Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Daily Arsenal 12.26.12



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Back at work with my Gunnar Anime glasses in Sapphire... a pink Energel Alloy pen, Fisher Scientific Blue permanent marker

Friday, December 14, 2012

Cupcake Friday 12.14.2012

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What's this cupcake you say? It looks pretty plain right?  nope its an Eggnog cupcake.  Both the cupcake and the icing are yummy and very eggnog flavored.  For a buttercream frosting (which we know I dont like, it's very tasty)  The 2 fondant toppers were pretty good too (as far as fondant goes anyway)

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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Daily Arsenal 12.11.2012



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"#dailyarsenal and some light @levenger reading"
As much as i like the Black line from the Uniball Vision Elite (this one is purple black) i find that the line typically is too fat for my liking.. so as much as i Love the colors, I dont find picking up this pen is in my daily routine (however, I do pick it up to do work at work because it is just dark enough that it looks black so I dont get major complaints about using blue/black ink) 

Friday, December 7, 2012

Cupcake Friday - 12.07.2012

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Santa's Bumpy Sleighride is back! Chocolate cake w/ white, chocolate, and peanut butter chips, and marshmallows baked within, topped off with some mallow buttercream and a clumsy Santa!

oops my Santa got killed.. but the red fondant is Santa's butt because Santa fell off his sleigh.

My impressions:  While I hate peanut butter, the peanut butter chips in this cupcake was way better than the peanut butter chocolate chip cupcakes -- I love the cute whimsical nod to Christmas, and to boot it was a pretty good chocolate cupcake with subdued peanut butter flavors.. yum!

Daily Arsenal 12.7.2012



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"Study visit aftermath #dailyarsenal "

So i've been absent for a few days.. off of twitter, blogger, etc.  Its been a hectic week -- mostly because we started nasal challenges at work... and this is the aftermath.. I'm trying to copy forms over and fill out all the blanks with appropriate #s and values today and half of yesterday.. *sighs*!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Friday, November 16, 2012

Cupcake Friday... 2 weeks late?



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Tom the Turkey Cupcake -- vanilla cake with oreo crumbs and vanilla frosting.. Malt ball turkey with candy corn beak and tail

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Daily Arsenal 11.13.2012



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"Late day #dailyarsenal "

Ok so this is late, but this is what my arsenal looked like for class.. yep note the coffee, and the Salt Water Taffy

Friday, November 9, 2012

Cupcake Friday 11.9.2012 - Blueberry Lemon

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Blueberry lemon cupcake -- The 2 flavors together dont sound good, right? But how many times have you made a muffin (ok if you bake that is) and added a bit of lemon zest, or some citrus zest into a berry flavored muffin? So, yep the cupcake was yummy -- i think the icing was a bit too much (but if you like lemon flavored buttercream you should be good here)

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Daily Arsenal 11.08.2012



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Pentel Energel, and a piece of dark chocolate almond bark from the Fudge Kitchen at Cape May

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Daily Arsenal 11.07.2012



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uni pin oil based ink marking pen in 01 -- i use it in the lab to mark tubes, etc.  and its similar to a sharpie needle point marker.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Cape May visit - Post Sandy

So Cape May is one of the boy's favorite spots to go since he was a child, so when Hurricane Sandy was barreling down the Northeast and we heard that it was potentially going to affect the Jersey Shore, he got very concerned.  Apparently he likes to storm track anyway and the fact that Sandy may impact the beach he loves so dearly made it even more imperative to storm track -- who knew?! 

Fortunately Sandy's impact on Cape May was pretty minimal -- yes they did get storm surges, yes people had flooding, yes the dunes got shifted -- but it's apparently nothing like the places further up north (Manhattan, Hoboken, etc)  Here are some pictures from the weekend's trip... note I am as tall (if not taller than some of the street signs, lamp posts..)

