I’ve been neglecting this blog for too long. Sorry folks! Facebook is much easier to post things. This site is due for renewal in a couple months, and I’m not sure if I should renew or not. I’m not posting as often as I’d like to, and everyone’s on Facebook anyways. Gotta talk to my investor and see what he thinks.
Summer ended too soon. Max started kindergarten this fall. Time sure flies. I still remember bringing him home from the hospital. Max will be in school all day 4x/week since we were able to get him into the afternoon program, and half day once a week. What ever will I do with all that time to myself? :) I’ve been trying to finish staining the deck, and I’ve been sick so lots of sleeping in. Ha. Signed up to volunteer in Max’s classroom, so looking forward to that. Had lunch with Max last week just to make sure the food was decent. This week, he was Star of the Week so I had to make a poster for him. Will have to post up a picture of that when we get it back.
It was my little nephew Mason’s 1st birthday party in August, and my sister asked me to make little fondant dinosaurs for the cake. They turned out pretty cute. It’s a lot of work so I don’t know how those professionals do it. Maybe Pang will let me intern for her to improve my skills. :)
New Restaurants (out of 5 stars):
Haute Dish (Mpls) - 4 stars
Anchor Fish & Chips (NE Mpls) - 4 stars
Barrio (Mpls) - 3.5 stars
Vietnam House (Brooklyn Park) - 3 stars
Q Fanatic BBQ (Champlin) - 3.5 stars
Uptown Cafeteria (Mpls) - 2 stars
Fogo de Chao (Mpls) - 3 stars
Summer purchases: patio set from Room&Board, Weber Genesis gas grill
New Foods: We tried the Akaushi beef that Kowalski’s sells in the ribeye cut, and it’s very good. Great marbling and very buttery tasty. In fact, I can only eat two or three bites because it’s so rich. Be sure to call ahead to make sure they have some before heading out there. We did go back a couple weeks later and tried the ground round Akaushi, and made sliders which turned out ok. I think it helped that we added some sauteed shiitake mushrooms to it.
New Movies (out of five stars):
Wallstreet: Money Never Sleeps - 2 stars
The Social Network - 3 stars
Inception - 4 stars
Animal House - 3.5 stars
Upcoming Project: Vanity table/Dressing area
There’s a spot in our closet that’s perfect for a vanity table. Here’s a little sketch of how I would like it to look. I’ve got the mirror & lamps already. I’m planning to buy the vanity table from Ikea and paint it white. As for the chevron design on the wall, I hope good tape, a level, and pencil will be enough for me to pull it off. For now, the colors are butter yellow, cream and black. Will post results soon.