Techno Fear

July 6, 2010

This is me.

Blissfully unaware of my atrocious bedhead and raccoon eyes. I don’t apologize.

Happy, because I haven’t got a trouble in the world.

This is a representation of my face this morning.

Sad, because my poor laptop needed to see a doctor. Of course, I’ve been trying to diagnose and give it some of my own brand of medicine for a while now…

But apparently it’s not good enough. Who knew that didn’t work?

My fear of Geek Squad and the possibility of having to buy a brand new laptop (I instantly fear the worst case scenario. Always.) led me to worry all day. I started to think about my summer classes – what if I can’t access them? What will I do when I go to NYC and can’t access the class? I can’t fail! What about when I get back to school, I can’t not have a laptop. What if I can’t afford a new one? You can see how the worry spiral got to me… so I turned to the ever brilliant Eddie Izzard for comfort.

For those of you with virgin ears, he does say a few *naughty* words.

I also eased my fears with some “I’m-pissy-because-I’m-PMSing-and-my-computer-sucks” comfort food, which translates into one thing, and one thing only…

…chocolate.

Insanely Easy (and Delicious) Almond Butter Cups

Like Reese’s, but healthy. Because dark chocolate is good for you. πŸ˜‰

I cannot tell a lie… the only hard part about making these things is waiting for them to freeze. And, of course, not eating the far too many of these suckers once they’re actually done…even if you’re upset and/or worried about your current laptop situation. And your uterus is telling you to eat more.

You’re gonna need:

1/2 cup almond butter (smooth or crunchy, whatever you like)

1 cup yummy, dark, delicious chocolate (and extra for snacking while cooking)

1/4 cup vanilla almond milk

1 tablespoon instant coffee

1 tablespoon good vanilla extract

Melt all of your ingredients (sans almond butter) on a double boiler or in the microwave. You want it to be super silky and melted, just make sure it doesn’t burn. If you use a double boiler (a bowl on top of a pot of boiling water), make sure the bowl doesn’t touch the water.

Take about 10-12 paper cupcake cups and place in a cupcake tin. No need to worry about greasing them though because there’s no baking involved. Pour in a thin layer of chocolate on the bottom. You’ll wanna use about a quarter to a third of your melted chocolate…and no, don’t eat the rest, even if you’re craving it.

Place that layer in the freezer for about an hour, or until it’s hard like Rihanna. Then repeat the process with your almond butter and then the remains of your melted chocolate. Layer, freeze, and repeat. Then lick all the bowls and spoons that you possibly can.

Top with nuts, frozen bananas, or eat ’em as is. I probably ate one too many, but you know what? Life goes on. I’m finally learning that I am who I am, and not what I eat. Thank goodness, or I would glob of hummus.

But for real, these cups are fantastical. They will take away all of your fears and worries.

Until I do resist doing this..

Do you have techno joy or techno fear?

Who’s your favorite comedian?

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13 Responses to “Techno Fear”


  1. That’s your bedhead?! Your hair looks perfectly smooth – you should see the big tangled mess I just woke up with! πŸ˜€

    I hope your poor laptop gets healthy again soon. The almond cups look so yummy, thanks for the recipe! πŸ™‚

  2. Kiersten Says:

    I have horrible luck with technology. I swear it hates me. I hope you figure something out soon! Just keep snacking on those almond butter cups. They look fabulous! Those would definitely make me fee better πŸ˜‰


  3. Those almond butter cups sound SO good! I think I might need to try them, but I have a feeling I won’t have the patience for 3 freezings πŸ˜‰

  4. Chelsey Says:

    Aren’t technology troubles the absolute worst? Arrrgh, I’m frustrated just THINKING about it!!

    Those almond butter cups look absolutely to die for. I might have to go make some.

  5. Rebecca Says:

    You’re cute as a button! Or an almond butter cup! ^^

    I completely understand your technology woes. I just got a new laptop last week and I’m just waiting for the day it’s going to crash – it’s inevitable.

    We’re not alone!

  6. Megan Says:

    So let’s say, hypothetically, I were to drive down to South Char right now. Would I have some almond butter cups waiting for me?! =P
    Haha and computer problems annoy the hell out of me.. hope yours gets fixed asap!

  7. Heather Says:

    What a cute bedhead raccoon-eyed girl πŸ˜€
    The ab/choc cups look delish!
    Fave comedian is Brian Regan.
    Technology is awesome,until it sucks. Then it’s the bane of my existence.


  8. I hope your laptop is repaired easily and quickly! I hate when things like that go wrong!

    Those almond butter cups would make anything better!

  9. kaztronomic Says:

    Technology TERRIFIES me. xD My computer has been giving me the BSOD for years now and I have no idea what I can say or do to placate it. I keep trying to feed it (there are breakfast, lunch, and dinner crumbs in the keyboard) but evidently it doesn’t want food? I’m at a loss, then.

    You’re so adorable. You make bed-head look cute! πŸ˜€

    No, no almond butter cups for me. Because I know I’ll eat them all, by myself, in one sitting. xD

    ❀ Eddie Izzard. My favorite bit of his is the one about flags. Or standing in supermarket queues. He's brilliant.

  10. BitterSweet Says:

    Those chocolates look so good, and even better knowing how quick and easy they are!
    Good luck with the computer situation, I know how awful that can be….


  11. hahaha love the cartoons! I dislike when the computer does not cooperate and feel very much like the guy banging the computer to make it work!
    The PMS crusher recipe sounds divine! Gotta love the ease!


  12. Love the look of those almond butter cups! Can’t wait to give them a try- I need a daily fix of chocolate πŸ™‚


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