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Beer-Battered Fish

Photo info: FUJIFILM X-E4, 28.9mm, f/3.2, 1/100 sec, ISO2500
“Beer-Battered Fish” Cedar Park, 2022

Bay cooked us “Beer-Battered Fish” tonight using a recipe from a book he is reading, Salt Fat Acid Heat. It was super-yummy! He also made an incredible tartar-sauce that even Koa (who despises mayo and mayo-like sauces) enjoyed.

It’s so nice to know that our son, who lives much of the year away from home with his college roommates, has great cooking skills. 😄

Quick Running Update

Hi all,

I just wanted to write a note here that my running continues to improve! Last week I was able to up my distance to 10 km distance without any discomfort, and then after a couple of rest days, I was able to run a half-marathon distance!

My leg did start to feel weak at about the 9 mile mark, so I walked for a minute and did some light stretching before continuing on. The pain didn’t increase and actually went away and I was able to up the pace for the last few miles. It was a pleasant surprise!

Anyways, I am pretty stoked so I wanted to make a post about it. 😃 Injuries suck, but helps put things into perspective.


Spring Concert

Photo info: FUJIFILM X-E4, 48.4mm, f/4, 1/100 sec, ISO6400
“Band Award” Leander, 2022

Koa’s high school band had their spring concert tonight. I had thought that their UIL contest performance would be the last concert for us to see, but I was mistaken. We got to see and listen to them one last time!

Besides being the final show, the band was honored with a Sousa Flag, which we’ve learned is a rare honor (only 87 have been awarded in the ~40 years of the program’s existence).

With graduation just a week away, I can confidently say that this was reall the last concert. 😀 It’s been a fun part of our kids’ school experience to watch!

Photo info: FUJIFILM X-E4, 18mm, f/2.8, 1/50 sec, ISO1000
“Final Spring Concert” Leander, 2022

Big Beer

Photo info: FUJIFILM X-E4, 27mm, f/2.8, 1/100 sec, ISO640
“The Big Beer” Cedar Park, 2022

Mariko brought a couple of growlers back from Colorado, but they are so huge that we were worried it would be too much for just two of us to drink at dinner, so they’ve been sitting in the fridge. Well, tonight was the night! And actually, it was a good size for two of us. 🙂

Okonomiyaki Dinner

Photo info: FUJIFILM X-E4, 18mm, f/2.8, 1/100 sec, ISO1250
“Okonomiyaki” Cedar Park, 2022

Tonight we enjoyed Hiroshima-style okonomiyaki. I love it! My favorite is Osaka-style, but Hiroshima style is delicious as well. I am so full… I couldn’t stop eating. 😁

Photo info: FUJIFILM X-E4, 32.9mm, f/3.6, 1/100 sec, ISO3200
“Okonomiyaki” Cedar Park, 2022