on the first Friday of every month our downtown has a little shindig. there's discounts at all the stores, giveaways, activities for the children and just general frivolity and happiness. all in the spirit of Spend Money At A Local Buisness And Buy More Stuff.
i usually go and participate. that is, me and my faithful sewing machine, Miss Bernina.
we go and demonstrate whatever quilting class I'll be teaching that month at the Ben Franklin. it's just a time for me to sew in piece and quiet, and chat with any prospective students, encouraging them to come to my classes.
this month the Dry Goods Store had a little contest. an apple bake-off. with gift certificates being awarded to first, second and third place.
i thought that it would be fun to participate, being the domestic homemaker that i am.
so i signed up early in the week, paid my entry fee, bought a handful of granny smith apples and this afternoon while the girls were sleeping i made PW's Upside Down Apple Cake.
i figured that the odds were pretty good for me to win something.
i got fourth place.
and that's only if you're being polite.
there were only three other entries: emergency cake (whatever that is!), apple dumplings and a spicy pie.
so really, i came in last.
what's with that, anyway?
PW got 444 comments on that post, saying how wonderful her cake is, it's so delicious, we had it for dinner last night when George Bush came over, it's my dog's favorite dessert, this cake changed my life and saved my marriage, I'm going to run out and buy a cast iron skillet... blah, blah, blah.
so now we know 2 things: I'm really whiny tonight.
and I'm obviously not a world famous blogger.
(but i guess we knew that already, didn't we?)
next month the bake-off is for a pumpkin dessert.
if I'm done whining about it, i think i might try again.
and no hard feelings, PW.