Two or three other friends have asked me to make cupcakes for their wedding. I've told them no. Making as many as I did, I'm not a big cupcake eater anymore. You have to keep tasting the frosting and the batter.
And infused liquor?
That's honestly the easiest thing in the world to make. It makes an amazing gift you give to people and they think you are the coolest person. I read about someone infusing liquor, so I made four or five flavors. I wanted to see what worked and what didn't. Every now and then, I get the urge with whatever fruit is in season. Usually I'll get a couple of them ready and have a party. It makes me feel craft-y.
Did your latest endeavor -- distance running -- happen to shed pounds from all the cupcakes you ate?
Several of my friends are into marathoning, and one of them has M.S. I figured, "if she could do it, I could do it" -- a half-marathon.
I used to joke that I only run when chased. I'm trying to do a little better with it. It will be a long time before I will do a full 26.2 [marathon miles]. I want to see how I feel after the half. It would be a challenge to find the training time for 26.
You are also a fan of spectator sports, especially Florida State football. Is it difficult to be an FSU fan in the heart of Southeastern Conference country?
It is, but with all the Georgia fans here, when it comes to Florida, at least we all hate the same team.