Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Dear Maaaartha,

Wednesday, August 06, 2008
Here's the thing about growing up and becoming a fully-functioning grown up lady: there is so much pressure, and 95% of it is completely self-inflicted. No one is standing behind me yelling because I didn't hand-embroider all of the initials of my immediate family on a keepsake heirloom quilt to be passed down from generation to generation. No one cares if I serve store-bought lime tartlets to Book Club, and quite honestly, no one gives a damn if my sheets are perfectly pressed at all times. No one cares about these things, and as the only person who would ever notice (me) doesn't care either, there's no point in even going there.

But damn, Martha! Now that all of my friends are buying up homes and throwing lavish parties that I am required to buy coordinating dresses for and give speeches, my input is often requested! And now, here I find myself, scouring the interwebs, particularly YOUR interweb, to find new and trendy and meaningful decor tips and etiquettte guides and gift ideas.

And dang it, Martha, there's just not enough time in the freaking day! I was already busy scouring the interwebs for hilarious sarcastic webcomics about math!

Thanks bunches.

With extreme mortgage envy,


ps- Um, yum. I want to make these, but there is like, eight pounds of butter (I can't convert from metric to imperial to colloquial in my head) in them, you cow. Butter is pricey!


Lady Rose said...

drool! let's have a bake-a-thon. in your house. because I don't want to get my house all hotted up.

Hoping to soon be envied,

Kevin said...

One stick is 1/2 cup is 1/4 pound is 113 g.

3 sticks is, therefore, 3/4 of a pound of butter, which is only, like $3 worth. Including the jam, an entire batch of these cookies is only $5 or $6. (And 5400 calories.)

And yes, I calculated that. It's me. Quantifying is what I do.

Meg said...

Thanks, Kev. It's always good to know an engineer.

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