Our blog chronicles the lives of two thirty-somethings living and loving in Oakland. We talk a lot about food, wine, travel and our house - a 1916 Craftsman in a part of town that was once described as "up and coming."
[TRAVEL] Where NOT to Stay in Portland
- Published on Monday, 14 April 2014
Authors: Becky CaudillFriends - if you're coming to PDX and wondering where to stay, DO NOT book The Nines. Despite it's (supposed) 5-star rating, our stay has been a nightmare. Even with my company's preferred corporate corporate rate, I'll never stay here again.
[FOOD] Paleo Lite Not Right For Me Anymore
- Published on Tuesday, 08 April 2014
Authors: Becky Caudill
[LOCAL] Scenes from an Oakland Afternoon
- Published on Tuesday, 08 April 2014
Authors: Becky CaudillOf course I chose the hottest day of the year (so far) to take my fitness "routine" from the treadmill to the great outdoors. While, yes, I was near to melting from the heat (77 degrees according to my phone), at least the scenery was pretty darn good. That is, until I saw a drug deal and several homeless people sleeping in...
[FOOD] The Diet Experiments Continue
- Published on Tuesday, 01 April 2014
Authors: Becky CaudillAfter our trip to New Orleans, we continued to eat vegetarian, but added seafood into the mix. For the most part, this was an incredibly satisfying way to eat. I can only recall a handful of times where I felt stumped by what I should have for lunch or dinner, or disappointed with what was ultimately consumed (and that was...
[TRAVEL] Lake Tahoe for Non-Skiers
- Published on Monday, 31 March 2014
Authors: Becky CaudillY'all have heard about the drought conditions that California is currently suffering through, right? During our winter months I can only recall four times that it rained for the entirety of the season. Many of the weekends, if you hadn't looked closely at the calendar, you would have thought fell smack dab in the middle of...
[LIFE] Can You Be A Writer If You Don't Ever Finish Writing Anything?
- Published on Friday, 28 March 2014
Authors: Becky CaudillWhen people ask me what my hobbies are, I have a pretty straight forward answer. I read, I write, I drink, I cook, I travel (not necessarily in that order). I've done a fairly good job on the reading front, amassing more than 200 books in the past three years. Now, before you go and become super impressed, I have to admit...
[TRAVEL] Upcoming trips ...
- Published on Thursday, 20 March 2014
Authors: Becky CaudillWe have a lot of travel plans in 2014; even more than we had in 2013, and that's saying something. For the past ... counts backwards ... um, too many to count ... years we've spent 4-7 days soaking up the sun on one of the Hawaiian Islands. This will be the first time in those many years that we don't have a trip to Hawaii...
[DECOR] My Office Nook
- Published on Wednesday, 19 March 2014
Authors: Becky CaudillI mentioned several weeks ago that we decided not to share an office anymore. You'd think with me working from home full time and Alan only using the office at night that it'd make more sense for me to keep the office, but for how we live, that actually didn't work the best. Since Alan pays the bills and keeps track of all of...
Real Estate Sampler
- Published on Tuesday, 04 March 2014
Authors: Becky CaudillThe idiocy in the Bay Area (namely, Silicon Valley) is at an all-time high and it's gotten to the point where I'm almost ashamed to work in the tech sector here. While there are a number of hard working people (and companies) that are creating products that are benefiting individual users and society at large, there are a...
A Russian River Weekend Getaway
- Published on Friday, 28 February 2014
Authors: Becky CaudillOver President's Day weekend, we celebrated our 12th wedding anniversary. February 16, to be exact. We took Friday off and drove up to the north end of the Alexander Valley of Sonoma (not to be mistaken for Sonoma Valley) to meet up with our friends at Mercury Wine for some wine tasting, some wine buying, and to give...