The new French bistro down the street from my work is soooooooooo good. But, as it has just opened and my building is a bit off the beaten path, I find myself faced with an ethical dilemma. Do I: Tell everyone that it is a delightful little hidden gem and you should absolutely go there at every opportunity, running the risk that it will become as popular as it deserves to be, at the expense of me never having their cozy warm atmosphere all to myself again? - OR - Tell no … [Read more...] about unfiltered thoughts: an ethical dilemma
My work just got infinitely better. There is a new French bistro. Adjacent. To. My. Building. I could go ahead and post my "before" picture here. The "after" will be 35 lbs heavier. … [Read more...] about introducing my high carb diet
Last weekend, I took the kids to the Science Center, which is a little above their age. Well, only a hair, in the case of the 7 month old. But I went anyway since it's age appropriate for our friends' kids, and it was pretty cool. Except by midday, my Dawdler decided she had to eat a snack right away. Because, toddlers, ugh! Requiring food every 6 or so hours, am I right? SO high maintenance. When we couldn't find anywhere to eat except their pricey proprietary on-site cafe, Dawdler struck … [Read more...] about reason #712 i’ll never be a brain surgeon
People at work leave menus from nearby restaurants in our kitchen, and the one on top caught my eye, as it's a new bistro that I've been wanting to check out. The tagline under the bistro's name says "We use local, organic, free-range ingredients." Sweet! But when I got to the entrees section, their four entrees are: shrimp, rainbow trout, scallops, and mussels. There are shrimp farms here, but otherwise there must be an alternate definition of "local" that I'm not aware of. … [Read more...] about How Local, Exactly?