Farewell to Phil

My stepbrother is visiting friends and family around Ohio and across the U.S. before traveling abroad for a few months and finally landing in his new home in South America. Safe travels, Phil.

Edit, August 2017: Seems Phil had a change of heart and opted to stay in the States following his world tour.

Complimentary Bluefin Upgrade

Honestly, it was almost a shame to get an unexpected bluefin upgrade on this particular roll, where I didn’t feel I could properly enjoy it. The exquisite texture of the tuna was overshadowed by everything else going on (mainly the cream cheese).

Still, though, I’m grateful to be such a regular that I get upgrades like this! My once-a-week sushi habit is paying off… sort of.

Spinning Self-Portrait

My son took his Lumix (the one Fake Aunt Sheryl gave him last year, along with the Team Umizoomi bag she made for it) to school for show and tell last week, and came back with several intriguing photos, including this one. Fun to see his classroom from his perspective — and to see his attempts at artsy photos.

He also came back with a camera lens that was cockeyed from a classmate obviously dropping it on the floor. Luckily, I was able to get it realigned with a little elbow grease, and my son still learned an important lesson about who you trust with your stuff.