I have good news and bad news. The good news is, I found your hat, Woody. Joking. Good news is I made the most amazing cupcakes ever. I know I say that about stuff a lot, but seriously they were so awesome I was almost crying for real. Secret ingredient? DR. PEPPER. Look at that, you’re crying too. Keep it together. Oh, and the bad news? I went to the dentist today and found out I have 5 wisdom teeth. Count it, 5. And they all have to be pulled. I guess technically none of this matters to you since you aren’t a mutant 5 wisdom toothed alien like I am and you can’t have any of my cupcakes. Ha.
Today at the dentist while the dental hygienist was cleaning my teeth she was like “wow, you have nice teeth….no seriously, you have the best teeth I’ve seen in a while, especially for a teenager who had braces on for 2 years.” She then proceeded to compliment my teeth a good 10 times. I was raised to say thank you every time someone compliments me, and by the end I was struggling to say thanks while gagging on a mouthful of metal tools and that gross mint polish stuff.
Dentist story over. On to my review of The Avengers. I saw it with my dad tonight and I can totally see how it’s made seven bajillion dollars already. It was funny and actiony (that’s a word, right?) and I really, really enjoyed it.
Now let’s talk about the stupid stuff. First off, what exactly are all of their powers? Thor has a hammer, and then what? Hulk has anger management issues that make him turn green, Captain America has a shield that is a boomerang wannabe, Iron Man has money, Black Widow has…whatever she has, and Hawkeye got ripped off in the costume department. I mean come on, the man is wearing a tank top. You expect him to ram himself through windows and not get hurt while he’s wearing a girly top? Messed up.
As much as I loved the audience in the theater, my whole experience was ruined when on the way back to the car I had to hear some annoying girl talk about the movie to her boyfriend. She wouldn’t stop blabbing on about how she didn’t even see Thor and she could understand the whole Avengers plot. *slams head repeatedly on keyboard* And did you know that Thor and Gale from Hunger Games are brothers? Because she did. And obviously felt like that was a piece of important trivia because she even said she was impressed she knew it. Reality check: being impressed that you know two fictional characters are actually related in real life isn’t impressive. If we’re talking about being as gorgeous as Joseph Gordon-Levitt, now that’s very impressive. Get your facts straight lady.
Speaking of JGL and Bale, can we discuss how awesome the Batman trailer is on the big screen? I think the 2 minute long trailer had more real superheroes than the 2 1/2 hour long movie did. Hey, I’m just saying what I know you all are thinking.
You really need to drop what you’re doing and make these right now. I mean, you have all the ingredients, right? If you don’t have Dr. Pepper you’re never allowed to read my blog again. Or you could borrow some from us. We have a lot.
Dr. Pepper cupcakes
Adapted from here
1 box cake mix
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 cup Dr. Pepper
1 cup unsalted butter
3 1/2 cups powdered sugar, divided
1/3 cup Dr. Pepper
1 tablespoon maraschino cherry juice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
Make cupcakes according to the box. Easy enough.
Once the cupcakes are out of the oven, start on the frosting. Beat butter in large bowl of electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add 1 cup of powdered sugar, Dr. Pepper, cherry juice, vanilla, and ginger and beat. Add remaining sugar and beat until creamy. Put the frosting in an icing bag with a tip, if you’re all fancy schmancy like that. I just use a ziplock with a corner snipped off. Take the end of a spoon or fork or some utensil and poke a small-ish hole in each cupcake that goes about 1/2 way down. Pipe the frosting into the cupcake until it starts to overflow. Then frost the top as you wish. It was that moment that Picco realized that what she was really saying when she said ‘As you wish’ was that she loved Dr. Pepper cupcakes…