Weeknd Update – The Ten Things I Liked This Week August 2017 Edition

Posted by on Aug 13, 2017 in Ten Things, Weekend Update | 1 comment

Ten Things I Liked This Week August 2017

Ten Things I Liked This Week August 2017

I started doing Ten Things I Liked This Week in June of 2015 and it’s definitely become my favorite monthly post. I love adding to my list throughout the week.

Here are ten things I liked this week:

1. Dogs who want to save their owners

 

2. This week’s Game of Thrones
We won’t be able to watch tonight’s episode until tomorrow.
Game of Thrones

 

3. Less hair
When I sat down a the salon I said, “I have TOO MUCH HAIR!” It’s better now

hair before and after

before and after

 

4. This

 

5. A pedicure
It had been way too long
pedicure time

 

6. Sungold cherry tomatoes
These are just tomato candy and the plant in our back yard is HUGE!
Sungold cherry tomatoes

 

7. Disney With Explosions
I found the Twitter hashtag Disney with Explosions. I know it’s all kinds of wrong but I did giggle.

 

8. This Chicken
This giant inflatable chicken was staring down the White House for a while this week.

 

9. Road trip snacks

First rule of road trips #rules #roadtrip #snacks #travel #wanderlove #wanderlust

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10. The wine we had with dinner last night
We need to get more of this.
Upper Five Sauvignon Blanc

 

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Weekend Update – The Ten Things I Liked This Week July 2017

Posted by on Jul 16, 2017 in Ten Things, Weekend Update | 4 comments

Ten Things I Liked This Week July 2017

Ten Things I Liked This Week July 2017

I started doing Ten Things I Liked This Week in June of 2015 and it’s definitely become my favorite monthly post. I love adding to my list throughout the week.

Here are ten things I liked this week:

1. A beautiful morning
A lovely morning inspires me to get off the train a few stops early and walk to work.
Pretty morning

 

2. The Musketeers
for the second time We’re partway through rewatching the first and second seasons before we watch the third and final season for the first time. Such a fun show.

The Musketeers

 

3. Fiona spending time with her parents.
(You knew there would be a Fiona update didn’t you?). I have an irrational desire to fly to Cincinnati and hang out at the zoo until I see her in person.

 

4. The Hubster’s birthday present
He adores the Minions for some reason so he needed Turbo Dave. It’s hilarious.

 

5. These clowns
Abby loves Howie. Howie is getting old and was just diagnosed with Hyperthyroidism as well as some other issues. He’s now on daily meds and once the thyroid issue is settled down we’ll see how much of the other things were side effects of that.
Howie and Abby

 

6. Broadchurch
This is just an excellent show. The third and final season is airing now. David Tennant and Olivia Coleman are so good as detectives.
Broadchurch

 

7. Marvin
I was fully prepared to ignore Amazon Prime day until the Roomba. I’m impressed so far.
Roomba

 

8. Field trips for ice cream
On Friday my boss scheduled a ‘meeting’ at Ben and Jerry’s. Supporting our downtown Ben and Jerry’s supports a good cause.

Ben and Jerry's Downtown Portland

click on the image for a larger version

 

9. This
Turn up the volume

 

10. Wonder Woman
We finally saw it yesterday. I loved it.
Wonder Woman

 

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Weekend Update – The Ten Things I Liked This Week June 2017

Posted by on Jun 18, 2017 in Fun, Ten Things, Weekend Update | 4 comments

Ten Things I Liked This Week June 2017

Ten Things I Liked This Week June 2017

I started doing Ten Things I Liked This Week in June of 2015 and it’s definitely become my favorite monthly post. I love adding to my list throughout the week.

