Archive for the miscellaneous category


Hot coffee on the beach

Posted by chris on Feb 13th, 2014 add a comment

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?


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

Posted by chris on Dec 7th, 2012 add a comment

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


Future food

Posted by chris on Dec 6th, 2012 add a comment

  • 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.


Fruit or Vegetable

Posted by chris on Oct 1st, 2012 1 comment

  • Victoria: does eating homemade salsa count as a serving of vegetables? I’m going to say that it does.
  • Chris: As everyone knows, the tomato is a fruit. Denied!
  • Victoria: hmph. the peppers don’t count? I use a LOT of peppers.
  • Chris: As everyone knows, botanically speaking, peppers are a fruit.
  • Victoria: I think I hate you.

I’m aware that anyone who says “botanically speaking” is an ass-hat. In my defense, I’m only an ass-hat to Victoria. And don’t believe anyone who comments here saying that I’m an ass-hat to them. That’s just Victoria commenting under the name of someone I know in real life who I’m totally not an ass-hat to in any way, shape or form.



Posted by chris on Aug 18th, 2012 add a comment

This morning, I’m on a mission.

The previous night, I set an alarm on my laptop to give myself ample time to prep for a meeting. But the alarm isn’t the boss of me — I wake up well before it goes off. My biological clock is bigger than yours.

I’m in the zone: A serious man, ready for serious business.

At a nearby coffee shop, I get a large cup. These are serious times. 8oz cups don’t pay the bills. 8oz cups are for laggards on vacation. 8oz cups are causing the collapse of capitalism. I get the large.

After thorough investigation, the best table for conducting serious work is selected. I open my laptop. Sparing no second — As if it senses the seriousness of the situation, the screen lights up instantly.

Then the alarm goes off. The one I forgot to disable. FutureSex/LoveSounds plays. At max volume. The music floods through the coffee shop, for what feels like a lifetime.


A hearty pie

Posted by chris on Oct 4th, 2011 add a comment

  • Saige: Just out of the oven. Apple pie made by Yours Truly.
  • Will: Clearly that heart is for me. I want some!
  • Saige: Of course.
  • Chris: The heart is for Will. The rest is for me.


Po’ boy blues

Posted by chris on Sep 26th, 2011 1 comment

  • Alienman: i think your appetite and mine are totally out of sync today
  • Alienman: so go eat something and check back in a few hours
  • Chris: I’ll just stay at home. Alone. With no one to love me.
  • Chris: Eating a cold sandwich over the sink.
  • Alienman: yea, do that
  • Alienman: and i’ll happily picture how pitiful you look
  • Chris: I didn’t mention anything about being pitiful. I’ll be rocking out.


Left overs

Posted by chris on Sep 13th, 2011 2 comments

Not pictured: All the cookies I ate.


Late night chicken exchange

Posted by chris on May 17th, 2011 add a comment

Around midnight on Twitter…

  • Dorinda: Holy god. This herbed, butter-roasted chicken would make anorexic vegetarians say, “Well, just for tonight.”
  • Will: that sounds like it might be pretty good.
  • Dorinda: @Will: Hey, uh… chicken?
  • Chris: [butting in] What’s a man gotta do to get a damn chicken invite?
  • Dorinda: Well, muh’fuqqr, the squeaky complainer gets the lube. Or something. Whatevs. Come over.
  • Chris: I will only eat chickens that were cooked with me in mind. Second-hand chicken? Who you thank this is?
  • Dorinda: Oh, believe me, when I’m trussing this chicken and shoving it into a hot, confined oven, I’m thinking of you.



Posted by chris on Feb 2nd, 2011 add a comment

My friend Brian picks me up from the airport. Once I get in the car, he says:

  • Brian: Want to get some food?
  • Chris: Yeah. What were you thinking?
  • Brian: Quantity.


Some awesome

Posted by chris on Jan 11th, 2011 1 comment

The other night, I got a call from my friend Corey, inviting me to Will’s to join them and “cook a bunch of awesome shit.” So Corey, Courtenay and I walked over to Will’s and we cooked a bunch of awesome shit.

For those who aren’t familiar with the official definition, “awesome shit” refers to: wild Alaskan king salmon, shrimp and the not pictured: kale, asparagus, mashed potatoes, lamb and artichoke pesto.