ll try and post it here! 🙂

I’ve only got 4 books packed for the trip and I’m afraid they aren’t a broad enough spectrum but I’m committed to them (also I sent my mom ahead with a bag full of graphic novels just in case!):

Consider the Lobster by David Foster Wallace (I finally read one of his essays yesterday and I’m sad it’s taken me so long to give his stuff a try! Footnotes!)

A Sprig of Muslin by Georgette Heyer (For the past few trips Heyer has  been so indispensable she’s now a requirement)

Brigid of Kildare by Heather Terrell (A historical fiction about St. Brigid, seems like it’ll be in the vein of Tracy Chevalier,  hoping I like it)

A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail by Bill Bryson (Bryson is a hoot, and we’re going to be pretty close to the Appalachian mountains so I thought it would be more appropriate than his book about traveling in Europe)

Okay, I’m pretty happy/excited about reading these books. But I also can’t help but be worried about the lack of variety they offer. 2 historical fictions and 2 non-fictions? No realistic or contemporary fiction and no YA? Makes me a little nervous..Does anyone else worry about things like this? I’m sure I’m not the only one, right?

Anyway, I’ll try and post some pictures of all the pretty of the upcoming week.

Also, as uninvolved as I am in most things sports related, I still have to mention that TCU baseball is in the Men’s College World Series! And we’ve won our first game already. We play again tomorrow at 8! It just occurred to me that I could go watch the game somewhere….

Okay, off to get ready to read at mass then cook a Father’s Day dinner for my dad with Robin. Yum for Salmon, salad, crescent rolls and PIE!

Ooh speaking of Father’s Day, I ordered something for my dad and today he went out and bought the exact same thing for himself. Sigh. Luckily Robin let me know so I could get replacement gifts, but now I have to deal with returning this thing. Anyone need a ?

Le sigh. Ah well..

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