My…Last Purchase

Going back to the 30 little things because it makes me happy.

My last purchase was cornmeal. Honestly. Last weekend, I went to make muffins, but sadly realized we had no muffin mix in the house. Samir suggested making them from scratch, so I pulled out the trusty cookbook and found that we had nothing to make muffins. We had your flour and eggs and whatnot, but no blueberries, no cornmeal.

Two days ago, I went to Publix to grab some lunch and thought I’d pick up a box of muffin mix. To my surprise (and disgust) I realized the mix has…some not great ingredients. Putting it down, I turned around and picked up some cornmeal.

Homemade corn muffins this weekend!

My…Blog Name

If it wasn’t 11:39 p.m. and I didn’t just battle with Microsoft Word for two hours, I’d come up with something incredibly witty to answer the question of what my blog name means.

But instead, I leave you with this: My name is Lauren. Sometimes I write. (Often I procrastinate.)

(By the way, hello to my new readers, including those who came over here from HDS! So happy to see you all!)

My…Last Book

The last book I read was actually Bridal Bargains, but that’s boring so I’ll go with the one I finished prior to that.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

That’s right, the famous book by Roald Dahl. Believe it or not, I had never read the book before. I’ve seen both of the movies (and was, respectfully, scared of both of them), but never decided to try the original material.

I’m glad I did. It was an assignment for class, but I got a lot out of it. The book is cute,with a lot of adult asides – ones you wouldn’t pick up on when reading it with fresh eyes in elementary schools, yet make you raise eyebrows as an adult. The kids (with the exception of Charlie) are awful, but what I found most interesting is that the parents are even worse. Saying something perhaps?

If you haven’t read it, I suggest it. And if wondering, the second movie is much closer to the book than the original one (which, apparently, Dahl HATED).

(For more book reviews, check out my book blog: www.halfdesertedstreets.com)

My…Favorite Part of the Day

I realize this is a sunset; dusk is a hard time to capture.

Dusk. It’s that in-between time that’s not quite day and not quite night. It’s when the sun is just about to set and the colors of the sky morph to a deeper, more vibrant hue. The day is over, yet the night is still to come and who knows what the sunset may bring.