Odds & Ends

Nothing too substantial to report (like that has ever prevented me from blogging).  Let’s see, we found a nice little Mexican/Latin-American place in AA (the city in MI, not the substance abuse program) that has delicious pozole.  It has the big fat white corn kernels in it and everything.  It’s served with spicy dried-pepper flakes, herbs, and a lime wedge to add yourself.  It’s good, but it will stain your face orange and you might walk around the rest of that day with an orange upper lip and look like a total tool (pfft, not that I or Cati did).  It’s available at Sabor Latino


Also, we had to spend a weekend in NYC, and we stayed in a comically small hotel in Midtown.  They didn’t have a baby crib, but they did bring up lots of extrabedding and a mattresss and we built a little bed for Nina. 




So after nine months of living here in MI, I finally made it into The D. 


I had lunch at Andiamo in the Ren Cen.


For Valentine’s day, Cati and I went out for Korean barbeque and a movie here in AA.  The movie we saw was “Up In The Air.”  We both thought that this movie could have used some ninjas or something– totally boring.  It was trying to be all “emotionally resonant,” but it was just Hollywood poop; if you ask me.  This movie was trying to be “Rachel Getting Married“– a far better flick.  I don’t have any photos of the Korean bbq to share, because we were too busy fighting…I mean, lovingly gazing into one anothers’ eyes.     



The following night, we went to dinner at our friends’ place and had delicious, home-made, traditional Japanese food.  It was really great, and my buddy and I killed a bottle of sake to boot. 




Nina even got to try some chocolate ice-cream treats wrapped in rice paper.  She liked it. 


We had Nina present flowers to our hosts. 


Nina and Nacho have been enjoying the snow.


But Nacho  still prefers his warm naps on the couch with Mom after getting back home.   


4 Responses to “Odds & Ends”

  1. Gina says:

    Could Nina be any cuter with her little bum up in the air in her make-shift bed?

  2. alex|dimitri says:

    We sure think she is something special. It’s always good to get an outside opinion, though. ;)

  3. Kelly A. says:


    I found your blog when I was researching A2 neighborhoods- We hope to move there this summer. Wow, I’m so excited to see posole at Sabor Latino. I must check it out (we lived in the SF Bay Area for 9 years).

  4. Albany Jane says:

    Loving the japanese food – maybe one of these days I’ll get into sake.

    And agreed – little Natalia’s got some competition in the cute department.