Calvin and Javs

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My life has been so incredibly filled with cute lately, and I want to dedicate today’s blog post to that cuteness. Allow me to present our newest addition to the family, Calvin.

My boyfriend and I have been considering getting a second kitten for a long time now, and for a number of reasons, and I’m so glad we finally did. One of our reasons for adopting another cat was that our life was decidedly lacking in chaos and knocked-over knickknacks. Another reason was that I was worried my 4 year old cat Ezra was lonely during the day and needed a friend. Read more

My Very Own Pinterest Fail

Sometimes my zeal to replicate a craft or recipe that I’ve pinned ends in disaster. Of course, I’m not alone in my Pinterest fails, and many websites exist soley to showcase the hilarious mess-ups of over-confident pinners like myself.

Last night, I was struck with a bolt of brilliance. I was going to make myself baked mozzarella cheese sticks. I had pinned the picture and recipe, and the pin looked like this:

string cheese chopped into bite size pieces, dipped in milk and bread crumbs, baked at 425 for 8-10 minutes- serve with marinara sauce! Delish!
string cheese chopped into bite size pieces, dipped in milk and bread crumbs, baked at 425 for 8-10 minutes- serve with marinara sauce! Delish!

Simple enough, right? How could I possibly mess that up?

I had Italian-seasoned breadcrumbs in my pantry and I had Jalapeño string cheese in my fridge, so the cheese sticks would have a nice little kick to them. So I preheated the oven to 425 and got to coating my cheese sticks in breadcrumbs.

Here they are on the pan. I popped them in the oven and set my timer for 8 minutes. To pass the time, I started washing dishes. When I checked my mini cheese sticks at 5 minutes, they looked perfectly normal.

However, when the timer beeped at 8 minutes, they looked like this:

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Ummmm. Not quite what I’d had in mind. The great thing about cheese though, is that it’s safe to eat when it’s uncooked, so even when it’s all messed up and melted, it’s edible. And, as it turned out, delicious! (Although not particularly pretty).

So here you are, in true Pinterest Fail fashion….

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Begin at the beginning and go on till you come to the end; then stop

start-here-signThis is truly the beginning of something…interesting. Zombies for Breakfast (and Other Curiosities) is my bloggy little brainchild and I’m happy to be smashing the proverbial champagne bottle on this post.

Really, I’m looking forward to dumping all my silliness and day to day strangeness into one outlet, where I can sort it out via categories. If you’re actually considering following my blog (and I dare say you should. I’m awesome), there are some things you can expect to read about:

~My day to day life in Costa Rica

~Zombies

~My random obsessions

~Correct grammar (when it suits my needs), but more often than not, made up words

~My cat (Be Warned: I am a cat lady)

~Awesome nerdy stuff that I lovevaporeon-pokemon-card-rare

~Fun girly stuff

~Cthulhu

~Books and literature (The post title is a quote from Alice in Wonderland, by the way)

~Occasional health and yoga stuff

So if that sounds like something you can really get on board with, then come join me at the uncool kids’ table and maybe we can swap Pokemon cards (do you have any rare Vaporeons?).