Where My Brain’s At–Vol 1, Issue 1: Spoonulas, Hexies, Grunts and Beer

A friend once told me, while I was lamenting about my lack of expertise in anything, I am indeed an expert—at knowing stuff about a lot of things. I tend to forget that I posses that talent and instead follow my tendency toward ADOBSO. This is a weekly collection of the myriad of bright shiny object which have captured my attention. For the record, I am not sponsored or paid to talk about anything on this blog so the opinions are my own and this is stuff I either like or hate. Me, blunt.

What I’m reading:  Grunt: The Curious Science of Humas at War by Mary Roach on my Kindle. I love Mary’s snarky sense of humor and her way of taking things like death, sex, or pooping in space to the next level. I want to write like her when I grow up.
What I’m hearing:  America’s Test Kitchen podcast. I binge listen to them on my way to work from my iPhone. Just listening makes me want to go cook something.

What I’m using:  My new Spoonula. Stupid name but this thing is bitchin’.


What I’m making: Hexies for a quilt I am working on. They are a shape which is part of a technique known as English Paper Piecing. AKA: the quilt that will never be finished. (this is a hand sewing technique)

Tula Pink Hexie English Paper Pieced Quilt
Hexie English Paper Pieced Quilt

What I’m watching:  Star Trek Voyager via Ben’s Netflix binge. Originating in the 1990s, this seemed to be a bad version of the other iterations of Star Trek, but the more I watch, the more I like it. Especially the leadership representation of Captain Kathryn Janeway.

What I’m eating:  Everything Paleo. If you can get past the ‘caveman’ stereotype of this way of thinking about food, it really makes sense. Five weeks back at it and my food cravings are gone, my all over joint aches are happy and I am losing weight without trying. Yeah, look into it. Oh, and don’t lecture me. I live within spitting distance to  ‘Beer City USA’ so I still drink beer.  No one is perfect.

What I’m drinking:  Saison du Buff–a collaboration beer between Stone, Dogfish Head and Victory Breweries. Getting me in the mood for Fall with sage, rosemary and thyme. Read my take on Mitten Beer Girl, my other blog.

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