And so I say: God bless to all of those who have made sacrifices for this great country; especially to to those who lost loved ones in the towers and on the planes on 9/11. God bless and thank you those who have are are now serving our country and protecting our freedom.
You know what’s fun about blogging? Making friends– making friends on the internet whom you can reasonably trust to be not crazy, murdering, stalkers. Isn’t it nice?
I remember back in middle school, AIM and chatting and all that stuff was really big. I’d come home from work or school and just plop myself in front of the computer to IM with all the kids from work and school.
And it wasn’t just me– all the cool kids were doing it! I knew they were, because I could see the little green dots by their cool kid screen names that told me they were logged in and plopped in front of their computers just like I was.
Want to know what my screen name was? It’s so awful… Hawiian Pixie.
That’s right. Spelled incorrectly and everything.
For whatever strange, cosmic, teenage reason… I felt compelled to introduce myself to the online world as “Hawiian Pixie.” And if you’re wondering… I’m not Hawaiin, tan, or (in the least) pixie-like. This was simply an unfortunate lapse of judgment from a person who didn’t yet have a fully developed brain.
Anyway. I remember my parents being worried about who I might talk to on the internet, what I was saying to them, and how much personal information I might divulge. All completely valid concerns from parents of a teenage idiot surfing the 1999 internet.
Anyway. Here I am, 13 years later, still pretty much doing the same thing.
Making random internet friends and spending my evenings plopped down in front of the computer.
Who knew I was preparing for my future so well when I was in the 8th grade? Thanks AOL for all that awesome on-the-job training ;)
One of the improvements of my current internet “life,” is that I’m pretty sure the friends I’ve made online aren’t crazy, murdering, stalkers. Couldn’t really say that in the 8th grade. But I can, with like 89% confidence, say that I’m pretty sure my blogging friends aren’t crazy. (Hopefully I won’t see any of them on the news tomorrow proving me wrong…)
With that being said, I did the coolest thing this morning…
I was making this fudge. And I couldn’t decide if I wanted to do caramel swirls or nutella and marshmallow cream. I thought about asking Chris, but… he doesn’t really care. At this point, all sugar pretty much tastes the same to him.
Not super helpful.
So I texted Dorothy
. Five seconds later, she responded voting for the nutella and marshmallow cream (which was entirely the correct decision), and wham-bam– I added the swirls and was done!
It was so fun to me, because it was like getting to have the whole going-shopping-with-your-girlfriends experience, but with my blog! And you don’t get that so often when you do the “online” thing– too many psychotic murderers out there.
If you blog, you totally get this.
Pumpkin Pie Fudge with Nutella & Marshmallow Cream Swirl
- 1 bag Pumpkin Spice Hershey Kisses
- 1 cup White Chocolate Chips or White Melting Chocolate
- 1 can Sweetened Condensed Milk
- 1/4 c. Nutella
- 1/4 c. Marshmallow Cream
- Place chocolate in a medium sauce pot, pour sweetened condensed milk over top. Over LOW heat, melt the sweetened condensed milk and chocolate together, stirring constantly until smooth and pulling away from the edges of the pot.
- Pour into a wax paper lined 8x8 baking dish (I usually lightly grease the wax paper too).
- Use zip top baggies to pipe the nutella and marshmallow cream over top of the fudge. Swirl in with a knife.
- Chill in the refrigerator for at least an hour to set.