Thursday, November 30, 2006


Ruby Louise Brownrigg!

Alison, Craig's sister-in-law, gave birth to her
first child yesterday, a girl named Ruby Louise...
Chris and Alison live in Seattle and also have a
pug--Sprints. We're sooo happy for them and can't
wait to meet Ruby Lou!

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Upcoming Rock Shows...

Although I used to be a little party animal,
I rarely go out anymore. But, if there is a
good show, I try to get out to support the
musicians and shake my ass. In the next few
weeks, there are a few kick-ass shows I'd like
to hit up. Yes, I've seen all of them before,
but that's how I KNOW they'll rock out!

Stoic Frame... 12/01/06
Calexico... 12/03/06
Devotchka... 12/09/06
The Rev H.H. ...12/29/06
The Applicators... 01/06/07

Monday, November 27, 2006

More good fud.

Here are a few photos of some good food
eaten in the last few weeks.

The corned beef hash+poached eggs are from
my favorite restaurant in Santa Fe, Cafe Pasqual's.
They use Niman Ranch beef- corn it and prepare it
with green onions and potatoes. It was delicious!

The calamari was from Graze, and it was very tasty.
I've never had chick peas flashed fried before, but it
was a nice surprise. The scallop- came out blurry-
was also pretty good. But, by the time it came to the
table we were stuffed from the salad, cheese platter
and calamari, we were only able to eat half of what was
served. Bombs lucked out and had scallops for dinner
as well. Yes, his breath smelled of trash AND fish that

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Turkey Day!

Today went well. Turkey was yummy, no major
disasters, clean up was easy. I was up at 7am or so
and pulled the turkey out of the brine- I ended up
using s+p, brown sugar, apple juice, rosemary,
lemon and ice h2o- cleaned it up and threw her in
the oven. It took about 4 1/2 hrs. or so, but in that
time I took care of all the sides. I also basted the bird w/
an apple, sage, shallot + cider vinegar "glaze". We had mashed
potatoes w/ cream and butter, green beans w/ bacon+
shallots,jalepeno cornbread, stuffing, sweet potatoes w/ mallows,
and delicious sage gravy made by Craig. I also made some
stuffed mushrooms w/ italian breadcrumbs, garlic, parsley,
o.oil + parm/romano cheese. I have to say, they were
pretty tasty. I made a few pumpkin pies as well--we've
yet to try them. They do smell delicious though.

As for the rest of the afternoon, I'm thinking a nap and some
horribly awesome reality t.v., cheesey t.v. movies and some
Grey's Anatomy later. WOO-HOO, time to relax!

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Have you seen my children?

This picture of Bombay is HILARIOUS!
We think he looks like "La Llarona".

Craig-- I love him so!

My sweet Craig is not feeling well...
oh, poor, sweet baby!

Clearly, he's a fan of the 'finger'.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Brine time...

YAY! Thanksgiving is a day away and I am thrilled!
I'll be cooking a bird and all the fixings and
I cannot wait! I'm going to brine our bird overnite--
that thing is going to be JUICY! I'm thinking I'll
use a salt, water and brown sugar solution, maybe
some lemon and herbs. There are a ton of combinations
to use, but Craig thinks simpler may be better. So, I
may just use salt + water + sugar combo. I will
definitely post some pictures and let everyone
know how things turn out. Also, suggestions
are surely welcomed!

Monday, November 13, 2006

Monkey Bread

This is Monkey Bread. It is a buttery, gooey dessert Angus
and I made this weekend. Super easy and super delicious.
If anyone has ever had a Frontier sweet roll, it's sort
of the same-- except in the shape of balls. I know,
they SHOULD be called 'Monkey Balls'--
that's what they look like--but it's not!

Friday, November 10, 2006

Halloween 2006

I know Halloween has come and gone, but here are some goodies
we made this year... cider, jack-o-lanters & lights- oh, my!

Dirty Blonde

I'd like to read this next. Although Courtney Love may be
a whack job, I like the lady. She's been through so much
and is still going strong-- got to giver her some credit.

Bombay on his bed

This is Bombay basking in the sun on his/OUR bed.
His right paw has been bandaged all week due to a
nail thing. It wasn't pulled, but he must've snagged
it on something and it was bothering him. The vet
cleaned and wrapped it and it looks as though the
Bombs will make a full recovery!

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

A. N. T. M. / TOP CHEF

I'll be watching the new 'America's Next Top Model'
episode tonight, is anyone else? In the beginning
I wasn't feeling Melrose, but she's starting to grow
on me. I think her bossy, know-it-all attitude is
pretty hilarious. I'm also digging Carridee-- she's
super funny and super cute! Yes, this is my priority
of the evening.

I'll also be watching 'Top Chef' tonight. I like
Marcel-- he's a cocky little bastard, but it's fun to
see all of the contestants create delicious and disgusting

Tuesday, November 07, 2006


Did ayone vote? Craig and I did absentee ballots...
we-- Craig-- plan on watching the news coverage A L L
N I G H T L OOOOO NG. I just may sneak away to watch
'Miami Ink'... I love being American.

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Sweet Bombs

Being in/on the bed is one of Dr. Bombay's FAVORITE things to do. That and stealing sandwiches.


This is Craig and the Lambretta he's been working on. He sure loves that thing! Bombs likes to help from time to time.

Lori's Shower

This is my good friend Lori + her boyfriend Chris at her baby shower... she's having a boy!!! CUTE!

Saturday, November 04, 2006


These are some random photos I've chosen to share...


I recently turned 30 (aaahhh!) and I 'd been wanting my very own apron. Here I am with one of my gifts my sweet baby, Craig gave me... HOW CUTE AM I???


Craig , Angus and I have a sweet pug called Dr. Bombay. He has many alias', SAGWA & DOGWA being our favorites.
Here are some sweet pics of all the pugs...


I just recently returned from a trip to Hawaii for work. Although we worked really hard, there was enough time to play in the evenings. There are tons of beatiful places on the islands to see, my favorite being the Waikoloa area on the big island of Hawaii.
There I came across some AWESOME sea turtles and a really cool gecko.

My family!

Here are some pictures of me and the ones I love... ENJOY!