I just had one of those ‘thank goodness no-one was watching’ moments. Of course due to my somewhat perverse nature I cannot wait to tell someone about it…
I just yesterday, received a new phone via courier. I didn’t need one, my old phone works fine but it is a plan thing so I have a new phone regardless. I will of course pass my old phone on to my daughter who is rabidly frothing at the mouth to get her hands on it, but that is by the by. The real story here is my own ridiculous stupidity. I am one of those people who use a phone as a phone, as long as it rings when people want me and I can call people on it, I am happy. Needless to say I didn’t spend hours poring over its many exciting features. I just took it out of the box, activated it and forgot about it.
So I have this new smart phone, very fancy, very smart. I don’t have any screen protectors that will fit it, I am big into screen protectors since my cat likes to chew on my phone. I decide that until tomorrow when I can get to a store, I will just leave the factory protector sheet on the phone glass, that will keep it safe. I will also do my best to keep it up out of reach of the cat.
I go about my daily business until I receive a phone call…wait a minute, you are very quiet, I will just turn my phone up… no good, must be a bad line. All is well until I receive another call…wait a minute, you are very quiet, I will turn my volume up….volume is already at maximum, call is stupidly soft…Grrrr
This went on until mid-morning today when I was almost ready to go into the store and complain about this stupid new phone with half the volume of my old phone, until I sat for half a minute and actually looked at my phone…
The factory screen cover, it doesn’t have an ear speaker hole. I peeled it off and immediately rang my husband to tell him what a nitwit I am. The phone works beautifully. Then I sat down to tell you…thank goodness I worked it out before the long suffering teenaged techxpert at the store had to point it out to me. That would have made me feel old and stupid, right now I just have a funny story….
Onto things that make me look slightly less ridiculous, this cake was a huge success.
Sour Cream Carrot Cake
You will need to finely grate about 2 large carrots for this recipe.
3/4 cup self-raising flour
1/2 cup plain flour
1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 cups grated carrot
1/2 cup oil
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 cup sour cream (I used Greek yoghurt)
Cream Cheese Frosting
60g packaged cream cheese, softened
30g soft butter
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 1/2 cups icing sugar
Grease a 20cm ring pan, line base with paper; grease paper. Sift flours, soda, cinnamon and nutmeg into bowl, stir in sugar and carrot.
Combine oil, eggs and sour cream, stir into flour mixture.
Pour mixture into prepared pan, bake in moderately slow oven for about 50 minutes. Turn on to wire rack to cool. When cold, spread with frosting, decorate with walnut halves.
Cream Cheese Frosting: Beat cream cheese. butter and lemon juice in small bowl with .electric mixer until light and fluffy. gradually beat in sifted icing sugar; beat until combined.
Keeping time: 4 days.