Donuts and Beers and Donut-like Beers

So apparently, October is over. Where did it go?? I guess at least that means it’s that much closer to my favoritest holiday ever! Woot! (Not that I know what we’re going to make for Thanksgiving dinner yet.)

I sound like a broken record these days: life so busy, no time to write, blah blah blah. But I realize it’s really just an excuse. The truth is I keep feeling like I need to have something to say before I can write a post. And these days, I don’t really feel like I have much to say. Or at least, anything remotely interesting or clever that’s not related to wanting to graduate, painting walls, having to pack stuff into moving boxes, etc. But I miss posting! So I hope it’d be ok if I just shut up and post pretty pictures for a while. I promise I’ll keep it at least somewhat related to food.

But there may not be a recipe with every post (*dun dun dun*).

I know. It’s pure madness. But bear with me.

Here’s one such recipe-less post. We took a trip up to Portland back during the Month That Just Disappeared. We hung out with friends, sampled beers, saw leaves that were not actually green(!), poked at weird yellow stuff growing under rocks, and ate too many donuts. Those crazy people at Rogue Brewery even made a beer that is based on the Maple Bacon donut at Voodoo Donuts. So yes, we even drank some beer that tasted like donuts.

(PS: I actually keep a photo blog over on Tumblr, so don’t worry – you won’t be subjected to endless shots of cats and flowers here. Yet. Mwahaha.)


  1. brhau said:
    8 November 2011 at 11:30 am

    I thought about doing a photo blog, too. Instead, I’m frantically trying to remember where that post-it note is where I developed my bindae duk recipe over two months ago…

    • angi said:
      8 November 2011 at 11:38 am

      Find it!! I’ve been eagerly awaiting the next BabyChili post :)

      I’m still trying to figure out if it makes sense to keep the two blogs separate or merge it into a single one. But I’m worried it’ll be too “Adventures of R&W”-ish. I guess keeping them separate also pleases my compartmentalization tendencies.

  2. Jean said:
    8 November 2011 at 11:38 am

    Hi Angi! I can completely relate to this. My busy summer had me feeling the same about posting. I also had moments when I felt like I didn’t have much to share but I missed blogging a lot, too. But we, your friends, are always happy to hear from you, posts food-centered or not. Beer and donuts sound like a great combo to me! So nice to see you at fbzfest last weekend! :)

    • angi said:
      8 November 2011 at 11:42 am

      Jean, your comments always make me warm and fuzzy. :) I’m so glad we got to hang out for a bit at fbzfest! See you again soon, I hope! xx

  3. Liren said:
    20 November 2011 at 5:46 pm

    Even if this space turned into a photo blog, it would still be so lovely. I completely understand how life and all it’s busy-ness can tame over, hang in there!! Doughnuts and beer sound like the perfect interim solution.

    • angi said:
      5 December 2011 at 12:46 pm

      Thanks Liren! I love that I have all these blogger friends now who understand how life can sometimes get in the way of blogging. :)

  4. Tunde said:
    25 November 2011 at 10:45 am

    I say go ahead and post what feels comfortable. Not too many shots of Toro now :p. He might to start to feel like a cat model. I fell into ‘ I can’t wait to finish this book ‘ blackhole and coming out is haaard. Don’t let it suck you in.

    • angi said:
      5 December 2011 at 12:47 pm

      Don’t worry Tunde…I will reserve my Toro glamour shots for Facebook and the photo blog. ;)

  5. Jackie said:
    25 December 2011 at 6:30 pm

    Girl, you were in PDX! That’s my 2nd home <3 Glad to see you hit up Voodoo Donuts – always a must!

    I've been terrible lately too – life is busy and sometimes words take far too much effort. Man, I'm definitely more of a writer than a photographer and so I'm not really doing myself any favours here, eh?

    Happy holidays, darling! Hope you're well.

    Jax x

    • angi said:
      27 December 2011 at 12:02 am

      Oh yeah, I keep forgetting you lived in PDX, Jackie. Otherwise, I’d have hit you up for some tips before I went. Will try to remember for next time. Happy holidays and <3 right back at ya! May 2012 be a wonderful, less crazy year for both of us and may we get to hang out in the new year. :)

  6. Mariko said:
    5 June 2012 at 3:22 pm

    Oh… Portland my love.
    Voodoo doughnuts my lover.
    Yum. Great pictures too. Like always.

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