Sunday, August 5

A Really BAD hair day...

Have you ever had a bad haircut? I mean a really bad haircut... one that makes you want to cry? Today was a rough day. Henry went to Rudy's in the Pearl for a routine "trim/clean-up". I thought I was clear in telling the "butcher", I mean stylist, that we like his hair "longer". I'm trying to be more relaxed and less of a control freak when it comes to such details. I usually bring a photo (below), but I didn't today. How do you stop someone, once they clearly went too far? Poor Henry was devastated. We keep reassuring him that his hair will grow back fast and he still looks very handsome. The results are undeniable... I did tell him that lots of veggies, exercise, fresh air and sunshine will stimulate hair growth. This is what Henry's haircut was supposed to look like:
This is what it ended up looking like:
(bad haircut from 2005)

Sunday, July 29

A Bagel Experiement... Who makes the best bagel in Portland?

We are always in search of the best bagel in Portland. I've been thrilled with Bowery Bagels, but I have also heard wonderful reviews of Spielman's on SE Division. This morning we decided to put the bagels to the test. We purchased 4 bagels at each location... 2 Salt, 1 Everything and 1 poppy. The prices were the same 1.50/bagel ($6 for 4). We splurged on some Gina Marie Cream Cheese at New Seasons.
The salt bagel from Spielman's had a really hard and thick crust, immediately making Bowery the clear favorite. The Everything bagels were a bit closer, but in the end Bowery won every vote and was the clear favorite. They are chewy and dense with great flavor.