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. Like if you wanted to program me into a soulless killing machine,you would subject me to Coldplay for a few hours and I would go on a rampage.
This is why I don't ever listen to anyone's music recommendations. Except for maybe Alex who has very similar musical tastes. Or I stick to stuff that's used in TV shows (which is generally selected to be inoffensive) or Alice (SF radio station), well, at least until they started playing Coldplay all the time. I actually screamed and ripped my earphones when they came on while I was walking down the street once. :(
So this is why I was nervous about trying Pandora. But actually it's been really good! How else would I discover that I like a Finnish symphonic metal band? *scratches head*
There I was, happily listening to my Lacuna Coil station when suddenly CLOCKS came one and I went into this wild panic and clicked the thumbs down frantically but I'd already used up all my skips for the hour so it KEPT PLAYING. I should have just pressed the mute button but I was in such a hysterical state that my brain couldn't work and was just repeating MAKE IT STOP MAKE IT STOP ARRRGGGGH so after a bunch of random clicking I somehow changed the station and mercifully it ended.
But everything has been good since then. :)