I’ve been struggling lately. With what, I’m sure you’re asking? Overload on blog ideas. That’s why I haven’t blogged much. Horrible excuse? Maybe. But it’s true. I’ve tried to explain this to Tom and he never really got it until I ate a Lindt truffle right before bed one night. AND I. WAS. WIRED. See, my mind is kind of crazy. I hide it well, I’ve learned to tone it down when I speak because if I don’t, people might have me committed. I have a million things in my mind at any one time – ideas, here, there, everywhere. SQUIRREL! And lately things have happened, little moments, funny things, and things I want to blog, but then the list gets so huge that I’m overwhelmed. And because I’m overwhelmed, I do what every awesome person does in that case – absolutely nothing. BAD BROOKE, BAD!
So in an attempt to get past this, I’m going to try to stick to a blog schedule. Stop laughing, I said TRY. So I need to get back to my Manic Mondays, because then I can put a ton of the little things into one post, and hopefully whittle down that list! So here we go. Welcome to summer.
We had our first pool day of the summer on Saturday. I was ridiculously excited, jumping up and down in the pool and telling Tom “I CAN’T BELIEVE IT’S SUMMER!!” He looked at me like I was crazy. I’m okay with that, I’ve grown used to it!
I take a lot of random photos with my phone that I don’t necessarily upload, so I figured those will go into Manic Mondays too. They’re all phone photos, so the quality is just so-so, but this first one will make you hungry anyway. I’m sorry, in advance. You’re welcome.
I tried a new restaurant last week, because I was in a neighborhood that I don’t usually visit, and because I really had to pee. There were NO places to go around here, so I was like “hey, I guess I have to stop for lunch.” Rough, right? It’s called Axios, on Tennyson. As you might deduce from the name, it’s a Greek restaurant. Now, let me explain – Greece was by far the best stop for FOOD on our honeymoon in September. The food was unbelievable, and for that reason, I haven’t been to a Greek restaurant since I’ve been home. I knew they just wouldn’t compare. So I didn’t want to set myself up for disappointment. But on this sunny Monday, tzatziki sauce was calling me. Plus it was right across the street from where I parked, and I had to GO. So I stopped in. And had a DELICIOUS gyro, with THIS for dessert. What is this, you may ask? Baklava.
Another explanation. I’ve never been a big fan of Baklava, because the only Baklava I’ve ever had was here in the US. And it was dry and too sweet. Sickeningly sweet. But in Greece, we had the most amazing Baklava in the WORLD. My husband LOVED it, and usually he’s not a fan of sweets. It was buttery, light, and not dry at all. So after I was done with my gyro, I hesitantly ordered some Baklava. And I warned the waitress ahead of time that I had the best Baklava ever in Greece, and I might not like it, and if I didn’t, not to take it personally. Because when I’m alone and have no one to talk to, I say awkward things to waitresses. In the grand scheme of conversations I’ve had though, it was pretty mild. She didn’t seem to mind. She brought me one piece, and I asked for the other to go to take home to Tom and Kaden, and MAN was it yummy. Still not as good as the Baklava in Athens, but of course it’s not going to be, this is Colorado. I chewed on it and savored it, and the thought occurred to me that maybe it’s so dry because it is Colorado. In that case, we could never compare with a city on sea level. Anywho, it was fabulous. Go to Axios, have a gyro, and some Baklava, and tell the waitress (who says absolutely a LOT and is super nice) that the woman that told her it wasn’t as good as in Athens sent you. ;)
I can’t be the only woman in the world with this problem… walking around Target with two pairs of shoes, the same pair but different colors, hoping that walking down the red aisles will help fate decide which color to get! And since I know you will ask, no, I didn’t get both. I got the gold, duh. ;)
If you are following me on Facebook, you have seen this photo. If you’re not, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR!? ;) http://www.facebook.com/brookesummerphotography <--- come join us, it's fun. I promise. Then you see these photos FIRST. And, I'm going to do a kickass giveaway soon when I reach 1000 fans. I shot a gorgeous wedding at the Stanley hotel over Memorial Day weekend! I'm working on the photos and they will be up soon, but in the meantime you can have this phone photo. What a gorgeous location, and a perfect day for a wedding!
This is another photo from Facebook. See what you’re missing? ;) Frankie likes to hang out in the mornings on her back. With her legs spread. Highly inappropriate, I know. I don’t know where she got it from, I’ve tried to teach her to be ladylike, shorts under her skirts and such.
I have a new love, and I can’t wait until Kaden is out of school for the summer so that I can take him too, because he shares this love. SUSHI! I had sushi for the first time while traveling in New Zealand, and have loved it ever since. I’m not a very adventurous sushi eater, I usually eat the cooked stuff. Not because I hate it raw, but because the texture grosses me out. But I have a new restaurant that I LOVE, and this is from there – Bangkok Toyko. This is called the Tornado Roll and HOLY MOLY it will make your toes curl. Seriously, it’s awesome. I think even Tom will like this one. The chef there is super nice, and likes to talk to me, which suits me just fine because I usually go alone with no one to talk to. He is always getting me to try new things, and this is seriously amazing. WHO WANTS TO GO WITH ME!? ;)
Happy Monday to all of you. I’m going to try to stick to my schedule for blogging, so cheer for me. YOU CAN DO IT and everything. ;)
[…] The search for amazing baklava in the USA continues. This was pretty good, but still paled in comparison to the baklava from Greece. I supposed I shouldn’t be surprised, but I still hold out hope! For some reason I’m STILL craving Greek food. […]