Good Mornings for a Thursday (March 28)

FYI for any new Run With Holly friends: The “Good Mornings” series is my way of doing a camera-dump, and sharing funny, cute, important or weird photos that otherwise didn’t make it into any of my regular posts. Β I don’t link up with anyone, and I’m not on Instagram. Β You’re gonna have to come straight here (and only here!) for this kind of goodness. Β πŸ™‚

1 KMN talks on tabletRemember when cell phones used to be really big?
Then they got small?
Then they got bigger again?
He doesn’t actually talk on the tablet.
But I made him pose with it,
because I *have* seen people talking on similarly sized electronics.
So weird.

2 Cute Australian Pears

Dear Australia: Thanks for the pears!
I love the tropical fruits we can buy here.
But every once in awhile, I like to enjoy something “homey”.
These cute little pears totally fit the bill.

3 RainstormSometimes it rains here.
Like, a lot.

4 SAD ceilingPhoto of the ceiling at Fusionopolis.
I’m not sure why anyone would want to follow the “SAD” duct,
to be honest.
I kind of wanted to tell it a joke or something.5 Home fork!One of these things is not like the others.
The smooth-handled forks are ours – a set.
The patterned one in the middle is from my parent’s old set,
the set we used when I was growing up.
I’m not sure how this one fork came to tag along, but I love having it.
KMN always picks around it;
But it’s my favorite fork.
A ‘taste’ of home…

6 CupcakeWe walked past a twelve cupcakes shop the other day.
I’m not super crazy for cupcakes,
but suddenly, I had to have one.
A peanut-butter chocolate one.
RIGHT AWAY.
It didn’t disappoint.

Does anyone else out there have a favorite fork utensil?

Cupcakes; YAY or NAY? Β What flavor?

15 thoughts on “Good Mornings for a Thursday (March 28)

  1. Chrissy

    I have two favorite utensils. One is a little honey spoon that my mom got for me. It has a little crook in the handle so you can perch it on the edge of your mug to let all the honey slowly slide off the spoon and into your tea. I also love this set of totally impractical glass ice tea spoons that my mother-in-law gave me. For the first several months I had these I didn’t use them b/c they are impractical: they are hand wash only, the spoon area is smaller than a dime, they are made of glass and thus break easily. Then my MIL came to visit and found them unopened in my drawer (oops!). We started using them that weekend to stir our coffee and tea, mix drinks, etc. and have been using them ever since. Sadly, I now only have two left (down from eight originally) because, as I said, they are made of impractical and easily breakable glass.

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    1. Holly KN Post author

      That weird twirly thing is actually called a “honey spoon”? Holy cow. I just learned something today!! [Thanks!]

      It’s hard to get over that hump of “if I use it, I’ll break it!” Somewhere on our sabbatical trip last year (I can’t remember where), we were served orange juice in fancy wine glasses. Since we’ve been reunited with our own stemware, I’ve taken to drinking my juice in our “wine” glasses. It makes me feel all fancy, even if I’m still wearing my PJs…

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  2. Kristen L

    Cupcakes are fun — there’s a place near campus here that makes a delicious chocolate stout cupcake with chocolate frosting. Amazing.

    Hope you did have to go out in that rain! Looks intense. But probably also fun to run around in. Haha

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    1. Holly KN Post author

      Are they delicious to people who don’t like stout? I have a friend who’s always bragging abut a chocolate stout cake she makes, but…I actually don’t like beer. :-/

      Nah, we stayed inside. It’s a guaranteed full-body-drenching if you go out in that! πŸ™‚ Unfortunately, it’s usually accompanied by thunder and lightening, so I trrrrry to resist going out to run in/through it. πŸ™‚

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      1. Kristen L

        I would say yes. Its sort of like putting coffee in chocolate desserts — enhances the chocolate flavor but you can’t actually really taste it. I think it would be worth a try sometime πŸ™‚

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  3. Brennan @ Yum Run

    YAY to cupcakes.

    Flavor: Yellow butter cake with vanilla frosting and sprinkles. Keepin’ it simple. I really dislike cupcakes that are filled with icing.

    We also have a doily-designed utensil that snuck into our collection! I love it too. πŸ™‚

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    1. Holly KN Post author

      Hahaha. There is a really decadent cupcake shop where I used to live – and although they had some very innovative and cool flavors, they always pumped the middle full of frosting/icing/whatever. Meanwhile, I was wishing for more cake-y goodness. And I have an idea: I always want the chocolate ones, so let’s team up to make a cupcake-eating-duo. We’d be unstoppable…

      [Except for that whole “eat less sugar” thing…]

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  4. Logan @ Mountains and Miles

    We have a spoon that somehow made it into our collection from my parents as well. I love it.

    I’m normally a nay for cupcakes (or cake…or pies?), but enjoy a nibble from time to time if there are some hanging around the office.

    That is a LOT of rain!

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    1. Holly KN Post author

      Wait, maybe I want YOU to be my cupcake-eating partner, Logan. More cupcakes for me… πŸ˜‰

      Rain out here…doesn’t mess around.

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  5. Jean

    First, coffee out of a bag, and now that rain picture. Singapore is unbelievable! I mean, you can’t even use an umbrella for rain like that. Right?!

    I LOVE silverware from home! My dad and I drove cross-country (Alaska-Vermont – it took a while) before my senior year and he let me keep all the “camping silverware,” which always made me so happy to use when I was in New York.

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    1. Holly KN Post author

      I know. We’re crazy over here. Asia.

      No, you can’t. I mean, you can, but it’d just be turned inside out. And you’d still be soaked. We generally just stay inside – thankfully it can’t keep that up for *too* long. Also, there’s a lot of covered paths/sidewalks in and around the bus stops and housing estates – that helps a bit. And once you get to a bus stop, you can…take a bus. So that helps, too. But still. Sometimes you just end up….wet.

      What a cool trip (at least, I hope it was cool!) to take! Did you stop and see lots of neat things along the way??? Please tell me you did….

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    1. Holly KN Post author

      Ahhh! After taking this photo (admittedly a few weeks ago), I started noticing the same abbreviation on duct work in other buildings. That explains it! Thanks. πŸ™‚

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  6. Cecilia @MommiesRUn

    I love that one fork from home. I bet you use it all the time! I’m such a cupcake fan. I love looking and reading about interesting flavors but my all time favorite is white cake, white icing. At our local cupcake shop, it’s called Plain Jane. You can taste just a hint of almond in the icing and it is so perfect.

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    1. Holly KN Post author

      It’s my favorite fork! πŸ™‚ And we could be a cupcake-eating-team, too. I won’t bother with the calories if vanilla is my only choice. πŸ˜‰ Chocolate only, here!!

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