Happenings, Part 2

Another installment of random stuff. This is actually sorta fun. And it gives me a good excuse to post pictures that have nothing to do with food, like the above one at the Palace of Fine Arts Theatre on Monday night.

Without further adieu ado, here’s this week’s roundup:

  • I bought 2 dresses in less than 5 minutes of being on this site. Whoopsie-daisy.
  • Can’t wait to head back to this winery THIS WEEKEND! Hootie hoo!
  • OMG. Yes, I heart cold brew coffee, now that I tried this. Watered down hot coffee will never taste the same.
  • Who got to see Radiohead at the Sharks‘ stadium while seated in THE owner’s box? Yes, that would be us.
  • We just “invested” in one of these last week, and I think I have two handfuls of sodas I want to make. We’ve also already made tonic water. Maybe I’ll share that recipe?
  • Speaking of making things, I tried out my beer-brewing kit, and in a month I should have some tasty Chocolate Maple Porter. Watch out! Oh, and have I mentioned how my husband is the best gift-giver?
  • Excited about reading this in the near future. This chik is f-ing hilarious.
  • A lovely interview from one of my favorite bloggers.
  • Also, I changed shampoo and I am diggin’ this one. It’s not even expensive, and my hair smells like the beach. Dreamy.
  • I have some soba noodles at home that will be just perfect with all of this. (thanks, Heidi, for the link. not that you read my blog, but thanks, anyway!)
  • Oh, and my best friend had a baby! A baby, for cryin’ out loud! Which is probably what that baby is doing right now. Anyhoo, I’m so excited for her, and can’t wait to meet her!
  • Ate here and here this week. Both extra delish.
  • If you like music without words (that isn’t classical at all. for serious.), check these guys from Texas out. Saw them this week for the third time and after a slight struggle, I am won over.
  • I finally joined Instagram (of course, now that Facebook has acquired them!) and I gotta say – what fun!

It’s been a good, and sort of relaxing, last couple of weeks. But birthday time is upon us, and I’m finishing up my 31st year on earth by drinking wine (yes, again!).

Have a lovely weekend, everyone!

Judy, why is your friend crossing his arms like that? tell him thanks for the lemons AND he’s weird.

Previously: Happenings, Part 1

Happenings, Part 1

I was thinking the other day (I know, I know) about this little blog. I was thinking about how I do love for it to be about food and about recipes I’ve tried and loved, and about stories that may or may not tie in to those recipes. That will always be the focus here, because that’s what got me started writing here. Not writing here about food and recipes would just seem weird, I think.

I want to keep it that way for as long as I can, until I get absolutely tired of blogging every week, or whatever. But I also decided this: I want to add a few random things, too. Sorta like our Stairway Walks (which we are WAY behind on), or our travels (even though those are often about food, too). Whatever the crap is on my brain at the moment. And while I’d love to promise something every Friday, I know better than to commit to that. Sometimes it’s hard to blog every Tuesday…

Thanks to those of you who provided the inspiration, even though you didn’t know it – Heidi, Tracy, and Liz. Now I’m going to sort of copy you :).

So anyway, here we go.

Today I’m going to share a list of some of the most awesome things that I’ve done, that I’ve eaten, or that I’m into from the last couple of weeks. Hold on to your pantaloons, people!

  • First and foremost, I can’t tell you how freaking excited I am about this concert. I bought pre-sale tickets earlier this week and I am PUMPED. Yeah, I am excited about this guy and this band, too (and the venue! hint – it’s in the beginning of The Rock, one of the most awesomest movies ever), but I’m probably MOST excited about this one. Hoo boy.
  • Also, I’m slowly becoming addicted to PINTEREST. I know I’m not alone. Are you addicted yet? Or are you like my husband and you “just don’t get why that site is so popular”? I mean, for serious, it’s a virtual corkboard. Duh. So feel free to follow me, if you’re into that sorta thing. And join, so I can follow you!
  • Cold-brewed coffee sounds so excellent right now. Especially this one that’s made like the coffee in New Orleans. Tasters.
  • Speaking of coffee, I am also addicted to this place. Never mind the creepy picture on their site, their lattes are the best I’ve ever had, and I get them with soy instead of whole milk because it feels healthier…
  • I was in Charlotte, NC for a conference last week (at which time we also did our regular “driving around the state” to visit friends and family), and I was surprisingly super impressed with Charlotte. I don’t know much about the city, but after spending almost a week there I have to say – not bad at all. Obviously, there were loads of nice southern people (sooooo nice! I forget, sometimes) and the weather was gorgeous. One of my favorite spots was this restaurant. It shouldn’t surprise you – because it’s SOUTHERN FOOD. I forced my dining companions to eat pimento cheese crackers and deviled eggs (although I must admit, mine are better…), AND they both ordered the fried chicken. Aside from the great food though, this restaurant has a mission unlike any other: 100% of their profits are donated to feed the poor in Charlotte and everywhere else. They also employ people who may not get jobs as easily as others. And like I said, the food is great, too. If you’re ever in the area, you have to try it. In the words of the annoying Ina Garten, “how cool is that?!”.
  • What else? Oh! I bought some new kicks this weekend. Since I have slowly been learning to run for longer than 1 minute, I’ve run holes into my probably 10 year old sneakers, so I am finally retiring them. Plus, these are way cuter.
  • Also, I watched the movie that everyone else is watching this weekend. As usual, the books are way better, but hello, Lenny Kravitz is in the movie! And Woody. He makes a great drunk.
  • BBQ. Need I say more? I got yelled at for calling it “pulled pork” when I was in North Carolina, but I suppose I deserved it. We did get to visit my favorite spot for eastern NC BBQ when we went to my mom’s house. And earlier this week, we even tried BBQ in San Francisco! We also hung out with some really cool new friends. Thanks, Luke :).
  • The empty plate up above? That’s because the burgers here were so damn good I couldn’t stop. Also, it had pimento cheese on it. And tater tots on the side. Heaven!
  • Last but certainly not least, these exact prints are on my “to buy” list. I’m going to redesign our little office nook soon and yellow and grey are the colors. We’ll see how long this “project takes”.


What’s on your mind lately?

Oh, and Happy Spring. It is lovely outside, isn’t it?!