Friday, March 6, 2015

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Google Noodle & Ramen Testing

Because of my foodie film obsession, I told Aaron we should watch Tampopo next and then have ramen. Today, I discover the Google Doodle is a tribute to Momofuku Ando, the inventor of instant noodles.

I have been testing out differet instant noodles for lunch at work. These Japchae ones were pretty good.

The sesame ones, even with the "egg blog" weren't that great.

The Pho was pretty good and came with this nifty fold-out fork.

I'm planning on trying my hand at making my own homemade instant ramen after a little more "testing".

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Neon Pink

I don't know which I am excited about more. My neon pink Sharpie or the scarf my sister gave that matches it.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015


We were flipping through channels on Roku when we landed at Vimeo and first saw the videos for Sia's Electric heart and Chandelier. I really like both the song and was fascinated with the videos. Sia features the 12 year old dancer Maddie Ziegler. She is an impressive dancer but still wth the moves of a kid's imagination.

I think it is so interesting how Maddie is like a mini-Sia. The music is good but the creativity doesn't stop there.

Sia's performance on Saturday Night Live had Maddie along with a larger "version" as dancer, Denna Thomsen.

Then, Kristen Wiig took the role of the second dancer for Sia's performance at the Grammys.

All of these Sia performed facing a wall or with her face covered as she has said she does not want to be recognized.

Aaron said he first liked Sia with her single "Under the Milky Way" in 2010. I topped him with Sia's song "Lullaby" in 2008. Heh heh.

Monday, March 2, 2015

St. Patrick's Day Decorations

I picked over the house for green items for a St. Patrick's Day mantelscape.

And a bit of green in the kitchen too.

I love me some holiday dish towels too.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Ice Volcano

The temperature actually rose out of the single digits and I am finally feeling better from my cold so we took a little road trip. We went to the Glen Iris Inn at Letchworth Park to see the Ice Volcano.

The Ice Volcano was formed during the freezing temperatures from a man-made fountain inthe middle of a pond in front of the Inn. Park founder William Prior Letchworth built the fountain in 1860 and it shoots water 30 to 40 feet in the air.

The Ice Volcano grew to be 53 feet high and 84 feet in circumfirence as the last offical measurement recorded. It's a record size for the fountain.

The Ice Volcano got national attentiona as it was picked up by USA Today, the Today Show and Mashable.

While we were there we went to check out the Middle Falls. It was almost totally iced over.

Aaron leans in to get a better shot.

We hiked up a bit to look at Upper Falls.

It just felt good to get outside for awhile.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Frosty February

February turned out to be the coldest month ever for Rochester, NY. (Chart from Democrat & Chronicle)

In Rochester, the temperature went above freezing for only SIX HOURS the entire month of February!

Thank goodness it was only 28 days long.