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7/12/2017 · 4:22 pm· Trouble · Half of Us Are Wrong or in the Alternative, Half of Us Are Right
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10/15/2017

Version 2.1 – Official Release

Filed under: — Jaime @ 1:06 pm

Using a rather hot birthday to lounge about and be lazy. We had our fun yesterday in the boat. Mike caught dinner (a redfish/trout combo), and the weather was great. A Hawks OT win was a nice bonus.

Tonight’s dinner will be Mike-made pizza. I’m hoping to summons the energy to make some snickerdoodles, but don’t hold your breath. I was delighted that I got one of my favorite treats as an early birthday present – a toasted coconut donut from a shop way out in Rincon, brought to me by a friend (I apologize for not remembering the shop’s name or I’d give them credit.) – bdaydonut

I also got these adorable pens, one representing each of my kitties – kittypens.
I errantly referred to them as ‘kitty pens’ when I first described them to Mike, and some funny inferences arose involving cats being used as livestock. On top of this, I was gifted a lovely mana-tea set. I also appreciate all of the kind greeting you all have sent me on FB and elsewhere. Feeling lots of love this year. Thanks!

Now, off to indulge in some laziness.

10/10/2017

AHS: American Hockey Story

Filed under: — Jaime @ 6:03 pm

Any of you watching this season of American Horror Story? How about you Blackhawks fans? If so, have you noticed the remarkable similarity to Evan Peters and Jonathan Toews? Like brothers from another mother (but probably not Kai’s mother). See for yourself:

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10/9/2017

Donut Disappointment

Filed under: — Jaime @ 2:04 pm

The internal Homer Simpson that I carry with me at all times, is always seeking out a good donut. I endeavored today to a newish shop in hopes of finding such a delectable treat.

Whenever I try a new donut shop, I always opt for the most baseline of donuts – yeast-risen, plain, glazed. This is a test. If the shop can’t get this very basic donut right, they certainly won’t be able to get anything fancier right either.

I rolled into Rise on Broughton at about 10:30 this morning, and was greeted by excessively loud pop music – not a good first sign. There was a line of people, which didn’t seem to make a lot of sense since there were more employees behind the counter than in line, but whatever. I got in line and started looking over the ‘old school’ (their term not mine) menu. Then I looked again. Then again. Where the frick are the plain, glazed? I stood there for a good full minute or two staring like a monkey at a shiny trinket utterly confused. It really was not computing that this alleged donut shop couldn’t even deliver on the most basic of donuts. I finally gathered my wits and left.

After I returned, sans donuts, I went to their website to make sure I just didn’t miss a listing for plain/glazed. Nope. I didn’t. They simply do not serve what is arguably the most popular donut in the USA. I was really disappointed with Rise and do not expect that I will ever go back. Clearly their products are aimed at hipster doofuses and children, and not a regular gal like me.

Oh well, I guess I will be donut free today. Probably for the best anyway. Mmmm…no donuts…

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