Listening to the Nsync IHeartRadio Station.


Okay, I have a feeling I’m completely alone on this one, but that Nsync reunion performance?  Ehhhh.  I was a HUGE Nsync fan back in the day (I owned this and I think I watched it on a daily basis), but watching the VMA performance just depressed me.  Guys, Chris is 41!  And while JT’s dancing just gets better and better as the years go on, I cant not say the same for the other four.  Nsync oldies are still good, though.  And this is hilarious!

Worrying about my Venus Flytrap.


Which I have named “Serena.”  Get it?  Anyways, the whole point of getting a Flytrap was to catch the annoying flies that always make their way into my office and now that I have one, I haven’t seen a single fly.  I don’t want her to starve!

Looking at pictures of Hannah’s wedding dress.

I’ve been sworn to secrecy, so I’ll just say it’s perfect and I’m so happy.  Oh and that the idea of being in charge of her bustle is kind of intimidating.

Swearing off caffeine.


I’ve never been a huge caffeine drinker but this year I started drinking Earl Gray every morning then switched to iced coffee this summer.  The past month or so, my body has been so sensitive to the caffeine and has been making me feel HORRIBLE.  I’ve “sworn off caffeine” at least 5 times this summer, but this time I’m serious!

Saying farewell.


Our company is expanding and opening another location in Pueblo.  A few of our guys are moving down there, including Joey’s cousin Jory.  We’ve gone from seeing him every Thursday (for bowling) to him moving two hours away 😦  We took him to dinner at Interstate Kitchen & Bar for a farewell dinner.

Craving a Cobb salad & a root beer float.


I have such mixed feelings about Interstate.  The restaurant was pretty deserted, there was one employee who looked like she was doing everything and she wasn’t doing it very well, but gah, the food!  After ordering dessert first (like a boss), I got a Cobb salad with bacon dressing and an over-easy egg on top.  Best. Cobb. Ever.  Plus the price was right and the portions were big.

Loving the new John Mayer CD.


“Wildfire” in particular.  I haven’t loved a JMay song this much since Vultures.  This is a big deal.

Wondering how it possibly got to be the end of August.

I don’t want the summer to end!  But it’s also been in the upper 90’s all week, so maybe Mother Nature isn’t ready for summer to end either!


What’s been happening in your life lately?

CSA Things: All By Myself

No joke, I was singing that song the other morning and Joey responded with “If you keep singing like that, you will be!”  Rude!  Anyways, what this week’s CSA post title is actually referring to, is the fact that I did the pick up all by myself.  I was half tempted to pull over on the side of the road to take a picture of the field of cows we always pass (because no one was there to stop me!) but decided walking around on the shoulder of a road with a high speed limit probably wasn’t such a good idea.

CSA Pick-Up #7 Included:

  • Lemon Cucumbers
  • Carrots
  • Japanese Eggplant
  • Melon
  • Purple Potatoes
  • Roasted Chilies

What We Cooked:



Lemon cucumbers are so cool looking, inside and out!  They’re much more lime green than regular cucumbers and while the flavor is the same, they are way seedier!  If the seedy part of the cucumber grosses you out, this isn’t the fruit for you.  We loved them, however.


I threw this plate — let’s call it a Greek Sampler — together on Wednesday night.  Except for the roasting of the eggplant and the heating of the pre-made falafel balls, this dinner was super speedy and hands-off, which was great because I was busy icing a red velvet cake for our realtor.  What, that isn’t normal?  Back to dinner.  It turned out to be really fun and really delicious. Maybe the Greek Sampler should be a regular thing around here.


Truth: I do not like cantaloup.  This is very strange, considering there are very few foods I won’t eat, but I’m just not a fan.  Joey, on the other hand, really likes cantaloup.  We had a choice between the melon and cherry tomatoes (love!) but I decided to be a good girlfriend and go with the cantaloup.  Joey used the melon baller and we had it alongside some Sunday morning pancakes.  I think I ate about 10 melon balls, then decided “yeah, I still hate that stuff.”  The pancakes though!


The roasted chilies and purple potatoes both went into these chorizo tacos.  Um how cool is it that the farm roasted chilies for us?  I was pretty excited.  Also, purple potatoes are just the coolest.  I had the choice between fingerlings and purples.  That choice is just so obvious isn’t it?  These tacos were amazing and pairing them was grilled pineapple is my subtle way of saying “I’m not ready for summer to end!”  P.S. If you’re short on time, do not Google the spelling of chilies/chiles/chilis/chillis/etc.  I just did and I still don’t know the real answer.


Knowing we’d be out for dinner on Tuesday and Wednesday, I threw a big batch of “summer soup” in the crockpot on Sunday so we’d have leftovers during the week.  Yeah, summer soup is a thing.  Actually, I’m just calling it that because it had fresh corn in it and because I’m not ready to talk about anything that follows summer.  I mostly followed this recipe (which I happen to love) and was able to use up our carrots before they got to the flimsy stage.  Aren’t you proud?  Adding frozen okra to soup is the best.

Side Note: Sorry to any readers that these CSA posts are all I seem to be able to pump out lately.  I’m feeling “busy” and semi “uninspired” lately.  Which really just means I can’t seem to think or talk about anything that’s not new house related.  I also know this to be an extremely boring topic for others.  I’ve tested this theory on my sister, so trust me, I know.

Happy Thursday!