10.10.2008

things i love, as of late.

its been a while.

sorry.

i have decided to use a list of things i love, as of late, as a form of catching up:

.ceramics.



















i am taking an introduction to studio visual arts (emphasis on ceramics) class and i freaking love it. seriously, i should have been an art major. what is this psychology poppycock? i am actually picking it up quite well. the best is the wheel. so therapeutic.

.body worlds.
saw it last weekend. loved it. i once delighted in looking at the human body. as a kid, i had a computer game that would quiz me on different parts of the body.

anyways.

my favorite part of the exhibit was the babies. i'm not too sure how this was all ethical, but it was the best part. they had a 5 week old embryo. you couldn't really see anything at that point, just a small white ball of fluff, but as early as 8 weeks the little person had already begun taking shape. you could see it's fingers and even eyes! loved it.

.weezer.
i attended a long awaited concert on tuesday night. i first fell in love with weezer in high school. naturally, i was deeply attracted to 'the sweater song', which i just heard! live! with tom delonge! it was great. they played all the classics . . . el scorcho, hash pipe, my name is jonas, say it ain't so, etc. bonus: rivers is HILARIOUS! and now i love him too. and i just found out that he was raised by a yoga master and meditates! which makes him that much cooler.

copious picties and videos were taken, but soon after, were deleted due to the fact that i just don't have one of those smart minds i always hear about. i am actually pretty depressed about so never mention it again. thanks.

.brown hair.
yeah. i dyed my hair brown. about ever 6 months or so, i feel a splash of multiple personalities hit and i HAVE to change my apperance. this most current psychotic break i felt like going from platinum blond to swarthy auburn.

.before.


.after.












like it?

.delish cookies.
basically i have THE best schedule ever. really. another marvelous class i am taking is food preparation. let me tell you just how marvelous this class is. we have lecture on mondays, 50 minutes, and is usually just the teacher baking something for us or watching some movie about the dangers of raw meat or knives. then, the lab is 3 hours long. the first two hours we cook delectable entrees such as doughnuts, or homemade tortillas. the last hour we just eat! yes. i am getting credit hours for partaking of culinary works of art (really good food).

two weeks ago my kitchen made chocolate peanut butter munchies. now i love a good cookie. and out of all the cookies i have had the pleasure of eating in my life, this cookie comes close to the best i've ever had (others include ultimate chocolate chip cookies, sarah's spider cookies, marshmallow surprise cookies, ben's snicker doodles and subway's chocolate chip cookies)! i've generously included the recipe so you may share my adoration.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Munchies
Makes 32 DELECTABLE cookies
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup peanut butter
1 egg
1 Tbsp milk
1 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup peanut butter
2 Tbsp sugar

1.Preheat oven to 350.
2.Stir together flour, cocoa, and baking soda.
3.In a large bowl, cream together 1/2 C. sugar, brown sugar, and butter and 1/4 C. peanut butter. Beat in egg, milk and vanilla.
4.Beat in as much flour as you can with an electric mixer. Stir in remaining flour mixture.
5.Shape dough into thirty-two 1 ¼” balls. Set aside.
6.In a small bowl, combine powdered sugar and 1/2 C. peanut butter. Beat until smooth. (If necessary, knead with your hands.) Shape into 32 balls.
7.To form the cookies, flatten one chocolate ball. Place a peanut butter ball on top.
Shape the chocolate dough around the peanut butter center, completely covering the filling. Re-shape into a ball. Repeat with the remaining dough.
8.Place 2 inches apart on an un-greased cookie sheet. Place 2 Tbsp. Sugar in bowl. Dip bottom of drinking glass in sugar and lightly flatten each cookie, re-dipping in sugar between cookies. Bake 8 minutes, or until cookies are set, and slight cracks form on top. Cool on cookie sheet for 1 minute.
9.Remove from cookie sheet and cool on a rack.

enjoy.

.modern art.
really this needs no verbal explanation, just a visual one:




















.cassatt, maternal caress.




















.hiroshige, kinryusan temple.














.kupka, the first step.




















.picasso, girl before mirror.

the end.

3 comments:

Sarah and Wes said...

I'm so glad that my spider cookies were mentioned! You lucky duck with your schedule. See you on Tuesday--Namaste.

miss britt said...

A: I love that you linked that song to "sorry" very clever
B: omg I love your hair and I want to see you like right now (jr. high enough?)
C:did you go see the demise of modernism exhibit in the moa?

The Nates said...

Courtney, I love your blog, and your hair is so cute! Are you still at the laundry room? I saw your blog on sarah's page! Keep in touch!
Andrea Nate
thenatefam.blogspot.com