Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Do you smell something?

PISCES 10/22/08
Whether it's crazy or whether it's wise, you have to pursue your vision. Just try stopping yourself. On second thoughts, don't try. You won't succeed and you will simply create tension that you can do without. It is quite possible that in time, you may look back on this day and ask, 'Why did that all matter to me so much?' It is equally possible that you may always understand (and be glad of) the priorities you followed. Either way, something has to shift. Regardless of the outcome of the process, you'll be glad you set it in motion.

Oh horoscope, you know me so well. Seriously. Do you monitor me or something because if so that's creepy. Basically, The Great Cake Disaster of 2008 (AKA, The Decapitation of Hello Kitty) has scarred me and I wasn't sure if I was going to bag the cake thing or not. I know that sounds extreme but to be successful, I feel like I need a niche or something that sets me apart and the fact that this cake started out being so awesome and 3D and ended so badly plopped on the table, coupled with the fact that I was also informed that there is another cake place with a similar name as the one I had chosen, which is weird because the name really isn't "cakey" to begin with, it's just effed me up. I'm sure it's much to do with my own neurosis but whatever, it is what it is. It's only a big deal to me. Anyhoo, whatever this shift that Senor Horoscope speaks of better be good or I'm gonna be pissed. FOR REAL.

On a lighter note, I've been perusing the internets for things for my kid and I found two things. First, a child sized urinal. How awesome is that? I have no idea how awesome that is because I pee sitting down, but I would imagine it's pretty cool for a little boy. Second, I found a bunch of books about farts, which is a common occurrence in my home. Here are a few of my faves:

I think they are absolutely hilarious and I'm going to get my hands on them ALL. You know why, because farting is FUNNY and we all cut the cheese so why not celebrate it! I'm also getting "Everyone Poops" because pooping is also funny and we like funny in our house.


LM said...

Why would you give up on the cake dream because of one mishap? Isn't that the whole reason you wanted us all to be your guinea pigs - so that you could learn by trial and error? And you are doing that, so mission accomplished. You just fear failure and look for reasons to give up so that you don't have to fear it. Just stop it. No one is perfect. Not even that Ace of Cakes guy.

Amy and Jeff said...

Yes, ma'am.

Amy and Jeff said...

BTW, I don't fear failure. If I did, I wouldn't try all the stuff I do. My point is that I know my limts.

jan the mom said...

Listen Amy - Just stop that right now. Every good cook has a burnt dish at some point in time and every baker has a disaster but shake it off and continue on. It was a challenge when you made it and you did a great job. Give yourself credit where credit is due. I didn't birth a quitter.

Jeff of Jeff & Amy Fame said...

I personally don't think it is a fear of failure......if that were the case you (Amy) wouldn't have tried in the first place. My perspective is that you are always willing to try new things without fear, my take it is a lack of confidence, but I don't understand that either since you are so talented.
And I have said this before, how many times have we seen a cake fail on one of those cake shows? These people are charging hundereds, if not thousands of $$$ for their cakes.
So I would consider it a learning cake and move on.
Also keep in mind that I told you that you did not need any more supports in the cake, I did not think there was a chance in hell that it would fall over, so it is as much my fault as anyones.

My 2 cents

Amy and Jeff said...

Thanks, babe. For the record, I'm still going to do cakes, I will just refrain from musing about my insecurities.

Allie said...

I totally understand that kind of insecurity and doubt. I don't do it with cakes, obviously, but I do feel that way sometimes with my fiction work.

Also, farting is completely hysterical.