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23 July 2013 @ 11:59 am
food, books, and irony  
I made a cake! Apparently my reaction to cool weather after really hot weather is to make up reasons to take advantage of the stove and/or oven while it's cool enough to do so. Which makes sense when it's roasting a bunch of vegetables for lunch, or making a pot of polenta to eat throughout the week, but...cake? I never bake things, but I wanted to try yogurt cake after reading about it in French Kids Eat Everything a while ago. So now I have a loaf pan of yogurt cake flavored with orange zest, and I am so unfamiliar with baking that I don't even have anything to store this cake in except the loaf pan I baked it in, with foil on the top, so it is probably going to go bad before I can actually eat it. Oh well. I'm pleased anyway.

I'm also tired, because I went stupid and decided to reread The Demon's Surrender in one day. But now I don't have any more of them to read. :( The thing is, I'd sort of decided to reread the trilogy to analyze it, take it apart to see how it worked and to see if I could learn anything useful for my own writing - but, as usually happens, I totally forgot to do this while I was reading. You'd think, after all that grad school, this would be a pretty natural thing, but nope.
melancholy in the rainliseuse on July 23rd, 2013 03:57 pm (UTC)
I find that if it is something I have to analyse and deconstruct I can, but if it is something I vaguely want to analyse and deconstruct my brain just goes "lol, no" at me.
tempestsarekindtempestsarekind on July 23rd, 2013 08:31 pm (UTC)
Yes! Possibly if I'd had some specific goal in mind I might have had more success, but it was far too easy to forget about my vague plan to see how the book was constructed.
litlover12 on July 23rd, 2013 04:01 pm (UTC)
Wish I could be there to help you eat that cake!
tempestsarekindtempestsarekind on July 23rd, 2013 08:29 pm (UTC)
It would be nice to have the help! Though a friend of mine pointed out that one can freeze cake, so I might give that a try with half of it. (And if it works, then I'll have cake some day in the future when I don't feel like baking!)