Happy long weekend! Since it’s Friday, it’s time for pretty pictures and open threads! Don’t worry, I’ll get to the rest of your wonderful reader requests soon, but for now I have sweets for you, the sweet. D’awww!
This week, my main accomplishment outside of work was making the world’s most colorful rainbow cake. I found a photo of a pretty rainbow layer cake online and immediately determined that I must find a reason to make it – and what better reason that Pride season and the passage of the NY equal marriage law?
I started with a little Technicolor mise en place action:
… and then through bloggie magic, turned bowls full of goo into a neatly stacked Leaning Tower of Pisa:
which became the lovely camouflaged masterpiece you see here (what are those bottles, you ask? Why, Skittles vodka, of course! What could be more appropriate for a rainbow theme?):
… and then waited stealthily for the guests to arrive. Oh! Look! It’s a peekaboo cake! How naughty:
…before dazzling them with BRIGHTLY COLORED CAKE-A-PALOOZA!
It’s the gayest cake ever! OM NOM NOM!
Through the endeavor of making this cake, I have learned but one Very Important Fact about myself, and that is this: If ever I am ever to get a tattoo, it surely must be a Very Colorful Tattoo. None of this stark black tribal stuff for me, oh no. Nor will I be sporting any pencil sketches or stippling. It’s the Care Bears and children’s breakfast cereal color palette for me, please.
Which leads us into today’s Weekend Open Thread. To get you started, today’s question is:
Do you have a tattoo? If so, where and of what, and how many? Why did you get it? What’s the story behind it? How much did it cost, and did you have to save up for it?