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!

August 05, 2010

How pretty

In other unexpectedly beautiful news, I was just at the bus stop, waiting and taking lazy sips from a glass bottle, when the wind came whipping by, across the mouth of the bottle and filling it with wild air, whistling that round blowing noise like I do when my lips are up to the bottle but this time they weren't; it was the Earth making music and I just happened to be holding it in my hands.

Keeping up in little bits and pieces.

Joanna Newsom and Robin Pecknold

This is where I was on Monday night, serenaded by lovely music perched high up in the balcony of the Fox Theater.  Now, it's Thursday afternoon and five and a half hours to a genetics final, seven and a half hours and a train ride away to the start of my summer.  Many things happening, many many things!