Sherlock Holmes Exhibit at Perot Museum, Dallas ( #PerotMuseum )

If I visit a museum, and I’m not allowed to take pictures of it, did I still visit a museum? I’ve been grappling with that question, and also with the question of whether it is morally wrong to sneakily take pictures anyway, for years. (Also, what is the likelihood of being caught?) In this particular…

Recipe: Icepocalypse Eggs (Eggs in the fireplace)

1. Wait for the one time per year when Dallas is immobilized by ice. 2. Light a fire, put all your food outside in the ice, and generally stabilize the situation. 3. Find some once used disposable cupcake pans in the cabinet, and coat the insides of the “pools” with butter. 4. Break an egg…

Juicer vs. Blender on a Juicing Binge

We decided to start experimenting with juicing. No, actually, that’s not how it happened really. A few days ago, we got hyped up after watching a documentary on Netflix about how processed foods are poisoning us all, and the benefits of natural foods. In the dramatization, natural food and juicing even helped a lady deal…

The Making of Upholstered Wiener Dog Ramps

Since Meeka’s back incident, she has not been allowed to climb stairs or leap off and on furniture. Because of this, she’s been mostly limited to the downstairs, and when shes upstairs, she has to be supervised every second because she feel perfectly capable of getting on and off the couch on a whim. I…

Forgetting; Seeing

Its funny how little you can see of home until you leave it. I didn’t know that the sky was gray and heavy with 3D sculpted clouds. I didn’t know that the grass in spring was so tangibly green,  that horses would squeeze drops from it as they chewed. I didn’t know that it was…

The Fishing License Diet

I would just like to say. .. waiting up for Thom = totally worth it. He has been going fishing lately,  and is apparently getting pretty good at it.  He just brought home a batch, and I cooked some of it with rice and the mango pico I made last night. Also,  he went for…

The Day in Photos – Sunday, January 13 2013

I tried to do the day in photos on Saturday but majorly biffed it by not doing anything interesting, then forgetting to take some photos. So here’ s Sunday instead. These are not the best cell phone pictures ever taken.. I used the native camera instead of Camera 360 this time.. and basically proved that…

The Road I Didn’t Choose

In the Freshly Posted spread today, the lines “What Did You Give Up To Get What You Got?” jumped out at me. The Truth and Cake article was not exactly about what I thought it was going to be – I was expecting a question about the roads you gave up to take the one…

Make-Your-Own Valentine’s Day Gluttony

Thom and I decided to make our own Valentine’s Day feast. I think we are getting to the point where most of the time, we would rather eat our own cooking than go out and eat someone else’s. We have gotten pretty damn good at cooking. I do wish we had wait staff at the…

Stupid Blogs About.. Really Good Stuffed Porkchops That Thom Cooks

I don’t even like pork. If you asked me if I wanted a pork chop, that’s what I would say.. “Eh.. I don’t really like pork.” But these were badass. He also does a fairly famous slow cooked shredded pork that’s really good, but this time, he did seasoned pork chops stuffed with fresh mozzarella…

The Un-Ugly Kitchen Project

When we bought our house, the worst thing about it was the scalloped wooden trim in the kitchen. I meant to take it down, but by the time I realized that would mean repainting, I was so tired of painting that I just decided to ignore it for awhile. Yes its a bad picture. I…