Monday, July 09, 2012


We stay home every 4th of July because our neighborhood goes batshit crazy with fireworks. This year was hands down the craziest year yet; we are talking full-on illegal, professional-grade fireworks in the hands of drunk white trash. Maybe "white trash" is too harsh, but probably not. We live in a neighborhood full of PATRIOTS who love AMERICA and drive TRUCKS and like to set shit on FIRE.

It sounded like we lived in a war zone in Kabul for about three hours that night. But nothing within a three block radius caught on fire and no one was seriously injured, so yeah. AMERICA.

Anyway, I have no photos of the mayhem. As far as the internet is concerned, I have (shockingly) an opinion about boring things I keep seeing over and over. One is photos of fireworks. Hella boring. The second is the phrase "bucket list." Listen. Eating fried chicken at a restaurant called Danny's with your mom cannot be a bucket-list item. Review the meaning of "bucket list" and then we can talk.  

Some people think photos of food are boring and to them I say: Be gone. My absolute favorite photos on the internet are photos of food. And that's not just because I haven't eaten a refined carbohydrate in two weeks.

So here are some photos of food, and other stuff. 

 Breakfast at some point last week. Those are yellow heirloom tomatoes -- so good. 

 Dinner probably four nights in a row ... chicken salad. I don't mind it, but I do miss cake, ice cream, and bread, my friends. And wine. Oh, dear, how I miss wine. 

 The cats chilling on their cat furniture near the window. We got a new hummingbird feeder and now it's like 24/7 entertainment just inches away from their faces.

 I have been drinking gallons of sparkling water. It's better than nothing, but still not as good as wine.

I found a four-leaf clover. I am really not a superstitious person but this find made me pretty happy. I'm working on a couple of things in my life right now that could use a huge boost of luck. I'll take whatever I can get. 


  1. I know we are not "close personal friends".... but I just wanted to exclaim, "I LOVE YOU!!" with emphasis. Because, frankly, my dear, you rock. period.....

  2. ok that chicken salad can intimidate any restaurant chicken salad ive ever seen. meow! looks amaze.

    also, ive had a weird positive feeling about you lately. i will translate that into a "huge boost of luck" for you. :)

  3. That chicken salad looks delish. So does the breakfast. If you remove the tomatoes. I don't do raw tomatoes. I know. I'm weird.

    1. I don't do raw tomatoes either! Unless they're heirloom. :)

  4. Ooooo! I love pictures of food. Especially when it's pictures of food I can't eat. I can live vicariously through everyone. I like talking about food too, and thinking about it, and um...yeah, food. (So to recap, I love seeing your food pics, and keep 'em coming.)

    1. Never fear -- I shall always post photos of food!!