What else to do on a Monday? Hang out with Bruce, make some cookies, have some sodas, play some games. Oh, and give him his Christmas present, but we’ll get to that later. I headed over to learn that we needed to run to the store because he didn’t have enough butter for the chocolate chip cookies. I cook. I don’t bake so the ingredients were foreign to me. We get back and start mixing. Bruce had already added the first 3 ingredients including the butter, so I started reading the rest of the measurements to him. The dough was quite air-y and light. We tested a few trays and couldn’t get the cookies to be thick. They just flattened out. We tried large tall dollups. Tried tiny baby ones. Nothing worked. And this was the second batch of dough he had tried. I went back to the ingredients list. We needed 1 cup of butter. Bruce had misread the 1 stick = 1/2 cup and used 4 sticks of butter! No wonder these things were delicious and slid right off the pan!
We put the dough away and got on to the real event of the evening Galaga and Joust. Bruce kicked my arse but I was able to wrangle a victory here or there. But my real victory was giving Bruce the greatest Christmas present he could ever wish for. I think his faces proves how awesome it was.
One note to catch up on. Purdue played a game called basketball over the weekend. Not exciting. Not a #4 seed performance in my opinion, but a win none the less. And some stellar headgear. My group walked over from the Hyatt in the snowy weather. Erica didn’t want to get her hair wet, and my hard hat didn’t need to get soaked, so we improvised with what the hotel had to offer.
I hope we trounce on SIU Edwardsville tonight. Sister Sue came all this way to see them, let’s not let her down!