Our family vacation to London turned into a bit of a KC reunion. As the Fates decreed, our friend Jake Blanton was on tour with the Killers and Krystle Warren was singing with Rufus Wainwright on back-to-back shows that weekend. Saturday night, we took a boat from Tower Bridge Pier to the O2 (which in... Continue Reading →
“This is the world premiere of Libby Hanssen. And in the grand tradition of the People’s Liberation Big Band, it is unrehearsed.” -Brad Cox *********************** Unrelenting thunderstorms washed out some of the crowd for the People’s Liberation Big Band’s regular gig at the RecordBar. My baby and I made it out, despite the rains, for... Continue Reading →
I want to recap a show that opened last month here in Kansas City. Well, more event than show, at least for my involvement and observation. “America: Now and Here” ran at the Leedy-Voulkos Art Center in the Crossroads over the course of May. The project was conceived and spearheaded by artist Eric Fischl. The prescribed... Continue Reading →
It is a very good thing to live with a very good cook. It also helps when, being pregnant, one's husband takes his provider role very seriously and creates delicious meals to feed his wife and child. It is not a good thing that our schedules are so disjunct that we can eat a meal, at home, together,... Continue Reading →
Since a portion of this blog is devoted to the perfect meal - le sandwich - I feel it is my duty to corral links and information in honor and celebration of that aforementioned item. Behold: Selleck Waterfall Sandwich.
I am very picky about roast beef. Really, any beef. I worked in a deli for about a decade and there is no comparison of the slimy, bloody, vacuum-packed meat wads that passed for roast/corned beef to the real thing. Whenever I see a Reuben on a menu, my first question is "do you make... Continue Reading →
Of late, I am unable to partake in one of my favorite pastimes: drinking. My husband has been very generous over the last few months by allowing me to smell his beer and wine, but even the heady aromas can't fulfill my desires. The past few days, though, have offered some beer -related distractions from my forced ascetic... Continue Reading →
Cuban: Ham, Swiss, Mustard, Pickles; Foccaccia; Grilled. Alterations made: Add lettuce, subtract mustard, trade swiss for white cheddar. Libby approval rating: AWESOME! Read up on their menu and specials.
National Basketball weekend - also known as the NCAA men's basketball tournament - is something of a religious holiday for my husband. The first weekend - with its 60 + games, games that happen in simultaneous chunks so that no matter how many times you flip channels there's always a game to watch - is... Continue Reading →