Dreaming of a White Christmas

I know I'm Jewish, but merry Christmas! It was snowing yesterday. When I woke up this morning, I looked out the window and I saw beautiful snow lining the branches of the trees. I'm happy!

Bet'cha Can't Guess Why I'm So Happy?

I'll just tell you.

Psst. Come closer.

A bit closer...

A bit more...

Just a leeeetle bit more...

Scroll down...

Keep scrolling...

Keep scrolling...

Almost there...

And now that the suspense is all built up, I guess I'll stall a bit more.

Keep going down...

IT SNOWED!!!!!   

It's December

It's December. Shouldn't it be snowing? Yesterday was, like, 50 degrees.

It's supposed to be about 8 degrees tomorrow, but I've learned to not trust the weathermen. They're liars. (No offense to the weathermen on the world.) I'm still crossing my fingers for enough snow for no Sunday school tomorrow. Maybe even no school, but I don't like my chances. My principal is from Chicago.

*I'm... dreaming... of a white... Christmas...*

Keep dreaming, Cupcake.


I Can Haz Cellphone? A Story in Pictures. And Words. So Basically, It's Just A Normal Story.

I was like:

And my mom was all, "Okay. You lost your last one, so I guess you need a new one."

And I was like:

So after a long time of waiting, my mom finally got around to taking me to Best Buy. On the way home after that, I was like:
Picture from The Dork Diaries.

I'm SO HAPPY! And no, my phone does not look like:

It looks like:

Except with silver bling all over it. I'm so happy!!!!1!!

Cupcake's Second Annual Halloween Awards, 2010 Edition!

Today was the school Halloween party. I'm going to give out "awards" for best costumes in the fifth grade, and then a few honorable mentions here and there.

And the award for Most Edible Costume goes to...
 Three people who were all dressed as bananas! Two people planned it, but the third didn't.

And the award for the Most Halloween-y  Costume goes to...
One of my friends who painted her face black and her hair green, wore black clothes, and put a real pumpkin on her head.

And the award for Probably Most Uncomfortable Costume goes to...
Two kids who were the Men In Black. They wore black suits, black ties, and black sunglasses.

And the award for the Quietest Costume goes to...
 My friend who was a mime. She had a black striped shirt, black pants, black hat, white gloves, and silence.

And the award for Most Painful Costume goes to...
A kid who wore a shark costume and his shoes on his hands. It looked like he had been swallowed by a shark!

And the award for Most ANNOYINGLY Original Costume goes to...
A boy who dressed as Justin Bieber. He could have been an exact match, except he didn't have the hat, and he had blond hair.

And the award for Best Overall Costume goes to...
Cupcake, come on down! Your costume was the best! After all, dressing as a chef and walking around saying, "Hi! Vote for me!" and doing the Thriller dance is pretty darn creative and awesome.

Me: Oh, well! How unexpected! *Dab at my eyes as I walk up and shake the hand of some guy in a suit.* Well, I'd like to thank the academy...

And special honors for: Four of those big-shot sixth grade boys dressed up as the Teletubbies! Now, that was a sight to see.

The first grade teachers were Goldilocks and the three bears.

The second grade teachers were hippies. Those were awesome!

Happy Halloween! Oh, and remember: Vote for me!

Oxymorons: I Love Them

Today in  science class, we were cutting plastics to test them. You know, I think this story would be best in diagram form.

1: I am cutting some plastic.

2: Well, I don't really know how 
to explain this scene.

3: I poke myself and it hurts!

And that's how I hurt myself with safety scissors.

Ah, oxymorons. How I love them.

Me Speaking Words

Hi. It's me. And now I say weird words.


This Is What Fame Does To You...

...And also the reason I gave up that fame dream years ago.

Thanks for showing this to me, Rockstar.


