Saturday, October 30, 2010

Rainy Day Breakfasts and a NaBloPoMo Warning {Barracuda Taqueria}

It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood from where I'm sitting.
Sadly this photo doesn't show the sideways rain. It would be much more impactful that way. Days like today are great for sleeping in, which is exactly what I did. Thankfully, it's a Saturday with nothing on the agenda. The trouble with Seattle is that we have SO many days like today when we still have to drag ourselves out of bed and be somewhere at a reasonable hour. I am happy today is not one of those days.
The weather is supposed to look like this all weekend. I'll venture a guess that I won't feel even a little bit like going out tomorrow morning, so B and I made our breakfast adventure this weekend a separate take-out journey. He made his way in one direction to pick up his usual breakfast bagel and coffee from Cherry Street and I called in a taco order from Barracuda and ventured in the opposite direction to pick it up. Breakfast on the sofa was a nice change of pace and my tacos were every bit as delicious as always.
Taco con Papas and Taco con Barbacoa

While their tacos are way too big to eat more than one, I love that they are so inexpensive that I can order two just for variety! Definitely a sunshiney moment on this soggy, gray day.

And now, a warning. Starting on Monday, you're about to hear WAY more out of me than you ever want to. For the month of November, I will participate in NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month), introduced to me by my former officemate, friend and fellow blogger, K.C. While NaBloPoMo takes place every month, November is the month I would choose anyway since NaBloPoMo is a spinoff of NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) which takes place annually in November. I've always wanted to participate, but never had the time or discipline to dedicate to get to 50,000 words in 30 days. A blog post a day is something I can take on.

B's first reaction was "We can't eat out every day for a month!" Fair point, and I never intended that. His second concern was that I can't post every day for a month and still be relevant and true to the spirit of Thursday Night Bites. I'd already thought of that too and it's a very valid concern. I appreciate the creative challenge of not only forcing the writing habit daily, but also forcing my creative mind to think in ways that will result in relevant content for anyone who chooses to visit this site. I'm also hoping this will force me to cook a little more creatively and get comfortable sharing a little more of my own food. Third, we're traveling 3 weekends in November, so I'm guaranteed to have more content available than usual. Lastly, I ONLY want to do this for one month and then get back to business as usual. So, starting on Monday, I'll aim for 30 posts in 30 days.

As a side note, for anyone who remains only interested in our Thursday adventures (understandably so), I've created a Thursday tag that will only take you to those posts.

1 comment:

  1. Those tacos look delicious and thanks for the shout out! Good luck with the challenge! My goal is to read them all! :)