i’ve got the i-wants-and-gimmies and some news

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I want a smartphone. This is hard to admit, because 2.0 and I pride ourselves on being uncool. We love to roll our eyes at people who feel the need to keep up with trends. Because we are better than that. We don’t wear labels. We don’t buy fancy stuff. We wear ten year-old pants with pride. We’ve got holes in the armpits of our sweaters. And we DON’T have smartphones. We say things like, “yah, like we need to google things in the car! That’s soooo lame!” And then we laugh. Ah-hahahahahahah! We laugh at the weakness of others. And we say things like, “as if we don’t have better things to spend our money on!” And we roll our eyes and laugh at you some more. And then we say, “people need to know the difference between needing something and wanting something.” And we nod our heads very solemnly. Because we are very wise and terribly practical.

But… I want an iPhone. I want an iPhone or some other phone that is smarter than I am. I do. I’m not proud of this. I know I don’t need an iPhone. No one does. But… I want to google things on the sidewalk. (Even though 2.0 will roll his eyes.) And I want to check your facebook status in the bathroom. I do! And I think I have found a loophole. A Need/Want Loophole. I have suggested to 2.0 that if I were to become famous, I would need an iPhone (which is different than wanting), and that then he couldn’t groan about it. Because famous people need iPhones. Famous people are very important, and need to tweet things all of the time. Like Kanye West. Heck, when I’m all famous and stuff, Kanye might want me to join his dream team. So, do me a solid and visit my Twitter and Facebook pages, will ya? Kanye has about 6 million followers, so that should do it. Unless you hate smartphones. I’d totally understand.

And, just so you know, you’re gunna want me to have a fancy phone in the very near future. Because you’re gunna want to read my tweets. You’re gunna want me to go all Instagram on you. Because you’re gunna want to hear about what I’m doing at baking school every day.

YAH. YOU READ THAT RIGHT.

I’ve been wanting to tell you that for weeks and weeks. You know, because we’re so close and stuff. Back in the fall I applied to go back to school. A real, full-time, become-a-pro-baker baking school. And guess what? They actually took me. I know! So, in the fall, at age 40, I will begin a whole new chapter: Boulanger & Baking Art. I’m pretty excited. And also, terrified. I’m still trying to muster the confidence to actually go to baking school. I’ve seen Fast Times at Ridgemont High, so I know how things work. I’m kinda worried that some 18 year old badass will destroy me in the first week.

So:Β I need an iPhone. Right? And, uh, if I go to baking school, y’all’ve (new word) got my back, right? Because I’m gunna need about 6 million of ya behind me…

117 Responses to i’ve got the i-wants-and-gimmies and some news

  1. susanna eve January 23, 2012 at 1:21 pm #

    i actually like having an ipod touch and a “dumb” phone rather than having a i phone. I’m cheap, don’t want to pay for a data plan and you have to do that for the i phone. Also, ipods are a lot cheaper than i phones and i get to keep the i pod and keep using it even if I change cell phone plans or even companies. Besides I already follow you on twitter and i already liked your fb page so I can’t help there either.

    • movita beaucoup January 23, 2012 at 1:26 pm #

      Well, technically you’ve already helped. I’m on my way to 6 million followers thanks to you… And, uh, I still want an iPhone. (Don’t tell 2.0!)

  2. thekalechronicles January 23, 2012 at 1:21 pm #

    Congratulations on your acceptance to baking school — may it go well! I look forward to hearing about your adventures. On my computer, as I don’t have a smart phone. Or any kind of cell phone at all. Perhaps when I, too, am famous…

    • movita beaucoup January 23, 2012 at 1:27 pm #

      Well, I’m assuming that when we’re on Kanye’s dream team, he’ll demand that we get iPhones. Of course, he’ll probably pay for them. He seems very nice.

  3. Eggton January 23, 2012 at 1:23 pm #

    Consider this my application to work at your bakery someday. I will do anything you need me to do, except you should know that I am really bad at math, so an old fashioned cash register might be a problem. This is so exciting! Horray, movita!

    • movita beaucoup January 23, 2012 at 1:29 pm #

      You’re hired. There will be no math in my bakery. 2.0 will probably set us up with an abacus or something…

  4. Heather, Mmm... is for Mommy January 23, 2012 at 1:28 pm #

    I can’t wait to hear how your course goes…. it’s one of the ideas I have popping around in my head for when the wee one starts school.

    You need an iPhone. Or you could cheap out and get an iPod touch like I did… need wifi, but all the apps, lesser camera, but …. anyway, I’m cheap and I settled.

