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Customer: Do you have kale?
Employee: We only have organic kale.

— Overheard at the grocery store. Yes, I’m in Portland.

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Hobo: And thanks to that little girl, today you can find apples in everything that’s good: apple wine, apple whiskey, apple schnapps, apple martinis… uh, Snapple with vodka in it, apple nail polish remover…
Lisa Simpsons: Don’t forget apple sauce.
Hobo: Yeah, I suppose you could grind some pills into it.

— From an episode of The Simpsons (“Simpsons Tall Tales”)


Hot coffee on the beach

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Verve at Pleasure Point, Santa Cruz
Verve Coffee @ Pleasure Point in Santa Cruz, CA

Great-tasting coffee a few blocks away from the beach. 70-degrees and sunny in February. Is this real life?

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Larry David: I started to eat very healthy foods and [my ex-wife] just hated that. Hated it.
Conan O’Brien: Why did she hate it if you ate healthy foods?
Larry David: You know, I suspect she wanted me to die.

— Larry David & Conan O’Brien

After several days of unhealthy eating, I plead with Daisy, “No more burgers.” She agrees.

That night, she drags me to a hot dog restaurant. They have every type of hot dog you’d want. The vegetables are battered and fried (or for the health-conscious, fried without batter.) And I order the healthiest thing in sight: a burger. Made of pork belly.

Help me…


Pretzel psychosis

Posted by chris on Jun 15th, 2013 add a comment


She knows me so well.

Daisy surprised me with chocolate covered peanut butter pretzels.

She intends for us to snack on them during a flight. In. The. Future. 32 hours away. 32 hours of pretezel-less hell. 32 hours of tortuous challenege. Of pointless denial. Of staring game.


[Update, 12 hours before departure:] Yeah. All gone.


When life gives you lemons

Posted by Jill on Apr 9th, 2013 1 comment


Or rather, when your friend gives you a paper bag and takes you to her neighbor’s lemon tree, you make the most delicious Arnold Palmers on the face of the earth.


No peas, please

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Daisy’s plate of Lobster Mac and Cheese from Montrio Bistro in Monterey, CA


Future food

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  • Daisy: I wonder if this week old duck is still okay
  • Chris: Could be pushing it
  • Daisy: Eh. The microwave will kill the germs
  • Chris: I’m eating oatmeal with brown sugar and apples
  • Daisy: I’m eating future food poisoning!

Not surprisingly, this is a girl who told me last week, “I like living life on the edge… of the toilet.”



Posted by chris on Nov 26th, 2012 add a comment

  • Alienman: I’ve lost 15 lbs since you left Portland.
  • Alienman: How to lose weight: step one, get Chris Rhee out of town

I assure
I have
no idea
what she’s


Thanksgiving 2012

Posted by chris on Nov 22nd, 2012 add a comment

Full photo gallery of Thanksgiving with Jill & Oj →

  • Jill: Thanksgiving plans? I ordered enough turkey for 5 people so… help
  • Chris: I’m in!
  • Jill: I’m making Rachael Ray’s crab mac and cheese. YOLO
  • Chris: You had me at Rachael Ray. Then again at crab mac and cheese. I passed out instantly after YOLO.