I cannot believe it's already the last day of July. Seriously, where is the summer going? I want it to stay warm for months and months. But, no, I can't think about what little time I have left wearing flip-flops and tank tops. No, we mustn't think of such things. Instead, lets talk about all the deliciousness that summer still has to offer us....like the juicy, refreshing taste of watermelon- one of my favorite summer fruits. It's perfect on a summer afternoon after a fun day in the sun! Although, it might just be me, but I think watermelon taste best when it's cut up in cubes. How do you like to eat watermelon?
"We do not believe in ourselves until someone reveals that deep inside us something is valuable, worth listening to, worthy of our trust, sacred to our touch. Once we believe in ourselves we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight or any experience that reveals the human spirit."
It was my father-in-law's birthday this weekend and instead of making a german chocolate cake, which happens to be his favorite, like I did last year I came across this german chocolate brownie recipe and just knew that I had to try it. I was hoping that my brownies would look like this....
They were still delicious though! However, I'm realizing that I just don't have the patience for baking. But, I'm sure I'll come across another recipe that I will just have to try, then I'll spend hours in the kitchen baking and once again come to the conclusion that I just don't have the patience for baking.
This recent birthday has taught me a few things, or at least reaffirmed a few things I already knew- I love theme parties and d.i.y projects, I especially love when I can find economical ways to make the projects happen. I still wait until the last minute to get everything done which means I don't have enough time to get everything done so it doesn't all happen exactly how I want it to. And I never take enough pictures.
"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of other's opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary."
You know it was a good birthday when all you want is a bloody mary the next day. If you want to try the best bloody mary ever then you must go to Trocadero Gastrobar in Milwaukee. I swear it was so good- it's like a garden in your glass! None of this celery nonsense, this drink comes with a green olive, green bean, asparagus spear, a pickle and a beer chaser. You know a drink means business when a beer chaser is required.
For those who are daring enough to make a bloody mary at home, which I am not, here are some variations on this classic cocktail.
My birthday is in 5 days and my day of birthday fun will include seeing Part Two, going to a British pub for some traditional English grub, then having friends over for some Honeydukes treats and sweets. It's pretty much going to be an awesome day!