The Experiment (Day4)

We are participating in a crazy photoblogging series. Here are all the other people participating in this little meme: Ziva, MikeWJ, Mo, Meleah, John – aka nonamedufus, Bryan – aka Unfinished Person, Mariann, Malisa, Nora, LaughingMom, Tanya, Elizabeth A, Kristen , Cheryl, Katherine, Pam and 00Dozo. Go check them out and let them know that we win. 🙂


Nicky – I like to cook and, at the risk of being immodest, I’m pretty good at it. Especially considering I can’t follow a recipe to save my life. See, I’m a tad rebellious. Just a little bit. So little, I refuse to let a cookbook tell me what to do. See. Barely even worth mentioning, right?

Despite all that, there isn’t much that I won’t cook. Turkey? No problem. Duck? Ă€ l’orange, of course. And baking! I make cookies, doughnuts, cakes, bagels, baguettes… Nothing is off limits.

Except soufflĂ©. SoufflĂ© has always intimidated me. Because you have to follow the recipe EXACTLY or you’ll mess it up. And, because if you mess it up, it’s not like you can just scrape off the “too dark” parts if you overcook it, or pop it back in the oven for a few minutes more if it’s undercooked. If you mess it up, it falls down.

cheese souffle

I am pleased to announce that The Experiment was a success. I can follow a recipe. Once.

Mike – I planted a grapefruit seed a few years ago and have watched this little tree flourish in the harshest and most unforgiving of environments: my office cubicle. The question is:

Will it ever bear fruit?

Cubicle Grapefruit plant from seed

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