one more semester to go. So tired today I can’t see straight. FInished about 10 band rings, including three gifts, three personal ones, one for R, a set of cufflinks, three pendants, a 14k project ring. I made some errors on the latter but overall, its done, its in on time. Which is more than I can say for many of my classmates.
writing? yeah. Gotta get on that. I have a month off from classes.
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There’s an argument that crops up again and again about whether or not someone is a “real” author or writer. Often it’s someone naysaying a person based on genre, experience, critical acclaim, etc. One of the most common tools is to say that someone who chooses a particular publishing path, most…
This. If indie is ok for other mediums, its just as valid for writers. I don’t need to work for cartier to be a legit jeweller, i don’t need to be signed to a major publisher to be a real writer. But I’ve seen people argue that the only mark of quality, of vetted work, is big publishers. To which i humbly suggest: have you visited a bookstore recently?
Starbucks’ Butterbeers will only be available during the next few months, as the coffee chain cuts off the flow of toffee nut syrup after the holiday season. Because they are monsters.
For a second I thought that they actually were putting Butterbeer on the menu and I lost my shit. It’s actually just a combo of ingredients that you can order but I still thought I’d share it on here as ESSENTIAL LIFE INFORMATION.
I had it at HP World and it was basically just cream soda with froth (and cold… isn’t Butterbeer supposed to be warm?) but I still really want to make it with actual beer. If I do I’ll post a recipe, but in the meantime here’s a pinterest board.
Friendly heads up, guys — please don’t order a “Butterbeer frappuccino” at Starbucks, because we don’t actually HAVE a secret menu. The baristas you talk to won’t have any idea how to make the drink you want! Write down the drink recipe (a grande syrup cream frap with 3 toffee nut and 3 caramel, with caramel drizzle on top), and order that instead so we know how to make it for you! <3
(This goes for all the nifty “secret menu” drinks you see floating around — remember the recipe, not the name! The same thing happened a lot this summer with the “cotton candy frappuccino.” People kept ordering that one, and it took my store ages to come to a consensus on how to make it!)
On the good news front, however, some stores DO keep toffee nut syrup year-round (same with peppermint!). Just ask if we have it!
IMPORTANT CLARIFICATION. Thank you Sbucks employee, you are kind!
I saw the “secret menu ” frapps. I don’t drink them because theyre sickly sweet. The list was the stuff if horrors. Im sad that they made the gingerbread latte this gooeysweet thing. I wanted more of a spice kick and its gross now.