This is a carrot. Carrots are good for your eyes. Rabbits like to eat them. No, they are not radioactive, carrots are naturally bright orange. But carrots used to be white, or so I am told by my dear mother, Ms. Witty. Like, a long time ago. But now they come in lots of colors. Once, my brother sneezed carrots all over himself when he was a baby. All over his adorable brand new outfit and everything. http://planetsmilies.net/happy-smiley-575.gif Ha ha ha!!! That is me laughing at him.

For more information on carrots, click here. You know what? Even if you don't want to, please click the button because it's cool! Okay, click here.

No, sorry. Wrong link. Click here instead.

Smiley courtesy of Planet Smilies.

Noodles In Bowls

Hi. I have no idea Whatsoever why this post is titled Noodles In Bowls.

http://planetsmilies.net/person-teletubbies-smiley-5506.gif http://planetsmilies.net/person-teletubbies-smiley-5507.gif http://planetsmilies.net/person-teletubbies-smiley-5508.gif http://planetsmilies.net/person-teletubbies-smiley-5509.gif


I'm sorry, what were we talking about?

Look! It's all rainbowy!

'Kay, bye!!!

Smilies courtesy of planet smilies.

This Is A Stickup. Put The Money In The Bag. IN THE BAG!


(That means just kidding)

Hahahahahahahahahahaha! I am very funny.

I just had my fourth day of 5th grade. It's pretty great. It's a little bit like fourth grade, except it's not, 'cause it's fifth grade.

Thank you, thank you. I'll be here all week. I also do weddings and Bar Mitzvahs. I wil be signing autographs until 8:00 at the front entrance.

KK, bye bye!

Cupcake is OUT!



5th grade is really cool. My teachers are really nice and just great in general. Class is like an HD TV: 10,000,000,000,000,000,000 times clearer and funner and more interesting. I love it so much!

Okay. That's all for now.


Caupcake is OUT!

Wah Wah Wah Wah Wah =( <---- That Is A Frowny Face

I start 5th grade TOMORROW and I just finished my homework today.

I don't have any more pictures of bunnies with pancakes so here is a picture of a gingerbread house I made last December. And yes, we threw it out a long time ago.

Yes, I decorated it entirely on my own. My mom and I baked the houses ourselves in a mold.


La la la la la =D <--- That Is A Smiley Face



Dear Future Self,

Remember how hard it was when you got to the last week of summer vacation and suddenly you had a bazillion math, reading, and writing assignments to finish? Don't let that happen again. Especially because summer 2011, you are going in to 6th grade and also going 8 weeks to camp. Listen to mom. Don't complain.

Just do your homework.

PS: To those who read it: My mom had me write this as a note to convince myself that ALL SUMMER HOMEWORK MUST BE DONE. This is a real live note to self.

Have Your Cake And Eat It Too!

Hi! I'm home! I got home from Boston yesterday. Today Rockstar came over and just for fun we baked a cake. From scratch. We both had a slice, and then gave her some cake to take home.

We got the recipe from Allrecipe.com. Here's a link to the delicious Black Magic Cake Recipe.
It was super easy and super good. Here's the recipe:


  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup strong brewed coffee
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour two 9 inch round cake pans or one 9x13 inch pan.
  2. In large bowl combine flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Make a well in the center.
  3. Add eggs, coffee, buttermilk, oil and vanilla. Beat for 2 minutes on medium speed. Batter will be thin. Pour into prepared pans.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 to 40 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into center of cake comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes, then remove from pans and finish cooling on a wire rack. Fill and frost as desired.
We added milk chocolate chips to the recipe because neither of us like dark chocolate. My mom does, though.

We bought a can of cream cheese frosting to put on it. Then, we topped it with sugar sprinkles. The results:

funny feet

Oops! Sorry! Wrong picture. Those are my feet. My bad!

Note to self: Don't upload pictures of feet in same file as pictures of cake.

Okay, here's the real picture.

Black Magic Chocolate CakeAnd another:
Black Magic Chocolate Cake

Pinch Hitting

Hi -- MOM here. I'm posting according to strict instructions from the Cupcake to cover her while she's out of town at yet another summer program. She came home from camp on Friday afternoon; Sunday morning she departed for Boston to attend a three-week summer school program. She's staying in a dorm and taking classes in movie making, web design, cooking and photography.