    • movita beaucoup January 23, 2012 at 1:30 pm #

      I don’t think Kanye would approve of the iPod touch. That’s not how we roll…

  5. msginge January 23, 2012 at 1:30 pm #

    Congratulations! I think baking school= need new iPhone is a perfectly reasonable argument.

    • movita beaucoup January 23, 2012 at 1:35 pm #

      That’s what I’m talkin’ about!

  6. Sherrie January 23, 2012 at 1:31 pm #

    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH! Good for you! That’s fantastic. If you get an iPhone, though, I’ll need to get one so I can keep up with your Instagramming all of your beautiful baked goods. Congratulations!

    • movita beaucoup January 23, 2012 at 1:36 pm #

      Thanks, Sherrie! And you know, this is a spin-off I hadn’t thought of. I’m helping OTHER people to get iPhones…

  7. The Neighbour January 23, 2012 at 1:35 pm #

    I think you need and iPhone so you can check Facebook from the washroom at NSCC. Googling whilst walking however is not recommended. People have been hit by cars, buses, walked into buildings, people, small dogs when surfing/texting while walking.

    • movita beaucoup January 23, 2012 at 1:37 pm #

      Good point. That’s why I like having you right next door – crime prevention and life skills management. Just wait ’til you start getting facebook messages from the ladies room!

      • The Neighbour January 23, 2012 at 1:42 pm #

        If it’s any consolation, there is a wifi connection at work, and the best reception is in the washroom :|. Perhaps I shall Facebook message YOU from the washroom!

  8. Juls January 23, 2012 at 1:36 pm #

    That’s amazing news! I hope it all goes fantastically for you!

  9. emmalina73 January 23, 2012 at 1:46 pm #

    I can honestly tell you that reading your exciting news brought a tingly tear to my eye. I’M SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!!! I will now jump up and down squealing and pretend that you are here doing the same and then we’ll be all ‘ok whatever’ and check our iphones. You are awesome, so’s you know xxxx

    • movita beaucoup January 23, 2012 at 2:05 pm #

      Aaaaaand now I’m jumping up and down squealing! Thanks, friend, for the support – not just today, always!

      xox (to infinity)

  10. spree January 23, 2012 at 1:48 pm #

    Girl, you have GOT to have an iPhone! There’s no WAY you can become a baker without an iPhone. Forget your dreams of opening your own Boulengerie without an iPhone. Lose the idea right away that you (or for that matter 2.0 either) can any longer afford NOT to have an iPhone. Girl, get yourself down to the Apple store and get yourself the cutest smartest phone you can…but never lose those 10-year old jeans or the sweaters with holey pits. That would be SO un-cool of you! πŸ™‚

    • movita beaucoup January 23, 2012 at 2:08 pm #

      So… I should get an iPhone?

      (SEE, 2.0? SEE? See that up there? That’s a genius lady. She KNOWS about stuff. We need iPhones.)

      • spree January 23, 2012 at 2:29 pm #

        By all means you should, yes! And I’m SO excited for you and I can hardly wait to follow your journey through baking school. (You won’t be leaving us will you?! Oh please say no!) Big step, and a good one! Totally weird that I should be feeling proud of you – but I am!

        • movita beaucoup January 23, 2012 at 2:31 pm #

          Oh, I’ll be a bloggin’ every step of the way! And thanks for the support – I love my invisible friends! I’m feeling braver already…

  11. Stephanie Barnhart January 23, 2012 at 1:58 pm #

    How can you possibly attend school without an iphone? What if you want to video a techniqu? Or take a photo of your creation? Or look up some crazy ingredient you’re supposed to know about but are too embarrassed to ask about? GET THIS WOMAN AN IPHONE!!!!!!!! Good luck to you!

    • movita beaucoup January 23, 2012 at 2:09 pm #

      You’re right. I’ll be oldest person in my class. I can’t look like a total doofus! I’ve gotta say, there are some pretty good arguments for iPhones goin’ on here…

  12. Ann January 23, 2012 at 3:10 pm #

    OH. MY. GOSH. This is HUGE! I am sooo flippin’ excited for you!!!!! So very lucky! You’re going to have an awesome time, learn bunches of awesome baking sciencey cool stuff and share them with us, right? I bet all those nubile 18-year-olds are going to be so jealous of your awesome blog and your groupie fan base. That’ll show them to not give you any lip. πŸ™‚

    • movita beaucoup January 23, 2012 at 9:18 pm #

      Okay, the more excited you guys get, the more excited I’m getting! I’m sending lots of love out to you, Ann!

