Thursday, August 27, 2009
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
- I halved the recipe, and still ended up with four pans of 6-7 rolls each. I could have probably made them a bit smaller and gotten 8 rolls per pan.
- I put less than half the salt in because half a tablespoon seemed like waaaaaaay too much to me (I almost never put more than a dash of salt in anything I bake). I put in slightly less than a teaspoon. The dough tasted awfully salty. But you can't taste the saltiness in the finished product.
- I melted the full two cups of butter, and used it on the rolls and the pans. And I think I could have put more butter on the dough. The more butter, the better, right?
- Use as much cinnamon as the original blog post shows ("generous sprinkling" connotes much less than that to me).
- I didn't measure how much sugar I sprinkled on the dough, but it was probably more than 1/4 cup for each half of the dough. I just put a ton on.
- Make a full batch of frosting, even if you only make a half batch of rolls. More frosting = more tasty.
- I guessed that "1 bag" of powdered sugar meant 1 1-pound bag. I think I ended up using a little more than a pound to make it thick enough.
- I used vanilla instead of maple flavoring in the frosting because the bottle of maple flavoring was $4.50, and I refused to spend that for 2 teaspoons. It was still super tasty.
- Make sure your frosting is thick. Not spreadable thick, but close.
- Be prepared for adoration from family and friends.
I think that's all I have. Enjoy!
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Friday, August 14, 2009
Luckily, I didn’t have much time to work myself into a panic. Still, in the brief moments between being summonsed and plopping myself on my favorite “talk to the boss” chair, I managed to frantically think back to everything I had done in the past few weeks, trying to figure out what transgression I had committed that was going to get me fired. I couldn’t come up with anything. I also had time to envision the stack of bills sitting at home that won’t pay themselves – particularly if I end up fired and at home with a laid off B – and the inevitable eviction, lawsuits, bankruptcy, and moving in with my mother that would follow. I was even trying to figure out how to beg for my job in the least pathetic way possible.
I was feeling a little melodramatic today. Lay off me.
Once I had myself thoroughly worked up and sweating like a whore in church, the boss commenced with the lecture. On citation formats.
Yup. Citation formatting. That was it.
Boss man is a
So, I got myself a state manual, studied it, learned it, and applied it. And it’s worked for me for the past seven or so months. Or so I thought. But I guess I missed the memo on string citations (two or more case cites in a row, for those who have no reason to know that that means). I’ve been doing them one way forever. Boss does them another way, and doesn’t think my way is correct.*
In an effort to improve myself and my work performance (you know, so I don’t end up having to move in my with my mom), I went back to my office and pulled out the citation manual to find the rule on string cites. There isn’t one. I googled it. Nothing. I sent an e-mail out to my lawyer friends and fellow staff attorneys. So far, no one knows which is technically correct and/or which way is the preferred method.
I guess that means I’m going to have to start doing things the boss’s way. I like him and I like my job, so if it keeps him happy with my work, I’ll do it. Even though I don’t think it’s the right way, and I find it obnoxious and against all grammatical rules of the English language.
But that’s beside the point.
Do you think I would get in trouble if this Courtoon ended up stapled in the middle of my next assignment?
* He did tell me that my work is excellent otherwise; I just need to give my footnotes an extra look before turning my work in. The “excellent” part made my day. I love being praised by my bosses (who doesn’t?), especially when they aren’t the exuberant, uber-praise-y type.
Thursday, August 13, 2009
When you do a string of citations, which example more closely matches the way you format it? Example 1 (semicolon after each case source, "and" between each case citation) or example 2 (comma after each case source, semicolon between each case citation)?
- Grava v. Parkman Twp. Bd. of Zoning Appeals, 73 Ohio St.3d 379, 381; 1995-Ohio-331; 653 N.E.2d 226; and Rettig Ent., Inc. v. Koehler, 68 Ohio St.3d 274, 279; 1994-Ohio-127; 626 N.E.2d 99.
- Grava v. Parkman Twp. Bd. of Zoning Appeals, 73 Ohio St.3d 379, 381, 1995-Ohio-331, 653 N.E.2d 226; Rettig Ent., Inc. v. Koehler, 68 Ohio St.3d 274, 279, 1994-Ohio-127, 626 N.E.2d 99.