August 21st, 2008

Dragon Cake

Of baking and other things

On Friday lordaerith and I went to a party where we got to meet some cool new people and I got to reconnect with an old friend. I made chocolate cupcakes for the party which went over really well. Except something seemed a little wrong with them but I couldn't place it then.

On Tuesday I made a double batch of the same cupcakes for the new student orientation at the iSchool and I realized what it was. On Friday I only put in half the amount of buttermilk that the recipe called for. Oops. If the ones from Friday were good, the ones from Tuesday were even better, even if I did have to run out twice while making them (once to Michael's, while the first batch was baking, to pick up more cupcake holders and once to HEB for more powdered sugar). I decorated them with the iSchool logo and the IT Lab logo because I'm a nerd.

iSchool logo cupcake

IT Lab logo cupcake

When I was walking to the bus with the cupcakes yesterday someone asked me if they were for Halloween or UT. I smiled and said "UT". Is this the first of becoming a Texan?

Orientation went really well yesterday. I answered lots of new student questions and gave advice. The cupcakes were well received and by 3pm there weren't any left.

After orientation I went to the iSchool Happy Hour at the Dog and Duck which was fun. Came home and ended up taking a 2.5 hour nap. Guess I needed it.

In other news, the job search is going well. I don't want to say anything more than that, lest I jinx it. I still have to finish up some stuff in the Lab so I'll be there today, after the vet comes over for the cats' yearly checkup, and possibly tomorrow.
lirael librarian

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OMG!!! I got a job!!! I am going to be the Information Analyst in the Center for American History's Digital Media Services Unit (the job posting). I start Sept. 2.

I'm so excited. It's so exactly what I want to be doing. And I get to work in an archive. And it's on campus. And I haven't stopped bouncing since I found out (except for a little while while the vet was here - in other good news, Boris is down to 13 lbs). And I'm really really excited about it. And they're even starting me at a higher amount that what was offered in the job posting!
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