Tuesday, November 25, 2014

wknd pics

because this is a place to relax on the web, we're not going to talk about Ferguson. because talking about Ferguson doesn't make me relax it makes me cry real tears and my head hurts when thinking about it.

instead, let's look at pics from this weekend.

we went to the getty museum which is gorgeous and free and beautiful. 

i've always seen the little train that takes you to the top of the hill but never been on it. so we got to take it! 

amazing views!


cactus garden

cactus garden take 2!

no more pictures please!

the gardens at the getty are unreal. go see!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Wknd Pics!

I am a liar.

I don't have my weekend pics. I have this one I found on my camera while we were taking pics this weekend:

Weekend pics will come tomorrow! 

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

States I've visited

Create Your Own Visited States Map

Thanks to my parents, I've visited a lot of states because we used to drive from California to Wisconsin during the summer.
Then, Babe and I drove to NYC to live there and drove the car back to Denver.
While in the Northeast, we did some work but clearly not enough!

How bout you? How's your map look?

Monday, November 17, 2014

chill weekend pics

Buddy and her dad planted some seeds for our garden! 

We saw some pals. 

GUS and Buddy. 

Friday, November 14, 2014

haiku friday

hard to be a bear.
because we suck at football.
and we never win.

what sucks the most is
sometimes i think we will win
and i don't know why.

cuz we never do.
and now i work at sc
who always beats us.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Happy birthday mom!

I've always loved this picture of my mom and Buddy in Wisconsin. She had to be less than three months old. 

Happy birthday to my mom! Thanks for being such a super great mom. I love you too many. 

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Spicy Pan-Fried Noodles

I got this recipe from the NYTimes (here) and I made the below modifications. It was so delicious. Seriously. I am adding it to my list of regulars.

• 1 cup thinly sliced scallions (about a bunch; use both whites and greens) 
• 3 tablespoons soy sauce, more to taste
• 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger - I FORGOT TO BUY GINGER SO JUST USED A SHAKE OF DRIED GINGER.
• 2 teaspoons rice wine or sherry vinegar
• 1 teaspoon sesame oil
• ¼ teaspoon kosher salt, more as needed
• 6 ounces Chinese (also called Hong Kong) egg noodles, soba noodles or rice noodles I USED UDON NOODLES. 
• 2 ½ tablespoons peanut, grapeseed, safflower or vegetable oil, more as needed I USED CANOLA OIL, I DIDN'T HAVE ANY OF THESE OTHER ONES. 
• 5 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
• 2 cups washed baby spinach or 1/2 cup thawed edamame (optional) I USED SPINACH. 
• 1 to 2 teaspoons sriracha or other hot sauce, or to taste I ALSO ADDED A CHOPPED UP FRESH CHILI PEPPER FROM HUSBAND'S GARDEN 
•  Juice of 1/2 lime, or to taste
• 1 cup cilantro leaves
• 2 tablespoons sesame seeds or chopped roasted peanuts, optional I USED SESAME SEEDS

1. In a small bowl, combine the scallions, soy sauce, ginger, rice wine or vinegar, sesame oil and salt. Let stand while you prepare the noodles.
2. In a large pot of boiling water, cook noodles until they are halfway done according to package instructions. (They should still be quite firm.) Drain well and toss with 1/2 tablespoon of the peanut oil to keep them from sticking, and spread them out on a plate or baking sheet.
3. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, warm the remaining 2 tablespoons of peanut oil. Add the garlic and cook until crisp and golden around the edges, 1 to 2 minutes. Add half the scallion mixture and stir-fry until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add noodles; stir-fry until noodles are hot and lightly coated with sauce, about 30 seconds. Add eggs, spinach or edamame if using, sriracha, and remaining scallion mixture and continue to stir-fry until the eggs are cooked, 1 to 2 minutes longer. Remove from heat and stir in lime juice. Garnish with cilantro and sesame seeds or peanuts.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Wknd Pics

Me and my best friend at Friday night dinner. 

Rough living in So Cal, you guys. 


Not a lot of pics this weekend! Went to San Diego to celebrate our beedays (mine, mom's, sun's) and played a lot. Sunday we didn't do much of anything just hung out. It was a gorgeous and restful weekend. 

Monday, November 03, 2014

NYC Pics

Start spreading the news, I'm leaving today.

I want to be a part of it, New York, New York.

These vagabond shoes, are longing to stray 

Right through the very heart of it, New York, New York.

I wanna wake up, In that city that doesn't sleep.
And find I'm king of the hill, top of the heap.

These little town blues, are melting away.

I'll make a brand new start of it, in old New York.

If I can make it there, I'll make it anywhere.

It's up to you, New York, New York.
New York, New York.

I want to wake up, in that city that never sleeps.

And find I'm A-number-one, top of the list, king of the hill, A-number-1..

These little town blues, are melting away.
I'm gonna make a brand new start of it,

in old New York, and...

If I can make it there, I'll make it anywhere.
It's up to you, New York, New York!