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Cronut Crack

9 Feb

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I screwed up.  I screwed up bad, yo.  Yesterday I slithered through the Dunkin Donuts drive-thru for an iced coffee and saw that they had croissant donuts on the menu.  So I was like, “Don’t mind if I do!”  And I did.  Oh did I ever.  I know, I know.  I’m a little late to the party.  I mean, they’ve been around for what….4 years now?

Now ya’ll know I make fake pastries and sell them on the internets…so I was already aware of Dominique Ansel’s Bakery in New York.  (I try to use real food as inspiration.)  But somehow I totally missed the fact that he’s the one who actually invented the Cronut.  I vaguely remember seeing something on the Today Show about long lines trying to get some donut hybrid thing, but I didn’t pay much attention.  I don’t do chatty early morning talk shows. Also, I try to stay away from fads until they are no longer fads.

But I’m here to tell you right now this very moment that I am unequivocally addicted to the Dunkin Donut Boston Kreme Croissant Donut like a squirrel on smack.  This morning I went creeping up in there like a Ninja.  They totally remembered me.  I’m like that crackhead that circles around the block and comes back trying to act like he someone else.  Only I’m not someone else.  I’m just an aging woman with a bad back and no shame.

My kid can never find out about this.  Like ever.

 

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4th Grade Lunch Bag Countdown: 165 More Days

20 Aug

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Clay Magic

27 Aug

This one time, back in high school, I made a clay bust of Princess Diana and entered it into an art contest.  A fellow contestant told me that if I said it was George Washington, I’d have a better chance of placing.  He was right.  I wish I had a picture to share.  But George is long since gone.  My brother snagged it and used it to set his glasses on at night after he went to bed.  That hard-as-concrete school clay has never been my friend.  Ever.

Until Crayola Model Magic came into my life.  Oh.  Have you tried it?  It’s like a drug with no side effects.  It’s lightweight and beyond easy to work with.  I love it so much that I’ve started making fake food and trying to sell it to unsuspecting persons.  I’m still anxiously looking forward to the day someone tries to take a bite of my painted Crayola Model Magic.  Deception?  Nah.  Self-amusement.

 

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