Archive | January, 2012

A Thing or Two about Bathroom Design

27 Jan

An equally appropriate title to this post would be “It’s been a long week and my brain might be fried.” Do enjoy.

The first thing that I have noticed about bathroom design is that you never really consider it until you find yourself in a poorly designed one.

The women’s faculty restroom on the second floor of the science wing is just such a restroom. It makes you realize that, sometimes in life, not enough thought is given to some things that definitely deserve it.

But despite the fact that the second floor science wing women’s faculty restroom may not have been given enough thought before it was constructed, I have spent the time, asked the questions and come up with a comment or two about bathroom design.

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Blueberry White Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

15 Jan

Nom-rating: **** (4/5)

Printable Recipe

So back when the days were long, the weather was warm and all was well with the world (aka summer), berries were in-season and, therefore, extremely affordable.

Affordable enough that I filled a good portion of our freezer with delicious blueberries.

Nevermind the fact that the only thing we ever use blueberries for are pancakes.

After five months of Saturday blueberry pancakes, we had used exactly one and a half bags.

At that rate, we would have been set for the next 4-ish years.

Because I would like to buy fresh blueberries again this summer and because Mr. Torres always (fine, not always, but often) gets on to me for filling the freezer up with food that I don’t use and because we were going over to a friend’s house to play games on Saturday afternoon aaand because I love cookies, I decided to give blueberry cookies a stab.

I had two potential recipe ideas.

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(Not so) Easy, Easy

8 Jan

I recently traded in my normal tools of choice (spatulas, my mixer, whisks) and even traded in my tools of second choice (scissors, stickers, ribbon, scrapbooking paper) for tools of a new sort.

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