Here are ten things I liked this week:

1. Mini Mini-Golf
One of the hotels in Portland turns their parking lot into a miniature mini-golf course and beer garden in the summer. It’s a blast.
Mini Mini -Golf

 

2. Instant Pot Mac & Cheese
This recipe from Dad Cooks Dinner is delicious.
This is also his photo because it’s better than my photo.
Dad Cooks Dinner Mac & Cheese

 

3. Pod Save America
Currently my favorite podcast
Pod Save America

 

4. Jigsaw Puzzles
I enjoy doing them but get a little obsessed and do little else until they’re done. This one,  The Craft Cupboard from Ravensburger was tough but fun.
Jigsaw Puzzle

 

5. A Fiona Update
You knew there’d be something about Fiona didn’t you? She’s been spending more and more time with her mother and in the outdoor pool.

 

6. Starting Fresh
I deleted my TBR spreadsheet this week. Then I returned all the library books I had out with the exception of the one I have through interlibrary loan. Prior plans are no longer relevant.
Delete

 

7. A New Job for The Hubster
He was laid off in April. He’s getting severance pay so we’re not hurting but this week he accepted a new job starting August 1st. It’s a relief.Your'e Hired

 

8. My New Kitchen Light
We’re in the process of winding down the slowest kitchen refresh in history. We started with paint back in 2005 This week we replaced the old light over the kitchen table.

 

9. My Friend’s Siberian Kittens
They are adorable and mischievous.

 

10. Movie Day
We’re finally seeing Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 this afternoon.
Guardians of the Galaxy 2

 

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Weekend Update – The Ten Things I Liked This Week May 2017

Posted by on May 21, 2017 in Ten Things, Weekend Update | 6 comments

Ten Things I Liked This Week May 2017

Ten Things I Liked This Week May2017

I started doing Ten Things I Liked This Week in June of 2015 and it’s definitely become my favorite monthly post. I love adding to my list throughout the week.

Here are ten things I liked this week:

1. These Candy Bars
I’ve been a Nestle’s Crunch fan all my life. These are better.
Trader Joes Candy Bar

 

2. Worthy Easy Day Kolsh
This is just great on a warm day.
Worthy Easy Day Kolsch

 

3. Special Counsel
It’s a step in the right direction

4. My second favorite news story of the week
Dutch King reveals he secretly piloted KLM passenger flights for 21 years.

 

5. This horse and his squeaky chicken

 

6. Polar Bear Belly Flops

 

7. Friday afternoon in the back yard
Record setting rain is getting old. Friday was beautiful and I worked from home so I could skip the whole commute time and go straight to enjoying life in the back yard.
Friday afternoon in the back yard

 

8. Silver Falls State Park
We went for an explore yesterday. First stop was Silver Falls State Park. Eight waterfalls worth of hiking on a beautiful day. This is Middle North Falls and is one of the falls you can walk behind.
Middle North Falls

 

8. This weather vane at the Oregon Garden
Another one of our stops yesterday. I need this weather vane.
Dragon Weather vane

 

10. A spectacularly beautiful day
view from Mt. Angel Abbey

 

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Weekend Update – The Ten Things I Liked This Week April 2017

Posted by on Apr 9, 2017 in photos, Ten Things, Weekend Update | 8 comments

Ten Things I Liked This Week April 2017

Ten Things I Liked This Week April 2017

I started doing Ten Things I Liked This Week in June of 2015 and it’s definitely become my favorite monthly post. I love adding to my list throughout the week.

Here are ten things I liked this week:

1. Wine Club Parties
Remy Wines in Mc Minnville is one of our favorites wineries. If you enjoy old world reds you should check them out. We joined the wine club a couple of years ago. Not only are the wines great but Remy turns the club pickup into a party twice a year.
Remy Wines

 

2. Trees in Bloom
The trees around here bloomed late (stupid winter) but this week they were spectacular. That is they were spectacular until Friday’s windstorm blew most of the blooms off the trees.
cherry blossoms

 

3. This Cockatoo
He definitely enjoyes Elvis tunes. The one on the left is all “Back off, Dude”.

 

4. The Financial Times 404 Page not Found Page
I saw a tweet about this earlier this week and just had to check it out to verify it is true and it is. I’ve copied a couple of sections to post here but please go to this link to read the whole thing. It’s brilliant.
Financial Times Page Not Found

Financial Times Economist Explanations

 

5. This
Branch Manager

 

6. Potential Job Offers
We’ve known for a while that the company that bought out The Hubster’s company was going to close the Portland plant and that he’d be out of a job. We now know that April 21st will be his last day. He’s had some meetings this week that could turn into job offers and that would be a very nice thing.

