Tuesday, September 11, 2007

toward or towards? you'd think I'd know by now

Here's something Chucking It that I did yesterday: I made a Red Velvet Cake from scratch. We had a birthday at our house, and we were out of cake mixes. I've always thought that angel food cake was worth the trouble, because it tastes like poo if it's not homemade. But I've never tasted any other homemade cake that was really any good at all. Maybe I've just had bad luck. Anyway, I have to wonder what y'all are so excited about with the Red Velvet. It was a good cake, don't get me wrong, nice and moist, with a tender crumb, but I don't get why it's so famous. Is it just the red color? Because that seems like a stupid reason to like a cake.

In other news, we just got our couch back from having slipcovers made. It's awesome--I bought a bunch of canvas from Smith and Edwards, took it to Eva Jane's Interiors in Perry (sorry, no website), and it turned out exactly the way I wanted. The woman who slipcovered it is so very good at her job. I want her to make slipcovers for all my furniture. Also, we just bought a rockin' dresser from the DI (You can tell I'm a Utahn because I call it "The DI.") which we put in the boys' room. It was made once upon a time for the Sahara casino in Vegas, and it is bombproof. The drawers are dovetailed front and back and it weighs a frillion pounds. I'm going to paint it once I figure out how to paint the laminate sheet on the top--probably a nice creamy white or a pearly gray. Then I'm totally going to commandeer it once the boys are done with it. I love buying cheap old furniture. It goes better with my house, anyway, and it's far better made than anything we could get new for the same price. $80 for that dresser, and it has nine nice, big drawers.

So, we continue our path towards spiritual enlightenment, or at least towards a house that doesn't look like a squatters' encampment.


highdeekay said...

I've never understood the whole "red velvet" attraction either.

Matt and Emily said...

I too don't get what's so special about a red velvet cake.