Pink and Blue

It’s been a fine springlike weekend here in the PNW - all sunshine, blue skies, and blooming cherry blossoms. I posted this photo to Facebook, and a friend who used to live in Portland but relocated to Ohio years ago commented, “Such a beautiful view. Brings back fond memories.” I asked her if she ever … Continue reading Pink and Blue

Path of Partiality

24 hours to go until the Great Eclipse, and I'm pretty excited! I’ve read some people grumbling about the hype and how they’re sick and tired of hearing about it, but I figure this is essentially a once-in-a-lifetime experience and will be one of the coolest things I’ll ever witness. I am all in. We … Continue reading Path of Partiality

You Can Ring My Bell

We had the longest, most hilarious debate at work on Friday. It all started when I walked with Sarah to the post office. There was one of those bells on the counter that said “ring for service,” and nobody up front, so I did as instructed and rang it for service. This caused Sarah to … Continue reading You Can Ring My Bell

All You Need is Love. And Rum.

Our office smells like a frat house on Sunday morning.  Actual email from the president of our company, sent after everybody had left last night. The funny thing is, I don't think he was complaining about it. More like boasting, if anything. The guys that run the company are forever demonstrating what a fun and … Continue reading All You Need is Love. And Rum.

You Had Me at Bacon

Saturday was an amazing day. Everywhere I went, people stared. They complimented me. Smiled when they walked by. One woman stopped us while we were shopping for groceries, and asked if she could take my picture. I was more than happy to oblige. Talk about a great day for the ego! Then again, it wasn't … Continue reading You Had Me at Bacon

We Can Pickle That!

I like pickles. A lot. So, when I stumbled upon an advertisement for the second annual Kenny and Zuke's Picklefest in Portland this past weekend, I was stoked. When the inaugural event rolled around last summer, it caught my attention and I wanted to go. Alas, I had nobody to go with. The glory of … Continue reading We Can Pickle That!

(Don’t Fear) The Pepper…or Salt

I hate when you order something that looks delicious, only to take a bite and find that the chef under seasoned it. Case in point: I went to the farmer's market earlier today. Part of the fun is in stocking up on fresh produce, and I definitely came away with my share. Apples, cherry tomatoes, … Continue reading (Don’t Fear) The Pepper…or Salt

I Have No Beef With Cows

Yesterday was National Cow Appreciation Day. I would not have known this if Tillamook Cheese hadn't been so kind as to remind me in an e-mail that morning. I've got no beef with cows - I love 'em, in fact! - and I figured the best way to appreciate them would be to not eat … Continue reading I Have No Beef With Cows

Real Apples Have Bruises

I love farmer's markets. Can't get enough of them.  Seriously.  There's something about seeing all that fresh produce out on display that gets my heart pumping.  I'm not even sure why.  It's all organic (naturally), which means, the apples have bruises, the pears are splotchy, and the carrots sometimes resemble the gnarled, warty fingers of … Continue reading Real Apples Have Bruises