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German cover of Frostbite
Well, I won't lie. It's been a long time since I posted anything here, and for that, I apologize. But, my wedding weekend aside, these last two weeks are the closest I've had to a vacation since March. So, that's pretty sweet. That isn't to say there isn't work to be done--because there's always work to be done. It's just a little less stressful than usual (expect the stress to kick up again in January). lolcatz has been off from work too, so our household has been filled with games and TV. I'm kind of amazed at how often we can stumble across Back to the Future or Star Wars and watch them like we've never seen them before. I've also had the time to do some of the hobbies I never have time to do: cooking, genealogy, and reading travel books to plan hypothetical non-work vacations. Good times.

Since our wedding was small and had no reception, lolcatz and I have also been celebrating our marriage with family and friends in the form of cake parties. Here's a shot from one we hosted at our house:





Let's zoom in on the cake. One of those tiers is vanilla with a layer of raspberry mousse filling and a layer of passion fruit mousse filling. The other two tiers are chocolate cake with layers of coconut mousse and chocolate mousse.





We ate a mess o' cake that night and then had another party the next day with more cake still. And that, my friends, is why people start to lose their figures during marriage.

Christmas was pretty awesome too. I had brunch with a bunch of friends (and tested my culinary skills by making two dozen scrambled eggs) and then went and saw Sherlock Holmes. Growing up in a time when everything (really--EVERYTHING) was closed, I'm continually enchanted by the fact that I can see movies on Christmas day.

So, that's the rundown. Sorry again for the blog lag, but my next post should make up for it. Why? Because tomorrow I'm taking an epic one-day trip which I will report faithfully on when I get back.

I'm going to Forks, Washington.

You've been warned.


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( 35 comments — Tell me about it, baby! )
loversopolite
Dec. 30th, 2009 05:19 am (UTC)
NOOOO! Not Forks!! Don't let the sparklepires get you!
(Anonymous)
Dec. 30th, 2009 07:08 pm (UTC)
Hi ^^ Is your "picture" from Lost in Austen? I love that mini series. Especially the paracetamol moment of Bingley ^^
loversopolite
Dec. 30th, 2009 07:17 pm (UTC)
Yup it is! And I know it IS a great mini series! I actually got to liking Wickham! Only in the mini-series of course!
(Anonymous)
Dec. 30th, 2009 10:14 pm (UTC)
!!!LOST IN AUSTEN SPOILERS!!!
Wickam IS surprisingly nice in there. And Bingley's
sister was the biggest surprise^^ The scene where she "comes out" and shows her interest in Amanda is hilarious. I wonder if the last scene with Wickam and her means that they'll get together... It would be a funny couple^^ By the way, their Collins was great! The most disgusting one I've ever seen!!

PS: Beware of the paracetamol power!!
tator_gator
Dec. 30th, 2009 05:35 am (UTC)
(: Have fun on your trip, Richelle!
the1pony
Dec. 30th, 2009 05:42 am (UTC)
Good Lord, I want that cake right now. :D

Forks used to be a nice place to visit, years ago... not too sure I'd want to go there now. Yikes.
forbiddenlurve
Dec. 30th, 2009 06:12 am (UTC)
Forks? haha that'd be a laugh! Anyway Have fun! :)
don't worry about the blog lag, I've been lagging too and anyways it's just after xmas and nearly ny so everyone is pretty busy too.
llreyna27
Dec. 30th, 2009 06:30 am (UTC)
oh wow!!
can't wait to see what happens while you're there!! have a fun trip!!
(Anonymous)
Dec. 30th, 2009 06:34 am (UTC)
. . .
if someone pressures to work during this vacation of yours you can use this quote i read from somewhere, it goes like this:

"Too fucking busy, and vice versa."
— Dorothy Parker,
in response to her editor's request
for work on her honeymoon


