Some might say the best part of sleeping over at the National Archives is snoozing the night away beneath the Constitution, but we know the best part is having the Archivist of the United States make you pancakes for breakfast!

Three times a year, kids and their parents can stay overnight at the National Archives. And the next morning, David S. Ferriero is there, taking a break from his job as head of the agency to flip pancakes for our guests.

We asked him to share his favorite recipe that he uses when he makes pancakes at home–and now you can make pancakes just like the Archivist!

The Archivist’s Pancakes

Yield: 30 pancakes—depending on size


2 cups all purpose flour
4 tsp baking powder
4 tbsp sugar
1 tsp salt
2 cups milk
4 tbsp melted butter
2 large eggs


1.  Mix together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt

2. Separately mix together milk, butter and eggs

3.  Add dry ingredients to wet and mix—don’t overmix

4.  Spoon or pour batter (amount dependent upon how big you want them) onto griddle or frying pan

5. Sprinkle on chocolate chips or berries and cook for a couple of minutes until underside is brown

6. Flip and cook another couple of minutes

The signs at a sleepover

Plays “truth or dare” intensely: Aries, Gemini, Sagittarius, Libra
Falls asleep first: Taurus, Cancer, Virgo(gotta wake up to make breakfast!)
Stays up all night(and probably discusses deep concepts): Pisces, Aquarius
Gossips about everyone: Libra, Leo
Teller of scary stories: Scorpio, Capricorn
Talks about their crush the whole time: Cancer, Leo, Pisces
Prank calls everyone: Gemini, Aries

Friend: Can I look through your yearbook?
Me: Sure.
Friend: *Flips through it for a few minutes* Oh my God, did you know you went to high school with someone who looks just like Josh Hutcherson?
Me: *Stares at her for a few seconds*
Friend: *Reads name* YOU WENT TO SCHOOL WITH JOSH HUTCHERSON?! Do you have more?
Me: *Sighs and goes to get elementary school yearbooks*

anonymous asked:

Do you think it's possible to have pretty serious crushes on 2 different people? I'm bisexual and really like one of my best guy friends who is great and everything. I am always so happy when I'm with him. But lately I've been thinking that I also have a crush on my close (straight) friends who is a girl. We spent 3 days on the beach together and today we kinda spent a while sort of cuddling on the couch and stuff. I can't tell if this is because I'm affection starved or it is real. I'm confused

yes entirely possible, though not the most desirable of situations bc it could get complicated fast for you and them. id say try to steer yourself over to whichever one you feel has most potential to develop into something more? if your girl friend is straight then might not be the best idea to get too attached if youre near certain it wont go anywhere, it will just hurt more in the long run >< if you want to test the affection starvation thing, try initiating more physical contact and all with your best guy friend and see if you get the same reaction/feeling from it? 

~sleepover sundays~