Friday, June 28, 2013
Most of our laughter stemmed from watching the people stream out of the bars trying to hail a cab. Julia's apartment was right on main street so we had pretty prime seating for spectating.
The most entertaining group was 4 or 5 guys, all of whom were wearing khaki cargo shorts, dancing on the side of the street. They had some pretty crazy, unique moves. One involved a booty-shaking move that would have made Beyonce proud. I'll leave that up to your imagination.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
I've talked about it before, but I use food as a motivation (duh!). Not just like, "if I swim harder or longer, I can eat more calories throughout the day because I got my workout in," but more in the way of imagining a big piece of pie at the end of the lane or maybe just beyond the reach of my fingertips. Probably why sometimes my stroke gets a little anxious and desperate.
Monday, June 24, 2013
I've always loved this holiday. Ever since participating in our neighborhood parade, it's held a soft spot in my heart. I remember decking out my 10-speed with crepe paper and streamers and cruising around the loop. We would watch fireworks out on the boat most years.
Sunday, June 23, 2013
Thursday, June 20, 2013
Usually, a quick trip up into the mountains for the weekend is all I need to cure me. Staring into a fire, breathing fresh air, sleeping under the stars, that's it - pretty simple.
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Sunday, June 16, 2013
Friday, June 14, 2013
Last year around this time, Austin and I had just moved to Boulder. Our apartment's back deck faces out towards the mountains, so we were able to sit comfortably while we watched the fire that started up on the backside of the Flatirons. We spent most of our evenings gawking at the helicopters dropping fire retardant and watching pine trees go up in flames through binoculars.
We got a little rain last night and hopefully we will get more of that, less lightning. It didn't bring much relief to the firefighters but it did bring a little break in the heat spell. For now, all we can do is hope for the best, get out and do some rain dances, keep safe and cool (drinking lemonade?), and of course if you'd like to help out in a more tangible way, donate time, money, or blood to the Red Cross.
Thursday, June 13, 2013
I couldn't figure out a way to get around it. Now I'll just have to make madeleines more often. Just have to.
Monday, June 10, 2013
My sister, on the other hand, loves bacon. There's no indecision there. So when she and her husband came to visit a few weeks ago, I had these ready and waiting for them on the counter (sorry for the delayed post!).
Sunday, June 9, 2013
Friday, June 7, 2013
I remember going to the grocery store every night (practically) the first summer that we moved to Utah for a "Dan's Donut Run!" We would get the "texas donuts" which were the size of a dinner plate, but after seven o'clock all donuts were only a quarter!
And in my college days, I discovered this place in Salt Lake City called "Banbury Cross" and they have the best donuts. Ever. I've been known to frequent 'Banbury' on the reg. The people know me there. They make me special donuts :) I wasn't kidding when I said they're my fav. I actually have a very unhealthy obsession.
Please, whatever you do, do NOT drink the pitcher of this Outlaw Lemonade and then heat oil on the stove to celebrate this holiday! It's definitely a bad idea.
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
I have this thing too. I don't really like french fries. It's weird too. I do love sweet potato fries though. Well, I should say, "I thought I didn't like french fries." What I really don't like are steak fries (too much potato) and fast food french fries (too much grease). What I DO like are baked french fries.
Monday, June 3, 2013
There are a lot of good things to be said about staying home and drinking.