Another Week in Suburbia

Today, I spent two hours sitting in the sun after work.  We’ve had a handful of nice days over the past few weeks, but this was the first Spring day that qualified as Glorious.  I got my Vitamin D, and during that time, I am fairly certain I saw every single small dog in the neighborhood go out for a walk.  Which is to say nothing of the neighborhood bikers and the two pups on skateboards who intended to board their way up a very steep hill.  All of it was very idyllic.  We will not see another 70 degree temperature for another week, but God it is so good to know that it is in fact possible to be warm in this state.

A few weekends ago, Marcus and I were invited to a Scotch tasting with friends.  We spent several hours pondering the different whisky making regions of Scotland, tasting and trying to match the different drinks to the different sets of flavor profiles.

I got 2/5 which was pretty much horrible and to be entirely expected.  I like to think that what I lacked in knowledge, I made up for in enthusiasm.  So I was not deterred from scribbling down a copious number of tasting notes because shockingly enough even to me, there were a few bottles that I really enjoyed.

I had Marcus swing by the store on his way home from work to source one for me.  As a fair full-disclosure, I told him which varieties I had enjoyed and instructed him to select the cheapest one.  Again, we are not experts, people.

He delivered this very serious looking container.


So now that is in our house.  I’ve already done away with the box-thing because it didn’t really seem like the sort of thing that you’re actually meant to keep.  Between the Scotch, the kombucha and the master cleanse-in-a-bottle I grabbed last weekend, I think I’ve hit the trifecta of costly/somewhat pointless drinks.

Finally, while I was busy spending all of our life savings at Target, I discovered that they had my favorite candles on sale.


They’re not especially fancy (translation: $30 anthropologie candles they are not), but they smell delicious, and they are excellent hostess/thank you/emergency birthday gifts.

Once I carted them in the door, I took a moment to think about the fact that I am now at a place in my life where it makes any sort of sense to have a stash of candles.  We are really through the looking glass on that one.


3 responses to “Another Week in Suburbia

  1. hahaha I enjoyed this post so much. It all felt so…real, plus, I really enjoyed the rock placed next to the bottle of scotch.
    My parents were telling me on the phone about all of the dogs in the neighborhood too, which leads me to believe not much happens in MN until April.
    I have a hoard of candles too…we’re officially grown ups now.

  2. I’ve had a stash of candles for about six years now. Of course, I rotate stock. 😉 But I’m not sure I’ve ever shared…

  3. Pingback: Scotches and Stuff | Tenaciously Yours,

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