Monday, August 31, 2009
Saturday, August 29, 2009
- Use of your themes to advance Highlowaha? Too self-serving.
- Final reflections and questions?
- How, if at all, do you see yourself continuing to use concepts from StrengthsQuest even after our five-week series is over?
- Pick a theme you would like to actively cultivate. Tell us about it?
- Identify a movie clearly depicting one of your top five themes. What is the movie's title and how does it illustrate your strength?
Friday, August 28, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
- Develop a Ray calendar
- Have Ray sponsor an event
- Create a coloring book of Ray
- Make Ray stickers to be widely distributed
- Produce a Ray video for YouTube
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
- Turn your paper so it sits vertically (not landscape) .
- Begin at the top left hand side of the page, draw a line approximately three and a half inches to the right, rounded, but angled downward.
- Adjacent to the end of the line sitting lower on the page, draw a line approximately six and a half inches long, down, but angled slightly left.
- Adjacent to the bottom of the line just drawn, draw another line three and a half inches long, directly below and parallel to the first line drawn.
- From the end of that line, draw a two and a half inch line up.
- Do the same to the above parallel line. But, draw this line two and a half inches down.
- Connect those two lines with a backward letter "C."
- From the center of the line closest to the bottom of the page, draw what might look like a small piece of rigatoni.
- Extending from that and extending to the bottom of the page, draw a series of cursive lower-case letter "e"s.
Monday, August 24, 2009
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Friday, August 21, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
How can you use your strengths to innovate a fall tradition?
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Monday, August 17, 2009
Ray, though. Ray with the purple boots. He, for sure, got the shoe gene.
Get it? Half birthday, half a present?
So today's creative idea provides us one more way to live Highlowaha's Spirit of 218 - Using everyday reasons to celebrate life's simple pleasures.
And, what are some other fun gift ideas that could be divided up as easily as a pair of shoes?
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Friday, August 14, 2009
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Welcome athletes for the second leg of leg of Highlowaha's 2009 Triathlon. Prize money of $100.00 $50.00, and $25.00 is still up for grabs for first, second, and third place winners!
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Monday, August 10, 2009
Saturday, August 8, 2009
Friday, August 7, 2009
Just kidding. Technical difficulties (that was at 6:00 a.m.)
No wait. Just kidding that we're just kidding. The video is finally up and running (this in sometime around 9:00 a.m.).
Sorry about all the confusion. Newcomers, this is not our norm. Continue checking back in and you'll see it's true. We're normally creative, but predictable; fun, but timely.
Before you delve into the video, two quick notes. We have some Free For Alling to do. Today we want your ideas on items should be considered for the secret ingredients. Pepper, bacon, cheddar cheese, lemon juice... you name it.
Maybe you can use the extra 12 minutes you won't use watching our video this morning to begin conditioning for next week's triathlon. Three days, three events - all which flex a different creative muscle. Win the triathlon and win $100.00. It's easy, it's fun, and it's free. Get in on the fun!
Click here to visit the Whack on the Side of the Head post where the Altoid Table was born.
Signing off until tomorrow...
Thursday, August 6, 2009
It's Cheryl here (or should I change my name to Bakeryl) giving Claudia a much deserved break.
A couple Friday's ago I declared the whole month of August my birthday and decided I would bake the cake that I have been drooling over for months. If you're a long time reader you know that I'm a fan of Bakerella- she's a cake-pop-brownie-baking-photo-taking-goddess! And just below is the photo of her 14 layer cake that I just had to see if I could make. She makes it look so easy! I won't repeat all of her great instructions- you can read that here. Hopefully, if you've been drooling over this cake you can learn from my experience and do it better.
Isn't it beautiful? Isn't it grand? Can't you just imagine it with a cold glass of milk? Don't you just want a piece of cake?
I got to prepping- making sure I had all the ingredients. Butter- lots of butter. And being the competitive snot that I am, I had to push it to 15 layers. Dumb! Dumb! Dumb, I tell you. Let me be completely honest. You need a partner in crime (or two) if you want to bake this cake. One person can get busy preparing the pans and the other preparing the mix. Below are my prepared pans- they're all lined with parchment, greased and floured. This was my lease favorite task.
Bakerella thanked her mom for her Kitchen Aide mixer. I can't remember which wonderful person(s) fulfilled my wedding shower request but whoever you are- thank you! I can't imagine mixing up this much batter without one.
Another important step is to make sure you spread the batter all the way out to the edges of the pans. I skipped this step. I don't' know why. Baking all the layers wasn't that big of a deal. It went pretty quick.
Below is where it went very wrong for me. I don't know if I cooked this frosting too long, not long enough, and I know I added the vanilla in too early. It tasted wonderful off the spoon but it wasn't drippy like Bakerella's.
See how hers drips below.
Mine does not drip. And look at this layer. We'll just hide that one in the middle. It's looking a little Dr. Seuss like.
Hers below after she was finished putting on the layers and adding all the frosting.
Would you, could you bake this cake? Do you have a favorite short cut or tip in the kitchen that would help me and others? Inquiring bakers want to know.
Signing off until tomorrow...