There were some pluses -- Sandy hit at Atlantic City (or close to it) so Cape May was on the Southern end of the storm -- yes they had high storm surges, but not to the extent that some of the other places were -- lots of places got far worse damage.  When we first got there we were like oh this isnt horrible, there arent very many problems (now we went to the more commercialized areas, not the houses, etc that wouldnt be near Washington Square Mall, or the beach, because people dont like it really if you are wandering around their yards and taking pictures of their houses, really..for some strange reason they think its creepy.

oh and yes it was breezy... and cold.
 

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South End of Beach Drive, by the Cove Restaurant

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Sunset Beach -- didnt get a lot here very windy and sand was blowing everywhere..
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Cape May Convention Center -- i'm by the waves area.. yep that is a hill o sand
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Hi massive Bulldozer!
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holy crap, such a large clam shell.. apparently there were lots of conch shells too (well we saw some but they were all broken)

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Beach Drive @ Poverty Beach (yep this is indeed the road)
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More beach drive photos

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Condos by Poverty beach -- notice the support isnt quite straight.

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hmm is that an AC unit that is buried in the sand? Why yes.. uh ohs.

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front side of the condos -- hope you dont want to get in anytime soon, there is no road here.

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North End of Beach drive, near the condos (Poverty Beach area)

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Friday, November 2, 2012

Bermuda...


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So this post is a bit late, but sometime in the middle of the summer I found a cruise deal that was too good to pass up.  It was for a 6 night cruise from where I live to Bermuda, where it would dock at King's Wharf for approximately 1.5 days.  (We sort of got in Sun Afternoon, and left Tues at noon).  
For some reason I like to think that Bermuda is ohh i dont know somewhere in the Caribbean, but no, indeed it is closer to the Southern US  states (Like NC, SC) in Latitude than the Caribbean.  The ship that we sailed on was a Royal Caribbean ship called Enchantment of the Seas.  The boy and I've been on this ship several times but it was my parent's first cruise.  So we did some of the silly stuff with them like walk around the ship, walked through the main areas for them to gawk at the pictures the stores etc.  But we also split up while we were on the island-- they went ahead and went to Hamilton, and went to St. George and walked through the World Heritage Site... The boy and I were planning on doing that but just had too much fun snorkeling at Tobacco Bay beach and then Horseshoe Bay beach instead.  

Here are some photos from that trip...
 

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Daily arsenal 10.31.12

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Wicked 10k in pictures

So I randomly (ok so maybe not so randomly) since a coworker found this race for me 2 years ago.. decided to do a 10k run in VA beach during Halloween weekend.   Well, not knowing about Sandy was a godsend because I would have never signed up had I known about Sandy... but because I didnt realize Sandy was coming, I signed up and what a fun, and windy weekend it was. 


A view of  the stragglers finishing up from the Balcony in our hotel room
 The Swag: (Long sleeved tech t), Tarvis like cup, finisher's medal
 
A closeup of the cup

Post Race Party:
Chili in a bread bowl
giant inflatable spider

Friday, October 26, 2012

Cupcake Friday

apple pie

Apple Pie cupcake.  Looks like an apple pie... yep taste like an apple pie -- well sorta.  I mean it is a cupcake after all so it does taste more like an apple cake with a crumb topping.  

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Friday, October 19, 2012

Cupcake Friday - Flying Monkey Edition

Some of you know that I was in Philly a weekend ago?  I picked up some cupcakes while i was there and finally (ok its been about a week) had time to eat them whilest watching football on TV.

My thoughts on the 2 cupcakes that are going to be shown are about the same -- meh!  Great name for a little shop in the Reading Terminal but their whoopie pies are way better than these so go for the whoopie pies instead!


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Spiced cupcake

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Hard Apple Cider

or maybe I got the 2 mixed up.  The problem here is the cupcake was so lightly fragranced that I couldn't distinguish which one was the spiced cake and which one was the cider cake.   In fact, the boy and I both couldnt figure it out-- we think that the cake in both cases were the same and that the spiced/hard cider flavor was in the icing alone.
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