Friday, March 31, 2006

A Mak-Pocket

Amy loves to eat weird things like papayas, mustard greens....gross.

Me? I love exploring new dishes....but sometimes it's fun to recycle leftovers. Take 2 slices of toast + leftover frozen pizza + some baby spinach + some mayo = one heck of a party in my mouth! I guess this isn't very Atkins-friendly.

Thursday, March 16, 2006

New & Old

Today I said goodbye to my 1st love. I just want you to know that it wasn't your fault, it was mine. We've been together for over 2 years and shared some sweet memories. We first met in Germany and moved from San Diego to LA and eventually to the Bay Area. I know she's gonna find a good home in Santa Rosa, CA and I think she's going to be in very capable hands.

Alas, you had to share the garage with the *other* car for a couple weeks now. There are new changes in my life and just know that if circumstances were different, we'd still be together. However, hopefully some day your M3 sister and I will hook up ;-)

Tuesday, March 7, 2006

Lucky Poop

My fish is either really well-hung or has an excellent bowel movement that will make any living organism jealous. Everytime I walk over to the fish tank the fish start poopin' with excitement because they know they are about to be fed. I guess it's the same kind of anxiety when you're about to interview or anticipate good/bad news.

Friday, February 24, 2006

The Ultimate Cookie

If there's such thing as an 'ultimate cookie' it's quite hard to find in California. If you've never tried a McVittie's Chocolate Digestive, you're soooo missing out. Do they make you 'digest' things better? I dunno about that but they're quite delightful. The best way for me to describe it is a moist graham cracker coated with chocolate. I had my first digestive in London and it was love at first bite. I would consume a pack a day and I just couldn't kick the habit. I would stash as many packs as could fit in my luggage as I headed back home but sadly the day would come when they would all be consumed. Amy was determined to find a store in the US that sold digestives- albeit at a price premium. We found Cost Plus World Market in Oakland, CA to carry an assortment of European food items. $3.99 is quite steep for a small pack of cookies but it undeniably makes the perfect complement to any cup of Peet's coffee any time of day.

I remember a time from my childhood when I got a plate full of assorted homemade cookies as a Christmas gift and exclaimed to my parents that "these are all mine! all mine!" and refused to share them with anyone. As I got older, I realized how childish and selfish I was and vowed to share my goodies. Unfortunately, my newfound digestives have rooted me back to my selfish ways....