Friday, September 16, 2005

Friday Wrap Up(mostly cake)

For those of you in the Silver Spring, MD area that are looking for something to do this weekend check out the DC Labor Film Fest. The film festival is being held at the AFI Silver Theater in downtown Silver Spring.

How I missed this I will never know, but if you are looking for a blog and you just can't seem to locate it, Google Blog Search(of course) to the rescue. The writer of the wonderful Timberlines clued me into this. Thanks so much.

The Library of Congress(LOC) Memory Project is fabulous. One could literaly spend days perusing the many collections. One that I stumbled upon is the Women of Protest collection. The images are of various members of the National Women's Party. This group, formed in 1913, was dedicated to women's suffrage. The site also contains an overview, timeline and profiles of group members. The Suffrage Prisoners Gallery shows women that were imprisoned for their role in the suffrage movement. There's just something so surreal seeing these women in their period garb and thinking about them being in a jail cell.

I remember when I got my roommates list before I started my freshmen year in college. There were 4 names on the list. I could have just died. I was going to be sharing a room with 4 other females. I had always had my own room so I wasn't too keen on even having one roommate, much less 4. It all worked out well. The room was huge, I met Mon, and we took to each other like a flea takes to a dog (sorry for the rural analogy-they crop up from time to time). Mon and I decided to decorate our corner of the room with our favorite words. Mon's was "thighs". She loved how it sounded. My favorite word at that time was "mesmerizing". As soon as you came in the room that's the first thing you saw. In giant font "Mesmerizig Thighs". Apparently we aren't the only 2 people who had/have favorite words. Check out My Favorite Word. See if your word is already there.

For the last couple of years cupcakes have been all the rage. I started seeing some of the cooks on the Food Network making them on their shows. Here is a woman who is trying out a new cupcake recipe a week. Her blogs name-you got it-52 Cupcakes. Boutique cupcake stores are also all the rage. There's Sprinkles Cupcakes (Chicago and Beverly Hills, the Cupcake Cafe, and the Magnolia Bakery (can't find their site-do they have one?), both located in New York City. If you have ever watched Sex and the City, Magnolia Bakery is where Carrie and her cohorts could be seen wolfing down cupcakes. Yeah, right. We all know once the cameras were off the ultrathin ladies spit those captivating carbs right into a bucket. What a waste!!!! If you can't visit the Magnolia Bakery you can still give their recipes a try by reading their cookbook The Magnolia Bakery Cookbook: Old-Fashioned Recipes from New York's Sweetest Bakery.

Speaking of cake, check out Cake Fun. This blog features some incredible looking cakes.

One of the "cake" blogs reminded me of a place I have meaning to visit, but I just can't ever seem to get over there. Cake Love is a bakery/cafe started by Warren Brown. Warren Brown was a Department of Health and Human Services attorney who gave it all up to start a cake baking business. He opened up Cake Love and now he is going to have a show on the Food Network. His show is supposed to be called Sugar Rush. I don't see any information on the show on the Food Network site, but I'll keep you posted.

Have a wicked weekend.


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