Oh god, now she’s made a vlog

Last night was sorta weird: I was too busy to go to Knit Night, and our neighbors were out yelling on the porch all evening, and Jeff was in class ’till 7:30, and I decided to make cupcakes.  Weird night.


So when I saw Abbie’s accent test post thingy (which I think Jessica also did a while ago), I decided to ratchet the weirdness up to 11, and do it too.  Even though my hay fever is awful right now, rendering my whole nose/mouth area a lovely shade of BRIGHT RED.  Even though Roxie was climbing all over me and making a nuisance of herself.  Even though I’m nearly as awkward on video as I am in real life (contrasted against my suave self here on the blog, you know).


Why? Because I’m an idiot, apparently.


Anyway, here it is.  My south-Midwestern accent and an ill-behaved pibble:


Oh, you want to know why was I making delicious cupcakes on a Wednesday night?  (Even if you don’t – pretend.  It’ll make me feel better.)


I can’t tell you why.  But I can tell you that it was to thank someone – a summer intern here at work – for doing something that made my day.  No, my month.  Yes.  He made my month.


(The suspense is killing you, isn’t it?  I haven’t decided yet if I’ll be posting about about this stuff, as it’ll thoroughly demolish the work/blog barrier I try to maintain here.  But it’s good and exciting.)


Finally, here’s a link to those delicious butterbeer cupcakes (h/t to Kara).   Mine turned out a bit dry, but the butterscotch ganache injection does a good job of minimizing that, and the long-suffering cupcake tasters in my house and in my suite at work have all testified that they’re “delicious”.  Here’s the least food-porn-y photo *ever*, of said cupcakes – these are the ones for the intern; the recipe made a further dozen for husband/coworkers:

Yum.  (Next time I’m gonna reduce the flour by a few tablespoons, though.  Or maybe just add a splash more milk).


Do you wanna do the accent test too? It’ll make me feel like slightly less of a dork.  Maybe.


6 responses to “Oh god, now she’s made a vlog

  1. So I was all like, “okay fine. I’ll do that accents thing.” But then realized I DON’T KNOW HOW TO RECORD A VIDEO ON MY WEB CAM. How lame is that? So who knows If I’ll go to the work of figuring THAT out.

  2. ps. you DO have an accent. But it’s a NORMAL accent. Like, you say things the “right” way. 😀 (and by this I don’t mean anyone else says them wrong.). And Roxie acts like a toddler. hehe.

  3. 1. I agree with all of your pronunciations with the exception of ‘miracle’. I am afraid your husband is correct on that front. I am from the northern midwest (Michigan), so that might be why. I am also the only person in my family who uses ‘soda’, though that comes from working in a movie theater in high school, and I switched to avoid confusion. (Q:What kind of pop would you like? A: Butter.)
    2. AREN”T THOSE CUPCAKES AMAZING?! I have made them twice and they go over like gangbusters every time. Except that sometimes people are afraid to eat them, like they’re being saved for someone else or something. (I set them out with the rest of the food! Obviously you are welcome to eat them!)

  4. It’s Vlog! Vlog! It’s big! It’s heavy! It’s wood! It’s Vlog! It’s Vlog! It’s better than bad, it’s good!

  5. One of my favorite posts of yourssssssssssssssssss. I say “crown” instead of “cray-yon” SO SUE ME. 😉

  6. Those cupcakes are really pretty.

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