Did you know that fudge is “made by mixing sugar, butter, and milk, heating it to the soft-ball stage at 240 °F, and then beating the mixture while it cools so that it acquires a smooth, creamy consistency?” That’s not what I would have guessed ‘the soft-ball stage’ is if you asked me, but hey! You learn something new every day.
Anyway. Fudge is one of those things that you really could not just eat forever and ever. Because it’s so flippity-fracking rich. Which is the point of it, so you really can’t hold that against it. My favorite fudge is packed with nuts because I am a nut for nuts. Walnuts, almonds, peanuts, pecans… Yes please.
I’m also fairly certain I can thank Little Debbie for this obsession.
It’s been rumored that individuals have been known to add fruit to fudge, and I for one find that completely repulsive.
Why would you go and ruin perfectly good chocolate with fruit? The people that like fruity fudge probably like vanilla ice cream too.
Back to the real fudge *hair flip*
Did you know that a person who packages fudge is a fudge packer? Apparently South Park made Tom Cruise a fudge packer in an episode. …I can see that.
I will conclude this Fudge Day post with instructions to get yoself so delicious fudge today.
Welcome summer! June is an exciting twelfth of the year. It’s full of things we love – gay pride, iced tea, Richard Scarry, gay pride, doughnuts, juggling, sunshine, gay pride… Do we have your attention? I thought we might. Click through to see all of the reasons you should be celebrating this fine June!
Memorial day is a two pronged holiday. You’ve got your patriotic-honor-those-who-have-died-for-our-country side, and the IT’S-FINALLY-SUMMER side. While the spirit of each is quite different, Memorial Day serves as an important day for America.
It does a body and mind good to take a moment to be thankful for the people who have given their lives for this country. That’s huge.
It takes a lot of courage to serve for your country and do it selflessly, and for that, I’m ever thankful.
Memorial Day is a great day to get together with your family and friends to appreciate your freedom. Can’t hurt to have some delicious food and drink, either.
Here’s a complimentary Hulk Hogan being American gif:
KU Book Club meets again!
What? Neil Gaiman’s Stardust.
When? Sunday May 17, 6 PM.
Where? Here in the store, fools.
Why? WHY NOT?!
From Goodreads, “Hopelessly crossed in love, a boy of half-fairy parentage leaves his mundane Victorian-English village on a quest for a fallen star in the magical realm. The star proves to be an attractive woman with a hot temper, who plunges with our hero into adventures featuring witches, the lion and the unicorn, plotting elf-lords, ships that sail the sky, magical transformations, curses whose effects rebound, binding conditions with hidden loopholes and all the rest.”
Join us for lively conversation, snacks, booze, and did I mention how awesome we are? Yeah. See you there!
You know what’s annoying? Having to get dressed in the mornings. Picking out clothes can be so ugh.
Don’t feel like wearing this. I wore this two days ago, will anyone notice? Is that a stain? …Great.
Well. Today you don’t have to do that crap. It’s National Wear Your Pajamas to Work Day! Barring changing your underwear (always change your underwear) you can roll right out of bed and into work, no problem.
Or. OR. You can even change into other pajamas! The possibilities are endless! And hopefully your pajamas won’t give HR too much of a headache. I mean, we’re fine with you going to work in a teddy, but you know, some people have sticks up their butts.
Anywho, are you so excited? WE’RE SO EXCITED! We’ve opened up the day for our employees to wear their PJs to work so don’t call us slobs today, call us relaxed and pajama-ed.
If you’re like most of the people I know, you want to read more but can’t seem to find the time. Drop Everything and Read Day to the rescue!
The premise is simple — stop what you’re doing and READ! Plan free time into tomorrow and feel no guilt letting those dirty dishes sit a little longer, or putting off your laundry for some time. Pay no mind to your phone and simply sink into a good book. It can be hard to just be, but dammit, books are important! READING IS IMPORTANT!
So, if you happen into our store tomorrow, you will find all of our employees with their nose stuck in a book when they’re not helping customers. What could be better? Pop a squat on our couch, post up in Coffee Tree, or stay at home and enjoy your recreational reading time.
Channel your inner Belle and get to readin’, fool!
If you Google ‘grilled cheese’ approximately one hundred million bajillion delightful images come up. Seriously.
Cheese and bread are my absolute two favorite things on earth (what up cholesterol, you can suck it because CHEESE). Put some butter on it and now you have Paula Dean involved, which is always tasty. Grilled cheese is absolutely delightful, and it’s so easy to make I’m not sure why I ever make anything else.
Grilled cheese has been around forev — think ancient Romans — but it didn’t start to get popular until the 1920s when processed slices of cheese and sliced bread became prominent. Once World War II was in full swing, so was the grilled cheese. It used to be just one slice of bread with cheese melted on top but it eventually morphed into the two slice sammie we all know and love today. I think it’s possible to say correctly that grilled cheese is the best thing since sliced bread. Eh? Eh?
So, in conclusion, grilled cheese is
- The best thing ever
- So easy to make
- Also easy to have your burner up too high and to burn the shit out of
- Not healthy in any way
- MY FAVORITE THING EVER!
This month we’ll be reading The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett!
From Goodreads: “Terry Pratchett’s profoundly irreverent, bestselling novels have garnered him a revered position in the halls of parody next to the likes of Mark Twain, Kurt Vonnegut, Douglas Adams, and Carl Hiaasen.
The Color of Magic is Terry Pratchett’s maiden voyage through the now-legendary land of Discworld. This is where it all begins — with the tourist Twoflower and his wizard guide, Rincewind.
On a world supported on the back of a giant turtle (sex unknown), a gleeful, explosive, wickedly eccentric expedition sets out. There’s an avaricious but inept wizard, a naive tourist whose luggage moves on hundreds of dear little legs, dragons who only exist if you believe in them, and of course THE EDGE of the planet…”
The April meeting is on Sunday April 26th at 6 PM! See you then!