Category Archives: Everyday Life

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.

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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.

Sunset glasses

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This was our first Thanksgiving in years that we’ve spent together, just the two of us. It was so fantastic.

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We made crepes for brunch. We watched movies. We made lemonade-gin Jello shots and took them to friends. We took a sunset walk. We sat at a wine bar and sipped and talked. We made pot roast for dinner.

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Holidays are always about family, right? But I think sometimes I forget that Justin and I are a family. We don’t have kids, but we’re still a family, just me and him and our two kitty cats.

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And this was a lovely family holiday. :)