Category Archives: Everyday Life

Letters #21

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Dear Husband,

Today I was driving to the studio and I saw a guy on a scooter in front of me, and then I realized it was you, and then my heart got all fluttery. Thanks for still making my heart flutter after all these years. And thank you for scooping the litter box.


Dear Friends,

Thank you for making my birthday so much fun. I was a little freaked out about turning 37, because when I was little, 37 sounded so very old, and also when you were 37 you definitely shouldn’t have a blog or feel like a kid or sometimes wish you could be small and get tucked into bed. But I am 37, and I still do all those things, and so 37 isn’t so bad after all.


Dear Spring,

Thank you for coming slowly and smoothly, and for bringing sweet breezes and leaves on the trees and those weird purple flowers that smell like bad grape flavoring but that are still pretty. I hope you stay around a bit and don’t get bullied by the Austin summer that I know is right around the corner.


Dear Parking Enforcement Officer,

I’m sad that my parking sticker was expired by 10 minutes, and you left a parking ticket on my car. I was having so much fun eating cheddar cheese ice cream sandwiches and chicken skewers with my friends, and the temperature was just right, and we had to give goodbye hugs and promise to get together again soon, and that takes time, and so I was late. Please take those types of things into consideration for the next car you ticket.


Dear Dentist,

I’m so sorry I completely forgot about my appointment today, but I’m not really really sorry because although you’re nice, I hate pretty much everything about going to the dentist. See you soon.

10 years!

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Somehow, this little blog is 10 years old today. Somehow, I’ve been writing and sharing in this space for 10 years. Off and on, food and life, writing and photos, videos and links – just me and this little space, for 10 FREAKIN’ YEARS.

This all makes me realize one thing: I’m old. ;)

Daily Eats

I was re-inspired by Ai to post what I eat in a day. I only had my iPhone with me so the photos aren’t fantastic, but here’s what my Friday in food was like!

I love Starbucks. Today I tried the Tiramisu Latte, which was good! The barista said if I liked Kahlua, I’d like the latte, and I did. :)

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I had some leftover gumbo from Fresh Plus for lunch. It was much needed, because it was cooooold today in Austin! (And not so cold for those of you with an actual winter.)

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We called it a day around 3:30, and headed to Vino Vino for some wine and chatting. I had a Gavi, which is one of my favorite whites.

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And then we needed some salt, so we ordered some fries. :)

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We headed home, and walked over to Cipollina for dinner. We shared a cheese plate with some awesome Gorgonzola. I’m so glad I like blue cheeses – I used to hate them, but I can’t imagine life without them now.

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We also shared a Margherita pizza, which was lovely. I love the cracker-like crust.

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After dinner we walked back home and watched Whiplash. I had been so afraid to see it, because I knew it would be painful and uncomfortable, but it was outstanding. Horrible, but outstanding.

Tomorrow promises to be rainy and cold here, so we promise to stay inside and watch too much television. I think Justin will be binge-watching on House of Cards, and I will watch Amelie twelve times.

I hope you have a great weekend!

Things on the internet

First of all, Justin and I were featured in a magazine. Apparently we’re “Breakout Stars.” Can you believe it? I think all the clothes I was wearing added up to over $2500, which was a bit scary. I was afraid I’d tear something.


Second, Nicole was sweet enough to feature me and my food habits on her blog! She’s interviewing lots of other people, too – it’s so fascinating to me to read about other people’s eating habits.


So I’m on Twitter, but I rarely tweet. I really only follow funny people who make jokes. Actually, a lot of them are puns, which I didn’t realize that I love and lots of people don’t love. Here are a few of my recent favorites:

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Things I want to make:


I just read this post and did the Ideal Day worksheet, and it has me all thinky.


I read this article, and now I’m re-reading In Defense of Food.


Also, I finally found my style muse. Her name is Yasmin Sewell and I want to be her when I grow up.

Yasmin Sewell


Have you seen The People’s Couch? We don’t even watch TV shows, and this is still hilarious. Aimee and Josh showed it to us, and now we’ve been watching it on YouTube since we don’t have cable.