Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Cake!




Let there be cake!

Ah, were more blessed words ever spoken? There should be cake on every holiday. It was International Women's Day not too long ago and I asked, because I always ask, "Is there cake for that?" And my friend said, "no," but there should be. I mean, Margaret Atwood's book The Edible Woman was all about a woman gaining independence and her sense of self-worth by baking a cake in the shape of herself and eating it. So if there's any holiday that needs a cake, it's that one.

Oh, also? According to The Watery Tart Hart Johnson, yesterday was International Outdoor Intercourse Day. Can you imagine a cake for that? If you're partnerless, it could be a single layer. If you're with your sweetie, it could be a two layer, one chocolate, one vanilla – up to you which one goes on top. And if you have more than one partner, you could have a multi-layered, multi-flavoured cake.... now we're talking!

Yesterday my sweet, wonderful and very weird colleagues surprised me with CAKE because it was my sixth anniversary working for the company. They were SO NICE (love them, love them like butter) and the cake was SO DELICIOUS. It was one of the new cakes from the bakery at Gagnon's Independent in Bracebridge (how I love that store) and it was absolutely fab. The whole thing got demolished in a matter of minutes.

So thank you, lovely lovely people. Big buttercream-covered hugs and sugary kisses to you all!

The photo, which was taken by my colleague, Gail (thanks!), shows a multitude of things: my humongous arms that are bigger than my head (I have the fattest arms in the world. It's true. They're in the Guinness Book of Fat Arm World Records); my calendar from charming, talented Nova Scotia artist and blogger Shelagh Duffett; the Coffee Mate creamer that I don't use anymore because it's fattening (unlike the cake, which doesn't count); my disgusting, empty salad bowl from lunch; Fibre One cereal for bowel-happy snacking; my fan for occasional hot flashes; and my Star Wars award poster for being uber Star Warsy (it was a company awards thingey. I won for creativity – I'm making fun of it but secretly I'm still proud of the whole thing); and finally, the falling-apart arm of my leather chair that my sweetie bought for me when I first started working there... six years ago... wow. Hard to believe.

35 comments:

  1. Happy Anniversary at your job!!! :D Oh and thanks for putting the Flintstones anniversary song in my head too. lol

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    1. Don't you just LOVE that song JoJo?????? ;)

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  2. Happy workaversary.... Cake..ugh! It sounds so .. I don't know .. caked?

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  3. Way to go work people! That cake looks to be so yummy. Happy Anniversary Cathy!

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  4. I like anniversaries. I like cake. Congrats, and enjoy! Peace...

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  5. There is nothing bad about cake. In fact, I bet that Santa Claus is actually made of cake.
    And I challenge you to a fat arm-off (not taking our arms off, just a competition). A chef told me it was a curse of the trade and that if you cooked you couldn't get away from it. I have a feeling that no matter what I do, how much weight I drop, I will have hammy arms forever. My godson said they're better for hugging. I love him, of course.

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    1. HAMMY ARMS! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! YES, YES, YES - Austan, I hear ya! I could be like Miss Twiggy everywhere else and Popye arms. So attractive!!!!!!!!
      Here's to happy hams everywhere!!!!

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  6. Great post. I would love to see an international outdoor intercourse day cake! And I extremely love the fact that you won an award for being super star warsy! Amazing!

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    1. It's all because of the Force, Nikki! tee hee!

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  7. There is cake on every holiday! Just go to the local snack aisle.

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    1. I just googled weird holidays, looking for events that might not have cake. Here's what I came up with.
      1. Coming of Age Day
      2. Get Over It Day
      3. National Snowman Burning Day
      4. Napping Day
      5. Hug Your Cat Day
      6. International Respect for Chickens Day
      7. Lost Sock Memorial Day
      8. Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbour's Porch Day (heh)
      9. National Leftover Day (they may have leftover cake)
      10. Global Orgasm for Peace Day.

      I kid you not...

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  8. But, Cathy, I was perfectly happy with your smiling face and never would have enlarged the photo for the scavenger hunt.I found everything. Do I get cake? Happy anniversary.

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  9. Buttercream frosting is the best! So glad my husband didn't know about the international outdoor you-know-what day! Although, I would have loved the cake!

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    1. Yeah, husbands don't need ANY encouragement in THAT department! ;)

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  10. LOL, a single layer cake for singles on international outdoor intercourse day! Now I'm giggling by myself at my keyboard and feeling slightly crazy!

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  11. So there was cake!!!
    Like your descriptions for singles and couples cakes.

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    1. Am wondering now about the related purpose of cupcakes...

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  12. That was so sweet of your colleagues. The cake looks delicious.

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    1. It WAS. Emphasis on was..... Thanks Misha!!! They are a fun bunch.

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  13. They finally told me that I will make regular (as in permanent full time) on the 19th. I have waited/worked NINE years for this.

    My boss said in a meeting "Things are going to get even harder around here for the existing RCAs Especially after the 19th. For any one interested, the award notices are on the wall."

    Seriously? NINE years. And no cake. :(

    WTH?

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    1. Wot, just WTH? I'd be putting an F at the end of that phrase, if I were you!!!!!
      But congrats on making the BIG TIME!!!! Wooo HOOOOOOOOO!!!! I'd seriously go buy your own darn cake... cake is cake, after all, doesn't matter who buys it, it still tastes sweet.

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    2. OH, trust me when I say there WILL BE CAKE. And donuts, I'll be treating the office. There are six of us after all, and three more will be getting promoted into our old positions. :)

      And there may even be a baby sitter and a nice dinner out at a fancy-schmancy restaurant that I've been dying to try for two years. Maybe.

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  14. Oh save me a piece of that cake pleeeeese ^__^

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    1. Too late Helen! It's gone like the wind!!!!!! (Already glued itself to my ass, in fact.)

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  15. Woo Hoo seems to be the only thing I can say. And, Let there be cake. Often.

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