Monday, February 4, 2013

There was FB Before I Joined?

A blog friend was tripping  drinking involved in some kind of blog challenge I don’t quite understand and decided to  rope me in  include me. You can read about it on her blog The Family Pants, but basically the challenge has something to do with a tagging game that took place on Facebook years ago. Apparently you’d be tagged in a FB post and then have to answer a bunch of questions. Family Pants posted 45 questions she had answered in 2009 and 45 new questions she’s answering in the present.

I was dragged onto FB, kicking and screaming, just a few years ago by a sister who lives 1500 miles away and insisted I play Scrabble (incessantly) with her while she recovered from surgery. So before I even try to get my head around this challenge, I'm desperately working on this new little nugget: YOU MEAN TO TELL ME THAT THERE WAS ACTUALLY A FB BEFORE I JOINED? 

Apparently so. And now a challenge that started there has moved to the blogosphere. So I guess this is what I'm expected to do: Ask and Answer. Since I wasn’t on FB back when this game was going on, I decided to ask a group of questions and answer them twice, as I might have years ago and as I would today. This may not be how this is supposed to play out, but when left to my own devices you’re just going to have to take what you get:

Question
Way Back When . . .
Now
Do you want to answer 90 questions? Sure. Hell no.
Will you answer a few questions honestly if you get to make up the questions yourself? Sure. Hell no.
Why do you blog? Blog? How old do you think I am? To forget that my kids are trying to treat me to a slow and painful death. 
Name something you’ve done that you never thought you would do. Parasail in Cancun. Control my bladder while parasailing in Cancun.
Anything else you’ve done that you never thought you’d do? Ski on a Black Diamond run. Survive having accidentally turned onto a Black Diamond run.
What’s your favorite thing to bake? Bake? Cupcakes. Unlike with a cake, no one can whine about getting a smaller slice.


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Chocolate Sponge-cake Cupcakes


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Questions stolen from The Family Pants

Way Back When . . .

Now
What's your favorite color? Blue It depends; on Grand Marnier day amber, on Chambord day purple, on Kahlua day, brown . . . 
Do you have a gun? No. Yes, I raised 2 boys. We have water guns, nerf guns, cap guns and if all else fails, our index fingers.
Do you have ADD? No, I'm just easily distracted. Yes, I have teenagers so I do have A Desire to Drink.
What do you prefer to drink in the morning? Coffee. Yes.
What's your favorite lunch meat? Seriously? That was the best you could do? BakonVodka. It IS SO a thing, look it up.
Do you think The Family Pants will have a good sense of humor about this post? What the hell is a Family Pants? She started this, she’s just gonna have to put on her big girl panties and live with it.


So there you go. Done and done. Any more challenges up your sleeve? Bring it!  

And in the meantime Menopausal Mother, can't wait to see what you do with this.



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Chocolate Sponge-cake Cupcakes
                                  ©www.BakingInATornado.com
 
Printable Recipe

Cupcakes:
1 1/2 cups + 3 TBSP sugar
1 pkg dark chocolate chips (12 oz)
1 stick butter
1/2 stick margarine
2 tsp vanilla
5 eggs
1/4 cup flour
1/8 tsp cream of tartar
Frosting:
4 ounces unsweetened chocolate
1 stick butter, softened
4 cups powdered sugar
2 tsp vanilla
approx. 1/3 cup milk
 
Directions for Cupcakes:
*Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Put 24 cupcake liners into cupcake tins.
*Separate the eggs.
*Put chocolate chips, butter, margarine and 1 1/2 cups sugar into microwavable bowl. Microwave 1 minute and stir. Keep microwaving at 10 second intervals until the mixture is smooth. Stir in the vanilla and set aside. Allow to cool a bit.
*Beat the egg whites one minute. Add the cream of  tartar and other 3 TBSP sugar. Beat until stiff and peaks hold.
*Beat the egg yolks into the chocolate mixture. Stir in the flour.
*Fold half of the egg whites into the chocolate mixture. Once incorporated, fold in the rest of the egg whites.
*Pour into cupcake liners and bake for approx. 20 minutes. They’re done when the center is set and they spring back to the touch.
*Cool completely before frosting.
Directions for Frosting:
*Put chocolate into microwave safe bowl and microwave for 1 minute. Stir. Keep microwaving at 10 second intervals until it’s smooth. Let cool to room temperature (about 5 to 10 minutes).
*Beat in the powdered sugar, butter and vanilla.
*Beat in the milk a little at a time until it reaches a consistency that can be piped onto the cupcakes.
*Put into piping bag (or a gallon sized plastic bag, then snip the tip).
*Pipe onto cupcakes.

36 comments:

  1. I initially refused to join facebook as well. And by initially I mean for over a year after it had become popular. I was still clinging to myspace at the time, and I'm not going to lie, I did register and account with the new myspace last month. You're not missing much though, trust me.

    I love these cupcakes. I'll have to give them a go next week. Thanks for the laugh, and the recipe!

