Earlier this summer, I had a plan to explore local cupcake shops for my periodic splurges. Unfortunately, holidays and special family meals have interfered with that plan. I’m not complaining, mind you, because my Memaw’s from-scratch banana pudding beats any cupcake any day. But I’m ready to get back to my cupcake explorations now! My plan is to have one next Saturday, provided I have six AWESOME workouts this week. And eat the right foods. There’s always that….
Speaking of workouts, today’s 5k walk was much better than the last one. In fact, with a heat index in the mid 90s, I almost hoped for even a slight twinge. I chose a city park this week, with a one mile loop circling through the park. If hip bothered me, or a rain storm blew in, I was within 200 yards of my car at any given time. It was a good plan, but I didn’t need it. I made it in fine form with a decent-for-me time at 50 minutes.
Two notes from my walk:
1) I am the new proud owner of an iphone armband, and I took it for its first spin today. Verdict: It will take some getting used to, but I loved having my tunes with me. (I’m not sure my co-walkers are too happy about it–I can’t carry a tune in a bucket.) My ipod shuffle died last year, and the replacement player I replaced it with died a couple months ago, so I have been having to carry my iphone with me in my hand. Not bad, since it’s so light, but once I get my arms swinging or pumping, the movement in my lower arms makes the iphone think I’m ready to move to another song. Very annoying. I’m hopeful this armband will continue to work out well, especially since it doesn’t involve buying a new piece of electronics. Plus, now I only have to sync once.
2) I don’t recommend Schlotzky’s Albuquerque Turkey sandwich just prior to walking (even 30 minutes before and even if you omit the chipotle mayonnaise). It’s delicious, but those green peppers linger for the first mile, if you know what I mean.
So what else is happening this weekend? Oh! In a neat follow-up to last week’s Kitchen Aid stand mixer $20 garage sale score, today I found a manual/cookbook for the same mixer! I bought it in a $4 bundle of books and REI fleece pullover. Follow-up score! (Oh, and at another sale, I saw a Kitchen Aid stand mixer. Price? $100! Counting my blessings much? You betcha!)
Thinking of mixers makes me think of cupcakes, bringing us full circle. Last night, I watched yet another new cooking show, DC Cupcakes. It follows the daily dramas (real and manufactured) of the owners of Georgetown Cupcakes in Washington, DC. It’s not a bad show, but it occurred to me as I watched it that there’s really no good reason that I can’t have a cooking show of my own. In fact, I think a show featuring me trying to make 1000 cupcakes would garner much higher ratings than one in which professional bakers do it. I mean, c’mon, they’ve been baking for years. It should be easy for them!
I think I’ll write to TLC (back up plan: The Food Network) to pitch the idea. First, I should finish redecorating my kitchen. I can’t have America tuning in to harvest gold appliances (except for the fridge, which is white.)
So what are y’all up to this weekend? Given any thought to having your own cooking show? What would it be like, if you did?