Thursday, August 18, 2011

Hunger Games

Driving home from our week in Seattle, I finally got A interested in the Hunger Games series. We listened to all of book one, finishing just as we pulled off the freeway. I can't tell you how happy I am about this, because I LOVE those books! Now we're listening to book two, simultaneously, but separately. I'm listening on my way to and from work, which has greatly improved my traveling experience. Just seven months till the movie comes out. Team Peeta, forever.

Friday, August 12, 2011


Friday, we went to paseo, a caribbean did stand near the coast in ballard. I almost died, my cuban sandwich was so flipping good. The baguette, the grilled onion, the jalapeno, the cilantro... Oh my.

Then we went to trophy cupcakes. Now, I'm skeptical of all store-bought cupcakes, because I've only had two that were even comparable to the ones my sister makes (one from bouchon bakery, one from disneyland). But. This snickerdoodle cupcake was phenomenal. The cake was heavy, almost like coffee cake, and somehow the outside was crusted with cinnamon sugar. The frosting was very cinnamonish, and sprinkled with coarse sugar. Is was so good. A had the red velvet, which had one adorable heart shaped sprinkle on top. Plus, the shop itself was so cute, and they sent us home with two cupcakes for free since it was near closing time. Literally, sweet!

Experimental Burgers.

Thursday we went to a little place called Lunchbox Laboratory. The gps on my phone sent us on a wild goose chase to find it, but when we finally got there, it was well worth the long trip.

It was happy hour there, so I ordered the burger of the gods for a third of the usual price, and a half price boston cream pie shake. A had the new york burger with a vanilla shake. We shared sweet potato fries. A insists it is the best burger he's ever had.

Best Mexican.

So pretty much, this trip has consisted of entertaining Pickles (the english/french bulldog-boston terrier puppy), watching netflix, and eating amazing food. No running around trying to fit in touristy things, just relaxing. It has been so nice, and the food has seriously been spectacular.

Wednesday we went to Kubota gardens, a beautiful japanese garden, and then to dinner at Carta de Oaxaca. We got a parking spot just across from the restaurant, and when we walked up to the door, we were seated immediately. Apparently that was extremely lucky, because it is a crazy busy and popular restaurant.

Everything was very reasonably priced, so we ordered two tacos al pastor to share, A got the posole, and I got the pork mole tamale. Out was spectacular. The sweet, but not like cafe rio sweet, just perfect and delicious. The posole was good, and spicy!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Daily Log

Sunday: naps, general lounging, long walks at seward park, eighties movies on netflix.

Monday: discovery park with a hot doggie,  smoked gouda grilled cheese, exploring spectacular neighborhoods, pesto pizza (red mill was closed!), old school custard, and "girls just wanna have fun."

Tuesday: good will (amazing!), seward park again, red mill, double chocolate caramel magnum bars, and more eighties movies.

Sunday, August 7, 2011


Yesterday wad a chill day. We slept in with a snoring dog, then made oatmeal and omelets with fresh eggs. We went to the burian st. vincent depaul thrift shop, and I got five skeins of wool yarn for two dollars. We ran around in the backyard with the funny dog, and then went to thai tom for dinner. I had pad thai with tofu, A had cashew chicken. It was spectacularly good. Then we watched "the man who knew too little," which A had never seen. It was great.

Friday, August 5, 2011


Monorail, pike's market, chocolate croissant, people watching at the space needle, harry potter 3d imax, snuggling with a sweet doggie, beef brisket sandwich and great company, and my husband arriving. All in all, a great day.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Come fly with me

Flying by myself today made me feel so adult. Now I'm in Seattle, hanging out with my big brother. We ate blta (bacon, lettuce, tomato, avocado) hot dogs. So good.

Tommorow A will drive in, and we'll house and puppy sit for for a whole week, without homework (way to go this semester, honey!).

Tuesday, August 2, 2011


Last week, at the di. Fifty cents for the poppy mug, two dollars for the purse. Finding these kinds of purses while thrifting is one of my special talents.

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