    Reese

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    1. It seems like every day there's a new social media platform, I can't even keep up with them any more, at this point I could make keeping up with all those sites into a full time job.

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  2. Hahaha! Big girl pants are on and I LOVE this. I LOVE it! You are a good sport, Karen. I knew you would be xo

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    1. All in all I'm just gonna have to admit that it actually was kinda fun. Even if I didn't do what I was supposed to do . . .

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  3. OMG the challenge is on and now I'm s-c-a-r-e-d! Guns? ADD? Lunchmeat? Couldn't we just talk about cupcakes????

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    1. You can talk about whatever you want. I certainly did!

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  4. Hahahaha! I always love reading your posts. So spanky and clever and funny and brilliantly inventive! Can I have some of what you're having?!!!

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    1. Sure. Or we could both have some Ouzo. LOVE Ouzo!

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  5. Your desserts always look so tasty! I wish you could bake for me :) Love the NOW answer to What do you prefer to drink in the morning. Yes (*clinks virtual glass*)
    Jae Mac, I'm Just Sayin'...(Damn!)

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    1. Come on over, all baked good are shared on a "first come, first served" basis. Just wear a helmet, those kids and their friends can be tough . . .

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  6. Reagan wants me to throw a birthday party for her little monkey Mocha later today. (more about her birthday party and the constant need for it later this week!)
    Needless to say we are making cupcakes later and you just gave me the perfect recipe!
    Thank you!!

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    (¸¤ Lanaya | xoxo
    www.raising-reagan.com

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    1. Happy Birthday, Mocha, LOL. Enjoy the cupcakes!

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  7. Hahahaha! Some of these answers are great! I was also dragged into FB and now I can't live without it!

    Phil
    www.blog.theregularguynyc.com

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    1. I don't know how I lived without it either. Funny how we don't know what we're missing and then we MUST have it!

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  8. I'm honestly not sure how I'd handle this challenge....but holy crap those cupcakes look good.......

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    1. You'd do the same thing I did . . . the best I could!

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  9. This is so funny! I was on FB back when these questions were being passed around. I loved 'em then and I love 'em now. I think it's my narcissism that facilitates my love of these things. Your now answers are terrific - so much more fun! And I want cupcakes...

    thanks for linking up!

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    1. Thanks for inviting me. Happy to join in.

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  10. Lol! I loved your response! That was great...and so true on soooo many levels! Hilarious! xoxoox

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    1. Thanks Chewy, I just love when people "get" me!

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  11. That was hilarious! I'm always late to the party, myself. So naturally, I'm all feeling ripped off that I only joined fb 2 years ago. You got me beat. Your answers were HILARIOUS!!! Love you...not in a creepy way. xoxoxox

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    1. I'll take the love any way I can get it . . . wait, is it too late to explain that . . .

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  12. Oh, I love the "NOW" you. Especially the favorite colors. Can Whipped Cream Vodka count as a favorite color? Can clear count? I say yes. OF course, way back when, Bartles and James' yellow would have sufficed.
    Chocolate Sponge cupcakes sound like they have air in them. A little less dense than the norm? Surely that means I can have double, right?

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    1. So many better color choices today than back in the Bartles and James days, and of course clear counts. Double cupcakes for all!

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  13. I love it!!! I totally have ADD I love my kids but the day number 5 moves out my liver is going to get some action it's never seen before! What's life without nerf guns anyway??

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    1. OMG, I only have to wait for 2 to move out and one's going to college next year and the other will go the following year. Cheers!

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  14. Love it! I only joined FB because I started making cake pops and wanted to sell them... and now I've come so far! Thanks for sharing these on Two Cup Tuesday! I look forward to seeing you there on Monday Night!

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    1. I had my blog for months while I had a personal FB page but not one for the blog. Now I realize how much I was missing.

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  15. How come I haven't been following you before???? LOL!! Yes, at my age (much older than you, LOL) I totally relate to your answers then and now!! I only raised one boy and OH YES I have ADD!!! (Of course two girls also survived me:) Yes I finally got to the cupcakes and loved them and I am pinning them:) Also following via GFC!

    Thanks for sharing at my FB party and hope to see you at Lets Get Social Sunday (if you are not already there;)
    http://www.myturnforus.com

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    1. Followed you back on GFC, already follow you on FB. So glad you stopped by, I'll check out your party!

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  16. Cute post! I have only been on FB for a year! LOL Visiting from Marvelous Mondays!

    Shelley

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    1. Thanks, Shelley. It seems the longer I'm on FB the more it sucks me into the vortex.

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  17. ROFL!! I just love you Karen! Thank you for the giggle and for sharing the yummy cupcakes on Manic Monday!!

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    1. Love that you laughed, and love Manic Monday!

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  18. So funny Karen. I loved this post. You always know how to get a giggle out of me. I apologize my dear....I've been buried (like all the rest of us I know) and have been slacking in the comment section. I read lots of my followers posts but slack on comments because...well....unfortunately my brain works faster than my typing fingers...grrrr. = P

    Irish at Dedicated 2 Life

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    1. No problem, Irish, I know you're always there for me!

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