Is it me or does it seem that everyone in Los Angeles lives, eats and sleeps entertainment and celebrities? It’s a hobby here just as much as a career. Unfortunately for me, trying to find a hobby is pretty hard. When you have no clue what type of hobby you are looking for and following celebrities doesn’t suit you, what do you do?
In my life I have done it all or at least tried it all. I’ve tried dance, color guard, playing the trombone, the piano, and the recorder obviously. I’ve tried running, kayaking, swimming and frequenting the gym. I’ve tried painting, sewing, and knitting. I’ve tried reading and writing, but more recently I have tried baking. I feel like I’ve tried it all.
Baking and decorating cakes and cupcakes is one of the hobbies that I am going to be continuing. There is something relaxing about baking the perfect cake. I think it has to do with my Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Baking can be about measurements and recipes. Everything is spelled out for me. If I follow the instructions exactly I know my cake will turn out perfectly. If I decorate it slowly and with concentration I know it will be beautiful. It calms me down, which someone with OCD needs because I spend a lot of time with obsessive thoughts repeating in my head.
The issue with this hobby is that baking is expensive. You have to buy eggs, flower, cake flower, sugar, vanilla, and many other ingredients. I forgot, you also have to buy all the supplies like mixers and bowls. I’d give anything to just have one ingredient free to help cut the cost of this expensive but needed hobby. I haven’t baked in over a month. Instead I am stuck with exercise and television.
Earlier tonight I was watching episodes of Chelsea Lately that I had on my DVR. The guest on the episode I was watching was Chelsea’s dear friend, Jennifer Aniston’s partner Justin Theroux. Chelsea is at her best when she knows her guest and today was no different.
The story they discussed that really caught my attention was when Justin explained how he and Jennifer have so many chickens they don’t know what to do with all the eggs. Just to get rid of them they take them to people when they visit their homes. Everyone except Chelsea that is. She wouldn’t use them.
Well, I have a solution for them. I know this contradicts what I said above, but I think Chelsea can invite me over to her place one day. Then Jennifer and Justin can come by and bring their eggs. We can all hang out. Then I can leave with their eggs and bake a fabulous cake.
That’s not weird is it? It can be an egg party. I’m just saying Justin, let me help you out with your egg problem… it has nothing to do with my being a fan of Chelsea, Jennifer and you!