  13. PattyAD January 23, 2012 at 3:14 pm #

    Fairly new reader here. (And I just liked your page on Facebook a few weeks ago!)

    Consider me jealous! I would dearly love to go back to school to become a professional pastry chef, but considering that affects insurance, mortgage, my kids’ livelihoods, etc., I haven’t been able to take that next step, and I’m not sure I will. I wish you the best of luck, and I’m sure you’ll show those young whippersnappers a thing or two.

    • movita beaucoup January 23, 2012 at 9:20 pm #

      I share your concerns. I’m pretty freaked out about balancing school and my job, our mortgage, food, paying tuition and my student loans at the same time… you know, the usual! But here’s hoping you’ll be able to make the leap. (And here’s hoping the net appears!)

  14. lexy3587 January 23, 2012 at 3:24 pm #

    Congrats on the new chapter πŸ™‚ baking school – fancy!
    I have a smartphone… i was once like you, and thought it was a waste of money. in the 6 months I’ve had my phone, being able to use google to track where I am and how to get to where I want to go has more than paid for the phone fees.

  15. Sharon January 23, 2012 at 3:43 pm #

    You got the fat envelope!!! Yay for you!! Can’t wait to live (and eat) vicariously…

    • movita beaucoup January 23, 2012 at 9:21 pm #

      Oh, Sharon. We’re all going to be puttin’ on some weight…

  16. April January 23, 2012 at 3:49 pm #

    That’s wonderful news, congratulations! I can’t wait to live vicariously! Oh, and where the smart phone is concerned….Go. For. It. I’m just like you and 2.0 but I have finally decided when the new one comes out in June, I’m going for it. And why the hell not? πŸ˜‰

    • movita beaucoup January 23, 2012 at 9:23 pm #

      Thanks, April! And, yah! Why the hells not? We are totally iPhone worthy! (And also: THERE’S A NEW ONE COMING OUT IN JUNE?)

  17. Julia January 23, 2012 at 4:18 pm #

    That is so exciting! And ridiculously cool. That sounds sarcastic but it isn’t, I am huge jealous. It is going to be amazing!

    And you definitely need a smartphone. I finally gave up my old school phone which couldn’t do anything and I can’t imagine life without my smartphone now because I’ve been brainwashed. Hmm. Um… yeah, get one!

    • movita beaucoup January 23, 2012 at 9:24 pm #

      Oh, friend, I’m so excited! And if you’ve got a smartphone, I want one too. Because I kinda wanna be just like you when I grow up…

  18. Anonymous January 23, 2012 at 4:52 pm #

    I admit I want one too. Just in case I become famous, and in the more likely scenario (or not depending on how you look at it) that I get the job I’m applying for. Anyway, iphone lust aside, CONGRATS ON THE BAKING SCHOOL!!! I’m envious even though the idea of being surrounded by so much flour gives me the heebiejeebies (I don’t like to touch the stuff….too chalk-like). To celebrate, go get your iphone AND a new pair of jeans just to make sure your spiffy new iphone doesn’t fall through a hole in the 10-year-old pair.

    • movita beaucoup January 23, 2012 at 9:26 pm #

      Confession: I hate touching flour, and refuse to touch egg cartons. So, there could be some hurdles to overcome at baking school…

      I can’t wait to tell 2.0 that I need new jeans for my iPhone!

  19. bocafrau January 23, 2012 at 5:12 pm #

    Very clever post!!! πŸ™‚ And yes, you do need a smart phone… I was just like you saying it doesn’t matter until I got my first Android. And the rest as they say is history!!! Good luck at school. Following you on Twitter and FB now… would love it if you could follow back!!!

  20. Sydney Jones January 23, 2012 at 6:17 pm #

    I am so very proud of you Movita!! This is outstanding. But I will not “like” you on facebook or “follow” you on twitter so that you can get a phone. I am sorry but I just can’t condone this type of behaviour. You do realize that those phones will rot your brain and cause your cakes to turn out flat, don’t you? Of course I am only kidding about the flat cakes πŸ™‚
    PS I don’t have a cell phone.
    PPS you inspire me!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    xo

    • movita beaucoup January 23, 2012 at 9:29 pm #

      But, but… okay. Wait! What if my brain is already rotten? I mean, an iPhone can’t make it any worse right? And let’s fact it, I won’t actually be PHONING anyone. Gross! Just googling at arms length… so it’s okay, right?

      And you inspire ME, Sydney. No joke!

