Monday: What Am I Doing?

mondaydoing08042014Watching: Beat Bobby Flay — My husband and I have been on a kick for roughly the past year or so watching Food Network, including a lot of their cooking game shows. We tried this one out after hearing Alton Brown go on about it. It makes me so mad, and I’m not sure why. I think it’s just because the editing goes like this:
Judges: Oh, Chef Not-Bobby-Flay, your dish is wonderful and perfect and cool and original. And Bobby Flay, your dish is kind of…meh. THE WINNER IS BOBBY FLAY!

Loving: Lush — oh, Lush. You wined me and dined me, and even though there was neither alcohol nor food, I would really love to see you again. You make my skin feel like marshmallows, and you have great charitable causes that I can get behind.

Reading: The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides — I’ve seen the movie and listened to the soundtrack, but I’m really digging the book. I’m juggling this with a couple of other things I’m reading, but this has the largest portion of my tiny goldfish attention span.

Hearing: I Love You by The Neighborhood — Very different from my usual musical tastes, but I find it very mellow and chill. So yeah.

Doing: Compiling photos from my staycation — Last week I stayed here in Pittsburgh with my husband and did a lot of crazy stuff. Including and not limited to:

  • Checking out the Nationality Rooms in the Cathedral of Learning.
  • Eating out at a bunch of places we’d never been before.
  • Riding the Duquesne Incline (finally!).
  • Watching both Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and Guardians of the Galaxy (I recommend both so, so, so much).
  • Visiting Monroeville Mall and Evans City, the sites of the filming of Night of the Living Dead and Dawn of the Dead.
  • Going to Randyland (which is where this picture was taken).

I took a lot of pictures. And they are all currently a mess, and I’m trying to work on getting a Google Story or something for all of them so you can share in the delight of my staycation.

It’s Monday. What are you doing?


I’m sure you’ve been wondering where I’ve been.

Well. Wonder no more. Click on the pictures below to see my Google Stories about my travels!

I went to Cleveland…

Rock Hall!

And Philly!


Never a dull moment, huh?