Friday, May 14, 2010

Bio Shocking

So John and I are playing Bioshock 2 together.

And by "playing together," I mean he plays and I sit next to him offering valuable tactical advice, like:

"Shoot him again!"
"Shoot him again!"

This, naturally, leads us to the question of whether video games promote violence. My opinion? Absolutely. Why, the instant some drug-addled, tommy-gun-bearing mutant crawls across the ceiling in my direction, I am totally firing a frag grenade in his a$$.


Wednesday, May 12, 2010


What's this? Have I really just started another blog? Am I INSANE?

Well, yes.

This blog is an experiment. A prototype, if you will. A blog...[dramatic voice] of tomorrow. Or today. Or Tuesday. Take your pick.

Look, I started Cake Wrecks to have fun. I like writing, and trying to be funny. The challenge of making ugly cakes funny/funnier was always the emphasis for me. Fortunately, cake is still something I'm crazy passionate about, and CW isn't going anywhere (I begin work on the second book soon), but the price of popularity has been a very narrowly defined box of what I can and cannot write about. (That thing being cake. Keep up, now.) It also means some readers are just there for the pics, and find my incessant yammering on annoying. But, durn it, I WANT to be annoying!

Wait, let me rephrase that.

I want to write about more than just cake. Yeah, that's what I meant. And have fun doing it. So this is where I plan to do that.

In fact, this is where I'll post all the fun/funny/fascinating stuff I can't find a way to make cake-related. If you're a fan of CW or follow me on Twitter, then you can probably guess what to expect. (Is there a way to combine Star Trek, Steampunk, the Muppets, Darth Vader, Ghostbusters, and the Princess Bride? If so, I WILL FIND IT.) Then again, some of the things I love may surprise you - I hope in a good way. After all, I've been immersed in the online world nearly 24/7 for two years now, so I have a lot of goodies to share.

For example, I'd really like to have this necklace:

Anyone want to buy it for me?
(What? I thought we could use a visual here. And it's a robot, so it's related. Kind of. And it's adorable. And it's my birthday. So...[bambi eyes]...?

In addition to the occasional geeky wish-list item, you'll also hear more about John, the day-to-day joys and terrors of running a blog like Cake Wrecks, the blogs *I* read and love, the things I'm obsessed with, the things I'm making, etc, etc. Have a question or request? Ask! I want to interact more with you "inner circle" readers here: the ones who don't find my incessant yammering annoying. The ones responsible for all the good things that have sprung from CW. The ones who make me laugh and cry with your sweet/funny comments and e-mails. You know, the cool ones.

So, now that you have absolutely no idea what I'm going to be posting about, let's get on with it! [virtually cutting virtual ribbon on virtual blog door] Epbot is now open!!!

Er, hope you like it.

- Jen

PS - Say 'hi' in the comments!