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What's a Wreck?

A Cake Wreck is any cake that is unintentionally sad, silly, creepy, inappropriate - you name it. A Wreck is not necessarily a poorly-made cake; it's simply one I find funny, for any of a number of reasons. Anyone who has ever smeared frosting on a baked good has made a Wreck at one time or another, so I'm not here to vilify decorators: Cake Wrecks is just about finding the funny in unexpected, sugar-filled places.

Now, don't you have a photo you want to send me? ;)

- Jen
Tuesday
Sep062011

Mr. Crusher, WE NEED MORE DATA!

We interrupt the wreckage to bring you this photo of Brent Spiner putting on a Carrot Jockey necklace:

This photo brought to you by my new favorite henchperson Morgan, who actually gave up her hard-earned necklace at Dragon*Con yesterday when Spiner spotted it, told her he liked the site, and that he wanted one. (Read about it on Morgan's blog here.) Rest assured, I am sending her a replacement - along with my hypothetical first-born-child, should she ever want it.

Morgan is also the person responsible for my blush-felt-'round-the world when she gave me a completely unexpected shout-out at the mic in front of nearly 2,000 people in Wil Wheaton's panel yesterday morning. I was so stunned I thought I might crawl under my chair, but Wil was amazingly gracious, saying, "Oh, is she here? Cake Wrecks is awesome," and then everyone was looking around for me, and I thought I was going to die, but instead I stood up for about 0.3 seconds and gave a quick wave and squeaked a "hi!" just so they'd stop looking and we could move on, and then I KNEW I was going to die because I'm just a socially awkward writer used to being locked in my office all day and who only ventures out for book tours and sci-fi conventions because I'm such a geeky fan girl and life-long Trekker even though I try to act all professional and nonchalant and stuff but it was totally worth it because WIL WHEATON SAID I WAS AWESOME - albeit indirectly and probably under polite duress - and BRENT SPINER HAS A JOCKEY NECKLACE THAT I MADE and this is all really too much for me and I think I need to go lie down for a bit.

That's all.

We now return you to the wreckage.

 

PS - On the off chance Brent and/or Wil ever reads this: thank you, gentlemen. Truly. I've been invited on Letterman and my book once made the NY Times' BSL, but for this geek girl, yesterday topped it all. (And Wil, I'm terribly sorry for interrupting your panel, which was excellent and totally worth waking up at o' indecent hours for.)

PPS - Also, you fellow fans should all go watch Spiner's new web series Fresh Hell, which is hilarious even when he makes a crack about Orlando, and read Wil's book Just a Geek, which I adored.

Tuesday
Sep062011

A Warm Welcome

There are so many ways you can welcome someone home.

 

You could do it "sincerely:"

You could do it musically:

You could add an extremely specific qualifier:

You could also rant about the bakery's poor spelling skills...

(Isn't it ironic? Don'cha think?)

 

...times "sevan":

 

Or - my personal favorite - you could leave a note on the counter for the travelers to find around 11pm after spending 9+ hours driving through tornado warnings and stopped holiday traffic and harrowing accident-filled highways on the way home from Dragon*Con. That way, they can stagger through the door, drop their many bags, and gaze with wonder and appreciation at your thoughtful missive:

So sleep tight, y'hear?

 

Thanks to Loretta, Tess S., Val D., Gini M., Lisa P., Courtney S., and to John's mother, Mum, without whom this post would not have been possible, since I might have been sleeping tonight instead of writing it. Must. Stay. Awake. [twitch] WHAT WAS THAT? DID YOU HEAR THAT? DID SOMETHING JUST BUZZ?!