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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

The Unemployment Chronicles - Week 2

Stop me before I bake again!!!

Well, week one of being unemployed went pretty well.
My kids were off from school and I needed some time to just relax so we went places, did projects, wrote book reports, watched movies and had fun. I also baked quite a bit. Chavi Kaufman likes to bake and so do I so there are now plenty of treats around the house for week two and I am home alone with all of them!

For months I'd been craving really gooey caramel-y cinnamon buns and I've been working on perfecting the recipe - I'm getting close - another batch or two and I should be there!
Job hunting is hard, and often depressing. Baking is easy and satisfying.

The trouble is I'm not quite fitting into my interview suit as it is and all of these baked good are not helping. Maybe tomorrow I'll start jogging... and working a little harder at this whole job search thing... or maybe both, but that's DEFINITELY going to require another batch of cinnamon buns, and of course a cup of coffee.


At 9:28 AM, Blogger Baila said...

Ehh--you'll start dieting and job hunting when I do. Tomorrow.

At 12:56 PM, Blogger G6 said...

OK - I should be dieting too, but frankly, all I can think of is asking you to please post the recipe once it's perfected ;)
I love gooey cinnamon buns too!!

At 3:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey that's what you get for being a perfectionist!;-)

At 11:42 PM, Blogger Holy Hyrax said...

open a bakery.

At 6:07 AM, Blogger Glad Hatter said...

Hatzlacha! I second g6, please post the recipe, now you have me craving cinnamon buns. :) Um, the hatzlacha is for the job mostly, but you can always work on your job and diet at the same time by selling the baked goods to get them out of the house!

At 6:27 PM, Blogger projgen said...

add me to the list - I have NOT been able to find a good cinnamon bun recipe! Please post your recipe!

And, ehhh, rubber bands really help expand those business skirt waistlines....

At 2:57 PM, Blogger Looking Forward said...

I'd like the recipie too!


At 2:19 AM, Blogger Rebecca said...

The Bight

At low tide like this how sheer the water is.

White, crumbling ribs of marl protrude and glare

and the boats are dry, the pilings dry as matches,

Absorbing, rather than being absorbed,

the water in the bight doesn't wet anything,

the color of the gas flame turned as low as possible.

One can smell it turning to gas; if one were Baudelaire

one could probably hear it turning to marimba music.

The little ocher dredge at work off the end of the dock

already plays the dry perfectly off-beat claves.

The birds are outsize. Pelicans crash

into this peculiar gas unnecessarily hard.

it seems to me, like pickaxes,

rarely coming up with anything to show for it,

and going off with humorous elbowings,

Black-and-white man-of-war birds soar

on impalpable drafts

and open their tails like scissors on the curves

or tense them like wishbones, till they tremble.

The frowsy sponge boats keep coming in

with the obliging air of retrievers,

bristling with jackstraw gaffs and hooks

and decorated with bobbles of sponges.

There is a fence of chicken wire along the dock

where, glinting like little plowshares,

the blue-gray shark tails are hung up to dry

for the Chinese-restaurant trade.

Some of the little white boats are still piled up

against each other, or lie on their sides, stove in,

and not yet salvaged, if they ever will be, from the last bad storm.

like torn-open, unanswered letters.

the bight is littered with old correspondences.

Click. Click. Goes the dredge,

and brings up a dripping jawful of marl.

All the untidy activity continues,

awful but cheerful.

----- by cheap runescape gold


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