“Tuesday” Food Day: Pato Thai

Hey there, Blogsville!  It's Wednesday, which means I'm a day late for my very first Tuesday Food Day.  Sorry about that!  Every Tuesday(ish), I'll be writing about and rating recipes I've tried and/or restaurants I've been to.  This week, I'm featuring one of my favorite local restaurants:  Pato Thai in Flagstaff, Arizona. In Flagtown, there … Continue reading “Tuesday” Food Day: Pato Thai

Fat Man Hikes, Local Bites, & Molten Brownie Disasters

Happy Sunday, B-Loungers!  It's great to be back in my digital domain.  Didja miss me?  'Cause I suuure missed you!  Bring it in! I'm utterly astonished at how rapidly this last week went by.  I mean, wasn't I just in Kauai (miss my adventure? Click here!)?  One week can't have gone by already! The time equivalent isn't matching … Continue reading Fat Man Hikes, Local Bites, & Molten Brownie Disasters

Best In-Laws Ever, Some Hawai’ian Food Porn, & Whole-Assing

Hey there, friends! After a wonderful week in paradise and a crazy drive through torrential rain and vigorous lightning, I've returned home and have been reunited with my two sweet fluffy babies:  Willow and Jasper.  I missed them so much!  While my vacation was a life-changing one that I'll cherish forever, it truly is good to be … Continue reading Best In-Laws Ever, Some Hawai’ian Food Porn, & Whole-Assing

Kauai Day 6: The Last Supper, Brought to You by Death Powder

Aloha! Our epic Hawai'ian vacation is coming to a close, my friends.  Yesterday, Husband, Ken, Joana, and I went to Ching Young Village and shopped our asses off -- nothing like the smell of empty wallet in the morning!  I got all kinds of awesome stuff: tee shirts, wall art, a beach towel with Hawai'ian … Continue reading Kauai Day 6: The Last Supper, Brought to You by Death Powder

Not Crappy Ramen, Egg Nightmares, & Seraphic Wheat Follicles

Days Without Ramen: 0. As you may have read in my previous post, I've eaten half my weight in instant ramen in the last few months.  To quit torturing my kidneys, I've since switched to cooking my own, homemade ramen thanks to my two favorite chefs at japanesecooking101.com.  This was my first attempt at making … Continue reading Not Crappy Ramen, Egg Nightmares, & Seraphic Wheat Follicles

Crappy Ramen Secrets, Okonomiyaki by Stove Light, & A New Poem

If there's one thing you need to know about me, it's that I love Japanese food.  LOVE it.  From sushi to teppanyaki, miso to bento, I loooooove me some Japanese food.  Even the crappy instant ramen noodles.  I'm ashamed to admit how many packages of those I've eaten in the last few months (I'll give you a hint: … Continue reading Crappy Ramen Secrets, Okonomiyaki by Stove Light, & A New Poem

It’s Been a Grip! Have Some Word Vomit (And a great ramen recipe)

Hey there, interworlds!  It's been quite a while since I've posted on my blog... sorry about that!  My second year of teaching completed, I've been diving head-first into summer and am back at tackling my literary goals.  First up, a neeeeeeew short story! That's right, folks.  I'm working on a new piece that was inspired … Continue reading It’s Been a Grip! Have Some Word Vomit (And a great ramen recipe)