Sunday, March 29, 2015

today was cold and gross... we had some hot chocolate,

ate some oneesan no durai kare (love this book!) and hung out with the last sakura of the year in the damp, gloomy evening.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

saturday was cider day

if you're going to get technical, thursday and friday were also cider days but that doesn't work so well as a title. w/e, here's a quick rundown of bevs consumed so i can find it again should i need to order more. 

thursday was a winn with finn river pear cider. that's crisp and very peary. yum.

friday we had finn river's dry hopped cider. eh, not my fave. i am not into this overhopping of things since i feel like it covers up skunky-ness with unneeded bitterness and brewer mistake. but, hey, in wa state, overhopping EVERYTHING is fucking king.

yet another reason why i should move.

anyway, saturday was full of fantastic cider. we drank the smooth as fuck muse by angry orchard. like, this is the smoothest of smooths. so good. so, so good. so bubbly.

not bubbly by any means and cloudy due to its filtration process is crispin. christ that's good stuff. it reminded me of some of the ciders i've had in the uk.

also a crispin product is this honey crisp. this is super smooth and light. and, man, it goes well with smithsonian channel pseudo docs on netflix.

i think this was leff's fave of the three today. *i'm* just glad that i don't have to hop a transatlantic flight every time i want cider now.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

spent sakura

today was nice enough for a trip to the park. the sakura are done for the year but they're still beautiful.

i wait to see this carpet of pink every year.

and the arrival of the intense spring green slays me. every. damn. time.

is there a more hopeful color?

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

it's gross but the plum tree is blooming

this place is driving me bonkers. i am looking for the good in small things SO HARD RIGHT NOW.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

cupcAkes and pAstA

tonight is the big pll reveal! leff and i are having cupcAkes 

and pAstA

and hoping that our theory that aria is the killer is correct.

neither of us actually care, it's just something fun to do while waiting until we can move. i'm probably gonna' start on "the lying game" next. (hey, gotta find SOMETHING to watch on netfix streaming.) but i'm not sure if leff will be joining me.

you know you love me, xoxo, gossip girl see you later, bitches -a

Sunday, March 22, 2015

mushroom pizza

yesterday i felt like we had given up on life because we ordered pizza hut. but then i remembered that you can't get a decent pizza in washington fucking state and promptly enjoyed the fuck outa this.

it also made a tasty breakfast.

rest in peace/pieces, tasty blast from the past. r.i.f.p.

Friday, March 20, 2015

the first day of spring

i spent the first day of spring making fun stuff in the kitchen. this is not the fun stuff, this is just to show you that i have a blue thing when it comes to pot holders and towels. 

ah, here we are. chili lime deviled eggs

and (oven) fried chicken tacos.

also fun are these cherry blossoms from last week.


and these disco eggs.

Monday, March 16, 2015

the cherry trees are full blown

and stuck inside of a filter (my stupid sunglasses).

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

spring flowers

i am writing this from a hyacinth scented room. 

today was not the greatest of days to take pictures of cherry blossoms but due to their limited time frame, you have to work with what you're given. 

Monday, March 09, 2015

cursory update sans photos

i am tired. i am so tired that i am not even taking pictures. without getting too into details, my brother had an accident and was very lucky to only have a fractured skull and concussion. so, honestly, i kinda' don't give very many fucks about anything besides his recovery at the moment. (well, i give many fucks about what one other person is going through but i am not at liberty to discuss this in public.)

so what have i been doing other than calling home? making bbq sauce, eating mai fun that leff's made, watching "pretty little liars" (known as "smooshface" at the casa), learning japanese, reading judith flanders books, drying flowers. you know, trying to keep busy. we had to cancel our trip to chicago due to flu/shit weather so i have wanderlust hardcore but that is not new.

anyway, more cheery update sometime in the near future, i'm sure.