Happiness is being mistakenly given an extra-large iced Americano when you ordered a large. And not being charged for it. On a Friday. Casual Friday. And it’s a slow day. … Continue reading Happiness is …
I received a pleasant surprise in the weekly staff meeting this morning – a completely unexpected Staff Appreciation and Recognition (STAR) Award for the fiscal year of 2017-18. I was … Continue reading I’m a STAR
Sometimes, if you put a little effort into it, you can feel like you’re traveling to faraway places without leaving your home. Today I had a little fun grilling some … Continue reading A Late Saturday Afternoon Meal
This is fantastic. Uruguay’s Jose Maria Gimenez scores the game-winning goal against Egypt on a header in the 90th minute and this room full of Uruguayan schoolchildren erupts in glee. … Continue reading Uruguyuan Schoolchildren React to Winning Goal During World Cup
Like I suppose a lot of people did, I performed a few Google searches in the aftermath of Anthony Bourdain’s passing* in what started as a retrospective attempt to find … Continue reading (Not So) Short Review of Chungking Express
I was a huge fan of Anthony Bourdain. I wrote on my Facebook page that to me he represented an amalgam of the personalities and characters of people I met … Continue reading The Lessons of Anthony Bourdain
Sometimes the simplest desserts are the best. I prepared this for Maia, but then tasted one myself. I don’t know why, but for the first time in ages I truly … Continue reading Strawberries and Nutella
Just when I start to worry that Maia is moving a little too rapidly towards independence, she goes and makes something like this.
Here are some highlights from Day One of our vacation to Southern California. First stop was Seaworld. We flew out of Spokane, Washington early in the morning to San Diego, … Continue reading Seaworld San Diego
Maia and I just finished watching an Anthony Bourdain episode shot at a coastal area of Brazil. Lots of beaches and … other stuff. Afterwards Maia declared, “They should call … Continue reading Brazil? Or Buttzil?