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a little bit more about me

My name is Beth and I accidentally have found myself living in Arizona but I'm originally from Tennessee. My education is in history and anthropology, which means that I know a little about a lot of things and can hold my own at a cocktail party in mixed company. I work in museums, doing all sorts of things ranging from researching and writing exhibits to cataloguing absolute wickety wak. I love comedy, baking, photography, my daughter, dogs, and above all else, napping.*

* 2013 edit: Oh yeah, and my new son too.

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    unfiltered thoughts: an ethical dilemma

    The new French bistro down the street from my work is soooooooooo good. But, as it has just opened and my building is a bit off the beaten path, I find myself faced with an ethical dilemma. Do I:

    1. Tell everyone that it is a delightful little hidden gem and you should absolutely go there at every opportunity, running the risk that it will become as popular as it deserves to be, at the expense of me never having their cozy warm atmosphere all to myself again?
    2.  - OR -

    3. Tell no one to help to keep it hidden as long as possible so that should they fold I will not have to go on as extreme a diet as I would have had they stayed open long-term?

    As much as I enjoy having it to myself, enjoying the peace and quiet as I sip my smooth, perfectly roasted coffee and sample their flaky, buttery croissants and delicate macarons, I am going to choose #1. If you are in my neck of the woods, you really must go to Delice.



    introducing my high carb diet

    My work just got infinitely better.

    There is a new French bistro.

    Adjacent. To. My. Building.

    I could go ahead and post my "before" picture here. The "after" will be 35 lbs heavier.


    unfiltered thoughts: flying pigs

    Me: "...when pigs fly."

    My Better Half: "Can you imagine how big a pig's wings would have to be for a pig to FLY?"

    "...And they'd be all bacony too. Mmmm. Giant bacony buffalo wings. I'd eat those."


    Unfiltered Thoughts: Food Network's Truck Race

    On last night's episode of the Great Food Truck Race, contestants were given no startup funds, and had to hit up local businesses in Denver to get them to front them the cash they'd need to make their food. The way the footage was packaged, it appeared that folks just wandered up to restauranteurs, asked for $500, and the restauranteurs instantly obliged.

    So I think I'll pay some kids to follow me around with a camera, wander into local businesses, tell them I'm in a reality tv show competition, ask for $500, and see what happens.



    Officially Uninhabitable

    We've just discovered that our daughter is allergic to dairy, and since I'm breastfeeding, that means I have to cut out dairy. So I'm going through the 7 stages of grief in letting it go. But I just can't get to Acceptance. Phoenix is officially intolerable in the summer without ice cream. Yeah, yeah, I know. There's sorbet. Hrmph to you.