20 September 2011

what a beautiful pear

what do you do when life gives you a 40-pound box of ripe pears? make pear juice.

no, wait. scratch that.

what do you do with the 40-pound box of ripe pears that you ordered through the ward? core and peel a few halves to bottle (they are as beautiful as they are tasty), then make pear butter out of the rest! here's the new recipe i tried out. no need to peel the pears (yeah!) and it's so delicious!

13 September 2011

it's so terribly satisfying

to witness a car that's driving way too fast (especially on a residential 25 mph street) get pulled over by a cop. sweet justice.

06 September 2011

a (sort of) short rant about smartphones

i know smartphones are the way of the near future (not necessarily the far-future when no one will have cell phones, but that's a topic for a different post). anyhow, i know smartphones are the way of the near future and to be honest half of me would really like an iPhone. if it weren't so expensive to buy the phone and pay monthly for the data plan i'd probably have one by now. but the other half of me is bugged by smartphones. maybe it's because i don't have one. but it's definitely because of the "data plan required" business. if you're in the market for a new phone you have to buy the data plan. why can't i get a smartphone phone and just use it on my regular dataless plan? the folks at Verizon told me it was because smartphones update themselves and need the internet to do that. uh, that doesn't sound very smart to me. my dorky phone get updates and i don't have the internet on my phone.

now you may say to yourself, why would you want a smartphone if you couldn't really use all of its features? good point. but the thing is, when the time comes that i am in the market for a new phone if i don't want to buy a data plan my phone choices are quite slim. and i hate to say it but the non-data phones don't have the sleek design of the new smartphones. and i know they're doing that on purpose. of course i'm going to want great design. so i have to choose between great design + expensive data plan or an affordable plan + a dorky phone. and that, frankly, is really annoying.

02 September 2011

a personal question

what do you do with the extra frosting after the cake is finished? of course i'm talking homemade frosting. sorry folks, but the store bought stuff is not really frosting. sure it looks, even smells like real frosting. but it is not real. i know, i know. cake snobbery. but the fact remains.

anyway, back to the question at hand. do you toss it? spread it on graham crackers the next day for a poor man's sandwich cookie? keep it in the fridge for a few days because it is such good stuff but then finally toss it once you realize there will always be another tasty treat in your life? what do you do?