Jackie and I now have a new li’l pupper. Meet Ashley, a 7-month old black lab mix from the Champaign Humane Society:
Me: Well, I was once again passed over for the Nobel Peace Prize. I’d KILL for one of those!
Jackie (sighing): No, you wouldn’t.
Me: No, I wouldn’t. But I would make that joke EVERY SINGLE YEAR.
Jackie (sighing again): Yes, you would do that.
Yesterday at the Blind Pig I filled my growler with their India Brown Ale. Not exactly the hoppy porter I have yearned for, but as close as I’ve found. @jackieLbrewer is drinking the same.
A very nice hike with @jackieLbrewer along the Trillium Trail in Giant City State Park.
I think she was having a good time.
We can haz coffee. Breakfast in the Giant City Lodge with @jackieLbrewer.
Cocktail hour in the Giant City Lodge. I’ve got a Galaxy IPA from Big Muddy Brewing. @jackieLbrewer has a fancy Brooklyn with Minor Case Rye.
Just a post to show off the Airship Pirate ribbon @limako made for me. Also shown: my lanyard: handwoven silk made by @jackieLbrewer.
Went to #CurtisOrchard with @jackieLbrewer and got a half peck of Zestar apples. I’ve not tried this variety before, but @limako speaks highly of them.
Very nice. They taste more like I remember apples tasting in my youth than modern varieties like Honey Crisp, Cosmic Crisp, or even Pink Lady.
Tilapia from the farmers market, in a spicy cornmeal batter, fried in coconut oil. Served with onion and peppers sauteed in olive oil and some Mexican rice left over from Thursday’s takeout meal. @jackieLbrewer seemed to like it.
Some days it takes some motivation to get out and get my steps. Today’s motivation was a fresh donut with vanilla icing and Illini sprinkles. Now coffee and donut on the patio with my sweetie.