Today I went to lunch at La Farm Bakery, in Cary. They were recently mentioned in the October issue of Cooking Light magazine and I've had things from there before, when someone brought treats into the office, so I thought it was time I actually made a visit. It's a cute little place, decorated to look like what I imagine a French bakery must look like (although I wouldn't know would I, since I've never been to France). Their menu is quite varied and I was pretty hungry so I had a hard time deciding what to try. Finally,the chicken salad croissant won out.

La Farm Bakery

I wish the chicken had been shredded or chopped finer, instead of in chunks, but it was very good. Also, they served it with a side of homemade potato chips with buttermilk ranch dip.

A+. Would dine again.


My new career

The other night we went to the state fair and while there went to the demolition derby. Ladies and Gentlemen, I have found my new career! Demolition Derby Driver. It was totally awesome to watch those guys drive their cars into each other, on purpose even.

Demolition Derby

Demolition Derby

These are the V-6s. They were my favorites. The wheel even came off one car but the driver kept going!

Demolition Derby

Demolition Derby

Demolition Derby

Demolition Derby

The loudest cheering was always when there was a big hit or smoke started pouring out of the car.

Demolition Derby

Demolition Derby


We went to the mountains

Last weekend I met my parents in the mountains of North Carolina and we stayed at a cute little cabin. It's all fun and games until you fall down the stairs in the dark taking the dog for a walk. My leg hurts and looks like I got in a fight with a bat.

On Monday we took a drive to Blowing Rock.

View from Blowing Rock, NC

Self portrait at Blowing Rock

I had to go back to work but later in the week my parents went to check out Grandfather Mountain. My dad took these photos. Wish I could have been there too!

Pictures from Grandfather MT

Pictures from Grandfather MT

Pictures from Grandfather MT


We're gonna need a bigger boat!

Last Friday, The Boyfriend and I went to dinner at Thai's Noodles, a new-ish place near my house/our offices. It was delicious.

Giant sushi boat

Oh yeah, there were 3 other people eating with us...so don't think we ate all that sushi by ourselves!

Today I was craving sushi so we went there for lunch. Delicious again! I had the hurricane and volcano rolls, bringing half home for dinner (which I'm enjoying now as I type this). What can I say, I like foods named after natural disasters. But let me tell you something...these are way spicier tonight than they were this afternoon. I need some tums and a giant glass of milk now!


It's ten o'clock, do you know where your parents are?

Mine are on their way to see me (and Lulu too) in North Carolina. We're meeting at a cabin in the mountains on Sunday where they'll be spending the next week. Unfortunately, Lulu and I can only stay for a couple of nights. Still I am very much looking forward to it! BlogBooster-The most productive way for mobile blogging. BlogBooster is a multi-service blog editor for iPhone, Android, WebOs and your desktop


There is no other word for it...

The NC State fair is starting later this week so I was looking up some info about it and ran across the lists of new foods that would be available. I was excited to see deep fried frito pie since my sister had that at the Texas state fair and said it was delicious. But what has me blogging this morning is the Krispy Kreme burger.

A hamburger between 2 Krispy Kreme donuts. Gross! Even my most PMS driven cravings would not make me want that.

Krispy Kreme bacon cheddar cheeseburgers


Get the cheese!

Oh go on! I like my cheese but these people REALLY like their cheese. The description of this video is as follows:
Gloucestershire Cheese Rolling 2009 video highlights from http://www.soglos.com - filmed on Monday 25 May 2009. Every year daring competitors throw themselves down a death-defyingly steep hill in Gloucestershire, England, in a bid to win a coveted Double Gloucester cheese, and this year's event was no different - with a number of competitors incurring injuries. Local cheese rolling legend Chris Anderson won 2 of the 5 races on the day, and can be seen in the video sporting his usual bright green top and flying past the camera.

Ramen....it's what's for dinner





like a sheep following the rest of the herd I think I need to get into this Silly Bandz craze. It's all my aunt's fault. She posted on Facebook how she wanted some Texas shaped ones and someone posted a link....

which then led me to find NCAA licensed (what won't they license to get our money?) Silly Bandz for Texas Tech:

and Ohio State. I do wonder exactly what is that green leaf supposed to be. It looks suspiciously like a marijuana leaf to me.

And I found some Texas A&M ones:

Lastly, of course I couldn't leave out the local schools:

Duke Blue Devils

UNC Tarheels

NC State Wolfpack

This may be one of the most juvenile blog posts I've ever written.

oh yeah, they had university of texas ones too but you know my thoughts on that. So you can Google them up yourself if you really want them. All images courtesy of Amazon.com.


I jump in it

My sister clued me into this commercial

I has it.

Now where's my tiny giraffe? I think Lulu needs a playmate.