I’m watching the first episode of Extreme Makeover Weightloss Edition. Can’t wait to see how she looks at the end.
So, as I had posted a few days ago, a simple wipe and reinstall XP turned into a headache. I still haven’t figured out the problem. But, my mom’s tower crashed. Her hard drive is fine so I’m not sure what actually died. Both computers take SATA drives so I got hers to use. I installed it and started up the computer. It started fine. Yay! What? The mouse doesn’t work because it’s wireless? Ok, use a different… Umm… Wacom Tablet? No. Needs a driver. Does dad have a regular mouse? No. I dig thru my current laptop case. No mouse. I dig thru my old laptop case. Yay! Trackball! At least the wireless keyboard works without a driver. Sheesh.
Now I just have to find out mom’s pc problem.
Your views on religion.
I have no problems with any religions. Everyone has their own beliefs and I respect those beliefs.
So it looks like I had a reason to be nervous about wiping my pc. It’s stuck in a reboot loop while installing. It’s really making me mad. I’ve never had this problem while installing XP before. Good thing I still have the laptop until I can get this problem under control.
EDIT: So luckily my HD is an SATA and I have an SATA Enclosure. Trying to completely format the drive using it and then I’ll try to install XP again. The only thing that is really scaring me is that as long as the PC is down I don’t have a backup for my iPhone. I guess I’d still be ok because I moved all the folders to my secondary drive, but it still has me worried lol.
I always hate having to wipe my hard drive. I sit here and wonder what one thing I just might have missed moving could be. I just told it to format so I hope I didn’t miss anything lol
If the tiniest fragile green vine…
can somehow find the impossible strength to grow through concrete…
So can we.
Thank you. I’m glad that you liked the cake. I did pipe it with a piping bag with a #12 tip. I didn’t bake it on parchment. I used aluminum foil. I’m not sure if parchment or wax paper might have been better since the designs stuck to the aluminum a little, but if you move slowly and are careful then it peels off fairly easily.
The meringue that I used was just the typical meringue made with egg whites and sugar. There are recipes for meringue cookies, which have salt and cream of tartar added to them. I’m not sure if they would make a stiffer meringue once it’s been baked or not. I haven’t tried them yet.
I baked mine at 225F for 1 hour and 30 minutes. They browned pretty fast, so I might suggest putting the temp as low as your oven will go and maybe do an extra line or shape that you can feel to see if it’s stiff enough.
Make sure that you make multiples of the design you are doing so if one breaks you have extras. If you do have a break, lay all the pieces back together and let them sit on the counter. The humidity should make them sticky very quickly. Set the design in the oven with just the oven light on. The light will dry it back out and make it hard again. Keep all designs in an airtight container until you are ready to assemble them. For a cake, I wouldn’t add anything that is going to stand up, like the MOM on mine, until you are ready to present it. Humidity will make them tacky and they will collapse.
If you need any more help feel free to ask :)
Your views on drugs and alcohol.
What other people do is their own business. I drink occasionally, but that’s only as a social thing. Since working on my weight loss, and not hanging out with my ex-friend, I haven’t been drinking as much as I used to.
Where you’d like to be in 10 years.
Well, I’d hope that by that time I will have found someone to be happy with and will have a family. I’d really like to have my own cake business set up somewhere so that I can have more clients than the few that I currently have. I want to be healthier, but that should happen before 10 years lol.
Your current relationship, if single discuss how single life is.
Single. How is single life? Not really sure. I’ve only been in one relationship and he lives in Georgia (the state) so there was an emotional relationship, but never anything physical. Some days I am jealous of people who have someone that is physically there for them to lean on when they need it. But then I also think that I don’t want all the drama. I’m still finding myself and working on bettering myself. I don’t need some guy complicating my life. So I guess I just have to say that being single is like anything else in life. It has it’s highs and it’s lows.
Awwww. Thank you :) I’m glad that we’re in this at the same time too.