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Royals fans take the cake (and cookies)

22 Oct

Kansas City Royals fans are creating and buying team-themed deserts.

Best way to celebrate the Royals ALCS win? Cake

16 Oct

The Kansas City Royals are headed to the World Series for the first time since 1985. It’s a celebration that calls for cake.

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While shopping… #cake #Royals

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#Royals world series cupcakes at @MudpieBakery!!! #win #w39thkc

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Yo, check out these cupcakes they're selling at Costco! #royals

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#Royals

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I love The #Royals, #KansasCity and #cookies.

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Another work of art from @bluestembistro !! #latteart #blueoctober #beloyal #royals #bluestembistro #boysinblue #coffee #thursday #latte #tasty

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The bear in the freezer

21 Nov

There’s a bear in my freezer.

(Not that Bear.)

At Bueker Middle School, we chose electives in the sixth and seventh grade. This is where I learned to play poker — in a “games” class. (I also learned chess. I do not play either very well.) I took the home economics class in the sixth grade, where time was split between cooking, sewing and “household management” (balancing a checkbook, grocery shopping, etc.)

During the cooking part, we baked giant chocolate chip cookies — the size of a pizza. (Which sounds delicious right now.) Mom still has that recipe somewhere.

During the sewing part, we each got to pick a project. More accurate, we each bought a kit. Mine was for a large bear that played Brahms Lullaby (in that high-pitched way that music boxes play songs). He’s a very cute bear, about a foot tall, with a black ribbon around his neck. I stuffed him very full so that he didn’t move very easily.

When I left home for college, the bear stayed, and he’s been there since. Last weekend, when I was at my mother’s, I found the bear with other stuffed animals in a box in the closet of what used to be my room. A box that had not been sealed, so it was very dusty and in all likelihood had seen a mouse or two in its time. (Mom lives out in the country across the street gravel road from a field, and the room hasn’t been used for anything but storage for at least seven years. Random mouse-hunting tip: Set a trap with a chocolate chip. Cheese works. Peanut butter works better. Chocolate works best.)

To clean up the bear (I never named him; I’m not sure why), we threw the bear in a pillowcase, used his ribbon to tie it shut and threw him in to wash. It was a chilly, windy day, so he sat out on the porch in his pillowcase to dry. Then I brought him home and threw him in the freezer: Putting pillows, stuffed animals or toys in the freezer for 24 to 48 hours kills dust mites.

I still haven’t found good tips on how to get the evil out of the other Bear.