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Lately

Eating

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Left: Smoothie made with blueberries, strawberries, banana, soy milk, chia seeds, Vega protein, spinach

Center: Bufalina’s marinara and brussels sprouts pizzas

Right: Foreign & Domestic’s giant burger (off the menu, you have to ask for it)

Reading

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Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal by Mary Roach

Funny, fascinating, full of gross and amazing facts.

Ben Monson, for instance, consumed sixty-five Mexican flautas. Who knows what the freightage was on that. I never before noted the similarity between flautas and flatus, but I bet Ben Monson has.

“Organs,” says Rozin, “remind us of what we have in common with animals.” In the same way a corpse spawns thoughts of mortality, tongues and tripe send an unwelcome message: you too are an organism, a chewing, disgusting sack of guts.

Heartburn by Nora Ephron

Somehow Nora Ephron makes broken hearts hilarious.

Arthur shook his head. “I’ve always been terrible at colors,” he said. “It comes from having grown up with the single-row box of crayons instead of the big box.”

“But Helen is your wife,” I said.
“But I never trusted Helen,” said Richard. “She just used to sit there and drink her Tab, and I could never figure out what was going through her head.”

Listening

Shine by Wild Belle

Enjoying

This cutie.

The Grand Budapest.

Mesmerizing traffic.

Falsies.

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Bits of Sunday

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Plus a city walk, a movie out, two movies at home, and strawberry-rhubarb crisp.

Birthday weekend

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Friday started with snacks on the patio with our neighbors. Then J and I walked to Clark’s for oysters and a burger.

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On Saturday morning, we hopped into Aimee & Josh’s car with their cute llamas.

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We headed to Sweet Berry Farm near Marble Falls to pick strawberries!

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We got to pet the donkeys and the goats. All I could think of was, “Hey Donkey. Say hi to your mother for me.

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Afterward we had lunch at Bluebonnet Cafe.

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They are NOT messing around with their meringue.

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Saturday night we had dinner with the Coops at Qui. It was stellar. And we saw pretty much the entire cast of Revolution there. Weird.

On Sunday, J and I had brunch at Elizabeth Street Cafe. I love that place so much.

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Afterward we sat at Zilker Park with a to-go jug of sake punch and watched the afternoon go by.

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Then we sat around our pool and chatted with so many new neighbors. I love where we live!

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And on Monday morning, Kate left this lovely olive oil, lemon, and rosemary cake at my door.

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I would have to say it was a fantastic birthday weekend.