Monday, July 26, 2010

Fox & Goose Public House

This weekend was nice and relaxing, which was perfect after a rather stressful week at work. It also provided some wonderful quality time with the boyfriend - it was great to have a weekend to catch-up after spending some time apart! <3

On Sunday we had the pleasure of brunching at one of my favorite Sacramento restaurants - the Fox & Goose Public House. Modeled after a traditional British pub, which satiates my love for all things British, I think it's definitely one of the best restaurants in Sac. I had a delicious Bloody Mary and the Benedict Arnold with tempeh strips and Welsh rarebit cheese as a spread - TDF!

If you haven't been, I strongly recommend that you do. They're located on 10th & R and as Steven put it, 'They're one of those places that's hard to eat at because there are too many good choices on the menu.' So if you visit us at any point, we're definitely eating there.

In other news, we're also striking up the house search again. Steven's been wanting to get a Jeep Wrangler, and I want to get a kitty-friend. Steven's condition is that we find a bigger place to live so that the cat has more room to run and play. It's a totally justified reason, and makes a lot of sense, but it's so hard to adhere to when there's this cutie who needs a home from the SPCA:

Monday, July 19, 2010

Sprecher Deliciousness

This weekend was quite action packed for a friend's birthday weekend. BBQ on Friday + white water rafting on Saturday = good times had by all.

Although perhaps the highlight of the entire weekend was the random discovery of a small deli in Coloma which stocked Sprecher root beer. Brewed in Glendale, Wisconsin, it's definitely the most delicious root beer you will ever have the pleasure of tasting.

Sprecher is a small brewery, and there isn't much distribution outside of Wisconsin, so my siblings and I would drink as much as we could on our summer trips back to the dairy state. Perhaps fond childhood memories and the fact that it's so hard to find makes the root beer better tasting than it is, but I don't think so.

I mean, just look at this excited face:

So the moral of the story kids is that if you are ever out and about and notice a Sprecher root beer, cream soda, or Orange Dream - do yourself a service and pick up a bottle. You won't be sorry.

And if you are...then you're most likely a no good Commie.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Blog Love

As I am not even a week into my blogging adventure, you can imagine my surprise when the lovely Stacie at The Tales from the Fairy Dust tagged me with this award:

One can wonder how I can be a versatile blogger with only one post, or decide go with the flow. As fore me? I'm going with the flow. What I am supposed to do now is share seven things about myself. So here goes...

One - I have been wearing glasses since the age of seven, and have absolutely wretched eyesight. And here's a lovely picture of me in 5th grade with my awesomely large glasses, and favorite shirt at the time.

And after wearing glasses for most of my life, I just decided yesterday that it was probably about high time I invested in some prescription sunglasses. Sticking with the big frames, I went with some sweet Ray-Ban Wayfarers.

Two - One of my most favorite things in the world is the Kindle Steven got me for Christmas. I absolutely love getting lost in books, and the Kindle makes it so easy. If you haven't gotten one, you really really should!

Three - When I was small, and before I started school, my favorite book was Mr. Bubblegum. I loved it so much that I asked my parents to read it to me every night before bed. Being the amazing parents that they are, they obliged. However, I had another idea in the back of my little head. After I was read the book night after night, naturally I memorized the words and the pages they were on. Then, when my parents would have friends visit, I would impress them with my amazing ability to 'read'!

Four - I love Netflix's Instant Queue, it's simply magical. It has allowed me to discover, watch, and become completely obsessed with the entire new series of Doctor Who - my new favorite show of all time, just in case you hadn't heard.

Five - I positively despise cooked spinach. Seriously. It makes me gag.

Six - I am a fairly decent singer, and even have a solo song, 'Mary Did You Know' recorded on a church CD from when I was in high school. However, these days, I get embarrassed singing in front of people and mainly confine my songs to the shower or car.

Seven - My worst-best-friend-ever Tara and I dress up for Harry Potter events. It's epic, and nerdy, and you probably won't understand. I still use my line placement ticket from the midnight release of Deathly Hallows as a bookmark, holla!

So that's that then. Seven things you may or may not have wanted to know about me, but now you do. Hope you've enjoyed it, catch you next time!

Edit: By calling Tara my 'worst-best-friend-ever' in no way signifies that she has wronged me in some way by stealing a previous boyfriend or punching my cat in the face. She's worried about people thinking these horrible things about her, so I thought I would clarify. We just hardly talk or see other - therefore 'worst-best-friends.'

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Helloooo Interwebs!

For awhile now I've been hearing from several different sources that I should keep a blog so that people can keep up with my antics. So here it is friendlies, a place for you to keep up with my life out here in sunny CA.

I'll try and keep up with this as much as I can, but I don't make any promises. If you're truly curious about my life you could, ya know, give me a call or send me an email or something...

Until something interesting happens, you stay classy, World Wide Web.