I used all the Nutella on the experimental Nutella-peanut butter cookies about which I wrote before. No idea if they are even edible, considering that I messed them up. Today is the day, however, when colleagues will test them out.
Today has started out inauspiciously. All I can say is that I have had nothing but problems with my car of late. I started hating it last year and started planning to get rid of it. I suppose the car has a mind of its own and is determined to give me as much grief as it can before I can ever consider parting with it. Or it will be so troublesome, it will be financially impossible for me to get something else because I will have to sink so much money into it to make it drivable.
Perhaps the best solution, if only it were possible, would be to give up driving altogether.
I brought in all the latest baked goods. I feel uninspired to write.
Sometimes reading sparks the urge to write. However, I have been reading a lot of reviews and blogs these days and find myself irritated by the tired sameness I see everywhere. It is like critics convene somewhere (I have visions of the Fortress of Solitude as depicted in Superman II ("Kneel before Zod!")) and agree that some random list of films or TV shows are good and proceed to write about them in very similar ways and with similar adjectives backing them up. Seeing the same phrases reused again and again fails to inspire — but I know how easy it is to fall into the same trap. There are, after all, only so many adjectives, and we tend to form habits, choose sides… when we adopt a term like "criminally underrated", we take it (the expression and the show/film to which we are applying it) under our wing or brandish it like a weapon.
Words, though, particularly when we broil them to a crisp until they are festering with cancer, tend to get dull. When multiple people use the same kinds of expressions to describe why something is supposedly good, it all becomes even duller. That said, most of the time, these critics are right (or at least my taste is such that I agree with their opinions). I, too, think Breaking Bad is one of the best shows on TV. I, too, lament that there is only one season left (even if we all agree that it is best to go out on top than to drag oneself to a pitiless, whimper of a death). Must there not be some new, fresh way to write about this, though? Unheard-of ways of stringing words together?
Words fail me, so I will post some crappy pictures of today's baked offerings.