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Strawberry Cheesecake Special K

Adam and I have been having some fun cereal-based conversations on the podcast and I was excited to try out this Strawberry Cheesecake Special K, since it seemed like an outlier to the generally “healthy” image the Special K branding goes for.

Turns out, it’s boring as hell. And it makes the milk a gross pink.

Do not recommend.

Easy martini

Broke out a green-bottle-Tanqueray martini for podcast recording last night. It was an easy supper for a fun episode.

Parra Nalgene

I love-love the Parra design sense but the clothes are not cut for the full-grown man and the housewares, while beautiful, are way out of my price range.

This Nalgene I snagged from last season’s clearance sale is much more my speed. I’ll park it on a shelf at work. Surely people will recognize my excellent taste and pass along compliments. Surely.

Drying time

This very wet red-shouldered hawk (I think?) took some time to dry out on our mailbox.

Normally they fly off as soon as they see me, but homey didn’t budge as I got closer.

I gave a wide berth as I went from the car to my house.

Super Bowl cocktail selection

My sister was over for the game and she brought some Taylor Swift-inspred, Blake Lively-promoted cocktail recipes.

First was this Aperol, simple syrup, orange juice, tonic water adventure called “Better Than Revenger (49ers Version)”. I’m assuming the names are based on T Swift songs, but I’m tragically ignorant in that category. The drink was fine. Too sweet for me, and I don’t know that Aperol is enough to base a cocktail on. I think this one was constructed to easily be alcohol-free.

The next one was this tequila, pineapple juice, and Meyer lemon club soda mix-up called “Gold Rush Spritz”. I made them with 130% of the tequila called for and it was delicious. There wasn’t much pineapple juice, so it didn’t get too sweet, and the flavored club soda was a nice touch. There were a couple of rounds of this one. We liked it a lot.

And it wouldn’t be a cocktail post with a good ol’ Negroni to pull the anchor leg. I’ve been using the Dolin rouge vermouth and it’s been a nice switch up from the normal recipe.

The game was also exciting, eventually.

Cup and Saucer Era

I was digging in one of the kitchen cabinets and came across a stack of china we got for our wedding (nearly 25 years ago!).

I was taken by the idea of having my coffee in a cup on a saucer. It’s not particularly practical, and the china doesn’t hold the coffee’s heat nearly as well as some of the heavier mugs we use, but daaaaamn is it fancy.

And anyone will tell you I’m known for my fanciness.

Odd cloud

Like a weird ice floe or something.

Night sky after the storm

Since December 1st, we’ve had 3x the normal amount of rain. The sky was wild after yesterday’s deluge.

I’m excited to see what Friday brings.

Solid sunset start to 2024

There are some killer drone photos of this one, but these homey snaps from the back porch are more my style.