Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Festivals and Concerts

We’ve been having a lot of fun lately. Need proof? Well here it is, yo!!!!

We cooked Salmon on a cedar plank!! YUMOLUCIOUS!! We could not believe how delightful it tasted!



Does that not look amazing?! Fried zucchini, roasted potatoes, homemade rolls, and of course the salmon. I want to eat this picture.


We also tried making homemade cherry varenyky. I used a homemade cherry pitter. It worked well. All you need is an old fork and you use pliers to bend it like so:



The delicious results!

Speaking of Varenyky, we went to the Ukrainian Days Festival this past weekend. They celebrated Ukraine’s Independence Day and it was a lot of fun. And of course, amazing food.


Sausage, kraut, potato pancakes, stuffed cabbage rolls, perogies, and apple sauce….all in one plate. We were quite satisfied.

Ok so enough food, eh? What about the culture? Well we watched some Ukrainian performers sing and dance and play instruments.


A crazy violinist.

Here is Micah re-capping the event in his own delightful words:


We also went downtown to see Mahler’s 2nd Symphony. It was really lucky because at first it looked like the seats were all full, but people got bored I guess after a while (?????) and tons of people left after the 1st movement! Fools! We therefore were able to take their seats! What they didn’t realize was how amazing the last movement is. Micah has seen it like 5 times now. We’re pretty sure it will be playing at the 2nd coming. . .maybe. Haha.


Oh and Micah won’t let me get away without posting this. I met Hello Kitty! Yeah, she was at the mall. I made a few adorable purchases. I am a sanrio fan, always have been. Don’t laugh, it’s true. You can get me a stupid little trinket at that store and I will cherish it. Ok random enough?

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Friday, August 20, 2010

Russia in color – a century ago

I found this collection of photos taken 100 years ago – I could not believe they were that old. Amazing.

Click here to view the album.


Friday, August 6, 2010

Oriental Institute

A while ago we went to the Oriental Institute at the university campus. It was a sight to see.

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check this guy out!

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Micah’s afraid of the mummies!

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On the way home we stopped by Powells Books. Micah got a whole bunch of free books and rode home on his bike with them. Shoot dawg. I told him to get a bag or something. But he didn’t drop any. Bike skilz.

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Monday, August 2, 2010

A new post.

Yeah so I had a hard time coming up with a clever title for this post. But it’s not like I ever write any really clever titles anyway.

Micah just finished his Dermatology rotation – it was a good one, with reasonable hours. Now he is in the beginning of his Psych rotation. More hours, but more interest in the subject. We’ll see how it turns out.

Wait, it’s August already?!

Well we had a good weekend at least. Friday’s pizza friday was brought to us by Pesto Pizza, highly recommended.


Summery. Light. Delicious.


Saturday we went to the Indiana Dunes.



While there we found that the thin rocks could be broken easily into jagged pieces. So we made a danger zone for somebody to step on, of course.



Haha. Just kidding. We don’t enjoy harming other people.

Although self-destruction was on Micah’s agenda.


I think somebody even said “That looks fun!” ….um, no, it doesn’t. But spinning really fast gives some kids some sort of high, I guess.

We also went to the outlet mall in Indiana. I scored some great deals at Old Navy, and Micah actually bought a shirt at Banana Republic. This is a big deal guys.

Then we had dinner at my favorite burger place.