Funny Cuz Its True

Posted 2009.04.02 17.48 in Computers/Internet/Technology, Pointless Blather by Stephanie

Muffins != Cupcakes

Posted 2009.04.02 11.46 in DID, Pointless Blather by Stephanie

Recently I questioned the differences and similarities of muffins and cupcakes, and was trying to determine if they were really the same thing or if they were separate.

As always, the best thing to do is consult the experts, so I did, and here is what I learned — courtesy of Leanne from Get Frosted!:

Muffins tend to be on the savory side and have less sugar. They are also a denser texture than cupcakes which should be light and fluffy. Muffins are traditionally not iced…

Interesting that the differences seem to be all fairly subjective — “tend to be”, “less sugar”, “denser”, “lighter”.  Nothing actually definitive or quantitative, except the matter of icing. Nonetheless, it only takes one definite, distinguishing characteristic.

If you put icing on your muffin, you’re eating a cupcake.

In the earlier article, I mentioned that I was sure I had seen muffins with icing on them. Perhaps they were mislabeled cupcakes. Or perhaps I just imagined it. After all, I have trouble remembering what day it is, what month it is, what season it is, and whether or not I’ve taken my pills. It’s not too great a stretch of the imagination to think maybe I imagined the muffins with icing.

It's Just That Easy!

It's Just That Easy!

At any rate, I can certainly sleep easier knowing that this matter has been resolved. And I’m sure all of you can as well.


Posted 2009.04.02 7.35 in Pointless Blather by Stephanie

Just once, I’d like to experience what it is like to wake up in the morning feeling well-rested and full of energy, ready to bound out of bed and take on the day.

As opposed to real life, where I wake up every day feeling exhausted and tired; every morning I wake up feeling like I haven’t slept at all.

So here I am, having coffee-number-one, eyes half closed and feeling like I could go back to bed for another 8 hours — instead, I have to go to work, which is almost the exact opposite of what I want.