So much happens each and every week that itâ€™s hard to keep up sometimes. Here are some of the tabs that are open in my browser this morning along with some random thoughtsâ€¦.
The coffee mug to the right is from Chicago, Illinois, obviously. The first time I was in Chicago was in October 2011, so about a year ago. I’ve been in and around Chicago three times since. I find Chicago and the surrounding area fascinating. It is one of the few places that I would consider spending an extended amount of time. I’ve really enjoyed my time there. I say all of this with one giant caveat, and that is that I’ve never been there in the dead of winter. Based on what I know about the winters in Chicago that could be enough to quickly change my mind about staying. One thing that I really need to do before I die is attend a Bears game at Soldier Field. I’ve wanted to do that for a long time now, at least since the days of Walter Payton.
I have been systematically going through all the coffee mugs in my cupboard to generate these posts. All my mugs used to reside on a single shelf in one of our cupboards. After using a mug for one of these poses, and using it for the weekend, I move it to another shelf; simple way to remember which mugs I’ve used. Well, this morning when I went to retrieve the next mug in line, the cupboard was looking a little bare. It looks like Iâ€™ll be out of mugs by the end of the year, which means I need to either get more mugs or find something else to do on Saturday mornings.
IÂ didn’tÂ put up a Saturday Morning Coffee post last weekend because I was down at UCLA enjoying Dadâ€™s Day Weekend with my daughter; something her sorority puts on for new members. It was a lot of fun. I was able to spend a great weekend with my daughter and watch UCLA throttle Arizona 66-10 on Saturday night. TheÂ Rose BowlÂ was electric with more than 81,000 fans in attendance. The Bruins led at the Half 42-3. It was a dominant performance from all aspects of the game; offense, defense, special teams. UCLA and USC meet next Saturday. Should be an interesting game.
– Did you know that instant coffee was invented in 1901 by Japanese American chemist Satori Kato of Chicago? True story. I donâ€™t like instant coffee, but Iâ€™ve been known to throw it in my chocolate flavored protein shakes from time to time.
– Mmmm, chicken noodle soup! The taste of chicken noodle soup brings back fond memories of childhood. My grandma used to make me chicken noodle soup and grilled cheese sandwiches on cold winter days. Those were some good times right there. Anyway, Greatist website has 31 different recipes for variations on good old fashioned chicken soup. They all look great, but the one Iâ€™d like to try most would be Chicken Soup with sweet potatoes, pumpkin and corn.