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Thursday, June 21, 2012

On A Quest For Being More Flexible...


I do not know for the life of me why I continue to try new things. Oh yes, now it's coming back. I'm attempting to learn fun things I've never done before, I'm being more flexible and less rigid, and I'm never saying never in this 'harder than heck to live in' world of ours.


Yesterday I attempted a Beginner Pastel Class at the Arkansas Arts Center and I did not last the entire class time before I went crying to the instructor, begging her not to take it personally, as I couldn't flee to the office fast enough in an attempt to salvage my $239 and get into some other class (which they more than happily obliged me with.) However, to save the next old dog who thinks they can learn new tricks the pain, suffering, and embarrassment, I wished I had told them that the meaning of  'beginner' has to do with something as new, not experienced, basics, primer...reminds me of the time as a mom with two kids I attempted to take a Beginner Tap Class at UALR. I'll never do that again.  Oops, did I say never...


Believe it or not, when you're not changing, trying something new, or moving forward, you might just be done in this 'harder than heck to live in' world of ours. Wish me luck with my new Beginner Drawing Class...

Thursday, June 7, 2012

On A Quest For Arkansas' Best Cupcake!


In the photo above, you see the biggest and best arrangement of assorted cupcakes that I've purchased in a good while. Ummm, Italian Cream, Carrot, Chocolate, Coconut, etc. And, imagine this, they are made by a guy in Jacksonville, AR at Cakes by Sam!

Cupcakes are certainly not girly things anymore and, I do love cupcakes. I guess you could call me a true CCC (Cup Cake Connoisseur). I've had cupcakes from all over the great state of Arkansas like cakes from Kroger, cakes from Cupcakes on Kavanaugh, cakes from Community Bakery, cakes from Ed's Bakery, and cakes from Rick's Bakery, however, these delicious cupcakes are by far the best I've eaten lately! These huge delights are always soft, fresh, moist, and sometimes alcoholically flavorful.  Now, you can do your own math or check out mine...I often purchase six cupcakes at a visit, usually give four away, and end up eating two all by myself. But, however you want to go figure, do a good thing today and visit Cakes by Sam...purchase some, eat a few, and give the remainder away to people you really love. And, to think I once thought I was bad at math...

Which ones do I often choose to keep?? You guessed it...the Peanut Butter & Chocolate Cupcake with a sliver of chocolate candy on top or sometimes the heavily laden, pecan charged, German Chocolate Cupcake. I do have one complaint...my last German Chocolate CC did not have any center filled frosting in it! Hope that was just a teeny tiny mistake that won't ever happen again!! I will be back...


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