  21. Marsha Sefcik Interiors January 23, 2012 at 7:48 pm #

    Congrats Movita! Looking forward to hearing about the classroom adventures right here on this blog. My DH and I are pretty similar to you and 2.0 on your philosophies of needs and wants. We do not even own cellphones- let alone an iphone. However, there are days when I would love to own one. We discussed getting them and disconnecting our home phone. That way you are not adding another bill to the menagerie of bills that we get all ready.

    • movita beaucoup January 23, 2012 at 9:33 pm #

      I hear ya! And I hate actually talking on the phone. When people call me, I think: but, why wouldn’t you just email? Bleck!! I hope things are going well in your neck of the woods… xox

  22. Natashia@foodonpaper January 23, 2012 at 8:24 pm #

    Congratulations!! That’s awesome news! I too am going back to school but am going to work full-time too – idiot I know! And yes, you need an iPhone, stat.

    • movita beaucoup January 23, 2012 at 9:11 pm #

      Oh, I’ll be working too! (How else could I pay for tuition/my pending iPhone.) So, yes, we are idiots. Happy idiots!

  23. Anonymous January 23, 2012 at 8:26 pm #

    Congratulations on your soon to be a ‘boulangerist’ status. It’s a brave, brave act to head back to school in your 40s. I, myself, will be heading back to school at 45, and in Wales, no less, where they are tough and speak funny. I can’t think of a
    better treat for yourself than an IPhone (I’ll be getting in one in November).

    MsM

    • movita beaucoup January 23, 2012 at 9:38 pm #

      So, if we’re both going back to school in our 40’s we should probably get iPhones and perhaps a donkey. Because we are brave! (Did you know that donkeys are crazy brave? It’s a fact!)

      Good luck – don’t forget to let me know how you do! We’re in this together now…

      • Melissa January 24, 2012 at 6:52 pm #

        I’m thinking a donkey named Jethro and a sherpa for my high-altitude escapes. Really, do you need more than a ass to carry your worldly goods, and a Buddhist to make you coffee?

        Love to the family.

        Melissa

  24. Every Book and Cranny January 23, 2012 at 8:53 pm #

    Well congratulations! You are so totally already baker extraordinaire so you just tell all those badasses to move over, that you’ve been doing this since they were a fetus. And then totally pull out your iphone and start snapping and posting pics. That’ll show ’em. πŸ™‚

    I wish you well on the journey.

    • movita beaucoup January 23, 2012 at 9:39 pm #

      Thanks so much! (Do you think my iPhone will make me look tough?)

  25. freespiriteater January 23, 2012 at 9:26 pm #

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! How exciting! I wish you the best in your new endeavor, and don’t worry about the age difference, when you have passion that is all that matters. I was very nervous when I attended culinary school, but it was literally the best decision I have ever made. Don’t be nervous, you’re going to kick butt and we’ll be supporting you along the way =] Good luck! Can’t wait to read all about it and see what you make!

    • movita beaucoup January 23, 2012 at 9:35 pm #

      Okay, you’ve just made me feel much, much better! As in, I’m breathing again… Plus, now that I’m following your blog, I’ve got a success story to follow! xox

  26. spectrumblue January 23, 2012 at 9:43 pm #

    Very exciting news! Hey, it’s not what you do but how you do it.

    You are not alone. When my boyfriend bought me the very first iPhone, way back when, I rejected it on principle. Now, many years later, I’m still tapping texts away on my dumb phone, itching, craving for a device that will allow me to take photos and send them instantly (magic!), send texts any length I want (magic!), and help me figure out where I am when I’m lost (again, magic!).

    • movita beaucoup January 23, 2012 at 11:27 pm #

      So, really, we should get iPhones together! MAGIC!

  27. freespiriteater January 23, 2012 at 9:51 pm #

    Aww! I’m so glad I made you feel better! Seriously I was a nervous wreck, I thought I would fail, I didn’t have a stable home, was bouncing around from home to home, didn’t have money for food sometimes, had to wash my uniform by hand at times too, but in the end I graduated in the Top 5%, I was asked to join the first apprenticeship with a chef instructor our school ever offered and since it went so well it is now an annual tradition, and I met my soon to be husband there. When I say it was the best decision I ever made, I mean it! lol
    Stick close to the people who are as passionate as you are, you will have each others backs and stand out from the rest. Join any extra clubs they have, apply for apprenticeships, internships, stick close to your instructors, don’t be afraid to ask questions or double check techniques, but don’t second guess yourself either. Your passion will show, and you’ll learn quickly,it will be a breeze. If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to ask. Let us know what textbooks you have too, I can recommend a few that are essential to my baking needs =]

    • movita beaucoup January 23, 2012 at 11:33 pm #

      I don’t know what to say. You are so, so kind. To so generously share your experience and obvious passion for all things culinary! With little old me – a stranger! You are a gem. I’m so glad I’ve found you. Thanks for the inspiration…

      Why, I’m feeling braver by the minute! Look at who’s in my corner!

