October 7, 2016

Music is No Stranger in Our Family

Vox Amps are not my thing, but my son is a different story. He's been a guitar player since high school. He's been known to play acoustic guitar more than anything, but he's also been known to play a little electric and bass as well. His style is more pop, but he's dabbled in old rock on a few occasions.

Below is a photo I managed to snap on a day he decided to show off his mad guitar skills to his younger brothers. One of the biggest problems he had when he would play his music was the thin walls in his room. He couldn't play when the family wanted quiet time or had company. Headphones and the guitar amp plug would have made his life so much easier had we known about them!



Today he doesn't have much time for guitar, due to his career, but music will never be completely out of his life, so who knows whether he'll receive a package in the mail containing that amp and a set of headphones for his next adventure!

The Chai Seed Pudding That Wouldn't Set

Last night I had this insane idea to make chai seed pudding. I don't know where that notion came from, but there I was in the kitchen following a highly recommended recipe on Pinterest for chocolate peanut butter chai seed pudding.

Mix all of the ingredients together and store it in the fridge overnight. So very easy, or so I thought! When I woke this morning, all I could think about was that delicious pudding. Then, like a scene straight out of a horror movie, I discovered the pudding never set!

What had I done wrong? I'd followed the directions exactly! I decided it was time to do some research and learned two very possible reasons that it didn't set.


  1. I did not add enough seeds to the mixture.
  2. It needed room temperature ingredients and at least 20 minutes of constant stirring before it could be refrigerated. 
While I'm extremely disappointed in my results, I've decided I'll try making this pudding again in the near future and hope for good results that I can share with my readers.


Joy Smith also known as The Insane Writer, is the author of the Sci-Fi novel, The Generation. She can be found on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Google+ and LinkedIn.

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