Catching up with srah

I'm not keeping up so well with the blogging, since I don't have a working computer at home right now and all of my time is filled with cooking, walking and trying to fix the dangèd computer. Here's a bit of what I've been up to:

On Saturday, I fixed Isidore sort of by accident. I started him up, ran through all the repair utility thingies, actually got him going for the first time in weeks, played with him for several hours, backed some stuff up, restarted him to make sure he really was fixed, played with him some more, then BZZZZZZ---.

Blue Screen of Death again. Out of nowhere.

Fortunately I have now backed up all of the mp3s Really Important Documents I was worried about before, so hopefully with the assistance of the university Support Desk I will be able to finally fix him without worrying about data.

On Sunday I baked these cookies for the first time, but I replaced the vanilla pudding with butterscotch. Having never tasted the original cookies, I don't quite know where I went wrong... whether it's the use of butterscotch pudding or the fact that I went with the 52¢ Kroger-brand pudding instead of the 99¢ Jell-O pudding. Either way, these cookies have only a vague butterscotch flavor, with a weird kind of sticky texture and a butterscotch aftertaste. I am told by my co-workers, who I have used as taste-testers, that I am too much of a baking perfectionist and they are fine, but I don't think I'll be using this recipe again soon. It does not meet my High Standards of Baking Perfection!

This afternoon I am off to a doctor's appointment about 55 minutes away in Cincinnati. The appointment is at 3:30, so hopefully I will be back before this evening's IMPENDING WEATHER DISASTER descends upon the tri-state area. We are predicted to have huge waves of snow, sleet and freezing rain, as though one of the above were not enough. With any luck, I will be off the roads before it starts, so I will just stay home, wrap myself up in a cocoon of blankets and hide until the badness goes away.

srah - Monday, 12 February 2007 - 1:50 PM
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Comments (4)

gravatar Jen - February 12, 2007 - 7:55 PM -

Our snow disaster is also coming this eventide...or tomorrow. I am hoping you get home safe and Isidore is better for our House date.

gravatar Aunt Pam - February 13, 2007 - 6:43 AM -

For as long as I can remember Butterscotch Chocolate Chip cookies have been on the Werner Christmas cookie tray. I'll have to look up the recipe to see what else is different, but we always use the regular pudding mix instead of instant. (instant hadn't been invented yet. hahaha) But true confessions, we made two kinds of butterscotch cookies this variety and another with no pudding just good butter and brown sugar with a burnt butter icing and those are my favorite Butterscotchy cookie. I hope you have safe travels. When you get home you'll have some cookies to go with some tea or hot chocolate! Stay warm.

gravatar Cheryl - February 13, 2007 - 10:33 AM -

"Fine" does not equal "good". Your cookies are horrible.

Don't forget hot chocolate (or tea, since it is you) with your cocoon of blankets!

gravatar Allison - February 16, 2007 - 11:48 PM -

According to Urban Dictionary, you have 'connectile dysfunction'.

(I hear no one millions of people have this problem, so it's nothing to be embarrassed about.

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