  28. Jen at The Three Little Piglets January 23, 2012 at 10:26 pm #

    That’s awesome! Congratulations! I did the same thing a year ago at 36 and started culinary school. I LOVE it, and can’t wait for this to be my life. And you’ll totally need an iphone to keep up with all those young whipper snappers!

    • movita beaucoup January 23, 2012 at 11:34 pm #

      I knew I liked you for a reason! Clearly, I’ll use you as an argument for my iPhone…

  29. Kim Bee January 23, 2012 at 10:38 pm #

    Congrats my dear. So well deserved. I’m 43 and want to go back and get an iphone too. My hubs went back at 43 too for his engineering degree. It’s hard but so worth it.

    • movita beaucoup January 23, 2012 at 11:39 pm #

      Man oh man. You could do some damage at school. And with an iPhone? Lordy!!

  30. Karen January 24, 2012 at 7:07 am #

    Consider yourself “liked”! I, too, am a person who knows things, and I KNOW you will excel at baking school. You will enjoy every challenge that comes along, too. However, you would just never be quite as successful without an IPhone. Congrats!

    • movita beaucoup January 24, 2012 at 9:27 am #

      Well, thanks Karen! (I can’t believe how many compelling arguments there are for an iPhone… I should be an Apple spokesperson.)

  31. VICKIE, PANHEADVIC January 24, 2012 at 9:18 am #

    WELL IF YU WANT A SMART PHONE GO GET ONE. IF THAT WILL MAKE YU COOL ESPECIALLY IN SCHOOL. I THOUGHT YU MIGHT NEED SOME NEW CLOTHES ALSO SINCE YOUR GOING BACK TO SCHOOL OR YU CAN JUST WEAR THAT WHITE COOKING JACKET THEY GIVE YU.DON’T BE AFRAID OF GOING TO SCHOOL JUST NOCK THOSE BULLYS OUT OUT COLD.well yu really can’t do that anymore, it’s a law. GO AHEAD YU ALREADY HAVE A BRAIN FOR COOKING. just tell them, {students} yu are a chef and yu are just there to obeserve and participate. I WOULD REALLY LOVE TO MEET YU SOMEDAY. SEE HOW YU LIVE, I THINK IT WOULD BE A BLAST ON THE CAT FARM. YU COULD PROBALY MAKE ME LAUGH.. I HAVE NOT LAUGHED IN A LONG TIME. BUT, I LOVE THE THINGS YU DO.MY LITTLE GREEN CUPBOARD CAME OUT GREAT BY THE WAYS. NOW I AM LOOKING FOR SOMETHING ELSE TO DO.BY THE WAY THAT SMALL GREEN CUPBOARD I DID, I FOLLOWED YOUR DIRECTIONS CAME OUT GREAT. I WISH I COULD MEET YU AT YOUR CAT FARM SOMEDAY AND LEARN MORE HANDS ON HANDS.I HAVE TO DO MY STUFF SITTIN DOWN FOR I AM DISABLED IN BOTH LEGS..SO IF YU HAVE ANT SUGGETIONS FOR ME, SEND THEM ALOG…VICKIE

    • movita beaucoup January 24, 2012 at 9:30 am #

      Vickie, you sound like a blast! I’m so glad the cupboard turned out – and I can’t wait to hear about your next projects! You keep that chin up… I need people just like you behind me!

      Sending you lots of love… xox

    • VICKIE, PANHEADVIC January 29, 2012 at 3:17 pm #

      MOVITA, I AM ALL YOURS..I ALREADY SIGNED UP TO BE A FOLLOWER OF YOURS.YU LEFT ME A E-MAIL I WAS NOT..PANHEADVIC, VICKIE KENDALL HOW IS IT GOING? DID YU GET YOUR I PHONE YET? WELL, LET US KNOW…KEEP COOKING….VICKIE

  32. VICKIE, PANHEADVIC January 24, 2012 at 9:29 am #

    EVERYONE HERE THAT POSTED HAVE ALOT OF GREAT IDEAS. TAKE EM,REMEMBER THEM. MAYBE YU SHOULD GET A I.PHONE. I DON’T HAVE ONE MYSELF, BUT WOULD BE NICE TO HAVE. WELL, GOOD LUCK. AND DON’T FORGET ABOUT US READING ABOUT YOUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS ON WOODWORKING..VICKIE NEGU, {NEVER EVER GIVE UP}

  33. life, in recipes January 24, 2012 at 9:57 am #

    Hee. I secretly want a smartphone, too. I try to pretend I’m above all that, but I’m really not. I also secretly want to go back to school at the (almost) age of 40. Kudos to you for actually doing it.

