+/- September.

September In Review : lafinduglobe

+ We went apple picking at Lynd's Fruit Farm and ate apples multiple times a day for a good week and a half. I'm apple'd out, to be honest.

+ I had a job interview and while it was a good experience, I sent an email denying the position. The location is somewhere I'd love to be (a hospital) but the position wasn't any better than what I am doing currently. If anything, it was a step backward. 

+ I've been reading 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami and it's taking a bit of time to complete! I'm on book 2/3. I'm really loving it though. Murakami speaks to me, man. He's an incredible talent. So that's why my book review tab on this blog hasn't been updated.

+ While on the topic of books, I pre-ordered the new Kindle Voyage and that will be arriving before October's end. There's a new Patrick Rothfuss book that will be arriving as well, the final book of his Kingkiller Chronicles. Words cannot explain how excited I am.

+ This is the first time I tried out the panorama feature on any of my phones, both current and past. I'm really not big on panoramas (they're just so hard to view properly) but maybe I'll do a few to show the progress of this part of the city. They are redoing the Scioto river and it's taking, what seems like, forever. 

+ The 26th season of The Simpsons premiered September 28th and they had Don Hertzfeldt do the couch opening. It was incredible and people already made .gifs of it. You can always count on Tumblr to have you covered in the .gif department. Please click on them to view properly. 

+ We tried a (new to us) restaurant. El Camino Inn. While sitting there I asked Ryan, "How come we haven't been here sooner?" because Mexican is my favorite food. We tried a few tacos and a torta. Bien, bueno and aye chihuahua. 

+ The cats have been in such great moods lately. Mona especially. She's been playing hard and chasing Dorian every chance she gets. It may be because she just got a haircut and the temperature both outside and in the apartment is perfect. 

+ I hate to even admit this but I've been pretty obsessed with Candy Crush this month. I am so late to playing it but it is fun, I can't lie. I don't really go overboard, I play the 5 lives I'm given and wait for them to replenish. 

+ A new blog layout. I am 80% done, I'd say. I think this is the best one yet. 

+ Clickhole, I love you. You make me laugh daily.

+ We end the year with Ryan's birthday, 9/30. Happy Birthday! I hope you had a nice weekend and enjoyed your funfetti pancakes. I actually got Ryan a birthday gift a few weeks ago, a Nexus tablet. It seems to be the perfect size and is making me think about getting an iPad mini once my iPad 2 dies. 

- I do not enjoy Organic Bio-Chemistry because I have to try. That's the simplest reason. I am much better, and interested in, biological sciences. Maybe when we get to the bio-chemistry part I'll change my mind. As of right now, it's a chore and I hate going to labs. 

- My allergies were out of control this month. I'm not sure what was causing them but my usual over-the-counter allergy pills were not working. The most powerful sneezes known to man; I had them. Now that October is approaching, I haven't needed my allergy pills so I think I'm in the clear.

- The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus were released. Unfortunately, I won't be getting one anytime soon. I purchased my iPhone 5s at full-price to not have a contract and there's no way I'm buying the 6 outright. For a while I felt left out but I still love my 5s and see no reason to upgrade. I do have the latest iOS and it's alright. I'm holding out for a new iPad.

- Don't get me started on the shit I went through to upgrade my iPad 2. I understand it's an older model but if the iOS is available for it, there shouldn't be issues like losing everything on it. Luckily I recovered my images (like Dorian's baby pictures) but I did have to re-download all my apps again. And yet, I'll never quit Apple. 

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Easy Cooking : Funfetti Pancakes!

Funfetti Pancakes : lafinduglobe

Ryan's birthday is on Tuesday and I work that night so I decided to make him funfetti pancakes this morning. I have this entire weekend off (that's rare) so I took advantage of the free time I have. These were ungodly easy because you literally use funfetti cake mix and cook it the way you would cook pancakes. Here's what I used : 

  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 3/4 cups funfetti cake mix
  • 1 t. baking powder
  • 1 T. sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 t. vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cups milk
  • First combine the dry ingredients and then add the liquids. Once all the pancakes from this batter are made, use a cookie cutter to shape and stack. The frosting I used was the funfetti pink frosting that was displayed near the cake box at the grocery store. I didn't make up this recipe, there's tons of variations on Pinterest. Some recipes say you can eat them with syrup but we didn't. 

I'll be honest, baking isn't for me. I find no joy in it and now I have a ton of dishes to wash. They tasted great though and Ryan enjoyed them. These are a good alternative if you don't want to cook a full sized cake or if you are just celebrating between two people.