Monday, November 17, 2008


Last year Ari was here for his birthday, this year he's in California. Hopefully we'll be together next year. We're going to celebrate when we're both back in New York... he's even promised to wear a tie!

This is my favorite picture of us, making our world-famous wild mushroom lasagna.

Here's his virtual present:

How cool is this?! I've been talking about Tad's (from the Hold Steady) double-necked guitar for a year. I keep telling Ari that his band really has to have one of these.... so far no luck.

The show was Both bands were GREAT (although Drive-By Truckers didn't play my favorite song and I was a little sad, but that's okay). I was up in the front row movin' and a groovin' with my friends, the way seeing the Hold Steady should be.

The bands played together for their encore... Mike Cooley from Drive-By Truckers came out wearing his sock monkey feetie pyjamas!

I came home (at 1:45) to wonderful news: K at ksgoodeats gave me my first ever blogging award!

The Rules:

1. Post the award on your blog

2. Link to me for giving it to you

3. Link the originating post here

4. Pass it on to five deserving people

5. Post these rules for your recipients

My Winner’s Circle (in no special order):

1. Veggiegirl

2. See Bride Run

3. Gliding Calm

4. Carrots 'n Cake

5. Hangry Pants

Thanks K!!! I feel so honored. Thanks to the entire blogging community for making this such a nice space to share thoughts and ideas!

Back to the food...

Leftover soup:

Sweet potato w/ B&B, brown sugar:

I got the idea from Sarah to freeze regular yogurt, and presto! Instant frozen yogurt. Yum.

Betty Ford likes to blog too!

A little Kashi GoLean Crunch after the show:

I slept in TWO HOURS this morning. I'm not used to going to bed at 2:30! Greg challenged me a couple days ago to go three consecutive days without caffeine, so I'm starting today. We'll see how that goes!

Nutrigrain Low Fat waffles with yogurt, strawberries, walnuts and honey (and look how pathetic my vitamin stash has gotten!):

See you guys later!


glidingcalm said...

for me?! thank you katieeeeee!!! :)

haha that double neck guitar is awesome....and feetsie pajamas even cooler. i want another pair! i miss mine!!!

VeggieGirl said...

Great celebration, eats, cat; and hooray for the blogging award!!! You deserve it; and thank you for passing it on to me!! :-)

ourkitchenadventures said...

mmm 'frozen yogurt' and waffle towers! 2 of my favorite things!

once I tried to go a week without caffeine. I think I lasted 3 hours. oops.

happy birthday ari!

Tina said...

THANKS for the award!!! So nice of you and it totally made my day! :)

Cute kitty too!

ksgoodeats said...

You're so welcome for the award - I love your blog! Looks like you guys had a great night :) Your waffle breakfast looks divine!