Tag Archive: Cookies

On the Delight of Family and Ovens

I’ve been back in America for about two weeks now. Less than one week before I return to Japan. This is hard for me to believe. The time has flown by…but that’s probably… Continue reading

There’re never enough cookies.

Last night for an ALT dinner of awesome, I made my absolute favorite cookies: Holiday Poppyseed Cookies. They’ve been a staple of the Brauer Cookie Baking Parties ever since they started, though unfortunately… Continue reading


Well, it’s officially New Years Eve here in Japan.  Woke up to snow on the ground today!  Snow!  On Iki!  Madness!  (It has, of course, melted.) I’ve done my duty by adjusting my… Continue reading

I really can’t hear you…

…over the sound of all the delicious goodies that I made today with the help of Ava “Tank” Flave. Today’s recipes: Holiday Poppyseed Cookies Finished up the cinnamon stars (they looked way better… Continue reading

What I’m getting up to

As I told my parents over skype the other day, Aperture and I have created what I refer to as a “detente”.  It chooses to still not allow me to view my pictures… Continue reading

The Perfect Day! :)

1.  ::dances:: Even when Obama was 202 points up, I still told all the teachers around me that McCain could take it.  I didn’t accept it until I read this speech.  McCain, you… Continue reading

Updating you on my silly life

Before I begin, please note that the two entries below this one are the promised entries on Ekiden and Sports Day.  View for fun culture notes, pictures, and occasional sarcastic bits.  I try… Continue reading


Similar to Sports Day in that there’s plenty of running (a whole day’s worth, in fact) sandwiched by speeches galor, Ekiden is the island-wide marathon competition held annually.  Students have to do circuits… Continue reading

Stacatto thoughts on Iki

Today I spoke with a Japanese woman who’d lived in China (Tianjin) for a year.  She also spoke English.  So when I didn’t know how to say something in Chinese, I said it… Continue reading

Things I Will Miss

As a reminder for how damn great America is, and for personal sobbing when, like the two times it happened in China, I’m feeling homesick and sorry for myself.  Also, brief luvvies for… Continue reading