Am I a tiny bit envious that Cupcake gets to do such awesome fun stuff this summer? Maybe a little bit.

Am I proud of her for traveling unaccompanied to a city where she's never been, to room with kids she's never met and take cool and exciting classes?


Here's a picture I sent her in a letter.

I'm Baaaaack!

Who missed me? Ooh, I bet you over there in the red shirt with the big nose did. I was at CAMP! Oh yeeeahh. I had sooo much fun at camp. But I got on a bus. And a plane. And in the car. And now I'm sitting at my kitchen table writing to my super awesomely devoted readers. Oh, and BTW, check this out! All I'm gonna say is that Rain made it and she rocks. Okay, check IT!
This is my new signature. From now on, I'll be ending my posts with it. You likey?

Okay, now, TTFN.

Bar Mitzvah Stuffs

Big Pain's Bar Mitzvah is on Saturday. We are excited! My speech for it is amazing. 'Kay now, bye!

I Am Not Going To Take Any Typos Out Of This Post, Okay?

I will not take any mistyakes out of this post, which ought to be very fun. So goiod luck enjoyinhg this post, Okay?

And I a, super bfored.

So, how's life? Like rfeally m, how is it?
I sam up to here in chomework
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Humm... What else should I talk about? I don'y t know. Wow, not tgakinhg any tposzb out ofr thisz post ifsze really hardx.

I stareted this post a while agio and am oposting this now. Ciao!

Funny Videos

These are two hilarious videos. In the first one, Justin Bieber walks into a revolving door. Here it is:

And in the second one, he walks into a glass wall.

(I did not make that video.) Poor guy!

PS: Hi to everyone I know that reads my blog. For example, hi mom! Hi Linda! (Hi Upchuck!) Maybe even hi Smiley! or hi Rockstar! or hi Cantata!


Hi it's summer and I am doing dance camp that is run by 14 year olds! And then is Big's Bar Mitzvah and then I go to camp. While I am at camp, my mom will post. And then, after camp, I am going to Boston. I have a loaded summer!

Happy Mother's Day!

So, like, it's like, um, well, like, Mother's Day, so, well, thanks mom. You rock! Mom, this is for you.

Can you spell, "I LOVE YOU?" Here's how:

I. look up to you

L.et me tell you how:
O.f all moms in the world, you're the best
V.ery hard to beat, you are
E.veryone should be jealous of me 'cause I have you

Y.ou are one of my favoritest people in the world
O.n a scale of 1 to 10, (10 being high, 1 being low,) you are a 13
U.nder pressure, you can always help me

HAPPY wait, what? What is today? Um, oh, wait, almost got it, YES! HAPPY... Oh, shoot. Forgot what I was gonna say. Wait, ... ... ... ... DING! Oh yeah! Happy Father's Day? No, wait, HAPPY MOTHER"S DAY MOM!

Umm... Yola?

Hi... Sorry I haven't been posting.

I have been really busy. I know that's the normal excuse, but I mean it. I have end of year everything. We are now learning to map the United States of America. Plus, I am already planning Halloween costumes. Chili, me, and another one of our friends have two good ideas so far. But I can't tell you what they are unless you PROMISE not to copy off us. If you really, REALLY care, send me an e-mail and I will tell you. Just press the little pink and white envelope in the lower right hand corner.

I am still kinda bored. But not as bored as... Umm... Well... Hmm... *Smoke comes out of my ears and head* *Grunting* Brain... Computing... Thinking... DING! OMG? Guess what? Cheese is so good! And yellow! And holey! And yellow!

Okay, hum....

'Kay, bye now!

Israel Day 4

Wow, that day went by fast. We are done touring and tonight, we are having a Shabbat dinner. (Shabbat shalom!)

Today we saw a church. Yeah, the last place where you expect to see a church is in ISRAEL. Yes, I went to churches in Rome and the Westminster Abbey in London.

