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A Blogger Without Internet Is Like...

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...it's like...ummm...well, I don't know what a blogger without internet is like because I don't have the internet to look it up.

I'm forced to pre-write this post offline because we've moved into our new house (hooray!) and Century Link is a big bunch of buttheads who won't connect our internet service (boo!).

I have an exciting new Amerisleep review to share with you. We recently ordered 2 more mattresses, an Amerisleep Revere (AS2) and an Amerisleep Colonial (AS4) to complement our 5-years-young Liberty Bed. I might even use it as an opportunity to test out Facebook Live. If only I had internet...

There are lots of new home photos to share. I've been cooking in our fabulous all-white kitchen and have some great new recipes to share. We've seen wild animals and have narrowly avoided running them over (thank goodness) and there are funny stories to share about their near misses with death. I even went on my first-ever business trip. I need to share! If…

Lemon Lime Bitters Recipe

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Lemon Lime and Bitters! This was my go-to drink while Sexy Nerd and I were visiting my family in Australia. Interestingly, we were told this drink is often served to children because the alcohol content is fairly low.

I really can't imagine that going over well in the US!


Why isn't Lemon Lime & Bitters popular here? It's so good!

Same question of Vegemite and Violet Crumble bars, while we're at it.

Me with my mum's cousin - we're like twins!

While I may not be able to recreate my beloved Vegemite (though I've seen a few disastrously messy blog posts where people have tried), making Lemon Lime & Bitters is easy peasy, lemon (lime and bitters) squeezy.

See what I did there? Yeah, I'm pretty impressed with myself.


Lemon Lime & Bitters
Recipe for 1 drink (8oz)

Add the following ingredients, in order, to a glass:
Ice 6-8 drops of Angostura Aromatic Bitters15 mL Sweetened Lime Juice (not really the same thing as simply squeezing fresh lime juice into…

Why am I Sad? Depression is Weird

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Update: Don't freak out over this blog post. My spirit animal is basically a lemming and has been since I was 16, but I'm still here today. Depression isn't always like you see in Zoloft commercials. You never know for sure who is suffering. I've considered going to see a professional, but 95% of the time I am the happiest person around. Sad me can't make the appointment and happy me thinks it's unnecessary. I think I've mentioned the things in this post in such a casual way because they've been a part of my life for so long, always hovering, that I tend to feel very casually toward them. And this was never intended to be a childhood trauma post. The point was that if I want to go anywhere with someone, SN and my mom are my only options. I have no friends. I don't know what to do about that.

My sleep doctor says I can't sleep because I am depressed. No, I am depressed because I can't sleep.

I found something really great for us to do today. …

The Perfect End to a Perfect Weekend

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Remember the great time we had at the Taos Summer Wine Festival? That was only our first day! After partying it up with new friends in the lovely Taos Ski Valley, we got to bed nice and early, ready to continue the fun in the morning.

Did someone say champagne brunch?

I advised SN that jeans and hiking boots are not appropriate attire for a champagne brunch at 192 at The Blake. He donned his fanciest hat to appease me.
We arrived early, hoping to nab a table for 2.
Success! We even had a lovely view of a bubbling stream right outside the window. Luxury condos too, which led to a potentially expensive discussion about real estate investments we should be making.
Shortly after being seated, we were brought a tray of some of the tastiest pastries I've ever had in my life. Even better than in Paris? Absolutely! There was a flaky cinnamon roll and these homemade croissants contained shreds of fresh orange. I may have eaten 3 of the 4 while my husband gazed outside at the view, certain…

The Trouble with Large Windows

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Sexy Nerd and I recently had a disagreement about a smudge on one of our new windows. I said it was the result of an unfortunate bird. He said I was out of my mind.

I think you know where I'm going with this.

The smudge was just a smudge, caused by an indistinguishable source...until I snapped a photo of it at just the right angle.

Do you see it? 
Poor Tweety.
We never did find a bird, so either it was okay and flew off or, more likely considering how hard it must have walloped our window to leave that smudge, another animal came by and took advantage of the easy meal. Coyotes and bobcats are common in our new neighborhood. At a certain point, I expect they'll start hanging out in our yard, waiting for our picture windows to serve up more tasty snacks.

Yesterday, while chatting with Sexy Nerd in our new kitchen, a flash of yellow smacked another window. He didn't notice and I thought it had been a large butterfly. I went outside to investigate and found the cutest, teensie…

Drinking It Up at the Wine & Wagyu Festival in Angel Fire

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Last week, Sexy Nerd and I had the pleasure of attending the inaugural Angel Fire Food & Wine Roundup in the beautiful New Mexico mountains. Remember how we'd just barely returned home from the Taos Wine Festival a few days earlier? Yes, life without kids sure is tough.

There weren't any drunk chipmunks this time. There was a weasely ferret thing though and he was a bit of a pervert. More on that below.

See the ice in my wine glass? I mixed my own crazy drink by visiting 3 different vendors, which was a fun idea until other festival-goers kept stopping me to ask what I was drinking and where I'd gotten it. My response always embarrassed us both.
Before I get into the details of the Angel Fire festival, I need to speak to you about a very serious matter. I need to report a food crime. 

Our first thought when arriving at the Angel Fire Food & Wine Roundup was that they'd one-upped the nearby city of Taos by incorporating chile roasting into their festival. It'…