Cami Park

Archive for the ‘Entertaining’ Category

Stop eating our shows!

In Celebrity, Entertaining, Nutrition on January 16, 2010 at 1:16 pm

show zombie courtesy of rollerfink

Expectations, of linens

In Entertaining, Household, Poetry on October 26, 2009 at 12:18 am

three-ring circus
Peg Duthie

because i’m drawn to your tightropes,
their solid, stolid tension

as they anchor my wrists
and slash across my shoulders

and because the doorknobs and the latches
throw strange glints into the ordinary shapes

of shadows playing across the bedroom walls
become merry and magnified with the silent brightness

of unvoiced expectations, of linens lovingly bleached
by fresh sunshine and sanded by brisk winds

to bedeck the not unpleasant, not unsatisfying everyness
of the days and the nights already bountiful

with ringmasters, liontamers, clowns and dancers,
a well-tried safety net, the softness of lavish sawdust

yet this would not be the stuff of parade and dream
were it not for your flaming hoops, the happiness of your knives.

Don’t stop talking to me

In Entertaining, How to, Music on September 15, 2009 at 1:46 am

Emily Wells

I tried to learn the accordion once

In Confessional, Entertaining, Music on August 4, 2009 at 6:19 pm
Ellen van Deelen

Ellen van Deelen

I still love zydeco.

Gold star

In Confessional, Entertaining, How to on July 4, 2009 at 5:32 am

Ladies Who Launch

I slept last night, and made no major mistakes yesterday.  So, gold star for me.

Today is the day we celebrate our freedom by making Jello Poke Cake.  Below is a recipe, adapted for patriotism.

Patriotic cake

Patriotic Poke Cake

White cake — that’s it, just a white cake. Any old white cake. Being, a cake that’s white.
Another white cake— see above.
1 large box of Strawberry Jello [tm] — Make sure it’s large.
I large box of blue jello — make sure it’s blue.
4 cups water
Vanilla pudding
Cool Whip

Make a white cake, according to the directions on the box. Because, I guess, that’s the only way to make a white cake. Then, make another one.
While the cake is still hot, poke holes in it with the handle of a wooden spoon (no other utensil will work for these holes, do NOT fool around!)
Do it again with the other one.
Dissolve Jello in 2 cups boiling water (each), and pour over cake. Leave no part of the cake uncovered. The cake should no longer be white at the end of this procedure.
Pour red jello over one cake, and blue over the other.
Let the cake cool while you make vanilla pudding. Somehow.
There’s probably a box or something, like with the cake.
Maybe you’ll need more pudding. Another box or something.

Okay, here’s the best part– get ready–


Stack cakes on top of each other.

And the second best part:


Et voila.

I got this from Julia Child.

Connect 4 Strategy

In Beverage, Entertaining, How to on June 29, 2009 at 11:33 am

A beautiful scene.


In Beverage, Entertaining, Nutrition on June 12, 2009 at 6:26 pm