We finally did it – we got chicks! We picked up the little ladies from our neighborhood nursery – City Farmers. They had three varieties available, Barred Rock, Speckled Sussex, and Americana. We attempted to get one of each variety – but the Sussex and Americana look very similar at this age so we won’t… Continue reading chickens
A few months ago – maybe around Halloween – I started questioning my use of social media. I’d spend hours hunched over the tiny screen, scrolling Instagram mindlessly. I didn’t like it. It hurt my neck. It hurt my soul. I started to try and catch myself and ask what I was trying to achieve… Continue reading social exodus
I’ve been lifting weights for about 5 years now – 4 of those with the guys at Electrum Performance. In that time, I’ve come a long way. I started out using a lifting book that’s very good, but I won’t link here because its author is a problematic man in the field of women’s fitness.… Continue reading 315 pounds
I got some new tires and handlebars for my Surly Cross-Check a few months ago to try and rekindle my love of bicycling. This time, I got bars with a more upright posture and some gravel bike tires. Jordan and I were thinking these little upgrades would be nice to hit some city trails with… Continue reading moutain biking at otay lakes
Remember that onion bed that the bermuda grass ate up? I cleaned it out and put some grass-supressing hay all around the outsides of the bed. I also added a little cardboard to the back side where the grass is the most aggressive.
Jordan’s been on a bit of a cultural discovery journey lately trying to invite in more of his Filipino heritage. He’s been trying to learn Tagolog, and he’s been learning about/watching the careers of some local Filipino chefs. Recently – he took an interest in the doings of one local chef – Phillip Esteban –… Continue reading market @8th
My friend Barbarella really focused on making gourmet chocolate bonbons as her Covid hobby. She started out making hot chocolate bombs, and something about working with chocolate as the medium caught her and now she makes tiny, delicious works of art. She invited me over several months ago – before she was able to take… Continue reading chocolate x-mas eve
Every year, Jordan and I have our own little holiday dinner just for us, and usually on or around December 23. Sometimes we cook something, sometimes we put together the most decadent charcuterie board we can think of.
It may have been a few weeks later than I wanted, but the garden is finally tidied up for winter. Hopefully all the seedlings don’t mind the cooler weather. I know for sure they don’t mind the rain.
Since we’ve been to DC several times, we went and explored some of the lesser-known tourist destinations on this most recent trip. One of those was Hillwood Estate, the museum/estate of Marjorie Merriweather Post.