Smell Ya Later 2016!

Smell Ya Later 2016!

Each year I write a New Years resolution type post. You can read my previous posts here and here. This year is no different. Despite what everyone has said about 2016, it wasn’t all bad. I mean, it isn’t like the universe imploded and we all died. Of course that could still be a possibility. I’m slightly convinced that David Bowie’s omnipotence was holding the universe together, and it’s only now began to slowly unravel. We’ll just have to wait and see, I guess.  All joking aside, this year was did have terrible moments. Which I don’t want to minimize. The terrorist attacks in Brussels, Nice, and Orlando are some of the worst 2016 had to offer. And if 2016 was a terrible year it was because of attacks like those, not because we lost some of our beloved celebrities. Oh, and let’s not forget that 2016 was politically crazy. I’m still dumbfounded that people actually voted for Brexit and Trump will soon be president. Sigh. So why do I say 2016 wasn’t so bad? Click here and find out! There was still a lot to be optimistic about. As 2017 slowly gets it’s legs let’s all collectively say “Smell ya later 2016!” and hope that we get our act together and make 2017 better. (Not at all hard, I know.) 

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Crafting a Nation Review

Crafting a Nation Review

 I’ll be upfront and say that I loved Crafting a Nation. This documentary wasn’t what I was expecting when I was scrolling through Netflix looking for something to watch. I thought it was going to be a documentary about beer, instead it focused on the development of the craft beer industry and the craft brewers themselves. It told the stories of the struggles and successes these entrepreneurs have had opening and maintaining their business. I guess this should have been obvious from the title after all the documentary isn’t called Crafting a Well Balanced Beer, but Crafting a Nation.

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New Year, New Goals, Different Perspective.

New Year, New Goals, Different Perspective.

2015 was a difficult year. The problems began before the year even started. I was working at an independently owned bookstore. They were struggling and eventually let go the store manager the week between Christmas and New Years. Terrible! The writing was on the wall for a long time and despite what others told me I stuck it out until the store went bankrupt three months later.

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Food Competitions, Finding Your Way Through Life, and Forcing Your Family to Taste Your Food.

A few weekends ago I prepared for my first food competition. The competition is hosted by Cono Sur Winery in Chile and the grand prize is a trip to tour their winery. (www.conosur.com) That sounds right up my alley! I created three dishes with the hopes that I would come up with at least one that I was really proud and excited to share with the public en masse.

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