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Round Up: Springtime Happenings

April 23, 2012

1. It’s time to break out the sunglasses.

And maybe take a trip to the future, because that’s where these sunglasses belong.

2. My mom really wants to give her puppy a friend.

I fully support this endeavor.  And that puppy friend is totally welcome to live at my apartment.

Although I think that defeats the purpose of getting a second dog…

3. I do things like this at work.

I’m really mature.  And I’m not the only one…

4. You wouldn’t believe how excited Joey was when this truck rolled around the corner in our apartment complex.

5. Sometimes I prefer portabella burgers to real burgers.

But only sometimes.

And I always prefer sweet potato fries to regular fries.

6. I realized I’m not a fan of Peeps.

However, this cake was adorable.

7. I still love Biker Jim’s.

And will continue to use Rockies games as an excuse to eat dinner there as often as possible.

8. I saw baby artichokes in Cooking Light last week and squealed “Ooooooh myyyyy goooooosh, baby artichokes!!!!!” for a full 5 minutes.

I was super excited when I saw them in person at the grocery store.  How ridiculously cute!

9. I made Whole Wheat Butternut Squash Pancakes for Pancake Sunday last week.

Topped with bananas, walnuts and maple syrup.  Holy thick fluffy yum.

10. I watched Joey eat a slice of cake with a knife last week at his cousin’s engagement party.

And this was before he had about 5 beers, a shot of tequila and a Irish Car Bomb.

On another note, I’m so.fricken.over. being the DD.

11. We started a new Friday night ritual.

It involves tacos and it’s amazingly delicious.  Remember when I thought I didn’t like tacos?  Such nonsense.

These tilapia tacos from Cooking Light were so so good.  Really.  And tis the season for grilled pineapple!

12. This weekend marked our first visit to the Boulder Farmers’ Market this season.

It was just as expensive, busy and full of dog-walking people in workout clothes as ever, but I’m just so head over heels for Mod Market that I’ll basically go anywhere if I can eat their food.

13. We celebrated my sister’s 20th birthday on Saturday!

We feasted on pizza.

And ice cream.

And then all felt right in the world.

She’s not a teenager anymore!

Back to the work week, friends.


What were the highlights of your weekend?

Do you have a good local Farmers’ Market?

What’s your favorite taco filling?

13 Comments leave one →
  1. Colleen permalink
    April 23, 2012 8:51 AM

    My hair was not havin’ it on my birthday

  2. April 23, 2012 11:19 AM

    Oh my gosh that peep cake! My dream. Looks like a blast, such great pictures.

  3. April 23, 2012 8:54 PM

    Your orange is SO CUTE!!!! ❤ ❤ ❤

  4. April 23, 2012 9:09 PM

    I’ve actually never had a portabella mushroom! Which is weird, since I’m a vegetarian, haha. Looks good though!

    And that’s the cutest orange ever 😉

  5. April 27, 2012 11:00 PM

    Gah! I totally spied you at the Farmer’s Market that day, but was too chicken to come over and gush! You’re so cute and petite! And Joey is so tall! The blog world is just like funhouse mirrors:-)

    • April 28, 2012 12:11 PM

      Oh my gosh, you should have said hi! I would have loved to meet a fellow CO blogger 🙂

      • April 28, 2012 12:52 PM

        I’m _barely_ a blogger–I just started last night! I should’ve said hi anyway, because we actually have CU English in common–I’m writing my dissertation right now on 19th c. British Lit. We’ve probably had some of the same professors!

      • nikkicookskale permalink
        April 28, 2012 10:20 PM

        Also, speaking of just starting a blog, what do you do when you get totally slammed by someone in the comments??!!

      • April 29, 2012 9:00 AM

        Not sure what you mean, Nikki. Elaborate.

      • April 29, 2012 9:32 AM

        For instance:

        Um, do people just feel free to let loose and be really mean in the comments?

      • April 29, 2012 9:44 AM

        Oh wow! I’ve never had anyone make a personal attack on me or my blog, so I would definitely say that’s not common, but I’m so sorry someone felt that was an appropriate thing to do, Nikki!

        I must say, however, that your response was BRILLIANT!

      • April 29, 2012 10:55 PM

        Thanks, Lauren–that’s nice of you to say! I guess I’ll just need to keep my sense of humor on hand while I get used to participating in the blog world. . .and hopefully my blog doesn’t continue to bring the hatred out of its readers!

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