Wednesday, September 13, 2006

With a Thrill in My Head and a Pill On My Tongue

Um, hi. I'm leaving for Michigan in 36 hours.

Let the FREAKING OUT begin.

Last night I made a batch of apple muffins (stupid fucking apple fest competition) and then crumbled into tears when I ate one. The texture was fine, the flavors were fine, the appearance was fine -- but that was the problem. Everything was just fine.

After doing an hour of apple muffin drive-bys (want a muffin? :whack:: here's your fucking muffin!), I went to the grocery store to get more supplies for more muffins.

Blame it on my OCD.

I have a third batch in the oven. That makes, oh, six dozen muffins I've made in the last 24 hours.

And just so we're all crystal clear in this situation -- if I do enter the muffins in the competition (and really, that's a big fucking if), I seriously doubt I'll win. No, it's not anything against my cooking, but when you eat something gluten-free at the same time you're eating foods with wheat, you notice the slight flavor and texture differences. So no one should have their hopes up of me actually winning the damn thing.

Although, I must say everyone should make apple muffins today -- it makes you home smell awesome.

So... it sounds like Aaron definitely has to go to work for at least part of the day tomorrow. Which means no Laura staying up late and priming the entry room and no Laura sleeping half the day away tomorrow and no Laura getting lots of good rest before driving her family overnight all night.

I think I need to go make another batch of muffins. Yes! Good idea! Drown my denial in the cinnamony goodness. Who needs to do laundry, clean house, wash dishes, pack and make gluten-free food for a trip when there's an apple competition to enter?

17 comments:

laeroport said...

You're making me HUNGRY! I can you just toss an apple muffin toward Mass Street?

Kim said...

here's hoping love has just begun..
listing to MAR-vin all night long...

(might've fudged that first line)

was Spandau Ballet a one-hit wonder?

Alicia A. said...

This woman is nuts. Apple muffin batch #1= very yummy. Jack even ate some of the paper muffin cup!

Amy said...

Well - I'm sure you'll win the gluten free apple muffin contest! Good luck with the drive and everything else.

PamKittyMorning said...

Oh you and your ways. How can we not totally love you? Have a safe trip.

beki said...

Mmmmmm, apple muffins...
Woman, you're crazy!

Angelina said...

I'm voting for the gluten free apple muffins! (How could I not after reading about how many batches you made?) Who needs gluten anyway? (OK, I eat gluten, but with all the apple goodness it just doesn't seem necessary.)

Those contests are always rigged anyway. A good friend of mine made THE BEST BLACKBERRY JAM I have ever eaten (I am a connoisseur) and she didn't even place. That's proof.

LLA said...

Hey - but at least you're keeping that sunny attitude!

:)

You just be careful, there, Missy....

And yes to Kim, in the US SB was pretty much a one hit wonder, in the UK and other parts of Europe, though - they had a number of singles that charted!

Emy said...

Maybe the judges will give you a special prize since its gluten free!!!
Have a safe, nice, and stress-free trip!

babybug said...

can i have a muffin too, please? it's breakfast time here.

have a good trip! take care :)

lera said...

apple muffins ... mmmmmmmm.

i can just imagine the smell.

good luck if i don't chat with you later! have a safe trip!!

maybe i'll have the baby before your return?!?!?! (i just had a braxton hicks .... i'm just sayin')

Angela said...

You are crazy.
I'd be freaking out about the trip and no way could I focus on muffin baking. Nuts woman. nuts.
I hope batch 1,257 turns out the way you want it too. I kid. Please don't make that many batches. Really, you must stop yourself. ;-)

Mirre said...

Ooo, I wished I could come over and taste your muffins (and help you pack ofcourse)!!

jojo* said...

How in the world do you have time to make batches and batches of apple muffins? Hope you're not eating them all! Good luck on your lllooooong drive. UGH!

MéLisa said...

Your blog always makes me smile! Good luck with the Apple Muffin Contest, I must have missed the post about a contest. I didn't think that we were having aplle contests up here already. Hmmm where has the summer gone?

Have a safe trip!

kristi said...

The muffins I tried were excellent. So excellent, in fact, that the dog stole most of them off the kitchen counter when I wasn't looking. He doesn't normally counter surf, so I think that's a high compliment.

estea said...

crap i forgot all about your apple fest tryouts! haven't been around blogland much (obviously). and now you're gone. is it too late? you must bring me some when you get back, if you wanna. pleeeeze.

or is it up there? man I'm outta da loop.