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The best thing about the Pensacola zoo is feeding the giraffes(watch the video). The komodo dragon and the bat cave were cool too.
About a month ago Jonathan and I watched the movie, Fast Food Nation. Jonathan also is reading the book by Eric Schlosser. Both expose the meat manufacturing industry in a hideous light. So we are no longer eating at any of the major chain restaurants. When Decima came to visit, we took her out to the local restaurants in Pensacola. It made me happy to be able to take our guest to some very nice places in town.
I am not an expert on this issue, but I have compiled a list of the places in town that we enjoy most. Any recommendations are welcome.
Breakfast and Coffee:
Burgers and Dogs:
Lunch and Dinner:
Krispy Kreme was demolished 4 months ago and reopened on Tuesday the 17th. We had to check it out. I am actually a Dunkin’ Donuts fan, but the experience of watching the machines making the donuts is too fun. They let me buy an unglazed donut. The taste reminded me of indian fry bread. Its been a long time since I had that though. Miles enjoyed his donut with chocolate and sprinkles.
All is back to normal now (boring–comparatively). The last two weeks have been so much fun. First Jonathan was off work for Spring break, then Decima flew into town from Chicago loaded with gifts and ideas. We had a wonderful time. It had been almost three years since she had visited. I spent a good amount of time trying to convince her to open her own Etsy shop to sell her creations. One evening we hit the local Hancock fabric for its going-out-of-business sale. The fabrics we found will hopefully soon conform to messenger bags and soft toys. The only reason we have none to show now is that I cannot find the power cord for my sewing machine. Who knows where I put it during the move.
“Inconstancy is my very essence; it is the game I never cease to play as I turn my wheel in its ever changing circle, filled with joy as I bring the top to the bottom and the bottom to the top. Yes, rise up on my wheel if you like, but don’t count it an injury when by the same token you begin to fall, as the rules of the game will require.” — Boethius, The Consolation of Philosophy
Sketched and resketched in Photoshop with a Wacom tablet.
The blog has been quiet on the subject of my personal home improvement lately. Today I am happy to present our newly acquired antique desk. Here is a photo of Jonathan’s haven–the office–in our new home.
One thing I am waiting on purchasing until Monday is this dining table on Design Within Reach’s website. It’s red! The only thing that makes me hesitate is the unsupported legs. Will they hold up to 3 children’s abuse for a decade or so? Maybe there is some hidden support under the ridge of the table. I really love the color, size, and price. Please give me some advice on this. I am crazy about it, and may break down and purchase it tomorrow. Who knows.