BUT, this was special, I guess. It’s the place where Jesus died, I think.

Then we bought stuff, I got a birthday present for Rockstar, it is a bracelet with a hand on it. The hand is supposed to keep away the evil eye. We also got some t-shirts, I wanted a Cardinal’s one but instead I got one that was like this

(picture of a blue fish)
Med. Sea
(picture of a red fish)
Red Sea
(blank outline of a fish)
Dead Sea

Jumbo Pain got a shirt with a smiley face with the Jewish curls on the side and a black hat. The caption is, “DON‘T WORRY, BE JEWISH.”

Oh, and bye the way? Our Shabbat dinner was H-O-R-R-I-B-L-E

That’s all, folks!

Israel Day Three

At 8:00 we got on the bus. First, we did something very exciting.

Big Pain and Royal Pain became Bar Mitzvahs. Well, Royal P was Bar Mitzvah-ed(?) last year and Big P’s is coming up in June. Royal is 14, Big will be 13 in May.

My big brother is a man.

Then, after that, we went to the whatchamacallit--Parliament--thingy--Knesset. It was cool. Very cool. We saw 3 tapestries that took the artist 8 YEARS to make . We also saw the room where all of the people vote and that stuff.

Then, everyone went to the Holocaust Museum thingy-ma-bobber. Everyone but me (My mom: “It‘s too scary!”) and my grandma. (Did I mention that this is her 36th trip to Israel?) We went back to the hotel and had a W-O-N-D-E-R-F-U-L lunch. I had minestrone and blintzes (one of the best foods ever, right up there with pizza, sushi, chocolate, and kugel.) I also ordered a hot chocolate. They brought me a cup full of warm milk with foam on the top. There was a chocolate truffle thingy on the bottom and I got to stir it up. Then, when we went out to dinner, I got tuna.

Peace out America!

Israel Day #2

Enjoy Day 2 of our vacation in Israel

I woke up in the morning and got a fabulous breakfast. Then we jumped on the bus and headed to Masada. Masada is a really, really, old, big mountain. On top of it is the world’s oldest sanctuary! It is this really complicated, long story involving Romans and suicide. We took the cable cars up, while my aunt, uncle, Royal Pain, Jumbo Pain, and my other cousin walked up. On the way down, I walked with Ms. Witty and Big Pain while everyone else took the cable cars. After that we got a delicious lunch and then changed into our swimming suits. Then we headed out to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on Earth. There, it is so salty that instead of sand on the bottom, there’s salt! We floated and sat in the water and had FUN. Then we went to the hotel for a bit and then went to dinner. It was a good dinner, overall. We walked back to the hotel and now I am here.

That is all.

Israel: Day #1:

Hi! I finally got around to posting the first post of my trip to Israel. No pictures.

The plane ride was long and the food was gross. I was cramped and my legs hurt.

Finally, we got off the plane and walked through the airport. The David Ben Gurion airport was beautiful. We got our bags, took some pictures, and hopped on the bus.

Yeah, I know that tour guides are supposed to never stop talking (maybe I should be one?) but ours talked wayyy too much. We saw the Old City and a stray cat that rubbed past my legs, like, 3 times. We also saw a replica of the Old City. (WOW!) our lunch was fabulous although I think we ordered wayyy too much. We went back to the hotel, where we had to wait 2 hours for our room to be ready. When we got the room, we realized that the room I am sharing with my mom is the Midget Room. It’s reaaally small and the bed is reaaally low.
For dinner we ate Moroccan food. It was great, and they gave us a fez. (I think I spelled that right.) half of the people tried it on: Big Pain, my cousin Royal Pain, my cousin Jumbo Pain, my grandpa, my uncle…

And then we went back to the hotel and now I am sitting here, drafting this post that I will post when I get home or get Wi-Fi.

Tomorrow we go to the Dead Sea!!!!1!!!!1! :-D

Oh, and PS? If you’re reading this, hi Linda! Hi Upchuck!

