Tuesday, September 1, 2009

First day of school

Well, the first day of school wasn't so bad. Although an 8am class 20 miles from my home made me have to wake up at 6am after 10 months of waking whenever I wanted proved to be a bit of a problem, but I managed. I did take an art class in the spring but it didn't start as early!

Today wasn't anything exciting....just my accounting class specific for the food and beverage industry. (We will learn how to understand and read financial statements as well as the accounting and business math that goes along with running or owning a restaurant or bakery...or business in general). I walked in the room and immediately thought "Oh HELL no am I going to make it through this 4 hour class with this nasty, hot, stuffy room." HAHA Well, thankfully the teacher wasn't too happy with the situation either so within an hour it was much more comfortable (of course, after the campus maintenance tried fixing the air AND brought in two industrial fans). Plus he let us out over an hour early. Nice.

Of course it was just the normal first day yada yada stuff but here's an interesting tidbit: my teacher is the father of Amanda Beard, the Olympic swimmer. Of course, he does not make this publicly known to his class, but I already knew this. And you can SO see the resemblance. But I found my thoughts wandering at times to the fact that the man in front of me has a daughter that has posed naked for Playboy magazine. haha Then my thoughts went to "I wonder how he feels about that? How would my parents feel about that? How did he react to his naked daughter being seen by millions upon millions of men?" HAHA But that aside, I think he is going to be a great teacher. It is accounting, so although it will be helpful it isn't the most exciting subject. He did crack a really corny joke and the guy next to me said "He's gotta be a good teacher if he can make a corny joke like that and the class actually laughed." Honestly, I was the first one that got it and giggled out loud. ;-) Although, I AM easily amused.

On a more exciting note, I found the two books I ordered from Amazon left on the doorstep when I got home! The Cake Decorator's Motif Bible by Sheila Lampkin and Cookie Craft: From Baking to Luster Dust by Valerie Peterson & Janice Fryer. SUPER EXCITED! I have wanted the motif book for about a year now and Amazon had a great deal on it. Both books give step by step instructions on making some really fancy items and have templates in them as well! I highly recommend both. But don't buy them in the store. I got both on Amazon for the price of the motif book in the store!

Sorry it wasn't more of an exciting post today. Tomorrow is my Beginning Baking class! That class should be a little more exciting to hear about.


  1. Those books sounds really cool. Especially the "motif bible." It sounds like it's packed with information. btw, tell us what will be your first project from those books. :) Laura just make some cake pops from "bakearella's" blog and they look yummy!!! I actually might try it. :) Here's a link: http://bakerella.blogspot.com/

    Enjoy your day!

  2. Ew, I'm glad I don't have to do that stuff! Ours is a "diploma" program rather than an associates program, so we get to skip the boring stuff and just cook. Probably not good for everyone, but I've been doing budgets and spreadsheets for five years now; I'm glad I don't have to sit through it again!

    So excited to hear about your first REAL day of cooking!

  3. Believe it or not, the certificate people have to take it too! That, nutrition, and sanitation and safety. Luckily I took my nutrition class with my BA.