1) I quit my job at the ice rink. I was unhappy there, and I doubt they would have let me take three weeks off so I could to go MI for both the interview and Christmas festivities.
First Fridays is where businesses are open late, Angry Adam's offers free wine tasting, and the local museums put together some great deals. First Saturdays, the Portsmouth Farmers Market is open - yes, even in December! We picked up some organic eggs, green peppers and I lusted after some herbs. Check out that massive rogue egg - we were so scared of it, we never even cooked it. There was also a flea market that took up the entire first floor of a parking garage. We found some great stuff there.
3) I attempted to make lemon bars in muffin tins by baking them in a toaster oven. They turned out okay - maybe a little messy.
4) Kyle and I traipsed around downtown Portsmouth three times in one VERY cold day to take some photos to put in Christmas cards. The first time, my battery died immediately. The third time we came back because it was dark out and Portsmouth has some very pretty Christmas lights. Here are our three picks.
Alright, I think that's all I'm going to throw at you for now. Next time I'll tell you about the craziness of Christmastime in Michigan, including snowshoeing, sushi, and skating.