    PS – so glad you followed me, ’cause now I can follow you back.

    • movita beaucoup January 24, 2012 at 9:51 pm #

      A plan is hatched. We will BOTH go back to school and then send each other iPhone photos of the biggest jerks in our class…

  34. cardsbymo January 24, 2012 at 11:41 am #

    Congrats on making it into baking school!

    My friend’s 18 year old son just started at the local community college and said he has “a lot of old people in my classes. But they’re pretty cool.” It turns out the old people are in their 30’s! So you may be so ancient compared to those 18 year old punks that they actually respect you for your wisdom.

    PS Get an Ipad because it has all of the cool stuff the iphone does but, you can do your homework on it too!

    • movita beaucoup January 24, 2012 at 9:53 pm #

      Thanks! (I hope I can trick the kids into thinking I’m very, very wise!) Also, I do love iPads, but I also like the idea of being able to make phone calls on my mini computer/tweet machine. You know, like when I have to call 911 and stuff. I don’t believe in any other sort of phone call… xox

  35. Mama's Gotta Bake January 24, 2012 at 12:22 pm #

    You go girl! I went to baking school at 53. There were plenty of 18 year old badass bakers, but actually they didn’t know what they were doing. There’s something to be said for life’s experience. And of course you need an iphone!

    • movita beaucoup January 24, 2012 at 9:54 pm #

      Well, you’re basically my mentor now. And if my mentor says I need an iPhone, I need an iPhone!

  36. Jenny @ Savour the Senses January 24, 2012 at 12:43 pm #

    How exciting! I start Johnson and Wales in the fall! Looks forward to following your blog =)

    • movita beaucoup January 24, 2012 at 9:55 pm #

      Well, congrats to you too! I’ll be following along on your blog as well! xox

  37. kydel January 24, 2012 at 2:24 pm #

    Oooh I just saw this! So that’s the reason for the snazzy new-look blog! Congratulations Beaucoup! You are very brave! You’ll piss all over the snotty 18 year olds so don’t worry about them.
    I already follow you on twitter and fb but I’ll do a bit of twitter plugging tonight about your plight.
    I have a blackberry. Not as many apps as a iPhone but I can’t go back. It sends me my emails and tells me what is going on without looking at the computer. It had me at “Hello”!
    Just get 2.0 told; “Stop being an old fart and get with the times man”…. maybe not so harshly….

    Super chuffed for you!

    • movita beaucoup January 24, 2012 at 9:58 pm #

      Thanks, friend!! I just knew you’d have something like a blackberry. Because you’re cool and stuff. I just told 2.0 to get with the times, and to stop farting. And I poked him. (That’s what you meant, right?)

      • kydel January 25, 2012 at 9:24 am #

        That is exactly what I meant. You are super intuitive Beaucoup! Poke him again… see if he gives in eventually.

  38. Beth Somers January 24, 2012 at 2:59 pm #

    Congratulations on your acceptance to school! I’m a career changer too, and going to pastry school changed my life positively in every single way. Gotta live the dream, right? And if that dream necessitates a Smartphone, then you gotta purchase one, right?

    Good luck, and don’t take any crap from the kids at school!

    • movita beaucoup January 24, 2012 at 10:11 pm #

      Thanks, Beth! I AM livin’ the dream!! xox

  39. Rosie Beaucoup January 24, 2012 at 4:21 pm #

    I am so proud of Movita for embarking on a new adventure in young middle age. I am proud of all my children and their partners – the dancer/baker, the writer/editor, the knowledge resource analyst. I am at that stage in life where I can now learn from them and they brighten my life with their ventures and adventures.

    • movita beaucoup January 24, 2012 at 10:13 pm #

      Aw, Mummy Beaucoup! You’re the best! Just think of the fancy things I’ll be bringing to dinners at your place next year… the bread! Oh, the bread!!

      I love you lots and lots…

      • movita beaucoup January 24, 2012 at 10:14 pm #

        Wait… Adopamop is a knowledge resource analyst? That sounds fake. I’ve been telling people he manufactures barbies…

      • Anonymous January 24, 2012 at 10:40 pm #

        And I’m proud of Rosie Beaucoup for knowing what Adopamop does for a living. Or at least making her best guess sound totally convincing.

