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drunken scots! (jk)
February 2, 2011, 6:04 pm
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let me just preface this by saying, no dogs were given alcohol while these events took place. or ever, actually.

ok!  it was tuesday night and pickles decided to go to the bar with some of her friends from border collie meetup!  so we went to pickles’ favorite local brewery.  all 6 of us packed into rehmy’s landrover and headed to the bar to freeze on the patio!

you know pickles.  here is ashleigh…

here is frank….checking out the menu and considering my mocha java stout…

the dogs did well, but as we usually do, after a couple beers we get a little silly and take turns making our dogs do tricks at the bar.  they love it because they love treats and attention.

(last time we went out rehmy gave pickles have a sonoran hot dog.  that is NEVER happening again. what a mess.)

we got really cold and decided to put the rovers back in the rover and head home.  a fun time was had by all!



the hops and holes theory….or…goodbear’s billiard training regime
August 19, 2010, 5:18 pm
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dear friends, please remember, you can’t startle easily if you go out drinking with goodbear.  that’s your warning.

why?

because at any minute, while you’re casually lifting your glass to take a sip of beer, she might hiss, “don’t move” while she reaches for her bag.

…and pulls out a camera and makes you hold your glass up to the pretty lights.

oooh. ahhhh.

yes, i did go out for beers on a work night.  and yes, i am freakin exhausted today. 

but it was worth it. it was fun, plus i needed to be reminded about how much i suck at pool.  like every other american female my pool skills increase with each beer.  the number of balls sank per game is directly proportional to the amount of beers you’ve drank.  also, there is an exponential element. 

first beer = you still suck

second beer = most of your efforts are still humiliating, but maybe 2 or 3 shots will elicit a charitable high five from opponents.

third beer = you’re infallible.  at least….that’s what you remember. 

fourth beer = you still act like you CAN’T BELIEVE you made that shot, but in your tipsy head you’re thinking….”i’m a phenom!”

for the record, i only had 3 guinness last night, so i never hit “phenom” status.  also, i know i wasn’t infallible. 

 anyway, fun times. 

now get back to work!



hey, i know my feet like the back of my hand!
July 19, 2010, 6:22 am
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our regular breakfast place decided not to serve on sundays.  jerks.  so we started our day at a different place and i have to say….

their hash browns sucked.

moving on to the rest of the day cuz it gets better.

then one of my mates and i went to target and that was fun.

then to the mac store so i could get a new jogging case for my ipod. while i was there…they tried to pimp their macbooks on me.  no thanks.

so then we go to this running shoe store, right?  and my favorite model running shoe is totally on sale.  so i ask the guy for a seven and a half.  he says, “we better measure you.”  but what he meant was, “you’re stupid and you’re wrong so let’s measure you”.

so i stand on the foot scanner and i get very self conscious all of a sudden and i say, “i have flat feet.”  scan scan scan.  7.5 pops up on the screen and genius says, as if this is startling news to me, “you have naturally flat feet.”

then he tries to sell me an eight.

but i love my new 7.5s! so happy. then we went to shop for espresso machines at crate and barrel and william sonoma.  and then we went and had coffee drinks at this posh little coffee joint attached to a fancy market.  fancayyy.

next house cleaning.

then a 45 minute power nap. then i met some girl friends at the driving range.

then jogging with d.

NICE day, i have to say.

then what?

a nice blue moon, now bed time

“what’s with the tomato?” you ask?

it’s just funny. it has a nose.

tomatoes with noses are funny.



wordless tailgatin’
April 28, 2010, 10:38 pm
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is goodbear moving to ireland!?!?
March 17, 2009, 4:45 am
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“Aggie Postemon took the “Where should you live?” quiz and the result is: Ireland Aggie took Where should you live? quiz and the result is Ireland You belong in Ireland. You love the countryside and you want to spend your life being surrounded by green. You love small towns where you can relax in the pub and have a chat, and several pints! Sunny destinations aren’t important for you, you’d rather be in this beautiful country, where the people are chatty and down to earth and where culture surround you everywhere you go.”

so, i did my first quiz on facebook today.  funny enough, st. patrick’s day and all, my results were ireland.  i’ve HAVE been there…and i DO love it.

hmm…

pickles says, “hell yes!  there are tons of sheep there!”

oh…you crazy border collie!

by the way,…aggie postemon is goodbear’s pseudonym.  it’s a bee! agapostemon.  clever, huh?

wonder what the bees are like there.  i already know the dogs are cool.



that cheese is older than my puppy?
February 10, 2009, 4:40 am
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d. found some swiss cheese his sister-in-law left behind when she returned to california.  19.99 per pound swiss cheese.  the cheese wrapper states that it is swiss cave aged cheese that has been ripening in said cave for 18 months.

naturally i was excited to come over and make omelets with that smelly brick!  who doesn’t like breakfast for dinner?

cheese

you know what goes with that, right?

mushrooms

please note how FLUFFY my omlette is!

omlette

it was very fluffy…and large.  it took two spatulas to flip that baby.

i’m pretty proud of my evening omelet.  the secret is using water instead of milk.  and saute your shrooms first.

and pair it with a nice hoppy fat tire!



my big night out…with dumplings!
February 4, 2009, 5:46 am
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and so i hopped on my kombi lux 2-piece bike and headed to yoshi’s!

plastic-foodahhh. the plastic food samples.  no worries.  i already know what i want!  veggie gyoza bento with takikomi rice.  they have the best salad there!

but…but…but…

japanese-beersit’s a school night!

SO WHAT!  asahi, please and thank you.

masters-of-the-universethe place has hundreds and hundreds of toys all over the place.  hanging form the ceiling, mounted on the walls.

toysand the gift shop has scads of lucky cat maneki-neko statues.  i want one so badly!  if you’re ever my secret santa…get me the japanese cat with the raised paw!

how was the food, you ask?  flippin’ yum yum, that’s how it was!  and low cholesterol, mates!

the beers were huge, so it was a wobbly bike trek home.

atmosphere – excellent.  food – excellent. transportation – excellent.  christmas gift hinting opportunity – excellent!