Wednesday, January 13, 2010

The gin update

In case you are all wondering, we tasted the gin experiments. Some were good and others, not so much. The winners: apple/pear, cucumber, and clove! The losers: rosemary, lemon peppercorn, and the olive/jalepeno. That one needs another try because the only problem is that I put way too many jalepenos in and it was unbearably spicy! Might be good in bloody mary mix, but with seltzer, it is undrinkable. I might try vanilla next.

Monday, January 11, 2010

The big 3-0

This year, I (Mandy) will be turning 30! I'm feeling like such an adult! I saw a friend that I hadn't seen in a while the other day, who is also turning 30 soon, and she had a fabulous idea that I'm stealing. She made a "30 things to do before I turn 30" list. What a fantastic idea to celebrate life and get make yourself do a bunch of fun things! Since I only have a few months, I decided to make mine "30 things to do in the year I turn 30" so that I have more time to space them out and make it a memorable year. Now, all I have to do is make my list. If you have any great suggestions, let me know. So far, the list includes such items as:
1. Go to Catalina Island
2. Go wine tasting in Temecula
3. Buy real Native American moccasins
4. Open an Etsy store (since everyone always asks)
That's not all I have, but there's a taste for you. Let the suggestions pour in! Seth suggested "bungee jumping out of an airplane". No.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

'In the Throws of Winter' or 'Just Had to Share'

Today's newspaper...
Southern California is really roughing it. Our children will ask, "What's are these 'seasons' you speak of?" On the other hand, it means I have no excuses to not rake and mow the lawn. I'm thinking this calls for a round of disc-golf.
Crum being weird at my folk's house back on Christmas. Perched on the footstool under the table.