But, it turns out that blogging everyday changed me. It changed the way I think. Yesterday, for the first time in over a month, I wrote nothing. It felt wrong. All day long I had this nagging feeling that I was shirking some sort of responsibility. I realize if I ignore this feeling, it will eventually go away. But, here's the problem:
I liked it. It was a great exercise in creative writing (or trying to be creative, anyway). Well that, and I thoroughly enjoy hearing from so many people, from so many different places. So after one day off, I'm back at it. I have no plan to go every day, I won't inflict that on you again. But, I need my fix. I've accepted it.
I'm a blogaholic.
Having said that, here is a bit of inaneness. Something I learned today -- if you want to make licorice flavored caramel, it doesn't matter how much anice extract you put in -- if you are making the caramel with brown sugar, it will still taste like caramel. Anice is the licorice flavoring, and it smells just like NyQuil -- the green stuff -- it is VERY strong. But, I poured in the whole bottle (1 full ounce), and nothing. Maybe a slight aftertaste, but that's it. The caramel is very good, but it's just caramel.
After we were done, I looked up licorice caramel recipes, online, and lo and behold, you have to use WHITE sugar!
This is how I do things.
Anyway, since I had five little red apples, standing there expectantly, I dipped them in the hot caramel.
They look like five little guys, with bad toupees.
My wife thinks this guy:
Looks a lot like this guy:
I just don't see it.