I Looooove To Sing... Sort Of

Tomorrow my Children's Choir or however it is spelled or pronounced is going on our school tours! That means we get to skip school to go around in our uniforms all day singing at other schools.

Last year we got ice cream when we were done.

Anyway, I think it will be very fun because 1) I get to skip my test on the Constitution (We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.) and 2) it was fun last year. (Although we are probably not getting ice cream tomorrow :-(. Sad.)

PS: For my online book club, I am reading Fablehaven: Secrets of the Dragon Sanctuary. Good book! Although very long and a bit confusing if you haven't read books 1, 2, &3, which I haven't. Did I mention it's the fourth book in the series?

Oh, do I have a great post idea that is top secret Confidential.


Peace out world.

Happy Passover!

I do not have homework for Passover, yippe yi yay! And Chili is gonna be my guest to the Seder (no, not satyr, Seder) and that'll be fun. Plus I like matzah pizza. It's good. I am still working on the posts, I promise I will have them on by the end of the week.


Yippe yi yo, yippe yi yay, we start art class tomorrow!

Do, a deer, a female deer...


I had fun in Girls on the Run today.


I'm Back!!!

I got home on Friday but was really tired so I slept all day, woke up at 9:30 PM, and went to bed at 3 AM.

I am not quite ready to post my daily accounts of Israel, I still need to put in pictures but I promise that I will find time to post them.

Peace out!

PS: Friday/Saturday was Rockstar's 10th birthday! Happy birthday!

PSS: (There is more on Rockstar, Upchuck!)

Israeli Stuff

I am going to leave for Israel tomorrow! I am so happy happy happy happy happy happy happy! We are going to extend the trip a bit. Big Pain's friend was going to fly in for a visit but because they're extending the trip he won't be able to come in. But my loss isn't as bad. My online book club (did I mention that I'm in an online book club? Well I am.) is going to discuss The Lightning Thief, only my ALL TIME FAVORITE book (I saw the movie for the 3rd time today!) and it ends on the 26th, the day we get back. But since we get back reaaaally early, I'll have time to finish it up. Yipee!


Update On Israel

Okay, so our flight was canceled so we had to reschedule. We will leave on Monday for Newark and by Tuesday, we will be in Israel! And that is good. And bad. Good, because, well, we will be in Israel. Bad, because, Big Pain and our 14 year old cousin were going to have a Bar Mitzvah together. Big Pain's Bar Mitzvah is in two months an our cousin's was last year. They will not be able to do the Bar Mitzvah. :-(


So we were supposed to catch a flight to Newark, and from there we were to go to Irael. The flight to Newark, New Jersey, was supposed to be at 2:30. It has been delayed a lot, we may not even get to go to Newark. This is sooo horrible!!! Please, Bill Gates, please reaaally quickly invent a teleporter machine thingy so that we can just teleport to Israel!!!1! Please, Bill Gates!Help us! Right now, my mom is with my grandpa, (probably) yelling at the Continental people. Please!!! Help us Bill Gates!



Bon Voyage!

Okay, so I am going to Israel and will not be back until the 24. Oh March, of course. I may/may not be able to write blog posts, depends on if we have Wi-Fi in our hotel. Don't worry, I am bringing my laptop. Also do not worry because even if I can't POST my blog posts, at least I can WRITE them and then publish them when I get back. Ummm... well hello and goodbye from me, my brother, my mom, my grandma, my grandpa, my aunt, my uncle, my cousin, my other cousin, and my other cousin.

Goodbye Internet! See you in ten days! Wish me bon voyage! (Because I take French, I know that that means good trip. I am really smart.)

Adios, Internet!
There's not much to do over here in the world. I spent half an hour watching the TV yesterday, waiting for a tsunami to hit Hawaii.

It never came.

And there are those poor people in Chile... I feel so bad for them.

My grandparents visited Chile just last year. My grandma says it's pronounced, "Chee-layy".

I believe her.

And just like they had "Text HAITI to 90999" or something like that, if you send a text to a certain number and write, "CHILE" they will donate 10 dollars to helping them.

