Lanie and Chris's Wedding Blog

Move over, dishwasher….
November 29, 2009, 3:59 pm
Filed under: Stuff I really, truly need, This and That

I have a new favorite thing.  Two actually.  They’re like bedroom slippers that are appropriate for outdoors – though I suppose the appropriateness of plaid shoes is debatable.  We went to the Farmers’ Market, Intelligentsia and to 4100 Bar together.  Maybe now we’ll walk the dog….the possibilities are endless when your feet are wrapped in cushy, fleecy goodness.


Chicken says, “Happy birthday Erin!”
November 14, 2009, 9:42 pm
Filed under: This and That

Happy birthday to the sexiest of all sexy nurses!  My former Lovely Neighbor (always lovely – formerly neighbor), Erin is 24….again!


Not so lovely corners of our new apartment, or, why we can never have a baby: a photo essay
November 12, 2009, 12:29 pm
Filed under: Chicken!

My little sister Lauren is in the air right now on her way to LA with our one and only nephew Chicken.  No, that isn’t his über hip celebrity baby name (you heard me, Pilot Inspector).  His name is Calvin.

Here’s everything I know about pregnancy:  apparently those last 2 months in the womb are when a baby gets all fat ‘n’ cute ‘n’ stuff.  Calvin decided to skip that part.  He was born a very scary 2 months early.  He was so tiny I took to calling him Chicken Little.  That morphed into just Chicken since he looked remarkably like a rubber chicken for the first few weeks.


The now very fat ‘n’ cute Chicken has decided to start crawling all of the sudden.  I was expecting him to send me an email or at least a text message giving me a little warning, but I got no such heads up from him- kids these days…..So now I’m frantically crawling around the baby maiming machine that is our apartment.P1000389P1000390P1000392

I might as well be driving a Miata again based on how baby-ready I am……


Sunday supper club: Autumn hash
November 9, 2009, 2:27 pm
Filed under: Uncategorized

This is such a simple recipe.  If anybody can think of something good to pair it with besides pork (eew), I’m all ears.


1 giant or 2 med celery roots, peeled, medium dice

2 T butter

2 apples, peels on, small dice

1 small fennel bulb, medium dice

3 sage leaves, chopped

1T rosemary, chopped

1 handful golden raisins or dried cranberries

salt, pepper to taste

Boil the celery root for 6 min. Drain.

Heat butter in a pan.  Add celery root, apples and fennel and saute until tender.  Add remaining ingredients and cook 1 minute more to heat raisins/cranberries


November 6, 2009, 12:47 pm
Filed under: Stuff I really, truly need

These Tattoo Pantyhose just called and said they wanted to live with me……


Happy Lunch hour!!!
November 5, 2009, 1:06 pm
Filed under: Calliope

Apparently wire-haired poochies such as Calliope can be prone to backed up/infected hair follicles.  Many of my two readers may remember The Great Lump Scare of 2009.  Well, this is similar to that, but because this lump wasn’t near her eye the vet was able to just lance it.  After the procedure I asked the vet tech if I could see what came out.  He showed me and I immediately regretted asking.  Luckily for you I only had my shitty cell phone to snap a pic:

grodyIn case you wanted more details… looked like a wad of brownish-black pus with hair in it.  Happy Lunch Hour!!!

Sunday supper club: Soba noodles with peanut sauce
November 1, 2009, 8:22 pm
Filed under: Uncategorized


2 bunches of soba noodles, cooked as directed on package

1 red bell pepper, julienned
1 medium carrot, julienned
1 celery stalk, julienned

handful cilantro, chopped
sesame seeds for garnish


2 T peanut butter
3 T soy sauce
crushed red pepper, to taste
1 t toasted sesame oil
1 t rice vinegar
1 t agave nectar or honey

Combine all sauce ingredients. You might have to add a bit more liquid – use more soy sauce or water.

Toss noodles and veggies with the sauce and top with cilantro and sesame seeds.