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Book Review: The Art of Racing in the Rain

The Art of Racing in the Rain

The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein The Art of Racing in the Rain, despite the title, is only incidentally about racing. It’s more about life wisdom, as seen through the eyes of Enzo, a philosophical lab mix. Yes, the narrator is a dog. The story follows Enzo as he recounts his life with his owner, a race car driver, and all the family and life drama that ensues. He’s at turns funny and very wise, and… Read the rest ⇒


5 Things Friday

5 Things Friday

1. I attended a pickling workshop at Treehouse this past week. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but it was still not what I had expected (if that makes sense). The speaker walked us through making pickles by fermentation, rather than the vinegar brine method I was vaguely familiar with from my Grandma. I was initially skeptical (she was making pickled carrots, which I have no interest in ever eating again), but it’s a method that can be used on… Read the rest ⇒


Port Aransas

My two favorites.

Photo-heavy post warning! Last week we escaped down to Port Aransas on Mustang Island for a few days. It was a 4-hour drive from our place, which isn’t too bad, though some passengers disagreed:   There was a lot of rain on the way down, but it cleared up for a short while right when we arrived. We rented a cute little cottage, just a few blocks from the beach in one direction, and a few blocks from downtown in… Read the rest ⇒


Happy Weekend

Chilling out while I take outfit photos, haha.

Blogging kind of got away from me this week. I’ve been a bit frazzled and generally overwhelmed most of this week. So instead of a real post today, I leave you with this picture of my adorable dog and wish you a happy weekend: Here’s hoping I’ll be back to my A-game next week.  


Friday Favorites: A Dog Story

The newborn girl puppy

So, this is the story all about how I went from being a cat person, to a verified dog mama. Once upon a time in Florida there was a dog named Levi. He lived with my sister, Marisa. He had personality to spare, was well-behaved, and easy to train. He was also pretty darn cute, wasn’t slobbery, and upon spending a vacation there I dubbed him The Best Dog Ever. I had traditionally been a cat person, so this was… Read the rest ⇒


Weekend Recap: Sister Time!

We went out for dim sum. These particular custard dumplings are suggestively shaped.

I had to drop my sister off at Lackland AFB yesterday afternoon, which we were both sad about. The weekend was a ton of fun! We ate tons of good food around Austin, went to karaoke, went thirft/boutique shopping on South Congress, played with doggies (mine, and a friend’s who had just adopted one), went to a dine-in movie theater to see The Girl with a Dragon Tattoo, and generally just hung around the house. She said it was a… Read the rest ⇒