Did you hear about the Corpse Flower?? It’s this giant flower that blooms once every 7-10 years and emits a smell that’s akin to rotting flesh. And as it turns out, the Denver Botanic Gardens has one! It was predicted to bloom this week, so they had a live feed going and because even I’m not immune to frenzy, I totally had the live feed up in the corner of my screen all day on Tuesday. Then it bloomed overnight. Go figure.
On Monday, we went to THREE DIFFERENT grocery stores — mint, why you gotta be so elusive?? — and still managed to sit down to a home-cooked dinner at 7:15! One of those grocery stores was this tiny little neighborhood market that was selling everything for 50% off, so yay for savings.
And speaking of that home-cooked dinner, I feel it is my duty to share with you when I eat things that are oh-my-god-good and this salad with “The Greenest Tahini Dressing” is just that. We’ve made it twice now and even though you have to blanch things and I’m not sure if that’s really a flavor thing as much as it’s a color thing, it’s still so quick and easy. Just do it.
Half Marathon Training started this week! I’m like 10% nervous to 90% excited so I guess that’s a good sign. It’s back-to-back-to-back running days on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, which is kind of WHOA but Joey and I are so down with Monday and Friday rest days. (And for the record, we killed those back-to-back-to-backs this week!)
On Tuesday, we took a lunch-time drive over to our wedding photography studio to pick up our album and it’s freaking gorgeous! Joey and I look pretty good too 🙂 Our skin has never looked so flawless. We seriously sat in our parked car and looked the album over because we needed to see it RIGHT THEN. Then they gave us a surprise calendar with our pictures and I was extra sure we made the right choice choosing Elevate Photography.
What is this Wednesday Date Night thing and where can I get some more of that? We headed to South Broadway — or SoBo if you’re cool enough and I’m definitely not — and grabbed a bar seat at Leña for margs and an order of Pan de Yuca then walked down to Gozo for round two. We got that charred scallion and pepperoni pizza and it was SO GOOD but that place has the weirdest service and they either don’t have AC or didn’t feel like turning it on. It was steamy in there.
“I’m currently reading three books,” I announced on our way home from dinner. Though I guess one of them is actually a play. My mom, my sister and I are seeing Much Ado About Nothing at the Shakespeare Festival on Saturday so I wanted to read it first. Is that normal? P.S. Peaches, peanut butter and cinnamon-y granola have my breakfast heart right now.
My little and I just finished True Detective! Yeah, yeah, so I watched the first season again because she hadn’t seen it and I wanted an excuse to watch it again. I still thought it was incredible the second time around. Also, we bought three pies that night for a co-worker’s birthday the next day and Joey felt it necessary to leave this rude note before leaving us Dorsey sisters alone with them.
I lit this candle on Thursday morning then totally forgot about it and made a mess when I picked it up later. But then I kind of liked how the melted red wax splattered across my work. Let’s bring back that thing where we use wax to seal letters, kay?
A new coffee shop opened by our house — I know, like we really needed another — so we decided to try it out on Friday morning. The iced coffee was strong, the owner was genuine, the exposed brick was plentiful, so I give it two thumbs up. We sipped our coffee and ranked breakfast burritos. My list was basically Joey’s list… but backwards 🙂