Christmas Cookies

I have been tagged by my husband for Linda Poitevin’s virtual Christmas Cookie Exchange. Looks like the Doctor is trying to steal a cookie!


Brown Sugar Cookies

  • 1 cup Butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 cup Brown sugar, packed
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 2 cups All-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp Baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp Salt

Cream butter and sugar together well. Beat in egg and vanilla.

Stir flour, baking soda, and salt together and add. Mix well. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto greased cookie sheet. Bake in 350F oven for 6 to 8 minutes until not squishy. Makes 4 dozen.


The Metropolitan Museum of Art

We had a little over an hour to check out the Metropolitan Museum of Art. (Twitter) I recommend much longer than that! A half day at the very least. Also, when paying the entrance fee, it says in large letters “$25”, and then in smaller letters “Recommended”. We paid about a dollar or fifty cents (I can’t remember) each to get in. And no-one looked at us as though we were horrible people.


Statue of Liberty

Due to the fact that we weren’t allowed to go into the Statue of Liberty, the closest we got to it was the Staten Island Ferry. This is an excellent (free!) vantage point from which to get pictures, although perspective shots don’t really work!


Here’s a zoomed in photo of her:


Brandon Routh

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s Brandon Routh! (Twitter) Honestly, we weren’t going to get an autograph from him because of time (we were selling at Pop Expo for the second year in a row) and money (I’m in school). But it turned out that we had the time (very small turnout – it was disappointing) and the money. We happened to walk past Brandon Routh’s table when there was no line, and he was still there, so we walked right up to him. We said that we loved him in Partners (comedy show of a half season in length that is brilliant and should never have been cancelled!) and he replied that he loved that show, too. He was so incredibly sweet! (Morgan of Geek Charming has an awesome story about her meeting with him here). AND the best part? He loved my TARDIS. He liked it so much that he wrote down the number of our booth, and then searched it out! Totally made my weekend.


Nicole de Boer

Nicole de Boer (Twitter) was such fun to meet! Eric has a bit of a crush on her, so it was nice to see him flustered instead of me. We asked her if there had been a plan to make a spin-off of her all-girls team in Stargate Atlantis, or at least plans to bring them back. She said that yes they were supposed to come back, and that there was going to be a love story between her character and the doctor, but that the series was cancelled before they could work in that story line. Too bad. They needed more female actors on that show. 😀