My sweetie is the sweetest!
14 February 2009
28 December 2008
15 December 2008
I Missed The Point ~ Neko Case
The View ~ Modest Mouse
The Skin Of My Yellow Country Teeth ~ Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
You Don't Know Me ~ Ben Folds & Regina Spektor
Acid Tongue ~ Jenny Lewis
Mutha'uckas ~ Flight of the Conchords
White Winter Hymnal ~ Fleet Foxes
Furr ~ Blitzen Trapper
You Are The Best Thing ~ Ray LaMontagne
Can't Always Get What You Want ~ Rolling Stones
Life is Long ~ David Byrne & Brian Eno
Whole Wide World ~ Wreckless Eric
Ghost Town ~ The Specials
The Science of Selling Yourself Short ~ Less Than Jake
The Beach is Free ~ Billy Bragg
I Don't Want To Die (In The Hospital) ~ Conor Oberst
I Am Blessed (Wax Tailor Remix) ~ Nina Simone
05 December 2008
26 November 2008
06 November 2008
Holy hell! Was my last post really on September 30th? WOW. Well, my only excuse is that I've been madly cooking and blogging over at Scraping the Skillet. I do have a lot of things to update y'all on, though. Really, there should have been a bunch of posts between September and now...here's a brief recap of what's been going on:
NINI AND ADAM GOT MARRIED! Yes, my little sister is married! I have a bunch of photos posted on Flickr, but here's one to get you started...
I was back in Chicago for a glorious 10 days around her wedding. It was great to spend time with family and friends - we don't get to see them enough! Highlights? Bocce ball in Merrimack Park. Glorious fall leaves. TO DIE FOR Italian food (by an Irish chef, no less). Oh yeah, and the wedding. That was pretty awesome too ;)
2. I took a new job. Actually, I did this before the wedding by a few months. It just didn't seem top of the list. It's not an exciting or challenging job, but it is flexible and the people are nice. Now you know why I've been flakier than usual about returning e-mails, etc. Job + Food Blog = crazy busy.
3. Dylan and I have made a new resolution to go hiking more often. I mean, we live 5 minutes from a National Park but we haven't hit the trail in over a year? Crazy. The first hike was The Bellota trail up on Mt. Lemmon. Gorgeous scenery and a relatively easy hike. Amazing views after just a short hike to the ridge. Here we are:
This weekend we hiked up and around Sabino Canyon. It was also beautiful and we got to see lots of cool stuff, like a desert box turtle and a desert kitty cave. Check Flickr for pictures soon (D took the camera with him to Miami).
4. Speaking of Miami, the Canyon Ranch Miami project that D has been working on since we moved here is opening! He's there now for the soft soft opening. I was starting to wonder if this would ever happen!
5. Caleb has been battling some peeing issues. He's gotten all blocked up twice and had to spend the night at the Vet (he relapsed after the first drain). To help him manage better in the future we have officially put him on the Weekly World News Juice Diet. Mrow.
That's all the news that's fit to print.
I'll leave you with this thought:
30 September 2008
Couldn't get the video to embed...just follow this link:
You'll have to watch a commercial to see this, but it's short. Whoa is all I have to say.
26 September 2008
You, dear readers: "Where did all of those food/recipe posts go to? I was looking for that one..."
Me: "Oh yeah, I moved those over to my new food/cooking/eating blog! You can find them at:
23 September 2008
Just a reminder:
If you're not yet registered to vote, here's a good link: https://www.voteforchange.com/
There's less than two weeks for you to get registered, especially if you have moved since the last time you voted. I think it's worth double checking your registration, just to be sure...
21 September 2008
I know it's now been months since D finally got his baby, A. Homer Hilsen. I've been meaning to share pictures of this beautiful beast since the beginning but just haven't gotten to it until now. Here's one of D with the bike...you can view several more pictures of his bike here.
11 September 2008
I have one burning desire when it comes to politics. I want everyone to have access to the same truthful information. Big wish, I know. Especially with all the media spin in present times. If I was an undecided voter, I'm not sure what I would make of all the TV ads and pundit analysis.
I would like to believe that I wouldn't be swayed by the half-truths and straight-out lies that are all over the TV screen and the internet. But, if I didn't have access to the truth, how would I know? How could I ever make an informed, not emotional, choice in the voting booth?
Rather than preaching my personal beliefs on this election process I'm going to share one website with you. One site that is useful to ALL Americans, whether they are decided or not, conservative or liberal, red, blue, purple or green.
The website is FactCheck.org.
Please, for the love of this country, visit this site weekly (or subscribe via RSS!). These folks are doing a valiant job of exposing truth in these political times. Thank goodness.
05 September 2008
I'm not sure, exactly, why someone would have this vehicle.
Off roading? Prolly not.
Hauling? Only a 12" tall driver could access that bed.
Do these exist everywhere? In bigger cities? Tell me if you've seen one in your neck of the woods. I hope you haven't but won't be too terribly surprised if you have...
(don't miss the cowbell hanging from the hitch)
22 August 2008
20 August 2008
Neither had I, until today.
Shoe for scale, W's size 9.
This is what the FURminator can do to 2 cats in an hour. This thing effing rocks!
Needless to say, Rory and I are not friends right now...and Caleb is my new best friend.
18 August 2008
How big this is? How much waste we produce? How much it impacts the world? How big the world is?
I don't know about you, but when I feel I'm in for some mind-boggling I sit down and start thinking about how many people there are in NYC...and then in other cities like Beijing or Munich or Paris...and then I start thinking about how impossibly many people there are on Earth. Yes, I know the figures. I could just think about the number...but it's not really the same humbling feeling.
Chris Jordan is a photographic artist who has created a number of masterful pieces of artwork that help us visualize numbers that are really beyond the comprehension level of "whoa that's a lot." He is brilliant and if you haven't spent some time exploring his website, you should do it today.
p.s. More foodie pictures coming soon...my computer had to be wiped and reinstalled, so I'm just now getting that stuff back together.