Thursday, November 16, 2006

Too Darn Hot

The weather, it's not. The asparagus fajitas we had tonight, however, were (see previous post for recipe). B added an extra serrano pepper to the mix, and I danced around the kitchen, swigging my bottle of New Belgium's summer seasonal Skinny Dip and listening to Ella Fitzgerald sing the Cole Porter Songbook (did I mention we found our first record store in Tacoma today?). Too Darn Hot, indeed. Too darn tasty.
I'm looking forward to next week and my friend Kristy's Anti-Turkey Day feast, which my friend Jackie will be traveling all the way from Spokane (and hopefully safely across Snoqualmie Pass) to attend.

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Tabula Rasa

Forgive the quality of this image, but I just had to illustrate the sorry state of our refrigerator earlier this week shortly after we moved into our new apartment. Let's see: on the top shelf we have soup (tomato as well as potato and leek) and sriracha. And on the bottom we have Newman's Own Chunky Roasted Garlic Salsa and Roasted Garlic Tomato Sauce next to Kirkland Plain Organic Soymilk. That's it. Thankfully we went to Fred Meyer (no relation to that other Fred Meijer back home) and stocked up on a few things. I'd love to start cooking again, but our kitchen, like the rest of our apartment, is very small. Ever since our stuff arrived yesterday it's become even more of a challenge to circumnavigate it all as we move from room to room.

Despite the near-constant rain (oh, I know, I am in the Pacific Northwest), Brandon and I are now venturing out a bit. Today we took Tacoma's Light Rail down to a pizzeria next door to the Harmon Brewery. Tomorrow we're headed to the Olympia Film Festival to see some animated shorts. Sunday we'll probably spend some time with my cousin and his wife. Then it's back to work for me and back to the job search for Brandon.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

On the road

We are currently on day three of our move, spending the night in Bozeman, Montana. So far the trip has been uneventful. In fact, we're all in suspiciously good spirits.

We spent our first night with my brother in Minneapolis. We picked up my sister and, on her suggestion, went out to dinner at Khyber Pass Cafe, an Afghan restaurant in St. Paul. I got a vegetarian combo plate, with very yummy lentil dal.

We traveled to Rapid City last night and started our day at Mount Rushmore. It was a gorgeous day, though bitterly cold. Tomorrow we'll stop in Missoula for lunch, hopefully at this restaurant. Then it's on to my friend Jackie's for a homecooked meal and to spend the night. We should arrive in Seattle early Friday afternoon.

Thanks to everyone who came to see us off this past weekend. I'm going to miss you. However, I'm excited about joining a progressive community and doing some of the things I've always meant to. I'll be sure to keep you posted on all my exploits.