Nov. 13th, 2009 10:58 pm
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Yesterday, I turned 53 years old.

I was planning to spend it pretty much the same way I have spent most of my Thursdays this fall - rehearsal for the Voyagers Shakespeare Company's fall production, Romeo and Ethel, the Pirate's Daughter, followed by lunch and then tutoring, teaching, and hanging out at Voyagers for the rest of the day.

Oh well! So much for my planning.

When I arrived for rehearsal, the door was already open, and fans were blowing to dry off the carpet, as a result of a flood. We held the rehearsal, though sans any effort at blocking. But classes for the afternoon and evening were canceled.

But while I was there, much to my surprise, a birthday cake arrived - baked for my by Jenny, the older sister of one of the V'ger teens! It was quite yummy - and still is, though not much longer. (I was expecting a cake from Ethel, but she apparently ran out of time...)

And I got a new book for my birthday, Dark Matter: Reading the Bones (SF/F stories and poems from the African Diaspora, including Jesus Christ in Texas, by W.E.B. Du Bois, written roughly 100 years ago). And the promise of another present, but I gather it isn't out yet.

It was a good day, overall.


Nov. 13th, 2007 12:26 am
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Yesterday was my 51st birthday (or as I noted on Sheroes, my 303rd, 33rd, 1220th, and 110011th).
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Bailey's Irish Cream Cake

1 pkg. Duncan Hines yellow cake mix (without pudding)
3/4 cup chopped nuts
1 package instant French vanilla pudding
4 eggs
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 cup Bailey's Irish Cream
Bailey's Irish Cream frosting (recipe below)

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Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease and flour a 12 cup bundt pan. Sprinkle nuts into bottom of pan. Combine remaining ingredients in large mixing bowl. Beat four minutes on high speed, pour into pan. Bake 45 to 55 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Let cake cool and invert onto plate.

Bailey's Irish Cream Frosting

1 pound powdered sugar
5 1/2 tablespoons butter, softened
1/4 cup milk
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons Bailey's Irish Cream

Beat all ingredients in a small bowl until fluffy.


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