Sunday, October 25, 2009

Catching Up

The weekend of the 9th, I flew out to Steamboat for my friends' wedding. Beautiful, and so them! Their vows was my favorite part. "Jim, do you want to marry Steph? Yes! Steph, do you want to marry Jim? Yes!... You are married!" It was perfect for them. And luckily, the weather decided to cooperate since the wedding was at the Botanical Gardens. I stayed with my friend Lisa. It was so great to hang out with her and Shawndra again. We also got to have a Girls' Night on Friday at the Rio and Ghost Ranch. I miss being able to see them so much!

View from Lisa's back porch
View from Lisa's front porch. What an awesome spot!
Steph and Jim, look at him just look at her :) They've been together for 10 years.
Shawndra and Lisa at the reception
Me and Lisa
What a blast! I was sad to leave my friends.
The family was here this weekend. It was great just chillin' with them, doing a little shopping, and playing with Jinx. I think they wore him out; he's been sleeping ever since they left!
Bri and I discovered that my new hair holds dye REALLY well...I was a redhead for a little bit! And after some dark brown over it, it's kinda burgundy. It's alright, it'll fade.
That's all for now.
Love Always,

Saturday, October 3, 2009

The Omnivore's 100

The Omnivore’s Hundred is an interesting list of 100 items that Andrew Wheeler, co-author of the British food blog Very Good Taste, thinks every omnivore should try at least once in his life. He offered this list with the following instructions:

1. Copy this list into your blog or journal, including these instructions.
2. Bold all the items you’ve eaten
3. Italics any items that you would never consider eating.

Try it out!
The VGT Omnivore’s Hundred:

1. Venison - I live in WI, c'mon. ;)
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos Rancheros
4. Steak Tartar
5. Crocodile
6. Black pudding
7. Cheese fondue
8. Carp - No way!
9. Borscht
10. Baba ghanoush
11. Calamari
12. Pho
13. PB&J sandwich
14. Aloo gobi
15. Hot dog from a street cart
16. Epoisses
17. Black truffle
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes
19. Steamed pork buns
20. Pistachio ice cream
21. Heirloom tomatoes
22. Fresh wild berries
23. Foie gras - You don't need to eat every part of the animal.
24. Rice and beans
25. Brawn, or head cheese - Again, you do not need to eat every part of the animal.
26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper
27. Dulce de leche
28. Oysters - Too slimey
29. Baklava
30. Bagna cauda
31. Wasabi peas
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl - Don't like clams
33. Salted lassi
34. Sauerkraut
35. Root beer float - I haven't had one in years!
36. Cognac with a fat cigar
37. Clotted cream tea
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O - In shot form?
39. Gumbo
40. Oxtail
41. Curried goat
42. Whole insects - And some things should just not be eaten
43. Phaal
44. Goat’s milk
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more - Johnny Walker?
46. Fugu
47. Chicken tikka masala
48. Eel
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut
50. Sea urchin
51. Prickly pear
52. Umeboshi
53. Abalone
54. Paneer
55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal - I have never eaten a fast food burger, and never will.
56. Spaetzle
57. Dirty gin martini
58. Beer above 8% ABV
59. Poutine
60. Carob chips
61. S’mores
62. Sweetbreads
63. Kaolin
64. Currywurst
65. Durian
66. Frogs’ legs
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake
68. Haggis
69. Fried plantain
70. Chitterlings, or andouillette
71. Gazpacho
72. Caviar and blini
73. Louche absinthe
74. Gjetost, or brunost
75. Roadkill - The car in front of us hit a pheasant, only one wing was damaged. And it was delicious.
76. Baijiu
77. Hostess Fruit Pie
78. Snail
79. Lapsang souchong
80. Bellini
81. Tom yum
82. Eggs Benedict
83. Pocky
84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant.
85. Kobe beef
86. Hare
87. Goulash
88. Flowers - Dandelions count?
89. Horse - That is dog food.
90. Criollo chocolate
91. Spam - Unfortunately.
92. Soft shell crab
93. Rose harissa
94. Catfish
95. Mole poblano
96. Bagel and lox
97. Lobster Thermidor - One of the best meals I've ever eaten!
98. Polenta
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
100. Snake - Hell No! Snakes are one of my biggest fears.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Meet Jinx!

The new addition to our apartment is sitting on my lap, purring, as we speak. Nate and I got a tuxedo kitten named Jinx. He's a little devil, but we love him!

Spazzing out

Spazzing out again

Nap time!
Hiding out
On another note, I love fall weather! However, this rainy, cold crap can stop anytime.
Love Always,