Category Archives: La vida Chico

Taste Test: Sierra Nevada Nooner Session IPA

Last month, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. released a variety pack called “4-Way IPA.” A co-worker and I agreed to split a 12-bottle case from the Chico brewery that included Blindfold Black IPA, Nooner Session IPA, Snow Wit White IPA, as … Continue reading

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My phone thinks I live at a bar and other digital foibles

Following my last post, I’ve made the switch from Sprint to Ting and got a refurbished Samsung Galaxy SII (Epic 4G Touch). It led to a little bit of drama when the first one I received was a dud, but … Continue reading

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Dollar Makes You Holler – ‘I Voted’ sticker

Provisional clerk Bob Bartlett wears an “I Voted” sticker on his head at the polling station at El Dorado County Senior Center in El Dorado Hills, Calif., on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/The Sacramento Bee, Randall Benton) … Continue reading

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Stung

Photo via Wikipedia The face of my enemy. It started out pleasantly enough. In fact, it was a gorgeous, if overly hot afternoon. My friends and I decided to wander along the creek in Bidwell Park. As is often the … Continue reading

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The Great Compromise

It is a question that will come up at some time for everyone. It can inspire happiness and joy — … but also dread, for the answers to this question can call up frustration, rage, confusion, or a dark swirling … Continue reading

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Return of the Celli*

I had another gig (read: played at church again) but this time with a twist: I played with another cello. I had never done a cello duet before. Although cellos are not particularly rare, finding someone who played one and … Continue reading

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In Hindsight: Happiness in birthdays

This is my nephew Jo-Jo celebrating his first birthday. At least he got a Wolverine costume. He also had a huge first birthday party and this picture has no real relevance to this story. It just makes me laugh and … Continue reading

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Feeling the heat

O enemy mine: The thermostat at our place This weekend had people and their pets panting. This weekend, ice-cream makers all over the north state were clapping their hands in glee. This weekend it was so hot people were willing … Continue reading

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The Interweb – Part II: The Return

Now that we have Internet access again, I have re-discovered both its pleasures and its pains. The Good When Bjorn and I first got married, we agreed to not get a TV. “TV takes up so much of your time,” … Continue reading

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The Interweb – Part 1

Photo via fr.wikipedia.org A photo of an eMac, the kind of computer we use at work. Apple discontinued them in 2006. IN 2006. Our introductory offer up, my husband and I decided that $70 was really too much to be … Continue reading

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