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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.

Nucking Futters.

Posted 2009.03.30 9.07 in Life On Drugs, Pointless Blather by Stephanie

I forgot to take my cryptospam again yesterday.  This is a problem I have with any medication you’re supposed to take every day.  Eventually, I can’t remember not taking it, because my head fills up with memories of taking it.  I’ve taken it a hundred times.  How can I be sure one of those times wasn’t today?

I was thinking of getting a t-shirt made with the word NUTS printed on it, front and back, in big block letters.  Let people make what they will of that.  Or when it gets warm enough not to need a sweater or jacket, I might start wearing my lab coat everywhere.  I don’t work in a lab, but I own a lab coat.  You know, long white coat, some pockets, clearly intended for a doctor or lab type person.  I could even make up an official looking passcard to clip to it.  The passcard would also say NUTS. Although people might then think I worked in a nut factory.  Then again, maybe I do.

Gone A Year, Never Forgotten

Posted 2006.10.27 0.00 in Cats by Stephanie

A year ago today I said goodbye to my Sylvie Dots.

Of all the cats I have known, he was the smartest, most patient, and the most joyful.

A year later and he is still sorely missed.

Sylvie Dots

Sylvie Dots