1. Sometimes early-stage cake batter starts out with a texture more like thick, beater-slowing cookie dough. I've become used to cake recipes that start out "cream the butter and sugar…" but as I learn more about cake-making, I'm seeing this isn't always standard. Such was the case with the strawberry cupcakes I made a couple of weeks ago for a buddy's potluck birthday party, seen here in various stages of unbake, if you will.
2. This one's major: My camera has white-balance settings! That are easy to use! And were there all along! They take a lot of the yellow, grainy quality out of photos — even those shot at night in my yellow-walled kitchen. I've gone more than two years without knowing about this, so I'm making up for lost time now. Expect a surplus of pictures of the bleach commercial variety as I marvel at how my whites are so much whiter.
3. Paul Reubens, when dressed as Pee-Wee Herman, looks exactly the same now as he did in character in 1986. I took a break from the strawberry cupcakes to watch him in the next-to-last episode of The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien, feel several twinges of entertainment nostalgia and then go back to pureeing strawberries. Yes, this was a while back, but these two guys in their very different suits have been making me laugh for a long time now. But then, so does this guy: