Things I’ll Never Know I’ll Never Know (And Another FFF!)

If you missed my last two posts, check out my WIAW from Wednesday and my Gluten-Free Vegan Banana Bread from Thurdsday.

Wow! This will be my third post this week. That has got to be some kind of record for me.


One of the blogs that I follow, Carrots N’ Cake, had an awesome post today about The Mindset List, a list created “to reflect the world view of entering first year students.”

As a student of the Class of 2016, here are a few of the things that they listed for me:

3. The Biblical sources of terms such as “Forbidden Fruit,” “The writing on the wall,” “Good Samaritan,” and “The Promised Land” are unknown to most of them.

I have heard of every. single. one. of. these. stories. Unless you don’t go to church I think you’d have heard of all of these stories too.

13. They can’t picture people actually carrying luggage through airports rather than rolling it.

Ugh. I wish rolling suitcases were never invented. They make me feel weak and incapable of carrying my own things. I normally just carry the darn thing. It brings so much attention when you roll over a bump or crack in the floor!

15. While still fans of music on radio, they often listen to it on their laptops or replace it with music downloaded onto their MP3s and iPods.

Actually, I don’t really listen to music very often, but when I do, it is always on the radio. Never on my iPod touch. There are more important things to take up space on my beloved Apple gadget. Like myfitnesspal. Or Christmas Cookie Decorator…. (Yes, I do realize the  irony of those statements).

20. Exposed bra straps have always been a fashion statement, not a wardrobe malfunction to be corrected quietly by well-meaning friends.

If my friends let me walk around with my bra straps hanging out, I would be so angry. This is still a major wardrobe malfunction in my opinion, and I will always tell someone.

26. Having made the acquaintance of Furby at an early age, they have expected their toy friends to do ever more unpredictable things.

As stated previously, Furbies creep me out. However, one Christmas I did get this awesome electronic dog who could basically do whatever I wanted. She was my first real pet. I was so upset when she broke went to heaven.

27. Outdated icons with images of floppy discs for “save,” a telephone for “phone,” and a snail mail envelope for “mail” have oddly decorated their tablets and smart phone screens.

I remember floppy discs! I wasn’t born yesterday…. I’ve never actually used one, but I can recall the dozens of floppy disks that would scatter my Professor Dad’s desk at any given moment. And sometimes I would even get to keep an “old” one because I thought that they were so cool!

47. Before they purchase an assigned textbook, they will investigate whether it is available for rent or purchase as an e-book.

Again, no. I cannot stand doing homework or reading textbooks on the internet. Hard-copies are and always will be my favorite mode of book reading.

56. They have always enjoyed school and summer camp memories with a digital yearbook.

Seriously? Where do they come up with stuff? I was on the Yearbook Staff in High School, officially in charge of some of the “Club” pages. Yes, we did the work on a computer, and yes, it was mostly in color, but NO. NO. NO. We do not have a digital yearbook. That would have been awesome!

59. They know many established film stars by their voices on computer-animated blockbusters.

Yes. This is a constant competition between my younger brother and me. Whoever names the actor first wins is just automatically cooler. It really impresses my parents when I can pick out an actor just by their voice from the other room…

68. They watch television everywhere but on a television.

True. I don’t have a television in my dorm room so I am forced to watch delayed episodes on the likes of Netflix and Hulu. Oh the horror!


Today just also happens to be Friday, and another weekend that I am going home. This time, it’s to pick up a few things that I forgot last weekend (tennis shoes and baking powder), and also to get my dreaded allergy shot (for environmental allergies).

Since my first part of this post had nothing to do with food, and since this is a food-type blog, I figured that I should do another Friday Food Finds!

To read more about FFF, here are my past three previous posts:

Friday Food Finds #1 (Mission Accomplished)

Friday Food Finds #2

Friday Food Finds #3

First up is a simple recipe that I used to make all of the time before my food allergies. It comes from Spoonful of Sugar Free. I’ll probably replace the cocoa with carob powder and try to make it vegan. Bitter chocolate cake:

Something off of Neverhomemaker’s awesome list of pumpkin recipes. Maybe a variation on her pumpkin lasagna?

