1. We don't watch a lot of Wheel of Fortune around here but when we do Katie kills it. She's a Wheel savant. It will be a 15 word phrase and she'll get it with two letters up there. I usually don't even have it by the time the contestants have bought all the vowels and they keep spinning to get more money. So I felt pretty good about myself tonight when I got one before she did. Woot! But what I really felt great about was recognizing one of contestants as a very bit character from Gilmore Girls who's maybe been in like 10 scenes total. And there she was spinning for cash. So I'm a Gilmore Girls savant.
2. After dinner I said, "I could use some chocolate cake right now," and Katie said, "There's a recipe for individual microwave chocolate cake in the Food Network Magazine," (which, for the record, is a great magazine. Trust your friend. You'll want to make every recipe.) I am very suspicious of things being cooked in a microwave. Warmed up in a microwave, sure. But baked? I don't know. (I wonder if the folks in Days of Yore felt this way about the gas range.) But a girl has got to take a few risks if she wants cake. And ta-da! It worked. Chocolate cake in under 10 minutes. Revolutionary! It's more souffle-ish, and it could definitely use some whipped cream or frosting or chocolate sauce, and the recipe makes more that I could eat (can you believe that?), but who am I to complain about such speedy results?
3. I'm reading Tyra Banks' book Modelland and it is the Capital of Crazytown. I'm marking my favorite passages and I think I need to host a dramatic reading. Who's interested?