Meanwhile, I have something nearly as bad as a 8.8 earthquake.

I have homework. *GASP!* Okay, maybe homework isn't as bad as an earthquake.

Well, nothing to do.

Peace out, Internet!


Wordless Wednesday: My Christmas Tree



That's what I say when I'm bored. I'm pretty bored, except for my computer. Check out this awesome picture:
And then there's this which I found a long time ago but is still cool:

Then there's this picture I posted on my blog. It is the result from this "Which Greek Goddess Are You?" quiz I found.

And that's about it. But I posted some new YouTube videos!

My Review Of The Lightning Thief Is The Only One That Matters, Right Linda?

So I've seen the Lightning Thief twice already and might see it again. Here's my review, the only one that matters:

The story was a bit off, their quest wasn't like in the book BUT I still loved it.

I loved how the pen turned into his sword, Riptide. I loved the scenes of him sitting at the bottom of the pool.

Wait, I have a confession.

I'm Hannah Montana.

Just kidding! I'm sure it was obvious BUT...

I loved it.

Do yourself a favor ASAP:

Go see The Lightning Thief.

And I mean it.

Right Chili? Rockstar?

Can Someone Tell Me?

What is with BOYS and STAR WARS!?!? I don't get it!!!! I got 3 Star Wars valentines in my bag. One has Mannequin Skywalker, another has that green dude, Coda (is he a little seasick?), and one with the girl that has cinnamon rolls on her ears. And one of those was handwritten and said "May the force be with you!____"!!! I DON'T GET IT! Can someone with a son, brother, I don't care who it is, tell me PLEASE! Another example:

Today we (the girls) were banging our hands on the table singing "Dadada! Dadada! ELMO'S WORLD!" and the boys made it "Dadada! Dadada! STAR WARS!"



Hi L_____! This post is dedicated to you and I think you know who you are because I owe you a quarter on Sunday. Know who you are? Hope so. I'll be seeing you on Sunday when we play laser tag and on Monday at my (and Chili's) birthday party?

And now for the real post...

My birthday party's on Monday, I scream whenever I see commercials for The Lightning Thief, and I had a spelling test yeasterday. (Yeasterday? Yesterday.) On that happy note, I'm starting to memmorize (memmorize? Memorize.) the commercials for The Lightning Thief. No one gave enough candy in the valentines, my favorites belonged to S.T. (know who she is, L_____) and J.K. (no, not the author of Harry Potter. Know who he is, L_____?) And in French class, we learned that instead of "Honey" and "Sweetie"n they call each other cabbages and fleas. And now I'm hungry. (No surprise there!) Hi Mom! Hi L_____!

PS: The Lightning Thief commercial just went on. I screamed so loud!


I'm on my computer in bed and I'm BORED!! At least I'm chatting with my friend on Yahoo!


My Birthday Party!!!

So, like, I'm, like, going to, like, have, like, a birthday party!!!! So, my really good friend Enchilada, who I am renaming Chili, and I
the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. So July 15th was like, the most exciting moment of my life. Imagine this:

You're in a movie theater waiting for Harry Potter to start. A preview come on, it looks like this:

You poke your friend when you get to the part about "Some heroes being born". You two giggle and bounce your legs. Yes, you are seeing the trailer for the Lightning Thief.


You and your friend decide to share a birthday party.


I'm so excited that I find it necessary to make a countdown until the day of my party, President's Day 2010. That day's been on my calender for SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO long. The Lightning Thief does not, in fact, come out that day. It comes out February 12th, only 10 days after Chili's birthday.

So now you know what this is:

Make your own Countdown Clocks

Live From Cupcake's Bedroom, It's Monday Morning!

Ha ha. I make myself laugh. Isn’t that a cute title? I think it’s great. I think everything great. Look at these cool pictures I took with my webcam!

I like that one!

All the effects were put in via Dell Webcam.

Here’re more:

Shhhhh! I’m under disguise!