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You know you're a female pilot when.... - Tina Marie's Ramblings
Red hair and black leather, my favorite colour scheme...
You know you're a female pilot when....
....you calculate the density altitude of your apartment before making candy.

I bought myself a candy thermometer last year before Christmas. I've pretty much stuck with toffees and brittles, but when my mother asked what I wanted for my birthday, I had 2 requests: heat-resistant spatulas and a candy cookbook.

She bought me Candymaking. It's wonderful - creams, jellies, divinity, lollipops, carmels - everything you could want to make with a candy thermometer. My first cream fondant is cooling in the fridge now. I worked a tiny sample batch, and it was incredible (although it takes a lot of arm strength to get it beat well). When the full batch is ready, I'm going to dip them all in chocolate - I'm hoping 120 fillings will be enough to start getting the hang of it.

And if not, well, I'll feed 'em to my co-workers. Later this week: jellies. My mother loves them, and I promised her a batch next weekend.

This morning, I took Steve and did a few approaches in the Tripacer. It was terribly rough, with winds out of the south at 30 kts on the ground. I saw a groundspeed of 134 knots on one approach. For not having flown any approaches in 6 months, mine didn't look bad, although I should have been a bit better organized. Next week, we'll do some more...

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rattleback From: rattleback Date: February 5th, 2006 11:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
heat-resistant spatulas

Seen these?


They've about driven my other spatulae into the sea...
skywhisperer From: skywhisperer Date: February 6th, 2006 01:39 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh, those rule! I've never seen them before...
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