***Just the other day, I saw this "five senses friday" on the awesome Abby's blog.  She warmly asked others to participate and even though I feel like I can barely keep my head above the wildly whirling work waters, I decided I had to do this.  I can't think of a better way to spend my breaks.  I recommend you go there and join in too!***
I HEREBY GIVE YOU, MY WEEK OF SENSES: Sight #1 & 2: (on my walk this week)



Taste: 1) AmyJo's (my sweet sweet housemate) popcorn.  She makes this AMAZING mixture of spice, sugar, salt, and brewer's yeast to shake it all up.  I could eat it for every meal.  We ate it this week, while watching American Idol.  (that's right, I watch AI...and I love it...get over yourselves). 2) Will and I made a recipe that's stuck with me all week: kale and white bean caldo.  So healthy, hearty, and tasty.  I felt like a new woman after I ate it.  Email me (betsy.and.iya [at] gmail.com) if you want if for yourself. 2) The smoothest red wine with the greatest of friends at Slow Bar.  (which leads me to...) Sight #3:

senses-wine-handsMy favorite hands.

I heard: 1) A new album I'm obsessed with.  It REALLY and truly helps me get my work done efficiently.  Haushka's new one and my first, Ferndorf.  I recommend the entire album, from start to finish.  I almost cried when I first listened to it.  It's beautiful.  It reminds me a lot of the way I felt when I first really listened to Yann Tiersen. Sight #4: Shape and Texture:



I smelled (and heard and touched):

After Slow Bar, I headed over to Rotture for a little bit of Soul night with some other good friends.  I DEFINITELY felt as if I had stepped into another era...an old and familiar one.  People were packed in there, smells of patchouli and body odor and sweat filled the air.  It was different than a bunch of people packed in trying to hook up with each other.  It felt more like a gathering of mutual appreciation for what came before---true soul.  I was wearing my grandma's robin's egg blue dress---so fitting---and I shook it to one Smokey song with my soul-geek-goddess friend, Jessica.  It was my first soul night there.  I will be back.

Sight #5: From my meeting with old friends at Slow Bar on SE Grand last night.  This is my favorite image from the week.  It is a perfect representation of our slow, red time there.

senses-slow-bar Touch: 1) Last night's hug from Canadian Scott that I haven't felt in months. 2) Will's hands. 3) Grandma's old dress with cashmere socks. HAPPY WEEKEND!!! xoxo-betsy ***Song of the Moment: It Was You, by Aretha Franklin***

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October 05 2016 at 09:10 PM


Mmm, that popcorn sounds fantastic! If you wanted to find out the exact spices and everything she puts on it, I’d love to try it! Thanks for stopping by! :)

October 05 2016 at 09:10 PM


Darn… totally too late on Slow Bar. We’ll toast you two. In fact, we’ll drink an extra two beers in your honor. Awesome shot of the interior.

October 05 2016 at 09:10 PM


I like you photo of your ‘slow, red time’ ..,
thanks for visiting my blog & for the compliments :)

October 05 2016 at 09:10 PM


Aw, thanks for playing!
You are awesome :)
Congrats on one year of Betsy and Iya that is amazing!!!

October 05 2016 at 09:10 PM

sherri s.:

Such a lovely list and lovely photos…what does it say about me that I honed in on the “taste” category?! Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog, Foziewisp, last week; I’m doing Five Senses Friday, too—fun! Your jewelry is just too too lovely—congrats on making a go of something you love!

October 05 2016 at 09:10 PM


And you looked so good shakin it in gramaw’s dress! Its as if the dress wanted to go out dancing to the music it knew…

October 05 2016 at 09:10 PM

favorite hands:

Thank you for showing us the wonderful things that you see, touch, smell, hear, taste. Your viewpoint is so unique, so special. It’s a treat to sit in the space between your synapses and watch the electricity pulse by.

October 05 2016 at 09:10 PM


Beautiful words from a beautiful girl!

October 05 2016 at 09:10 PM


great photos – i like your list

October 05 2016 at 09:10 PM

Hilde Iren:

Thank you for sharing :) I enjoyed the post so much that I linked to it from my blog, hope you dont mind…
have a lovely sunday!

October 05 2016 at 09:10 PM

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