Saturday [08.30.14]

August 30, 2014

Since this is the weekend, and a  l o n g  one at that, it seemed appropriate to do this post.

There are a lot of remedies for the dreaded hangover, including:

  • Before you go to bed have a shot… of wheatgrass.
  • Hydrate to clear out the toxins.
  • Try Tiger Balm to ease the headache.
  • Soak in wasabi to detox your body. I read it on the internet.
  • Hair of the dog (i.e., start drinking as soon as you get up.)

Or, my personal favorite, Toniiq (pronounced like tonic) available on Amazon prime and currently almost half-priced.

I can’t say for a fact it works, because, well, how can I know for sure what I would have felt like without taking it. But the couple of times I overdid it, I took Toniiq and felt pretty good the next day. You take the two black capsules at night followed by the one white capsule in the morning. It’s worth a shot! Pun quite possible intended.


Really?! [08.29.14]

August 29, 2014

Quotes from work. I can’t make this stuff up.

  • It’s a mute point. (Is it also sight-challenged?)
  • That’s it in a nutshelf. (Uh, wouldn’t that be, on a nutshelf?)
  • It’s a catch-23. (One catch worse than 22.)

Stay tuned for more. Oh, and these are from the mouths of leaders.

Restaurant Week [08.28.14]

August 28, 2014

Restaurant Week is over but I will be posting three more mini-reviews over the next, well, three weeks. Restaurant Week is a national event where one week a year where local restaurants offer special pricing on lunches and three course dinners. It’s a great way to try new place. Cities have Restaurant Week at different times of the year.

Anyway, in yesterday’s post I was at my fifth stop, Dos Rios. The meal was very good and what made it special was dining out with my neighbors, The Jensens (not to be confused with The Jetsons.) They are the best neighbors! But I digress.

Dos Rios.

Beverage of choice: Court Avenue Margarita – Altos Silver• Patron Citronge • Dos Rios’ house-made sour • Orange juice. Excellent house-made sour!

1st course: Seared Scallop Tiradito – coconut habanero sauce / lime sorbet. A cold soup-like dish it was yummy. The chill of the sorbet provided a nice balance to the heat of the habanero. And I love almost any dish with coconut milk.
DR one
2nd course: Short Rib – Ancho BBQ / Mexican corn on the cob / house slaw. Could I have picked a more indelicate meal to eat. Corn on the cob – which was amazing; and short ribs – finger licking good. This photo does not do it justice.
DR two
Me digging in.
DR me and corn
3rd Course: Coconut Tres Leches Cake – almond coconut meringue / mango mint coulis / dark chocolate. What can I say. The picture speaks for itself.
DR three

While not my top Restaurant Week dinner, I’d definitely go back – for the margarita and stay for the food.

Where in the World Wednesday [08.27.14]

August 27, 2014

Another edition of the wildly mildly-popular Where in the World Wednesday. The answer and mini review will be posted tomorrow. No peeking.

DR me

Tuesday [08.26.14]

August 26, 2014

How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you were? – Satchel Paige

Old age is no place for sissies. – Bette Davis

Death and taxes may be certain, but we don’t have to die every year. – Will Rogers

Monday [08.25.14]

August 25, 2014


The boscia Konjac Cleansing Sponge. I Love this thing! Made of konjac root which has been part of Japanese beauty rituals for over 1,500 years. I bought mine at Sephora but similar sponges are available on Amazon. To use, wet the sponge, put a little cleaning gel on it and wash your face. It gently cleanses and exfoliates, and lasts two to three months. Plus, it makes washing my face a little more fun. Can’t argue with that.

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge [08.22.14]

August 22, 2014

Lentil Bean called on his Facebook friends to do the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Here’s my video. ‘nuf said.