 

7. Asparagus Pizza
I know it sounds weird but it’s delicous. Our local pizza place has this as their monthly special this month. We’ll be eating more pizza than usual this month.

Fresh asparagus is here and we’re celebrating by serving it on both our Asparagi pizza and roasted asparagus appetizer. The Asparagi is topped with lightly blanched spears of crisp asparagus, fresh mozzarella, creamy gorgonzola and local bacon from family-owned Hill Meats farm in Pendleton.

Asparagi Pizza

 

8. Fiona Running
You already know I’ve been following the progress of the Cincinnati Zoo’s premature hippo. This 5 second clip of her running made my day.

 

8. The Lego Batman Movie
We finally saw it yesterday. I loved it.
Lego Batman Movie

 

10. This Guide
It’s baby bird season and this guide from Bird and Moon is extremely useful. Then it’s extremely hilarious. Click on the image for the full sized version.
If you find a baby bird

 

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Weekend Update – The Ten Things I Liked This Week March 2017 Edition

Posted by on Mar 12, 2017 in Fun, Ten Things, Weekend Update | 6 comments

Ten Things I Liked This Week March 2017

Ten Things I Liked This Week March 2017

I started doing Ten Things I Liked This Week in June of 2015 and it’s definitely become my favorite monthly post. I love adding to my list throughout the week.

Here are ten things I liked this week:

1. Fiona the baby hippo
She was born six weeks premature and I have been following the Cincinnati Zoo’s twitter feed for updates. I am totally #TeamFiona
Fiona gets a ramp

Fiona gets weighed and a bigger bottle

 

2.The Hollow Crown
This has been around but we just discovered it. The BBC has done fabulous adaptations of Shakespeare’s history plays. We got the DVDs of the first season from the library but might end up the full set.
The Hollow Crown
Season 1 is Richard II, Henry IV – Part 1, Henry IV – Part 2, and Henry V (Tom Hiddleston and Prince Hal/Henry V in the last three)

Season 2 is Henry VI – Part 1, Henry VI, Part 2, and Richard III (Benedict Cumberbatch as Richard III)

We’ve only watched the first two plays of Season 1. The productions are gorgeous and the cast is spectacular.

 

3. This pigeon
He marches to the beat of his own carousel.

 

4. This
Friends with benefits

 

5. Thinking before decorating
We might have to consider this
Scratching Post Furniture

 

6. “And then the murders began.”

This has been cracking me up all week. It’s way too much fun to try this with various books.
And then the murders began

Not for the first time, an argument had broken out over breakfast at number four, Privet Drive. And then the murders began.

Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again. And then the murders began.

“Where’s Papa going with that ax?” said Fern to her mother as they were setting the table for breakfast. And then the murders began.

One day when Pooh Bear had nothing else to do, he thought he would do something, so he went round to Piglet’s house to see what Piglet was doing. And then the murders began.

 

7. This monastery adopted a shnauzer
And it’s adorable

 

8. Choosing your battles
Choosing your battles

9. Steve ‘n’ Seagulls
I got totally lost in the rabbit hole of their videos. I now understand all the words of a few songs for the first time.

Steve ‘n’ Seagulls is a Finnish country band, playing bluegrass versions of well-known hard rock and metal songs.

 

10. This commentary on the weather
I can’t say I liked the weather this week but this commentary cracked me up.
All seasons in one day

 

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