Man, the finalists for Best Diarist over at the 2008 Weblogs are boring (including this one here). I checked out some of the blogs today (not yours). Snoozefest. Even D**ce. This was probably the third time I’ve ever clicked over to her site (yes I can remember because I’ve been expecting to be blown away each time and each time…eh) and it’s no different than me talking about my daughter smearing lipstick all over herself…so what gives? On any of the ones I glanced at, where are the high speed chases and mountain climbing and first kisses and embarrassing bodily functions that make diaries exciting things to read? All I got were pictures. Fascinating.
I do have a question to ask though. Would y’all buy anything that said Not So SAHM on it?
Don’t answer that. Would you buy a calendar with my freaky cats on it? What if they were wearing garish wigs? (Don’t answer that either.) Is there real income potential in being a blog star? Because if so I can start coming up with the merchandise and with the diary worthy material. Hardy har har.
Like this for instance:
This is what my daughter does with my makeup when I accidentally leave the door open to our bathroom. She takes lipstick and smears it all over her face. She gets her application tips from her big sister I swear:
Or how about this:
Better Than S3x Créme Brûlée
Original recipe from Big Oven
8 egg yolks
1/3 cup sugar
Mix those until the sugar has dissolved and the mixture is a pale yellow. Slowly add:
2 cups heavy cream
1 tsp vanilla
Something about straining and skimming off bubbles here, but I didn’t really pay attention to that step. I’m a simple cook y’know.
Pour into cool (as in neato, not chilled) créme brûlée ramekins and placethose in a water bath. Place into 300 degree oven for 50 to 60 minutes. The sides will be set, the middles won’t. Once cooled remove from bath and chill for what seems like forever but really is about two hours. Sprinkle sugar over and flame torch until caramelized (or carmelized).
And I didn’t get a single picture of my masterpieces. They did look something like this though:
Only better, of course. And so easy. And totally worth going out and buying the ramekins ($1 each at Pier 1) and the hand-held chef’s blow torch (so much cheaper at Bed, Bath & Beyond than at Williams-Sonoma).
So, there you have it: my ode to the totally boring and random diaretic (sic) blog posts that are in the runs (haha) with me as Best Diarist. I’m sure they’re all really, really good and exciting and entertaining the rest of the year when not under scrutiny.