        • movita beaucoup January 25, 2012 at 8:43 am #

          AGAIN, I’m pretty sure she made up that job description. Like, just assembled some random words that sounded somewhat professional. Barbie Manufacturer sounds way more likely.

  40. Tina@flourtrader January 24, 2012 at 5:30 pm #

    You are never to old to go to baking school, in fact there is a lady that went when she was 63 and now works at a bakery! Congrats on the acceptance as well as pursing your dream.
    Regarding the phone, I live about an hour from nowhere. That means no cell phone service, no shiny new gadget for me. However, I am surviving-as shocking as it may be to some!

    • movita beaucoup January 24, 2012 at 10:15 pm #

      Tina, that’s because you don’t have time for gadgets – you’re too busy creating masterpieces in the kitchen!!

  41. Eunice January 24, 2012 at 8:27 pm #

    Eeeekkkk! This is such exciting news.
    I’m a timy bit jealous πŸ™‚

    That being said…I think we need to do some sharing. You know, the whole “sharing is caring” thing and all? You supply me with some fantasical bread, and I’ll send you some of my lemon curd…

    • movita beaucoup January 24, 2012 at 10:16 pm #

      DEAL!!! Just think of all the bartering we could do…

  42. Cara January 24, 2012 at 8:48 pm #

    YAAAAAAAAAY!! Congrats, Rachael, er, Movita. Now we all get to glean from your knowledge and education for free πŸ™‚ Seriously though, if I were you I would be peeing myself…

  43. Anything But Academia January 24, 2012 at 11:37 pm #

    Congrats- baking school sounds awesome! Enjoy yourself.
    I’m currently dragging my feet on switching over to a smart phone, but I think it’s inevitable. And yeah, I have to admit… I kinda want Instagram.

    • movita beaucoup January 25, 2012 at 8:45 am #

      Right? I mean, we could be sending each other all sorts of arty Instagram photos. Oh, there’s my foot! But it looks all vintage. Hey, that’s my cat! But in sepia tones.

      It. Will. Be. Awesome.

  44. Melissa@EyesBigger January 25, 2012 at 3:00 am #

    umm… so that’s pretty freaking cool! baking school. that’s awesome.
    I have a blackberry so… ummm… it’s smart but really not cool. like the dorky smart nerd in high school. that’s my phone. but I’m kind of dorky and smart too so me and my BB, we roll our eyes at the cool iphones, pretending we’re ok with it…

    • movita beaucoup January 25, 2012 at 8:47 am #

      Blackberries are totally cool. They are all, yah, we’ve been here a while. So we’re like originals and stuff. Like people with holes in the armpits of their sweaters…

  45. emma schultz January 25, 2012 at 10:33 am #

    So you’re not going to become a finger puppet puppeteer. Sigh.

    This sounds better, I guess. Nourishing the kidlets of the world with gluten, rather than fun. Fun!!

    I want to get one of those really old and really blocky Nokia phones, that have great reception just about anywhere. That would be helpful out here in spotty service potato land.

    • movita beaucoup January 25, 2012 at 10:40 am #

      Maybe skip the iPhone and just get one of these? {http://howtogetreal.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/OLD-SCHOOL-cell-phone.jpg}

      And who says I can’t do some puppeteering on the side? Win win!

  46. Joanne January 26, 2012 at 9:00 am #

    (a) MAJOR congrats on baking school! That is SO crazy exciting!

    (b) I totally tried to resist having a smartphone for a long time. But in this day and age…I think you can consider it a need. Think of all the tweeting you can do in the middle of baking a recipe when everything starts to fail and you need advice immediately!?!?!? See. Need.

    • movita beaucoup January 26, 2012 at 1:14 pm #

      Good point! I mean, what if I can’t decide whether to use chocolate CHIPS or chocolate CHUNKS? I’m going to need advice! And who better to ask for advice than 6 million Twitter users?

  47. bocafrau January 26, 2012 at 1:57 pm #

    Hello again… I wanted to let you know that I have handed over The Versatile Blogger award to you!!! πŸ™‚ Have a great day.

    • movita beaucoup January 27, 2012 at 9:36 am #

      What?! That’s so kind of you! Thank you, thank you!!

      • VICKIE, PANHEADVIC January 27, 2012 at 11:03 am #

        YU CAN DO ANYTHING, ANYTHING YU WANT TO. IF ANY OF THOSES WIPPER SNAPPERS GET IN YOUR WAY, JUST KNOCK EM DOWN, RIGHT OUT OF THEIR CHAIR. WHEN THE COPS OR SECURITY COME, JUST TELL THEM YU WERE’NT EVEN THERE. THEN GO HIDE SOME WHERE….THEN CALL 2.0 ON YOUR IPHONE AND TELL HIM TO MEET YU SOME WHERE..

