September 07, 2010

Trying to come back from Israel

I have insufficient words to describe the trip; I doubt I'll ever have the words. I can tell the stories and show the pictures and pass out the souvenirs, but there are things that happened in Israel that even I don't understand yet. I will say this, however: I feel a change inside of me, a weight lifted, a wall crumbling down, and a golden light lifting through my center. And I think I know, and it took some quiet reflection on my part, a silence for which I apologize, I think I know where I'm going now, or at least the first steps I need to take, I think I know what I believe in now, and I think I know what I want. I feel a force outside myself, but it's a strength within that is the ultimate miracle.

August 22, 2010

To take on the world would be something

Well, this is it; I am getting on a plane this afternoon, then I'm eighteen hours away from Israel!  See you in twelve days!

August 19, 2010

More food

Spicy spicy, yummy yummy at Banana Leaf.

Happiest tummy of all time!

Currently, making a few of my long and life-saving lists and preparing for a ten-day adventure starting on Sunday! Oh my gosh.

August 17, 2010

Food tour of Los Angeles

Chewing, chewing, chewing

Cheesy mac and rib melt, and brie melt, from the Grilled Cheese Truck.

Paulette macarons: earl gray tea, caramel, passionfruit, caribbean chocolate, violet cassis, and rose.

I have been eating so many amazing things since coming down to visit, and it's only been three days!  We've also had pastor burritos with avocado from Cactus, guava cream cheese pie at Cafe Tropical, little tastes of four unbelievable burgers from Umami Burger (plus some superb sides), and a trip down memory lane at Clifton's.  And we've still got plans for the rest of the week: Singaporean food, frozen yogurt, french dips, bacon donuts, more burgers, Brazilian beef served on swords, and a chili dog burrito concoction that will evoke thirteen years old.  Currently in the middle of a never-ending food coma combined with some serious nostalgia, but that may be a good thing.  I have a ridiculously long plane flight in my very near future, and sleeping off a week of delicious food may be just the way to spend it.

Good omen

With a butterfly landing on knees and clinging to fingertips; so far, very good luck in Los Angeles.

August 14, 2010


August 08, 2010

Post office secrets

On Friday, I sent something really important and exciting out into the world. Keep your fingers crossed for me!