Monday, May 17, 2010

Task #57 - Complete/ Day in My Life

57. Photograph a Day in My Life and Blog about it.

I chose to do the Day in My Life project as my birthday. I will most likely repeat this project at a later date at some more mundane day, but yesterday begged to be recorded, especially since it fell the day after completing the 365 project.

7:30am

Woke up, but after going to bed very late, went back to sleep.

8:30am

Finally decided I was up. Checked email - lots of facebook love.

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9:30am

Time to get showered, dressed and packed for the day.

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Saw the message my awesome roomie left for me on our whiteboard by the front door:

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10:00am

Drove to my parent's house for brunch. But first, present time! No wrapping needed - I ordered this one on my own, but it was partially gifted by my parents as well:

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Just opened the box. It's so pretty. Syncing it up for the first time:

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10:45am-ish

Brunch with my parents. Mom got up early and made my favorites: popovers!

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A brief nap, laundry and other everyday stuff occurred here. And maybe some toying around with the iPad.

1:30pm/2:00pm

Time to work on my birthday cake. Mom worked on the batter as I prepped the bowls to dye the batter six different colors to make my rainbow cake. That's paste food coloring - very potent in color.

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See? But since a little goes a long way, we were tentative in the coloring at the beginning. Our theory was that the batter would get lighter in color when cooked.

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You have to pour it quickly - gravity is both our friend and our enemy. Six bowls, six colors, six spatulas. Mom and I switched off every other color.

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Ready to go in the oven!

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3:45pm

Cake's done! It looks amazing! We're not going to ice it, but just sprinkle some powdered sugar on it.

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Research and purchasing of tickets and reservations for a trip in August happened here. No pictures taken, sorry.

5:00pm

Portrait photography meet-up. A chance to play around with lighting equipment that I don't own without having to rent it. Also fun to chat with photographers of various skill levels.

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7:30pm

Birthday dinner with my parents and roommate at a Mongolian BBQ place that also has a buffet. First, you have the appetizers:

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Yes, that's toasted ravioli you see. So what? It was there, and it's St. Louisian. :)

Then it's time to mix your own veggies, meats and sauce and they grill it up for you:

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9:00pm

Birthday cake with my parents, my roommate, and my parent's neighbors:

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Look at the cake! It turned out SO well!

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11:50pm

It's been a long, fun and exciting day. Even with the rainstorm. Time to curl up in bed with the iPad.

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Thanks to all who were a part of my birthday, whether in person, by phone, by text or by facebook message. Thanks for making me feel so loved!

2 comments:

Family said...

We're glad that you feel loved because you very much ARE!
Love
M, D, T and P, qoe

sent from our iPip

Sowmya said...

Happy Belated Birthday Ann! I LOVE the cake!!! Miss you.
-Sowmya