Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Our Friend the Gecko ( R I P )

I discovered our little buddy shortly after we moved in.

One tragic pause to sniff for a fly and BAM,
he was preserved in our doorway forever.

Thursday, January 15, 2009


Around graduation last May, Jake started noticing a tiny dot next to his eye. You couldn't see it, and you could only feel it if you really tried hard - it was like a sesame seed under his skin.

Well, that sesame seed grew. By December, it was like a blueberry. Jake couldn't go anywhere with out some friend or stranger pointing it out to him. So after being referred all over the valley, he eventually ended up getting some elective plastic surgery done to remove it.

Before: (this is actually in October - about 1/2 the size it ended as)


Much better, huh?

OK, it's actually a lot better now - just a tiny stitches scar that will also fade in time. Turns out it was a benign fibrous histiocytoma (a tumor). But they removed most of it, and we're hoping that's the end of Jake's plastic surgery phase.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Fruits & Veggies

Ranch Market, you're too good to me.

Friday, January 02, 2009

Foodie Friday #12 - Giant Hamburgers

Welcome back to Foodie Friday.
(for an explanation of the ratings, see here)

Giant Hamburgers

2753 E. Broadway, Mesa

Price: $

Taste: * * * * *
S&A: * * * *
Value: * * * * *

Giant Hamburgers is a tiny restaurant located in a grocery store parking lot, next to a Subway. The place consists of an order counter & a couple of booths. The menu is short - hamburgers, cheeseburgers, hotdogs, etc, as well as a small breakfast menu.

Jake and I both ordered the cheeseburger when we went, and shared a side of fries. The burger was giant. And very simple - the way a cheeseburger should be. Good quality meat, freshly cut tomatoes (I saw them being sliced), lettuce, cheese, and grilled onions.

The fries tasted crispy & homemade, and came in a good portion for the price. I saw someone order a shake, which also looked delicious, but that can't be verified, since it was too cold to actually order one for ourselves.

Jake wants to try everything on the menu, and I definitely want to try a breakfast - which is served all day. This place is awesome, and I highly recommend it. We'll be back. Soon.

Overall Rating: 4¾ Stars