This Week

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Is now a good time to confess that I have been totally slacking on posting about our trip to Seattle?  Honestly, I’m really just avoiding the editing* of our photos.  That task just seems so daunting!  But I’ve also been caught up in free pizza, book club meetings, World Series watching, fall leaf admiring and donut making to get that final vacation recap posted in a timely manner.  I had grand plans to do it last night but then The Addams Family was on TV, sooooo.

*And by editing, I mean using Instagram on airplane mode to reformat every single picture into a neat little square and maybe also use the brighten feature because I believe this makes up for all my iPhone photography shortcomings.  A million professional photographers just rolled over in their graves.

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Free pizza!  Every Monday this month, Pizzeria Locale has been giving away free pizza to anyone who brings in a Chipotle receipt.  Which is ideal for people who go to Chip on a weekly basis (HI, Joey!).  When we showed up, there was a legit line out the door.  I was having nightmare flashbacks to that time at Tartine, but the line actually moved pretty fast and at the end, I was rewarded with this fabulous Hawaiian pizza special.

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We had October book group on Tuesday night and even though we all seemed kinda “meh” about the book (The Red Notebook), we had a fun discussion.  It’s an international club, so attendees aren’t always so consistent but the other people who have been coming every month are starting to feel like friends!  I’ve been shy my whole life and friends aren’t easy for me to make, so this feels like real life progress.  Whoa, didn’t mean to get all deep on you.  Anyway, this month we’re reading The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing.  I’m 10% in and already like it a lot.Read More »

Weekend Things: Fall!

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Sorry to be all stereotypically exuberant about fall, but this is seriously the best time of the year.  The weather is perfect, trees everywhere are the most striking colors of yellow, orange and red and it feels so right to be eating/baking all the comfort foods.  What could be better?  Anyway, I planned on writing this post “weekend highlights” style, but turns out the whole weekend was a highlight!

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Starting with a mix of perfect timing and luck at Friday night dinner.  And by that, I mean nabbing that incredible parking spot, seeing two empty seats at the bar, hearing the bartender yell “who wants free beer?!” and only waiting 20 minutes for a table when you were quoted an hour and a half.  We hit up Vine Street Pub because we hadn’t been in so long and the fresh hop and Date Night burger did not disappoint.

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Saturday started with us sleeping in — which is apparently my body’s new favorite thing to do on the weekend and hey, I don’t hate it! — then taking ourselves to Weathervane Café for coffee and breakfast.  I’ll be real and admit what really drew me in was the pumpkin spice pop tart I’d seen them post a picture of earlier in the week.  I couldn’t get it out of my head.  And it was just as good as it looked.Read More »