hahahaha. . . . (^_^)
jereshkigal
Dec. 30th, 2009 07:05 am (UTC)
sweet!
That cake sounds richer then Bill Gates! I hope it was as good as it sounds. I want to go to Forks! I can't wait for your review to see if it would be worth it.
spiritworld25
Dec. 30th, 2009 08:18 am (UTC)
What beautiful cakes Richelle. :) Happy to hear that the wedding went well. :)I look forward to your next post, have fun in Washington. :)
xxthe_real_mexx
Dec. 30th, 2009 08:47 am (UTC)
GOOD LUCK WITH THAT!! :D I CAN'T WAIT TO HEAR ABOUT IT.
(Anonymous)
Dec. 30th, 2009 09:50 am (UTC)
I love your dress in that picture! It's so pretty :) Have fun in Forks
francescacullen
Dec. 30th, 2009 10:26 am (UTC)
Have a good and fun trip in Twilight zone! ;)
danztheniteaway
Dec. 30th, 2009 11:48 am (UTC)
can't wait to hear about your trip! the cake was to die for im sure! specially the coconut mousse! yum!!! have fun!
(Anonymous)
Dec. 30th, 2009 11:55 am (UTC)
このサイトって私のためにやっているの?
(Anonymous)
Dec. 30th, 2009 11:55 am (UTC)
私とおしゃべりしたいから?
(Anonymous)
Dec. 30th, 2009 02:04 pm (UTC)
forks
AHHH don't let the Cullens get you!
(Anonymous)
Dec. 30th, 2009 02:47 pm (UTC)
Surprise
Hi !
First, congratulations for your wedding ! Then, I'm French so I hope you will be lenient about my grammar mistakes. I send you this mail to say that I am a kind of "fan" (but not hysterical, you've my word)of the only translated books (the Georgina Kincaid series) and I really enjoy your humor which I can feel even through the translation (my boyfriend too). I think it is a pleasure for an author to know he/she has fan that's why I wanted to tell you that your books have a great "publicity" ^^ and it will not surprised me that one day they will be proposed for a film adaptation (don't let them make a mess of your plot!!). So, to finish (my sentence sound like student one, don't it ?), you're an original author among those "commercial churning out people" and I have only an advice : DON'T STOP !

PS : If you have two or three smallish minutes, I'll really enjoy an answer, because it will be an honor to me to get a sample of your prose. (cristaltouch@hotmail.fr)

C., the French reading girl.
(Anonymous)
Dec. 30th, 2009 06:45 pm (UTC)
Re: Surprise
Yay!! ^^ I'm not the only French girl in there LoL
(Anonymous)
Dec. 30th, 2009 03:55 pm (UTC)
Oh, Forks..have fun, and remember, silver stakes won't work on the vampires there...
therese0102
Dec. 30th, 2009 04:38 pm (UTC)
That cake is beautiful! I love the polka dots. :) I hope you have a great time in Forks and enjoy whatever vacation you're able to get!
therese0102
Dec. 30th, 2009 04:41 pm (UTC)
Well, I looked at the cake again, and they're not really polka dots, are they? Nonetheless, I think it's lovely and I sitll like the dots! :)
havemy_heart
Dec. 30th, 2009 05:34 pm (UTC)
That cake sounds so good! Enjoy your trip to Twilight-land :)
(Anonymous)
Dec. 30th, 2009 07:05 pm (UTC)
Hello Richelle ^^
I'd like to first -belatedly- congratulate you for your marriage. I love your wedding dress and the headband (?) is beautiful.
As for the trip to Forks, I hope you'll enjoy it. I'm already looking forward to the photos^^ Could you say hello to the disco ball vampires for me?
(Anonymous)
Dec. 30th, 2009 09:17 pm (UTC)
OMG
The cakes sounds amazing. Late congratulations on your marriage.

and squee for Forks, i live in uk, and my friends offered to take me there when i was in cali last year, but cause it was winter and we were going by car they wouldnt have been able to do it in a reasonable time frame :(
escapes_reality
Dec. 30th, 2009 10:30 pm (UTC)
Your going to FORKS!?!?! WOW! Hope you have a fun time!
And don't apologize, we know you're busy!
souppy
Dec. 30th, 2009 10:32 pm (UTC)
Ohmygod. Are you a closet Twilight fan? Please say you just have family there.




Though I'm curious as to what it actually looks like there...
nottheblood
Dec. 31st, 2009 01:50 am (UTC)
My brother and his wife got married in Jamaica by themselves but then had a reception where they showed their wedding DVD with family :)
(Anonymous)
Dec. 31st, 2009 03:38 am (UTC)
Oh my god, you're going to Forks that is so awesome!I hope you have fun.
macbeaner
Dec. 31st, 2009 04:19 am (UTC)
oh no! You're not visiting FORKS! YOu mean Mark didn't talk you out of it?????
(Anonymous)
Dec. 31st, 2009 04:58 am (UTC)
Have fun!
Have fun in Forks, I go there every year. Besides everyone selling Twilight and New Moon items, it's not that bad. ;)
(Anonymous)
Dec. 31st, 2009 01:37 pm (UTC)
That cake looks delicious!! Oh no.Why are you going to Forks?!
hehe sparklepires :D thats a good one.

<3

Amber
(Anonymous)
Dec. 31st, 2009 04:43 pm (UTC)
visiting seattle soon!
Hey! I’m glad you having a great time! I’m heading to Seattle in two weeks because I finished university here in Australia, and was wondering if you could give me some pointers on which places to visit in Seattle, like restaurants or clubs or anything really.
Thank you , your writing is amazing, counting down the days for succubus shadows and spirit bound!
weird_fin
Jan. 11th, 2010 06:15 am (UTC)
I'm a bit late to your virtual cake party but...
YUM!
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