May 14, 2013
May 1 was my birthday, and I celebrated the way any mature, responsible, 45-year-old woman might: I decided to get a new tattoo while on vacation in Prague. And then I sweet-talked Dave into joining me. Here are the snaps from the day we got matching star tattoos to celebrate aging as loudly and inappropriately as possible.
We chose Tribo, based on recommendations from Reddit. The shop was booked, but...
May 8, 2013
Our (temporary) apartment in Prague is just off Old Town Square, in a narrow alley with large wooden doors on either end. After midnight, the doors are locked and the alley disappears from view, while we sleep four floors above the cobblestones.
Radiating out from the square are the streets that lead to Prague’s other delights: the Charles Bridge and beyond to the castle, side streets that lead to a...
Apr 29, 2013
Note to self: If you want to make deconstructed hamburger salad (p. 38 in Well Fed) with ground beef, it’s best to learn the Czech words for beef and pork before heading out to the Tesco to buy groceries, lest you learn, midway through cooking (thanks, translate.google.com), that the reason your “hamburger” looks so pale isn’t that Czech beef is light-colored but, rather, is...
Mar 3, 2013
I’m sure my post on Thursday made it seem like it’s all work and no play around here. There’s plenty of work, for sure, but we found some lovely moments this weekend, too.
Friday morning, we enjoyed brilliant sunshine and cool temperatures at the annual Rodeo Austin Cowboy Breakfast. I’ve written about it before — coffee, sausage, Longhorn cattle, horses, live music, and the mix...
Nov 1, 2012
On October 10, one of my foodie dreams came true: I taught a cooking class! At the Whole Foods Culinary Center, no less. You know I have an overactive imagination, so in my mind, I was Julia Child incarnate. I was the star of my own TV show. I was the anti-Rachel Ray. I was the punk rock Martha Stewart.
In actuality, it was the attendees who were the stars. They asked great questions during the Paleo 101...
Oct 31, 2012
As I confessed last week, Dave and I flew our geek flags high and attended the Wizard World Austin Comic Con. I didn’t partake in costuming, but I la-la-loved the people who did. Here are some of Dave’s snaps from our trek into Nerd-dom.
When we walked into the convention center, we were greeted by empty halls. “Where are all the nerds?!” I demanded. Then we turned a corner and...
Oct 8, 2012
When we left Colorado Dispatch I, our Colorado crew (Dave, Holly, Michelle, Henry, and I) had just completed an ass-kicking workout at CrossFit Estes Park and eaten our second batch of scrumptious Colorado trout at our post-workout breakfast. It should come as a surprise to no one that our next big event also included plenty of paleo-friendly food: a potluck at Cathy’s house with the good folks of...
Sep 28, 2012
I spent the entire flight from Austin to Denver reading an issue of Marie Claire magazine cover to cover (which turned out to be more tabloid-y in tone than I expected), so I am now well-informed on the particulars of Gwen Stefani’s life (she’s soooooo busy), the risks of taking Ambien (sleep-eating!), and the tragic story of a girl whose parents raised her in a 10X20 storage facility (yikes.)....
Aug 31, 2012
How much fun was the Well Fed signing at CrossFit Center City last night?!
So much fun that I’m currently holed up in our temporary Philly digs in my eye glasses, with bedhead and no makeup, planning a luscious nap that I will dive into as soon as I finish this post.
Thank you so much to everyone who came out to visit with us last night. It was a treat sweeter than Sunbutter to meet so many blog...
Aug 28, 2012
Once upon a time…
… sixth graders at Blue Mountain Elementary School were required to take an outdoor skills class. In the pre-Google Maps days of 1979, the goal was to teach eleven-year-old me valuable skills like how to navigate using a compass, how to track animals in the woods, and how to build a fire with one match. It rained all night and day, leading up to our final test on...
Jul 19, 2012
I’ve had two appointments with Dr. Sebring in the last week to discuss my lousy-high level of Reverse T3. That is a lot of driving (an hour each way) and new info to process. I’m doing said processing by lying on the couch with a Dick Francis novel and hiding from real life for a while. I’ll give you a full update on all that’s transpired when I’ve got it all straight in my...