Got up at 4am to get ready to go stand in line outside of our Apple store. Luckily, our Apple store is in the mall, so my roommate and I don’t have to be out in the morning chill. We’re not too much further behind than when I got my iPhone 4, and the mall line isn’t uber packed right now, so hopefully it won’t take too long!
Obviously, I took the day off today, so I have a nice three day weekend to play with the shiny new phone. I’m still deciding between black and white, but I usually end up getting black.
Expect photos today! I’m anxious to try out the cameras, especially the front one since it has been upgraded.
Stopped by Godiva yesterday to pick up two of the bakery truffles to try, plus the two pumpkin truffles they have now. I ended up with Cookie Dough, Birthday Cake, Pumpkin Spice, and Pumpkin Cheesecake truffles. First, I tried the Birthday Cake. It’s good and certainly tastes like cake, but a bit too sweet for my liking. I tried the Cookie Dough as well, but again, it’s really good, but too sweet for me. The pumpkins, however, are always delicious and have a bit of spice to offset the sweetness. Anyway, I would definitely recommend the bakery truffles to anyone with a sweet tooth.
I also stopped by Michael’s to pick up some clay. I’m trying out Primo! Sculpey to see how I like it. I picked out a good assortment of colors to mess with, so that should keep me busy for a while. I had meant to make things today, but my day got unexpectedly busy, so I’ll have to wait until tomorrow after work.
Test baking done! I didn’t put much detail into these since they were going to be my test batch, but from now on I’ll be making better looking things. They didn’t turn out too bad for a first run. The cat came out the most burnt, but I think it looks more like it could be it’s coloring, haha. The muffin, made for a friend and designed after a doodle she did, actually looks muffin-like with the lightly burnt parts.
Now that I have a better feel for how my toaster oven’s temperature spikes, I can time things better. The second one I put in turned out fine, however, I haven’t taken a picture of it yet.
Expect to see more over the weekend!
Today’s pumpkin deliciousness, Pumpkin frozen custard with pecans from Fritz’s! This is the best! It’s going to take a lot for me not to go get it every day, haha. Lucky for me, my wallet, and my diet, I don’t live behind Fritz’s anymore, so it’s not quite as much of a temptation to me as it was.
And, as a tradition to myself, I eat one pumpkin Reese’s once I see them out.
Not pumpkin, but pumpkin shaped AND a Reese’s, so that’s good enough for me. I have no idea when or why I started this yearly tradition, it’s just something I do.
I bought a toaster oven today. This will only be used for my polymer clay projects, no food whatsoever. I already have about four things lined up to be baked in it, and I would have done so tonight, however I forgot to get foil, so that is tomorrow’s mission along with getting more Sculpey and Fimo. I’m currently using Super Scupley, but it’s old and very gummy once I’ve rolled it a bit. Old as in about 6 years old, so I’m due for new packets of clay.
If all goes well in the making and baking process, I will be putting them up for sale in my Etsy. The sculptures look cute as they are now, so if they bake right, then they should turn out great.
Oh, and one bit of amusement while reading the instructions for the oven..
Obviously meant to be “cool”, but the “coo” makes me think a phantom bird resides within.
I know it’s not fall yet, but I’ve been more than ready for it, so once we hit September, I pulled out the decorations, mainly just the pumpkins and seasonal candles. While the cats are technically Halloween oriented, those are actually the salt and pepper shakers we use year round. I’m saving the rest of my Halloween decor for October.
So the apartment is very pumpkin-y, which makes me a happy kitten. And to keep with the early fall-like activities, I had my first Pumpkin Spice Frappucinno from Starbucks yesterday! As I thought, it’s delicious with the chips.
I’ve been noticing birds fly up on the deck quite a bit, so I bought a bird feeder for them. It’s just a small one, but I think I might have to upgrade to a bigger one after seeing how many have started flocking to it. There were at least 11 at once at different times during the day. A dove even showed up to nibble at the seeds that had fallen on the deck. It didn’t stay for long, though, because a certain Fatty-meow decided to charge at it through the glass, haha.
Speaking of, Phantom seems to love that more birds are showing up on the deck. He gets a lot of bird watching in during the day now. I forgot to get a picture of him watching his birds, but here’s one of him with his favorite toy, a fake rose. He became attached to it as a kitten and likes to carry this around the house.