Happy Valentine’s Day!
I love you. I loooooove, love, lurve, love, LOVE you!
In the spirit of a beautiful holiday about loving each other and making other people feel special and appreciated, I thought I’d make another couple of short lists; this time including one about the things that people do on Facebook that annoy the freakin’ heck out of me. Also, in the spirit of recognizing that I’m being a judgmental brat, you can feel free to either add to the list or point out really annoying things that I do as well. Like writing in sentence fragments. And talking about my cat obnoxiously often.
Things People do on Facebook That Annoy the Freakin’ Heck Out of Me:
- Spelling your boyfriend’s/girlfriend’s/spouse’s/lover’s pet name as “hunni” or “babeey” or anything even remotely similar.
- WriTiNg LikE ThiS!
- God forbid–HuNNi, BaBEeE
- Holier-than-thou updates; all day, every day.
- Making pointed, bitter statuses (stati?) that clearly reference a specific person but masquerading them as generic.
- Their/They’re, Your/You’re
Things That Probably Annoy Most People But Do Not Bother Me At All
- People posting frequently about the most mundane things ever (hello, I have a blog about the meals I eat. Not exactly in a position to judge)
- Posting really exciting and shocking news on Facebook (it fills my life with joy)
- Posting 150 million pictures of your adorable baby (I’d like to see more, please)
- Promoting their blogs or businesses (again, not in the position)
- When people from a million years ago that you never really liked friend you, presumably to stalk your photos and judge you harshly (frankly, I probably wanted to do that, too).
Anyway, that’s enough of that. Any that I forgot? Things that annoy the crapola out of you? I’m intrigued (and sorry if I do them).
Onto the muffin recipe.
This recipe is possibly my favorite muffin recipe ever. It’s really more of a muffin-brownie hybrid, making dense and chocolatey muffins…with whole-wheat flour to assuage some of the guilt.
Double Chocolate Whole-Wheat Muffins (adapted from Barbara Bakes)
- 1/2 C butter
- 2/3 C unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 C sugar
- 2 t baking powder
- 1/2 t salt
- 2 t vanilla extract
- 2 eggs
- 1 C milk (I used 1%)
- 2 C whole-wheat flour
- 1 -1 1/2 C chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and fill muffin tins with paper liners. This recipe makes 12 bountiful muffins.
In the mixer bowl, beat together the butter, sugar, baking powder, salt, vanilla extract, and eggs until light and fluffy.
Add the cocoa powder, flour, and milk and mix until just combined.
Fold in the chocolate chips. Eat a few from the top, just to test.
Spoon the muffin mix into the cups–I actually could have added a little more to each muffin, but I
wanted to eat a few spoonfuls was worried they were too big already. They could have handled it.
Bake on the middle rack for 25-30 minutes or so, until an inserted toothpick comes out with no crumbs clinging to it–melted chocolate (from the chips) is okay!
I wish I could say inserted without feeling dirty. I need a new word. Sorry about that.
Cool, then feast.
These are so good. I love brownies. I love them even more when hybridized with a muffin.
I told Fritz I was going to bring a few of them with me to work, and he told me that under no circumstances would that be allowed. I think he almost started to tear up.
That may be a gross exaggeration. Which is another Facebook pet peeve. That I am frequently guilty of.