109 – New Eyes, Crisco Naps, and Gratitude

Welcome to Savoring Our Lives!

In this week’s episode, we talk about:

Ruth Orders Bifocals
Ruth finally gave in and ordered progressive bifocal lenses for her new frames.  She’s officially feeling old.

Milwaukee Day 414
4-14 was Milwaukee Day (Milwaukee’s area code is 414). First we stopped at Mexican restaurant El Beso and Ruth discovered what “gordita” means in Spanish. Later, we visited wine bar Vintage 38 and found Tater Tot Nachos (totchos).

Chad Invents A New Term
What is a disco nap for food? Chad coins the term “Crisco Nap.” We ended up deferring Wineza to Saturday

What We’re Drinking
We really enjoyed this 2014 Petite Sirah from M2 Winery in Lodi, California.  It drank like a Cabernet and was unexpectedly delicious! We’ll share our experience at the winery meeting Winemaker/Founder Layne Montgomery and Bob the Cat.

Gratitude for Tater’s Support Team
We sent thank you notes to everyone on Tater’s team thanking them for their help on his journey. His radiation oncologist called us to extend her condolences. It’s so important to reach out and let people know you’re there and to offer support.

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108 – Meditation, Tini, and Alton Brown

Welcome to Savoring Our Lives!

In this week’s episode, we talk about:

100 days of meditation.
Ruth’s using the Insight Timer meditation app. She started by reading 10% Happier by Dan Harris. Chad talked about DEFCON radio by SomaFM.

First lunch on the patio!
We enjoyed a Blue Apron recipe for lunch and ate outside for the first time in 2017. We find out that Chad dislikes cardinals.

Tini’s 6th anniversary.
Today is Tini’s birthday or as some people call it, “Gotcha Day.” We adopted her through BREW Beagles (Beagle Rescue, Education, and Welfare). You can visit their website and see adoptable beagles at gotbeagles.org.

Seeing Alton Brown live again.
We got to see Alton Brown’s “Eat Your Science” tour. It’s food! It’s science! It’s so us! We previously saw his “Edible Inevitable” tour in 2014. He puts on a fun show and is so good with impromptu audience interaction. You can find him on Twitter at @altonbrown.

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107 – A Concert, Breakfast, and Finances

Welcome to Savoring Our Lives!

In this week’s episode, we talk about:

– Seeing Styx live in concert at an indoor venue.
Why “YYZ” was NOT on the set list.
Deep tracks like “Man in the Wilderness.”

– Ruth played trivia and made a Blue Apron meal solo.

– An awesome breakfast at Blue’s Egg including Eggs Benedict and Hoppel Poppel.

– Chad compares coffee and wine and how similar they are.

– Spending time with friends (and dogs) and seeking out connection.
Security conferences: CypherCon and ThotCon.

– New financial idea from Becoming Minimalist
Eight Countercultural Decisions to Find Financial Freedom

 

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106 – Shopping, Comfort Food, and Reaching Out To Touch Someone

Welcome to Savoring Our Lives! In this week’s episode, we talk about:

  • Shopping for clothes when overweight.
  • New restaurants we tried this week:
  • Tater crossed the Rainbow Bridge on March 22.
    • Comfort food and the secret ingredient of love.
    • The power of a phone call and human connection.
  • Ruth’s new job should be fun!

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105 – Family Lunch, Losing Weight, and a Biopsy

Welcome to Savoring Our Lives!

In this week’s episode, we talk about:

    • Tater’s continued history of growing stuff he shouldn’t
    • Lunch with Chad’s parents at The Hale House
      • Inspiring Chad’s dad through electronics
    • Cancelling Weight Watchers
      • Past successes, bananas, and haikus
      • Visiting the doctor, the weight management handout, and putting in the effort

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104 – Ka-Bob’s, Bourbon Barrel Wine, Tater’s Voice Returns, Meeting a Maker

Welcome to Savoring Our Lives! In this week’s episode, we talk about:

  • We found a new-to-us restaurant via Yelp – Ka-Bobs Bistro
  • The bourbon barrel trend in wine
  • Hearing Tater’s voice again
  • Meeting a maker of makers

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102 – Missing Meals, A Case of Guesses, and a Funeral and a Birthday

Welcome to Savoring Our Lives. In this episode, we talk about:
  • Attending a funeral and 75th birthday on the same day (but not for the same person)
  • Buying a case of wine
  • This is your dog. This is your dog on drugs.
  • What happens when your meal shipment is MIA

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