A Weak Cup of Coffee

My day isn't off to a great start. I got about ZERO hours of sleep last night. It was one of those situations where you can't sleep because you have so many other things to do, but then you end up not sleeping anyway, so you may as well have just stayed up after all ....more

Custom Bathroom Ideas

While designing our custom mountain home, our biggest fear has been that we might build something boring. I mean, we don't want to end up with a crazy, zero resale value house, but what's the point of going through the hair-graying experience of building if we're just going to end up with something everyone else has already done? The design process has taken a looooong time for this house! ...more

The Waterfall House

A while back, Sexy Nerd and I had the opportunity to purchase a unique house in our dream neighborhood, Glenwood Hills. It had a charming bridge to the double front doors, incredible views of Albuquerque, and an interior practically glowing in natural light, but also a few flaws. The cosmetic fixes, such as a new kitchen, new bathrooms, new walls, new everything, we could tackle, but there were ...more

$20 Del Taco Gift Card Giveaway

After much procrastinating, the giveaway you've been waiting for is finally here. It's pretty straightforward - U.S. residents only, enter via Rafflecopter, and I'll email the randomly-selected winner. Del Taco is my absolute favorite fast food restaurant and there are tons of tasty options to make use of your $20 Del Taco gift card ....more

Del Taco Epic Grilled Chicken Avocado Burrito

It's time for another giveaway! I have a $20 Del Taco gift card with your name on it. (Or possibly someone else's name ....more

Is it Albuquerque or Everywhere?

Monday, June 15 Albertsons grocery store Despite their marketing claim of "3s a crowd", there were only 2 cashiers open at Albertsons, resulting in a choice between a long line and a slightly longer line. I opted for the latter, as it was the express lane. You know those stereotypical seniors who ramble on about everything, Grandpa-Simpson style, just to have someone to talk to? ...more

Sexy Nerd Quote of the Day

Sexy Nerd and I are the worst aunt and uncle in the world. The last time we saw our little niece (10 months ago?) she wanted nothing to do with us, which is understandable since we never, ever spend any time with her. Truth be told, as childless thirty-somethings, we were probably more scared of her than she was of us ....more

Random Phone Photos, Displayed Randomly

So, I went to see Ira Glass speak at Popejoy Hall. He was excellent, but the highlight of the day had to be the man standing in line ahead of me for the parking shuttle. Why, yes, that is the most professional-looking shirt with pigeons that I've ever seen ....more

The 4 to 5 Day Weekend

Sexy Nerd never gets to spend 4 days relaxing at home. Over the weekend, however, that's exactly what happened. He tidied up our patio, did some telecommuting, (because even during a holiday weekend, he misses his job)(also, he's insane) rearranged his cactus collection, did laundry, hosted a barbeque for my parents, (though one of them stood us up!) caught up on his schoolwork, and watched hours ...more

A Deathlike Slumber

Sexy Nerd and I have been together for more than 11 years. Keep this in mind while reading the following conversation we had yesterday: Sexy Nerd: Hey! You know what I noticed the other night? ...more