We’re still without TV and internet. But I have to say, I don’t hate it. I’ve read two books in the past three days, gone to bed early, and done a lot of walking around.
How am I blogging, you ask? I came to school to write clinic reports and accomplish various other mumbo jumbo tasks, and decided I’d check in with all of you. I’m not too happy about having to drive all the way to Towson to get internet, but it was either this or sit among the middle aged men at the Fed Hill library applying for jobs. And I already did that two days ago.
I don’t know why it took me so long to join the library considering I’m such a little bookworm. When I was at the lake my uncle asked me if I’m still reading a lot. I told him I don’t get to read for pleasure much during the school year, but that over the summer I live at the library.
“Oh, that’s great. I remember your mom being worried about you when you were younger.”
Ummmm, what? Oh yes, turns out my mom thought that since I was a really unfortunate looking child with a bowl cut and thick Mickey Mouse glasses that inhaled three books a week I would turn out like a weirdo. Which, I did, in my own way. But I still have (some) social skills! And no glasses or contacts. I’m a medical miracle.
Anyway, one of the books I just read is called 150 Pounds by Kate Rockland. It’s about two girls who write blogs about weight and body image with two opposing viewpoints. I loooooved it. Maybe because I’m a blogger/reader/eater/female, but I highly recommend. And I also recommend making these cookies, courtesy of a fellow blogger Recipe Girl.
1 1/4 cups softened butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 tsp vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup cocoa powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
chocolate chips- she used a mix of semisweet and white, and I used semisweet and peanut butter chips
Combine butter, sugars, eggs and vanilla. In a separate bowl, combine dry ingredients.
In increments, add the dry ingredients to the wet using a hand mixer. Or, once your hand mixer overheats like mine did, a wooden spoon.
Add your chips! I wanted to add all sorts of things like walnuts and coconut but sooooomebody (Aaron) objected.
Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes.
That same soooomebody put a cookie on top of cherry vanilla ice cream, which just reminds me of my old favorite Bath & Body Words lip balm. Gross.
Enjoy! Who wants to start a book/cookie club?!