Thursday was supposed to be hotter here (Ireland) than Barcelona. Must have been freezing in Barcelona, then. It was cold even with the heating and fire on. Anyway, a good day to bake.
II made a chocolate fudge cake, covered with chocolate buttercream.
The fondant flowers were dotted all over in a wild celebration of using up the fondant flowers I had stored away…
Gracie liked the oven being on 🙂
Obviously, running the oven costs money but heating costs are heavily subsidised in Ireland due to the fact that 40% of renewable energy is supplied by the cast of River Dance. (See MEP Daniel Hannon – responses Clickety-click.).
Have you ever suspected that inanimate objects harboured malevolent and hostile behaviour somewhere in their molecular structure? There’s a word for that. RESISTENTIALISM. It’s a noun relating to the theory that inanimate objects demonstrate hostile behaviour towards us.
USAGE (from Word a Day: Wordsmith.org):
“Scornful and uncooperative objects — pianos that mock our sausage fingers; computers that develop transient but alarming hypochondria; keys, socks, and teaspoons that scurry off to their secret covens and never return. There are certainly days when resistentialism seems the only explanation.”
Michael Kaplan and Ellen Kaplan; Bozo Sapiens: Why to Err Is Human; Bloomsbury; 2009.
I also love German for lots of wonderful words; how about:
Backpfeifengesicht – a face in need of a punch (similar to the French tête-à-claque)
Zweckentfremdung, which translates to ‘goal alienation’, or ‘using something for a purpose not originally intended’. Our closest English word is ‘utilise’ which is very dull in comparison.