I'm finally starting to slightly get over my GoT depression. Now that there are only 2 more school days, the light at the end of the tunnel is finally visible. Also, summer means that we can finally dive into another show. We've had serious talks considering Homeland, Scandal, and Downton Abbey as contenders. But let's get serious, we need to rewatch GoT season 2 first.
That could actually be 3 things in itself.
- I am making oreo cookies and cream cake for my BFF Casi's birthday. Her birthday is tomorrow, but since we have the Baltimore Ten Miler bright and early Saturday, we won't be officially celebrating until Saturday night.
- I am making Bailey's Truffle Cake for my own birthday celebration, which is a week from tomorrow. I know what you are thinking.....if you aren't baking that cake until two days after your actual birthday, what will you enjoy for dessert on the night of? That remains to be seen. I'm thinking frozen yogurt.
- My mom asked me what kind of cake she should bake me when I celebrate my birthday with my family, which is about 2.5 weeks. After careful Pinterest research, we are thinking this Malted Milk Ball Deep Dish Cake is the winner. We all love whopppers, and having deep dish in the title really can't steer us wrong.
3. Grad school
I'm pretty sure I've already complained about this, but my memory sucks, so I'm doing it again. I usually get at least a few weeks in between semesters, and this time it was only 7 days. That means I'm already deeply into the summer semester, despite the fact that school isn't even out for the summer yet. After doing over an hour's worth of assignments yesterday, I had to read over 100 pages, and I have around 150 to read today, plus other assignments (we have to post every single day).
|This is actually not me at all. If assignments aren't done at least a day ahead of time, I panic.|
Now reading, on the other hand......
Look, I have some smart friends with titles like MBA, doctor, lawyer, PHD, etc, you get the idea, and I'm sure if they are reading they are laughing at that amount of "work". But let's get real here, this is teaching grad school, I'm not training to become a CEO or perform a brain transplant here, and I'm sure as hell not getting compensated like people who are. (Although I would like to challenge anyone to teach screaming children in June with no AC for 7 hours before beginning their daily assignments.) As I'm sure any parents reading would agree, dealing with children isn't something you learn from a book, no matter how many pages you read or how many times you post on a discussion board. Considering our class was told "this will not be a relevant class to your career" within the first five minutes, I find all that work a little excessive. End rant.
Best homemade dessert you've ever had/favorite TV show and.....GO.