Thursday, March 17, 2011

"Why should you never iron a 4 leaf clover? Because you don't want to press your luck!" ~ Unknown

Well, today for the first time in my life I was the only person wearing green on St. Patty's Day! It was weird!  I don't know what is wrong with Sweden... they are missing out on a great holiday!  I spent the morning in the hot shop with Rosanne making more half circle bowls with feet.  It was pretty frustrating... apparently this is a SUPER hard shape to make... which doesn't make me feel much better, but maybe a little more inspired to try harder.  Haha, I am trying hard, but I am frustrated.  Here are the ones from yesterday:

 "four little bowls sat on a table contemplating leprechauns...
 "two said they exist and proved it using the rainbow and bucket of gold theory...
 "two said they didn't exist and used the Loch Ness Monster theory...
 "Then they started telling 'your Mamma' jokes and they forgot about leprechauns!"
The End! 
(hope you enjoyed my St. Patrick's Day story!)

In the afternoon I went to the cold shop to work on some deep cutting.  I was tired and thought I would have a long day with riding after school so I figured cold work would be good.  I am trying to do this criss-cross pattern on some of my cylinders, it is very tricky but I am slowly getting it!  I will have pictures soon I am sure :)

After school I got ready to go to the stables, I was going to take the bus and then get a ride home with Martin.  I was a little nervous because I had to walk a ways after the lesson to get to Martin and would arrive about an hour early for the lesson on the bus.  I walked to the bus station about 5-10 minutes before it was supposed to come by at 17:50 (5:50PM) and waited and waited and waited.  I had heard that this bus isn't always so reliable, often not on time and sometimes doesn't seem to come at all.  But what kind of bus doesn't come at all?!?! Well, either I missed this one or it didn't come... stupid effing bus! I got stood there until 10 past in the snow (yes, snow in MARCH!) and then finally went home.  On the way I decided since I had already eaten and decided I was going to go riding I would call the taxi but OF COURSE they couldn't get me until it was too late! Stupid effing taxi!  So, I went home.  

After I sat at home for a few minutes being disappointed and frustrated I walked to Tempo to get some muffin tins to make some of those Nutella Brownie/cupcakes!  I decided it was St. Patrick's Day... I was going to drink a beer and make something delicious to eat!
For this St. Patrick's Day rendition of Nutella Brownie Delights you will need the following items:
 Beer in a green can, flour, NUTELLA, cinnamon, an egg and some muffin tins... this is in no particular order.
 Mix everything together except the beer, you drink that while mixing.  Put them in tins, put the tins in the oven... hopefully an oven much cleaner then mine! yuck.
 Drink your beer for about 10 minutes, take out delightful chocolaty goodness and let cool...
Just cool enough to eat of course! Enjoy with your beer from a green can! You could even dye your beer if you are feeling super ambitious... but I didn't, it was in a can... I had thought that these might need frosting but I don't think so, they are very good and the little bit of cinnamon gives them a sort of wholesome taste! 

Now I am off to bed so I can get up super early tomorrow and not have to bolt directly from bed to the factory with only a multivitamin in my stomach! That wasn't too pleasant today haha!  I think I will bring the rest of the Nutella delights to school and share, I made about 20 and only ate 1! Also, tomorrow is day 26 of The Shred... ALMOST DONE!!!!

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