May 3rd, 2009

food

Cupcakes make me happy

Cupcakes are one of my favourite things ever. They're surprisingly hard to find near where I live, though. Everybody has muffins (blech) but cupcakes are rare. I had a really good one at Citizen Cake with eggpuff and my roommate. I had the chocolate chip mania cupcake (I think) and it was so good! The frosting tasted like chocolate chip cookie dough. *cries*

Last week, eggpuff mentioned that Kara's Cupcakes is really good and it sounded familiar so I went to look it up and I'd actually seen it at Ghirardelli Square and was intrigued. But I think I had just eaten so I refrained from getting any. So yesterday I walked a mile over there to pick up some for myself and friends and I had the sweet vanilla and vanilla chocolate flavours and *weeps*. The chocolate velvet was also a big hit (although I didn't try any).

It makes me so happy that I'm within walking distance of delicious cupcakes!!! (Another awesome cupcake place is in this foofy mall in Corte Madera near the baby's daycare place. Alex says that one is better than Kara's. I would say they're on par.)

eggpuff mentioned Pandora recently and, feeling brave, I decided to try it out. So, umm, I'm one of those people who reacts very strongly to music. In a negative way. If I hear even a few bars of a song I don't like, it puts me in a really foul mood. The ultimate example of this is pretty much anything by Coldplay. Collapse )

But everything has been good since then. :)
  • Current Music
    New Found Glory - Your Biggest Mistake
TV

TV and movie stuff

Caught up on a bunch of TV. Heroes finale kinda' sucked. Hopefully next season will be a fresh new start. Or something. Lost is the best it's ever been. Dollhouse has actually gotten quite good. Too bad it's been cancelled. Or probably getting cancelled. Whatever. Supernatural has been good for a while. Feels like I'm due to get superkicked in the crotch. I liked the Chuck finale. It was very true to the spirit of the show. But with that ending, they have to continue it, right?

I watched the first episode of Southland and it has a very realistic feel to it, but I'm not sure that's something that appeals to me. Basically, it's depressing to see people get killed. I find this okay on the 48302702 cop shows I watch because it's very obviously not real. It's all about the puzzle and mystery and the relationships between the main cast. But in Southland the main character is very... well, there's this running joke that he's Canadian, and he's just this guy who's sorta' shell-shocked and doesn't really react to much or interact with people and again maybe that's actually what people are like in real life but... not sure I want to watch that.

New Harper's Island last night! Collapse ) There was an awesome (positive) mini-review of the show in Entertainment Weekly that says it's "delightfully cliched and cheesy" and it totally is! Plus a perfect observation: "no one ever casually enters a room, they just POP OUT LIKE A MAD SLASHER."

If I was falling in love with Better Off Ted before, I'm now head over heels thanks to the racial sensitivity episode. The plot is that the motion sensors at the company can't detect black people. So they hire minimum wage white people to follow the black people around. It is awesome almost beyond belief. :P

Oh oh oh and even though it's cold and rainy in San Francisco summer is almost here and this means movies!!! I'm really excited for Terminator Salvation, Star Trek, Half-Blood Prince and Transformers 2. I really want Terminator to do well in hopes that it might save the TV show. :P But I think it looks really good on its own. The trailers for Public Enemies and G.I. Joe seemed interesting and apparently they got a good director to do Wolverine so I might give that a chance, although I'm really still quite scarred from X-Men 3 so I'll have to overcome that. The summer has already gotten off to a good start with Fast & Furious which was better than the best summer movie of last year so I'm hopeful! :)
  • Current Music
    Nightwish - Amaranth