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archive for July 2008

there is a black hole…

Sunday, July 20th, 2008

…that is sucking away all of my time.

I’m supposed to announce a few things and I haven’t had a chance to get around to them. I may not be able to until after the weekend. My ILs are visiting, so things are busy, but in a good way. Except I am getting zippo sleep. But that’s okay too because I’m on steroids again – heeeeeeeee!

No time to post a recipe (although I have a few). Jeremy and I took Miss Crazy (Kaweah) up to the Continental Divide this morning. It’s my favorite hike in the Indian Peaks Wilderness: Pawnee Pass. I’ll leave you with some pics from our hike. I met some really nice trail runners at the top and asked if I could shoot them (with camera) and they were totally cool about it. Just fun noodling around because it’s nice to photograph uber-fit beautiful people when you tire of shooting cakes and barbecue :)


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sushi tour: akiyama

Thursday, July 17th, 2008

Here it is at last, the final installation of our Boulder Sushi Tour series! I wish I could say we ended on a high note, but… well – read on.

akiyama of gunbarrel (boulder)

It’s been a good six weeks of sushi touring in the lovely landlocked city of Boulder, Colorado. People are always astonished at the quality of the fish considering the long drive to get to the ocean from here. They’d be even more surprised to learn how much fresh fish is flown in daily. The supply is there because the demand is there. We decided our final sushi restaurant to try would be Akiyama in northeastern Boulder.

the interior

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dear headcase…

Wednesday, July 16th, 2008

Recipe: intense brownies

*Rant On*
I originally wrote about my cancer, not to solicit advice or sympathy, but to explain why my blogging would be affected and to just toss out what was on my mind. It wasn’t an invitation for random headcases to swoop down upon me with quack remedies and solutions or to tell me what not to consume or who and how to worship. Just because I was diagnosed with cancer does not mean I welcome these obtuse assaults on my sensibilities. Personally, I don’t allow having good intentions excuse inconsiderate or stupid behavior. I don’t even tolerate that crap from people I know.

So, for anyone with unqualified advice on cancer (particularly if you haven’t HAD it) and how I should be living my life, please stay the hell away from me. When you get cancer, I’ll be sure to send all of the nutcases YOUR way so in addition to the shitty treatments, your various debilitating side effects, and the myriad of infections you contract, you – in your ample spare time and infinite energy – can sift through loads of freakishly useless advice because you know, that’s going to help your cancer heaps.
*Rant Off*

The heat continues to roast the Front Range of Colorado, but life must go on. And by life, I mean social life. And by social life I mean, social life involving food. I met up with friends for lunch today at Treppeda’s in Niwot. This place makes fantastic sandwiches as well as the famed Chicken Parm(esan) that my pals rave about. For me, there is no other than The Chief.

my favorite order at treppeda’s: chief niwot

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