National Pie Day at Work
One of these things does not belong. Can you spot it?
We love it when the Pie Guy (aka Jason Harder) from Hubbard Avenue comes to see us at News 3. He is so nice for bringing us a sweet treat -- and when he gets married this fall, his wife is going to be one lucky gal! Thank, Jason! It's always great to see you on any day, not just #NationalPieDay!
Bass 2 Billfish Day on WISC
Did you guys catch the show? Bass 2 Billfish aired today on NBC Sports! But don't worry, the episode will air again.
Here's a quick story!
From this week's voicemail:
Let it be known, I love this guy. And I love it when people leave us messages. We just get a chuckle out of them from time-to-time. Seriously...thanks for watching!
It must be on my brain because I did it again on Monday's 6 p.m. newscast.
You should So go... to Sujeo
Like, totally! You should so go... to Sujeo!
Sujeo is pronounced "Soo-Joh" -- and is actually the Korean word used to describe eating utensils --
Three of us from work finally made it over to the east side eatery. I've wanted to go for months but never had the right timing. I went once and it was closed! The restaurant is closed on days that don't totally make sense (like Tuesdays) so it is a little quirk that might leave you hungry if you're not paying attention.
This restaurant is owned by THE Tory Miller, a Madison superstar chef. I went to a fundraiser where he brought in a near $50,000 donation to host two private dinners. You could have knocked me over with a feather.
The food at Sujeo is fun. It's Korean-ish, meaning it has lots of dishes that look and sound Korean but deviate from the authentic. I liked the ddeokbokki ("duck-boh-gee" is a dish of spicy rice cakes), though Sujeo's version seemed to have a smokier taste than the norm.
The japchae was also pretty tasty (sweet potato noodles) but the Sujeo rendition included bacon and tomatoes -- something you would not see at a traditional Korean restaurant! It was different but still delicious.
I recommend you order the banchan (bon-chon) because you'll get to try a bunch of side dishes before your meal. It's a little different than a traditional Korean restaurant because banchan is never ordered. It's just given. And these banchan were also variants of what Korean food lovers know.
The bottom line - it's definitely worth a go! Just make sure you check to see if the place is open... and expect to take home lots of leftovers.
Catch us on 'Bass 2 Billfish'
Set your DVRs! Our family is going to make an appearance on Bass 2 Billfish this month.
We were so thrilled to spend time at Hawk's Cay Resort in the Florida Keys with Peter Miller and his crew. Here we are with Peter and his son Niles.
I should also mention the people who are not pictured since I am married to a man who spent much of his career behind-the-scenes as a photojournalist! We loved working with the guys from B2B and REC Media Group - Ray, Brent, Will, Jonathan, Rick and Mikey! I sure hope I hope I didn't forget anyone! That group was so much fun and I hope we get to see them again.
Anyway, catch B2B on NBC Sports:
Jan. 21 at 2:30 p.m.
Jan. 26 at 12 p.m.
Jan. 28 at 3 p.m.
Catch them on Twitter:
No-Sew Draft blocker
Pretty simple but I thought it might be a good reminder of things you can do to block a draft in your home.
Since our little east side love shack is older, this was a necessity. Three bags of brown rice, a sheet of fleece and velcro. It's not exactly pretty but it works!
Don't get me wrong, I love hearing from our viewers, but this made me chuckle...
Every Friday Gary Cannalte gives us a weekend comfort rating, ranging from 1-5. Not too long ago, I sighed at a 1-star rating and that left an impression with one of our viewers.
I bet Gary's comfort rating is higher this weekend because we'll be climbing out of the deep freeze. I'm not making fun of our viewer, I just thought this was a little funny. I'll try to keep my sighs to myself!
Freshii & Me
Have you guys tried Freshii?! If you're on-the-go and want to eat well, I suggest you try it!
You can get vegetarian and vegan options, which I love. It is so hard to find a place that will trade out any option all the time! I also felt full when I left and stayed that way for several hours. Channel 3000 editor Hannah McClung really liked the teriyaki bowl while I enjoyed the pangoa. I also liked the mint limeade! Definitely worth trying.
If you want to do a juice cleanse, you can even order it so that you pick up the drinks at the same time every day. How cool is that?
Freshii is on the west side of town, across from the West Towne Mall and near Starbucks. Make sure you say hi to Jack Magee, the franchise owner! He's very helpful and super friendly. He usually walks around and talks to people!
I love thrift store shopping. I recently found these Ashley furniture bar stools for $5.99! In the spring, I'm going to repaint them white and add some stress to them.
I already re-covered them. (Actually, my big sister did it for me because she is really good, but I sat there and supported her!)
In all, I spent nearly $19 on the stools and about $14 on the fabric. The fabric was on sale at Joann for $4.99 a yard and I bought 2.5 yards. I could have done it with 2 yards.
Anyway, I have been searching for bar stools for my basement for some time... and the ones on Craigslist have been well over $100. I mean, you can't beat $6! That's cheaper than a latte! I don't know about you, but I feel so guilty buying some things new. I like to reuse, reduce and recycle! (Or upcycle in this case!)
I'd love to hear your thrift store adventures!
What a great start to the new year!
This year Jim and I decided to get out of Madison for a couple of nights. Last year for NYE, we watched some Netflix and called it in early after I worked a regular nightshift.
But not this year!
We didn't have a lot of money to spend so we decided to use our timeshare in the Dells. If you've never been, it's worth the 45 minute drive from Madison. If you're from Missouri, it's like Springfield to Branson--only the Dells has the largest water parks in the country. Maybe even the world. Heck, I don't know.
But it's also a ton of fun in the winter because of the tubing and skiing. Mind you, it's not Colorado... but it is pretty fun.
A bunch of us got together from WISC and just had a nice fun drinking and playing games. I'm pretty sure our boss thought we were going to get into trouble, but we were all pretty low key. I thought it was really nice, honestly...
And on a side note, Jim and I left the girls and Camp K9 again... and a lot of you made fun of me for my thorough note we left for their caretakers. Minnie and Piper had a great time and we love sending our pups to the kennel!
Seriously, what a great time. We are already planning another trip back and I think this has to become a NYE tradition!!
Anyway, here's a video of the most annoying sound in the world -- it's not my fault. We went down the fastest run on the tubing hill. We were not really prepared!