Monthly Archives: September 2007

Poetry Corner

Here is the latest installment of 1980’s teenage angst in this week’s edition of Poetry Corner. For your enjoyment I offer up this beauty written in December of 1987. I was in 11th grade and spent a lot of time daydreaming about boys, wondering what was wrong with me, and arguing with my parents, especially […]

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Rinnyboo - September 30, 2007 - 2:06 pm

I actually really think this is a good poem, Evie.

I can definately relate to the 16 year old you (and the current you)and your struggles with your dad.

I think it is cool that you are sharing this portrait into your past.

whimsigal - September 30, 2007 - 2:32 pm

Hey, thanks a lot Marin! It’s really nice of you to say that.

You know, my relationship with my dad is tough. We are not close but I know if I need something he would move heaven and earth to try and help me. The only thing is that the help comes with so many emotionally charged strings attached that I hate to ask for help. You know what I mean? It’s strained at times because of the hurtful, I mean, helpful comments he makes.

What I find interesting is that, as you pointed out, I still feel the way I did when I was 16.

Thanks for saying you think it’s good. You made me smile this morning!

Stephanie - October 1, 2007 - 1:35 am

I was going to make a comment – at your first poetry post – about how mine were all about tragedy and nonconformity, (sadly, I’ve lost them all in my gypsy-rebellious youth) but I didn’t want to make it about me.
This poem shows me that though styles may be different – a Prep(?) vs. a Punk, (though it was always about Peace, never about War) it shows that we’re all the same on the inside.
The issue might be different, but I always believed then, and this demonstrates, that inside we’re all the same.
Rambling, sorry.
Mean to say that this poem is something we can all understand and relate to, and I like, appreciate, and respect it.

whimsigal - October 1, 2007 - 1:51 am


Once upon a time, I was commenting on this really nice chick’s blog and I made the comment that I was sorry I had made her post all about me. She, being a very wise woman, said “Isn’t that what these are for?” :)

Make it about you girl, that’s what I put this stuff out there for! LOL

That said, I’m glad you were able to relate to it. We all went through emotional things like this when we were younger and for some it was helpful to write it all down. I, being a tragic hoarder,kept most of my “poems” and have even kept all my pictures from Teen Bop magazine….THAT should tell you a little something about me.

Anyhoo, thanks for your comment, friend. Always appreciated!


For Stephanie – Not related to unschooling at all


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Stephanie - September 28, 2007 - 10:13 pm

Aaaaah, so kind of you.
I can’t check it out til tomorrow – cable at work!
WIll also listen to radio show then!

Stephanie - September 29, 2007 - 5:20 pm

Forgot to tell you that I watched this this morning – it was great!
I’d like to see the real thing…

Tiffani - September 29, 2007 - 5:48 pm

best. skit. ever.

whimsigal - September 29, 2007 - 8:44 pm

I would leave my life behind for Jimmy Fallon. LOL Only kidding, but I do love him so.

Homemade Twinkies – Take 2!

Ok, here is the update on the Twinkie situation. Using a recipe for yellow cake that was on, I was able to get a beautiful result. Here’s what it looked like when it came out of the oven: Then, I let it cool down a bit and I made the icing from a recipe […]

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Rinnyboo - September 27, 2007 - 8:16 pm

Ooh ooh, I want one! Can I have one? Those look good.

whimsigal - September 27, 2007 - 8:19 pm

Thanks! You know what, aside from the goofy recipe from yesterday, these were pretty easy to make. If you want the recipes, let me know and I will email them to you.

Mama Podkayne - September 27, 2007 - 10:01 pm

If you make them like cupcakes in a muffin tin, they might look more like fast food?


whimsigal - September 27, 2007 - 10:17 pm

Yeah, I had considered that and had Ryan ahead of time which he preferred and he said he didn’t want cupcakes he wanted square. he changes his mind a lot! LOL I think I will try and make these again but do them as cupcakes instead.

piscesgrrl - September 28, 2007 - 1:49 am

Those look yummy!

Hey, a shout-out to famous-you on my blog… :-)

VanderbiltWife - September 28, 2007 - 1:45 pm

If you made chocolate cupcakes, filled them with the cream, and then frosted them and put a squiggle of white frosting, they would be an awful lot like ho-hos. I’d love to get your recipe for the cream and try it out!

You think there’s a way in nature to make Cheetos? LOL.

whimsigal - September 28, 2007 - 2:26 pm

Vanderbilt wife:

I’m definitely going to try chocolate! My birthday is next week so maybe I should try that for my cake?

Neither recipe belong to me but I am more than happy to post the sites here where I found them.



I did not use crisco, I used all butter in the recipe.

Please keep in mind that when I say these are a healthier version of Twinkies I do NOT mean low-cal or low-fat. They just don’t have funky stuff in them, I use all natural ingredients.

Anonymous - April 5, 2008 - 1:54 pm

While I realize this entry is really old, I can’t help but respond. I’m vegan and have just recently created homemade Twinkies using a “creme canoe” pan. Google creme canoe and you’ll see what I’m talking about. I bet if you made the Twinkies using that, your kid would have no issues regarding their aesthetics.


whimsigal - April 5, 2008 - 2:04 pm


Thanks for your tip! I will definitely check that out!