Archive for January, 2009

Alex told me…

…where we’re going for Valentines Day. Up until this moment it was going to be a surprise, I guess it was just too good to hold in any longer. I saw a write up in Austin Monthly of Olivia a few months ago and tucked the idea of going someday back in my neatly organized brain. It’s neatly organized on most occasions, when I see messes around the house or am late for some reason chaos takes over and I spend a few moments surveying the damages. Anyway, I digress, the place looks RAD!



It’s a French/Italian fusion cluster-fabulous and I can’t wait ’til the 14th! Reading over the menu makes my mind glaze over and my eyes roll back into my head, kind of like the feeling right before you start peeing when you have to go really bad…THAT feeling!

For your food porn pleasures please read some of my favorite menu option descriptions:

pan-seared prosciutto-wrapped scallops, butternut squash & farm greens risotto, black truffle oil


corzetti “coins” pasta, brussel sprouts, toasted pecans, currants, citrus brown butter

Dear Sweet Jesus, I would like to meet the Saint who came up with citrus brown butter. Thank you.

January 30, 2009 at 7:38 pm 6 comments

Who else does this?

Do you argue just to argue sometimes? You and your significant other…or close friend perhaps? Alex and I have started to more frequently now. I don’t know what this is a sign of.

And don’t get me wrong…when I say “argue,” I mean debate. Try to outdo one another with facts and statistics. And point out when the other contradicts him or herself. It’s getting a little petty I fear…but we both love it! We’re becoming seasoned at it…or at least I am. Alex will tell you that he’s always been good at this activity and gets excited whenever he feels the opportunity approaching him.

Last night we “debated” for a good 10 minutes on whether or not “Lost” is more Sci-Fi than “Star Trek.” C’mon people…I think we all know the answer to this one! How could he argue that “Lost” is just as Science Fiction-y as “Star Trek.” Hmmmph! If you know him personally please tell him he’s sooo wrong. And Oh, please back up such declaration with facts and confidence!

Petty right…debating about shows and scifi….we need to get out more! Which brings me to tomorrow night. We’re going out for a friend’s birthday party to this place. I’ll write about the grub at a later date!

January 29, 2009 at 8:38 pm 6 comments

Google Reader…how I love thee!

Ever since switching from Blogger to WordPress I’ve had problems. Problems like having to check each of the 1,839,593 blogs I like to read individually! I know! Ya see…Blogger offered its users a nice RSS feed option where they could subscribe to their fav blogs and be told when each blog was updated (I know you all already know about this…)! WordPress however, only offers this feature for other WordPress blogs…I read approx. 5 other WP blogs so it was of no help.

Last week I saw the light…well actually I was helped to see the light by Kevin. Thank you thank you. Google Reader has made my blogging life so much easier now…I just read all my blogs there and know when each one has been updated, it’s glorious. And I know how behind the times I am with this post…it’s embarrassing actually!

Now can someone help me with bringing all my old Blogger posts to my new WP site? I don’t want to lose the 2 years that I spent over there and would love to have a bulkier archive section…any ideas?

January 27, 2009 at 6:18 pm 5 comments

Swimming Stronger

I kind of had a breakthrough this week…as far as swimming goes. The first two weeks were brutal. I was battling with finishing sets and making intervals, leg cramps, shoulder pain, etc. However, this past Monday I finally caught my stride…for now at least! I had the “fresh” feeling that I would feel occasionally while swimming in High School. The “I’ve been working hard in the water, but am recuperating nicely” feeling. Hard to explain I guess…my strokes just felt smooth (finally), and even though I was still challenged by the work out…I just felt strong. Tuesday’s practice followed through with the same feelings…and so did last night’s. Now it’s time to start challenging myself a bit more…not going to get too comfortable. I still like the feeling of barely being able to lift myself out of the pool because I worked hard in the water.

So there’s that…I’m also still flying high since the inauguration on Tuesday. WE HAVE A NEW PRESIDENT YO! I love hearing him being referred to as the president…in the past those words evoked feelings of frustration and distrust…now they conjure up feelings of hope and prosperity! We’re in good hands once again, worthy hands!

On the house front we’re slowly but surely still making small improvements in the more neglected rooms (i.e. the office and garage). Yes, the garage, since before even moving in Alex has had grand visions of painting the garage a bold color and putting up wall graphics…we did the same to the office last night. We’re both excited with the outcome of the office walls and now need to purchase two new (very streamlined) desks. Thank God for IKEA…we’ve already picked them out! Pictures to come soon!

January 23, 2009 at 5:31 pm Leave a comment

Too Great for Words…

Alec sent me this last week….since then I’ve been cuddling and spooning with the below image! Dear Jeebus it’s so fantastic, I love those guys…


January 21, 2009 at 10:35 pm 2 comments



I’m rolling around in Republican tears today…the speech, the crowds, the whole lot was amazing and so inspiring! Here’s to the next four years…that we surely won’t be ashamed of!

January 20, 2009 at 5:38 pm 4 comments

Typography find.

I was researching type at work today and came across this. Too cool I thought to not share! Maybe someday I’ll grow a pair and attempt a project like this…


January 19, 2009 at 10:02 pm 2 comments

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