Category: Not a Foodie

Department Outing

I believe I have mentioned that my Awesome Employer sets aside budget money each year for every department to have a group outing. They always involve food and generally involve an activity of some kind. This year, Lisa suggested Cook Cork & Fork, a… Continue Reading “Department Outing”

The Hunt for Decent Chocolate

My first stop in the Hunt for Decent Chocolate was Rocket Fizz, the candy store in the Glen Town Center. Its niche is specialty candy and sodas.  I walked in the door and was greeted immediately. I replied with, “American chocolate is crap!” “Yes… Continue Reading “The Hunt for Decent Chocolate”

Pinterest-y Things We Did This Weekend

I was in Indianapolis this weekend for my friend Austin’s 40th birthday.  I think 40th birthday parties are meant for us to drink like we are 20 years old and decorate like we are four.  Austin’s fantastic boyfriend, Justin, threw a party with a… Continue Reading “Pinterest-y Things We Did This Weekend”

Department Outing

It is not news that my employer freakin’ rocks.  That’s why I work there.  Small perk:  each year every department has a budget to do a group outing.  Most departments just do a long lunch somewhere, but my people – most of us, anyway… Continue Reading “Department Outing”

Again With the Cupcakes

I was wandering around the old neighborhood in Park Ridge – that would be my old office neighborhood – and marveling at all of the new stuff.  I was stopped in my tracks when I saw a cupcakery:  Mrs. A’s Cupcakes and Cookies.  So… Continue Reading “Again With the Cupcakes”

DC Story I Forgot to Tell

A couple of weeks ago, when I was back in Washington, I did my FourSquare check in at National Airport.  A few minutes later, I received a message from my friend Austin.  He was also in Washington on business.  We went to high school… Continue Reading “DC Story I Forgot to Tell”

The Price of Low Fat Chocolate Milk

On the average day, I drink a Milk Chug for breakfast.  To be specific, a 16 ounce bottle of Dean’s Low Fat Chocolate Milk.  All chocolatey goodness with the required protein and ridiculously convenient.   I buy them from the sundry store in my… Continue Reading “The Price of Low Fat Chocolate Milk”

More Food in DC

I was back in Washington this week and tried two more food trucks: I was ready to walk right by DC Taco Truck when I saw the sign that said, “Fresh Avocado”, for which I am a total sucker.  They offered chicken, steak, shrimp,… Continue Reading “More Food in DC”

Frozen Dog Treats

Several weeks ago, when Chicago was in the midst of the heat wave, my social media feeds were all talking about ways to keep our pets cool.  One that I found interesting was chicken broth ice cubes. I am already in the habit of… Continue Reading “Frozen Dog Treats”

Louisville – Day 1

I spent the better part of the week in Louisville, Kentucky for a meeting.  We stayed at the Seelbach Hotel, one of the historic places.  (Read as: smallest hotel room I have ever used in my life.)  Very pretty, clean, pleasant staff, $10 a… Continue Reading “Louisville – Day 1”