Friday, January 6, 2012

Journey to DC Cupcakes

By: Lauren Miller

I love Cupcakes like a fat kid loves cake. And, yes, that does make sense.
Cupcakes are just so incredibly cute and portable and delicious and, hey, I can catch on to a trend just as well as anyone else. What I haven't actually done is jump on the cupcake television show. I've simply reaped the benefits of the popularity of the cupcake. 

A few weeks ago I was going to the DC area for a show and I had a little time (think the whole day) to kill so my friend and I decided to go to Georgetown Cupcakes. You might know this shop from the TLC television show DC Cupcakes. 

I'd heard mixed reviews on the cupcakes. Some people absolutely loved them and others didn't see what all the hype was about. This was my first time at having food that has been featured on a TV show so I had my skepticisms, but I was excited none the less.

My friend and I got to the shop around 10:30 am. the shop opens at 10:00 and from previous experiences I had observed that there is usually a huge line waiting to taste the famous cupcakes. Sure, I had all day, but I did not want to spend all day waiting in line. That's boring. 

We ended up being two of maybe 20 people at the shop. Which was good because I honestly could not decide for the life of me what I wanted. The night before I had planned out my half dozen, but once I stepped into the shop and saw the gorgeous display of cupcakes I wasn't so sure any more. In the end I ended up with two Red Velvets (one Christmas and one regular), a yellow, a cinnamon, a gingerbread, a chocolate lava and the free chocolate squared. 

I'm not sure if it's because we went so early or if the cupcakes are just that good, but let me tell you these cupcakes were to die for. While my usual favorite is Red Velvet I must say that my favorite from Georgetown was the cinnamon one. This cupcake literally tasted like a little cinnabon baked into a cupcake. The flavor was just so crazily good. But the best part was the moistness (yeah, I had to say that gross word) of the cupcake. For a cake, there was a melt in your mouth quality that made these cupcakes to die for. 

If you're in the Georgetown area check out Georgetown Cupcakes. Have any of you been there before? Leave me love in the comments and let me know what you thought of the famous bakery. 

Thursday, January 5, 2012

2012 Blogging Goals

By: Lauren Miller

It's almost time to start a new year. And if you believe all those Mayan predictions that the world is going to end in 2012 this could be the last year of the earth. So I figure why not go out with a bang. So I'm posting a list of a few things that I would like to make happen on and for this blog in 2012. 

1. Get this blog's Twitter to 1,000 followers. (Follow me @tuneintol)

2. People I'd like to meet: the Kardashians, Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato, and Justin Bieber. Others would be nice, but those are the ones I want for sure this year. 

3. Interview Big Time Rush for this site. I've met the guys a few times and I think it would be absolutely amazing to interview the guys.

4. Start a weekly makeup post. Not sure what this will consist of, but I'm thinking something like the nongirly girl's guide to make up. (Stay tuned)

5. Add more book reviews. Maybe one a month.

6. See Coldplay in concert and review it.

7. Have some celebrity notice this site and tweet about it.

8. Build an awesome team of 10 or so contributors so we can bring you more and better content throughout the year. 

9. Read all the Harry Potter & Pretty Little Liars books. Ok, that's a personal goal, but still I might share that on here. 

10. Find some amazing sponsors to help keep this site up, running, and make it profitable. 

What would you like to see on this site in the future. Leave me love in the comments. :)

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Boy Meets World

By: Lauren Miller

I'm sitting here calculating how many textbooks I could sell back on to be able to buy the entire "Boy Meets World" series on DVD.

I grew up with this show. Lately MTV2 and ABC Family have been showing old episodes of this beloved series, which has made me have to reflect a bit on why I loved this show so much, how terrible TV really is today, and what really matters in life.

It might sound stupid to say that I learned everything I need to know about life from a fictional TV show, but really it's true. By watching Cory, Topanga, Shawn, Eric and all the other characters grow from young children into adulthood I learned so much; so much more than is possible to learn from any TV show on the market today. I may not have known it at the time, but that show was monumental in my development as a person.

Mr.Feeney was my mentor.

Cory was a model for what my perfect boyfriend would look like.

Topanga was an example for what kind of woman I wanted to be.

Shawn showed me consequences for bad actions.

And Eric, well, showed me a little about taking life lightly.

The show always straddled the important lines of reality and tv reality, family friendly and teen friendly, comedy and drama. No other show could quite capture my heart and my like this show did.

By watching this show here in 2012 I've realized a few things about television today. I often recognize how terrible the shows that I'm watching are. I call most of my favorite current television shows guilty pleasures, but really what was missing was the guilt. Sure I feel lame for watching "Teen Mom," "Jersey Shore" and the rest of the reality tv show lineup the frequents my TV, but it wasn't until rewatching one of my favorite shows that I realized that there really is no real value in these shows as there was when I was watching "Boy Meets World."

Did you watch "Boy Meets World" when you were younger or was there another show out there that shaped you like this sitcom shaped me? Let me know in the comments below. Let's talk sitcoms loves!

Stay tuned for more "Boy Meets World" inspired posts!