Some type of recipe from Chockohlawtay because this girl knows her stuff! Check out her post today on her food allergies and let’s gaze fondly at one of her cookie dough recipes:

The last recipe idea for today features vegetables because I feel obligated to share something green and nutritious:

Zucchini bread muffins (with some substitutions) from Talk Less-Say More:


Any recipes that have caught your eye lately? Let me know!

It’s really hard for me to find recipes that don’t need adapting, so any tips are appreciated. Here are my criteria just in case you have a recipe in mind: MUST BE egg-free, milk-free, gluten-free (no oats), peanut-free, corn-free, celery-free, tomato-free. For the time being, I am also avoiding all nuts/oil/seeds, beans, and a few fruits/veggies that cause me stomach problems.

If you find a recipe that meets some or most of that criteria, post a comment on here! Also, if you see something SUPER AWESOME that is a great “concept” post a comment. I love experimenting in the kitchen!



Go to the Mindset List and find the year that you graduated (or will graduate) from college. Pick one of the numbers and report back here as to why it is totally TRUE or totally FALSE!

What are some of your Friday Food Finds? Haven’t really thought about it? How about next week you post a FFF post, link back here and we can have a food party!!

30 thoughts on “Things I’ll Never Know I’ll Never Know (And Another FFF!)

    • They were hilarious. Some I couldn’t help laughing at because they were so ridiculous, and some because they were so so true 😀

  1. “They have never used a card catalog to find a book” – So False, I definitely have, mainly in elementary school but it still counts
    “They have never understood the meaning of R.S.V.P.”- False again!
    Oh, and this is class of 2013.

    • Really? I’ve done all of those things too! I kind of want to know how exactly they come up with this list… At least it keeps us entertained!

  2. I read her post this morning and totally wrote my own on the mindset list. Was going to save it for monday though….your responses are really funny to me (mainly because of the HUGE difference from mine- class of 2003). 🙂 …oh man, I am old!

  3. I have no idea what RSVP stands for.. I mean, I know it means to like say if you’re coming or not, buuuut no idea what the acronym is for. Class of 2013 fail. That brownie batter recipe looks seriously to die for. Have a great weekend!!

  4. These lists are both 1) entertaining and 2) accurate. I’m glad you posted the link 🙂 Also, those recipes all look so delicious! I think the Pumpkin Lasagna looks like a worthwhile candidate for dinner this week 🙂

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  6. That mindset list is so funny! The 2002 list should fit me, but most of the points are a total miss! Guess I’ve always been ‘vintage’ in a way. I got a polio shot, I’ve had a record player, I love Star Wars, our first TV had only five channels, etc. And yes, I’m that old. 😉

    • I know! Where did they come up with some of these things? We own a record player, I love Star Wars, and the TV when I was younger only had a few channels that worked, and I’m from 2016!! Maybe I’m just ‘vintage’ like you 🙂

  7. I know I’ve made Alex’s bitter chocolate with carob before and it is DELICIOUS! You should DEFINITELY try it out! I’m sure that a flax or chia egg (or even tofu or extra pumpkin) would work in place of the egg. 🙂

    I totally understand — I know all of those references in the Bible too! I really love that quote — how if your bible is falling about you probably aren’t. I kind of think it’s time for me to get a new set because mine is all marked up! Every time I read them I notice something I haven’t noticed before, learn something new, understand something in a whole new light, etc., so my margins can get pretty filled up until I have no more room to add anything else.

    • I didn’t get a chance to make the bitter cake this past weekend, but it’s definitely been on my mind. I think I am going to try subbing the egg with fruit puree… Chia/flax haven’t been boding to well in my stomach recently.

      So true! I’m glad that I’m not the only one who knows these verses. I had to explain a few of them to others, but most recognized them from the titles right away.

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