Technical Difficulties

Yesterday my internal clock seemed to be off by about half an hour. Usually, I get into work about 7:20, 7:25. We don’t have to start answering the phones until 8, which is when my two phone-answering co-workers show up. Yesterday, however, I drove to school and walked to work, and was very late leaving my house, so I actually strolled into the office around 8:10. And what do I see when I get there? That neither of my co-workers have decided to show up yet either. That’s annoying.

Fortunately, the phone rang very little yesterday. Why? Because our IP phones were out for a good chunk of the morning. They were having problems with our network. And when I say “our,” I mean the State, not just my department. We didn’t have internet until 12:10, when they seemed to have fixed the problem. Of course, I left at 12:30 to go to class, which is why there was no blogging yesterday.

In my boredom on Tuesday night, I made up two batches of cookie dough, and stuck them both in the fridge (because I didn’t have time to actually bake them, as it was nearing 10pm). I made them up last night, and they were pretty good. Both were from Big Fat Cookies by Eleanor Klivans, which we all know I love. I made up “Big Hearted Butter Shortbread” and “Cinnamon Sugar Snickerdoodles” (or something like that – the exact titles escape me at the moment). I slightly modified the icing on the shortbread and turned it into something way more delicious than a simple powdered sugar glaze (the key was in the orange extract from Penzey’s that I bought yesterday), and when I bit into the snickerdoodles and they crumbled and melted into my mouth, I declared myself a cookie-baking goddess. Yes, they were that good.

I’m working on a way to share recipes that displays well on the screen and ideally prints well, but I don’t have it all figured out yet. In the mean time, you’ll have to make do with pictures:

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