Sunday, July 09, 2006

sorry bloggy!

It wasn't our intention to ignore our blog for so long, we've just, uhh, been busy. Doing little things like buying a house!

Yep, so we bought our "shrine to 1959" -- the house that has remained virtually untouched since it was built in 1959. The previous owners took meticulous care of it and did nothing to spoil its beauty. Dear bloggy, you may be ignored for a bit longer as we move and unpack and get everything set up, but I promise you we'll be back.

In the meantime, I'll post a few pictures of non-house related activities from recent weeks.

#1 -- Fireworks are cool. I thought we were going to be arrested because, no, fireworks are not legal here in Oregon. After the city-sponsored/sanctioned fireworks, we made our way to a schoolyard and set up shop setting off our own stash. We were joined by a few other neighborhood gents and ladies and together we took turns lighting our fireworks. To end the night, we lit the Peacock -- omg, it was huge. And awesome. Everyone was jealous.

#2 -- Picking berries on Sauvie Island is thoroughly enjoyable. We went on a Friday morning and it wasn't too busy, so we had little competition for the ripest and tastiest blackberries, raspberries, blueberries and marionberries. I think we got carried away because we ended up with pounds of berries, but it's really hard to stop when you know that there are 75 acres of delicious berries and the next bush might be the best. Or maybe the bush next to it. Or the one after that...

Note to self: review Alton Brown's puff pastry and/or cobbler episodes and make use of these berries!

#3 -- Seattle has nice underpants. We drove up to see the lovely Miss Rachael's art show, conveniently held at a store that sold very enticing underpants. Although I liked this pair, I'm not sure I would like to find them on GricklePants. We saw more underpants than just the ones in this store, however. The young Mr. Nicolaus was very proud of his Lightning McQueen diapers, and let me tell you it's quite a sight to see a 2 1/2 year old walking about yelling "Ka-chow!" as he shows off undergarments!

OK, bloggy, more later!


Blogger Dr. Hectic said...

NICE! If you've followed the Hectic as of late, you may have noticed I am a fan of the fireworks, as well as the berries. All the Good Eats info is online I believe, but do yourself a favor and pick up I'm Just Here For More Food, by Mr. Brown. It breaks down all the baking info, categorized into his various mixing methods, and a lot of good sciencey/process info to boot.

Also be aware of Alton's special show starting later this month, Feasting On Asphalt, involving food and a motorcycle.

And, yes, I'm a cheap whore for Alton Brown.

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