Thursday, March 5, 2009


Today is my very own personal "Charisa-holiday." (Aka my birthday). So far it has been pretty amazing - I slept in, rode my bike by the ocean (it was foggy - even better!), got some coffee, and rode to work. This afternoon I hear my friend Netta has made me my favorite fruit tart. I seriously don't think it gets any better than this!!

At the coffee shop this morning I handed the barista my green to-go mug and she says, "Wow! You totally match - even your mug matches your shirt!" I explained it was a pretty rare occurrence. If she had known what is my lack-of-matching-skills she probably would have laughed as hard as I did.

This is the cake my mom made for me when I was about six. I was very excited because we used Rolos for the window sill. It is basically a house covered in random types of candy - a dream for any kid. The funny thing I remember though is that when she made the cake it turned into more of the leaning house and eventually required some tupperware to support it. But what would a "House for all Seasons" really look like if it didn't lean a little?