Where has time gone?

While I have been working non-stop the last few months, I have managed to find time to have some fun, bake a few yummies, drink a few (several) cocktails, and eat some fabulous grub.  I’ve been making notes and have the starts for several blog posts. I have taken a few days off work to…Continue reading “Where has time gone?”

skin, skin everywhere

the faint of heart or the easily offended, please turn back now.  really. Last chance.  turn away.  don’t look.  I’m going to be catty. I love summer.  Like all Oregonians, I am seriously deficient in vitamin D.  So, when summer decides to finally show up, we are all guilty of showing too much skin.  IContinue reading “skin, skin everywhere”

lents farmer’s market bounty

This past weekend was Portland’s annual naked bike ride.  I’m not telling you this to regale you with stories of my bare ass racing through town.  I tell you this because I had to leave my car at the distillery because after dinner with friends we couldn’t make it back over there.  All roads wereContinue reading “lents farmer’s market bounty”

thirsty thursday (on friday)

This week was Last Thursday on Alberta and the girls got together for a field trip. We began with what is an oldie, but a goody.  Mint/820 never fails to satisfy.  Their happy hour menu is small but well done.  Lamb burger and sweet potato fries is a sure fire hit.  I’m not sure IContinue reading “thirsty thursday (on friday)”

Good riddance to Good rubbish

Portland has this awesome way of reusing and repurposing.  So many things end up in landfills when it could be used in someone else’s house. I had a roommate move in last year who was new to Portland. We went to home depot one day so I could buy a new gas grill. Upon arrivingContinue reading “Good riddance to Good rubbish”

oh what a beautiful morning…

yes, the little song should be running through your head.  After coming home from vacation, I was a little grumpy.  Who knows if it was a pork-hangover, coming home to a dirty house not of my doing, or just the cold harsh reality of vacation being over.  I do know that I was very worriedContinue reading “oh what a beautiful morning…”


When you live somewhere for a long time, you forget to look up and see what’s right in front of you.  It’s nice when you run into someone you haven’t seen in awhile or meet someone new to remind you there really is a whole wide world of stuff going on outside your narrow littleContinue reading “STD’s”

dining diaries and the daily toil

Oh how the time between good meals seems to fly.  As you may have noticed, I like to eat.  Really, the only reason I exercise is so I can eat more cheese, drink more wine and eat more cheese. I have 2 jobs.  I’ve had 2 jobs for a long time.  One for money andContinue reading “dining diaries and the daily toil”

mobile monday

After a long weekend I got up at the ass-crack ‘o dawn to take Vivian to the doctor.  Before you begin to fret, she’ll be fine.  An oil change and a few new belts and she’ll be as good as new.  btw, Vivian is my beloved Jetta. After dropping her off I hoofed it toContinue reading “mobile monday”