I just joined the swim team. Yesterday was the first practice, I hadn't done butterfly since eighth grade, and I am sore. I know that sounds like a completely idiotic thing to do right before midterm exams, but I slept so incredibly well last night that, if this is anything to go by, it might actually help my grades in the next couple weeks. This school doesn't technically have any sports teams, so for things like
That's really all that's going on... I have to finish the rough draft of my midterm English essay - about satire in Huck Finn - and study like hell for a chem test that looks about as friendly as my sister after she gets caught taking other peoples' Christmas presents out of my room and decides that the best course of action is to scream, slam doors and cry loudly enough to render us all deaf for several hours....but that's another story.
I got a few lovely birthday presents. The primary one was, of course, a contribution to my new lens, but I also got a couple lovely books and some beautiful new tights.
Okay. Sites That Are Blocked At School (Mostly For "Pornography") That Shouldn't Be:
Some of Smitten Kitchen. Like, this one. This is a food blog! What the hell, people?!
My Favourite Underwear Blog (However, this is absolutely fine for us to look at, apparently! Jesus, people, find some real porn to block)
And loads more, but I don't want to incriminate myself by going on all these sites to get the links in one day.
Okay, so here are those recipes I said I'd post. In both cases, I used yoghurt and milk instead of buttermilk.
Chocolate cake (in this one I used Green&Black's ginger chocolate)
Night! I'm high on Fawlty Towers.