Saturday, November 13, 2010

Maybe-Maybe Not


Timely updates, fun facts, ponderings and amusements.

1. Student Debt: According to a recent news report issued by the Hartford Courant , for the first time ever, the total amount owed for school loans in the US exceeded that of credit card debt. Is your degree worth it?

2. Gossip Girl notwithstanding, did you see the NY magazine story highlighting how a group of Columbia University RA's are paying hard, cold, cash to students willing to actually speak to other students?

3. The Turducken of Desserts? Thanksgiving is on its way, and several of your offspring will risk life and limb attempting to deep fry their bird. To make certain they do it at their house, not yours, bribe them by promising to bring dessert.

To stay in the true spirit of the feast offer to bring Cherpumple, the turducken of desserts. Cherumple is a 3 layer cake (yellow, spice, white) with a pie baked in each layer (cherry, pumpkin, apple). Recipes are plentiful, look around, I won't help.

4. Apple 1 for sale: Wondering what to get the tech geek in your life for the holidays? A true believer would be interested in the Apple 1 heading to auction at Christies London, November 23. Estimates are north of the 100,000 GBP range.

5. Could this happen where you live? In the south west Chinese city of Changsha, workers constructed a 15 story hotel, built to withstand a magnitude 9 earthquake in 6 days. The story here. No word on the quality of the drywall.


Toad

10 comments:

Kathy said...

Here's a main dish idea you might like to go with the cherpumple: http://www.chow.com/recipes/29029-thanksgiving-turkey-cake

Toad said...

Kathy, you win.

Jane K. Schott said...

I am going to try this pie/cake but my husband want to know how you eat it?

Toad said...

slowly

Main Line Sportsman said...

The minute I saw that photo I was thinking the Turducken of dessert...and then I scrolled dow....viola'

Flo said...

Ahhughhohh. Sheltered life, this old and still clueless. So, I just spent thirty minutes or so reviewing the meanings of turducken, cherpumple, portmanteau, and as usual, off from there to a few more delightful dictionary detours but am now back to thank you for today's lesson, Professor Toad.

mamacita said...

The cake needs one more layer for the insulin.

Toad said...

Flo, I'm glad we could do our part. In future you may find the word of the day here:

http://dictionary.reference.com/wordoftheday

Mom on the Run said...

No way would I ever stay in that hotel.

Karena said...

I am already feeling fat and Thanksgiving isn't here yet Toad!!

xoxo
Karena

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