        VICKIE

  48. Laura @ The Art of Cooking Real Food January 26, 2012 at 6:47 pm #

    Okay, so this is the first post I’ve read by you. And I nearly died laughing. I even read it to my husband. Why, you may wonder? Because I’m 39 and I finally think I might want, maybe, just maybe, possibly want…a smart phone, too. I’m due for an upgrade next month, and I’m quietly toiling about what to get because I’m barely willing to discuss it with myself, much less the greater world. Thank you for making me feel less like an anomaly than I already do.
    And congrats on getting into baking school!

    • movita beaucoup January 27, 2012 at 9:43 am #

      Obviously, I’m in love with you. I’m so glad we’ve found each other. Also, if you could do me a solid and GET AN IPHONE next month, and then send me some pictures to show 2.0, that would be great. The pictures should depict how the iPhone has improved your life. Maybe a before and after type deal?

      Thanking you in advance,
      Your New Bestie

      • VICKIE, PANHEADVIC January 27, 2012 at 9:58 am #

        YOUR WELCOME, MY NEW FRIEND BESTIE..I AM ON YOUR SITE EVERYDAY.
        NOW ABOUT THE PHONE, YU GET WHATEVER YU WANT. YU HAVE A BUSINESS YU NEED A PHONE..ANYHOW, I LOVE YOUR WORK, THE HARDEST PART IS FINDING THINGS TO WORK ON..OH WELL, AND NOW SCHOOL. WHAT ABOUT SCHOOL? YU SHOULD GO, BUT WILL YU STILL BE ON YOUR SITE AND HELPING ALL THAT NEED IT? I CERTAINLY HOPE SO, FOR ME.
        SINCE I AM DISABLED AN ALL, CAN’T STAND, WHAT WOULD YU SUGGEST MY NEW PIECE BE? I AM SURE YU WILL COME UP WITH SOMETHING..THANKS FOR THIS TALK. VERY WORTH IT…..

  49. Savory Simple January 27, 2012 at 11:15 am #

    How exciting! Congratulations on school, I can’t wait to read about your adventure.

    • movita beaucoup January 27, 2012 at 12:37 pm #

      Thanks!! I can’t wait to write about ’em!!

    • VICKIE, PANHEADVIC January 31, 2012 at 9:02 am #

      YU ARE RIGHT. YU DON’T NEED A FANCY PHONE. A SMART PHONE WILL BE GOOD ENOUGH FOR YU. AND THEY ARE CHEAPER. I HOPE YU DO SO WELL AT SCHOOL YU WILL BOUNCE EVERYONE OFF THEIR SEATS. WHEN YOUR TIME COMES YU GET UP AND TELL THEM HOW IT IS IN BAKIN SCHOOL..YU WILL BE A STAR STUDENT..JUST THINK, {A STAR}..HOW COOL IS THAT? TALK TO YU SOON..VICKIE {NOT FROM APPLEBEES}.

  50. Tom C February 10, 2012 at 9:44 am #

    Hi Motiva! I just found your site and love it. Awesome blog! My wife and I run our own too (sixtop.wordpress.com). I read about your apprehensions of going back to school and something about 40. Ignore them! Go for it! Though not full time at NSCC, I’ve taken many night courses there including two levels of the boulangerie class. I changed my life! AND I’m 40. I adored that class so much and was completely bummed when it was over. I envy you! I think pretty soon I’ll follow your path. Here, I posted about that class a while back: http://sixtop.wordpress.com/2010/10/12/crust-never-sleeps/

    • movita beaucoup February 11, 2012 at 7:00 am #

      This is so awesome! I actually breathed a sigh of relief after reading your comment. Thanks so much for taking the time to comment… and to get me totally pumped about NSCC!

  51. Clay February 11, 2012 at 9:58 am #

    Congratulations, Movita. So exciting that you’re going to baking school! Many, many congratulations.

  52. Krysten November 28, 2012 at 9:52 pm #

    Did you get destroyed by an 18 year old yet? Heheh

    • movita beaucoup November 29, 2012 at 5:34 am #

      You are slowly wearing me down, Krysten. Slowly. Wearing. Me. Down.

  53. movita beaucoup September 15, 2015 at 10:18 am #

    Comments on this post are now closed, as it was published in January 2012. Thanks for stopping by!

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