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She-Ra Season 3 Drop and Ugly Cake

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She-Ra and the Princesses of Power Season 3 is out now and I could not be more excited. I am Halloween or Christmas level joyful. And holidays mean food.

So, to commemorate this occasion, I planned to make a cake. Bright colors, fruity. Cheerful. I went with strawberry. Last weekend, I did a trial run -- Bob's Red Mill vanilla cake mix, cream cheese swirl (cream cheese, egg, whey, Torani syrup -- like in brownies), strawberry jam swirl. In the bundt pan.

This was tasty, but did not release from the pan at all. I thought I greased the pan evenly with butter, but not enough, apparently. Since it was just friends, I scraped the sticky-stubbornness off with a spatula, and we ate it alongside the cake. Plus whipped cream. No complaints, except for me. Ugh.

The only answer is upside-down cake. The strawberries on top (plus the brown sugar and butter) will forgive all uneven-ness and any Cake Loss that is stuck to the pan.


I greased the pan with canola oil. Cake loss was minimal.
I'm pret…

Get out of my brain

I am forgetful, distracted, and terrible at estimating how long things take to do. This means that breaking down projects into tasks and managing those tasks is important to me.


Or, How I organize my brain

Big picture planning:
Happy planner
brainstorming composition notebooks with graph paper
dedicated subject/project notebooks -- preferably arc-style with dot grid paper

In order:
Workflowy
Evernote
Remember the milk

Queen of the Amazons (1947)

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Tonight's first feature was Queen of the Amazons from the 100 Scifi Classics collection. Hard to watch. It was so hard to watch, that this review picked up plenty of stuff that I missed.

Halfway in, Stacey read the Wikipedia article out loud to help us out. The plot's rather basic, as it's a safari movie. I don't feel I missed much with my lack of attention.

Queen of the Amazons gets 1/5 from me.