Persistence can be a virtue. Other times, not so much.
Remember the guy with the awkward voice? Yeah, the story didn’t end there.
When we had left off, I knew that I didn’t want to see said gentleman again for a variety of reasons…being late, the quick urge to settle down, and that whole voice that was higher than my niece’s.
It soon because obvious he did not feel the same way.
The next day, I had an email.
“Hi, I had a gr8 time last night! We had tonz in common and your super hot. Can’t wait to see you again! Here’s my phone number, what’s yours? Email back soon pls!”
Yes, the typos above are correct.
I then very politely responded back a few days later that I was busy with work (which I was), that I was not interest (also true) and thus unfortunately I did not think (my word choice as I was attempting to be polite) I would be able to see him again, but I wished him the very best in his continual search on online dating.
“Hey, R U any less busy with work? Would love to see you again! What’s your phone number?”
This time, I chose not to respond, as I had already said I wasn’t interested.
But the emails kept coming…for weeks.
“Hey, call me sometime!”
“Hey, I’m still interested, have you changed your mind?”
“Hey, just wanted to say hi again! Really would love to see you!”
Two months went by. The emails kept coming. I blocked his emails on the online dating website. I blocked his profile name. He changed his profile name and continued emailing. I blocked that but he just did it again.
Thankfully he continually made me a favorite and didn’t change his profile picture, so I at least was able to block him on a fairly quick basis and slightly decrease the annoyance.
I can’t imagine what he would have done if he had my phone number or last name.
Stay the Course Oven Pancake
this is one case where persistence and waiting are okay with me
3 tbsp butter
- 3 large eggs
- 1/2 c skim milk
- 1/2 c flour (fluff up flour before measuring)
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- Fresh fruit
- Jam or Jelly
- Powdered sugar
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Place butter in 10-in oven-safe nonstick frying pan. Place in oven until butter melts (approximately 3-4 minutes).
- While butter is melting, beat eggs by hand until they just start to lighten (about 1 minute). Add in milk and beat again until combined.
- In a separate bowl, mix together flour, salt, nutmeg, and cinnamon.
- While whisking eggs, add flour mixture until mixture is smooth.
- Once butter has melted, remove pan from oven. Pour batter into center. Place pan back in the oven.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes until pancake browns and grows up the side (see picture). DO NOT OPEN OVEN DOOR FOR FIRST 20 MINUTES (and preferably the first 25). Wait at least 20 minutes to open oven to check and see if the center is set and browning (if you open it earlier, the pancake won’t rise properly).
- While baking, heat jam or jelly 30 seconds-1 minute in the microwave until warm. Add in fruit.
- When brown, remove pancake from oven. Add fresh fruit and jam/jelly mixture to center. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.