The mountain

Woke up to this view with gnome in the mountains of Northern California. (Thanks Brent!) Tis the rainy season. Redbud in bloom. Waterfalls at full force. Had a fresh salad from the tiny greenhouse to pair with fishsticks for dinner. A cat in the bag. This one is Ashi.

Festival of Lights

What was

There was french toast and good coffee down at my neighbor Joe’s the day after Christmas. Here I am tinkering with his gift of a lens kit for the phone. There was more rain. There was bourbon/whiskey. There was ham.

Maury’s Burger Night

I’ll stand by the burger deal at Maury’s Tiny Cove on Mondays. In addition to the solid meal, you get to see an interior for the upcoming movie Carol, and you might run into ladies from the Red Hat Society; which, how great is their charter? “We are a global society of women that connects, supports […]

Soup Party

The thing about a soup party—where everyone brings a soup to share—is that once the bowls get distributed and it’s on, it’s hard to take a photo.

Legally Blonde

Birthday dinner for a friend, then over to CCM to catch a performance of Legally Blonde. I was once one of those people that poo-poo’d musical adaptations of 80’s movies, but three songs into this and I have now changed my mind. Super enjoyable sweet silly fun. Hat tip to Joseph for helping make it […]

Joe’s ravioli

Neighbor Joe made ravioli* and I ate it with the enthusiasm of someone who had been fasting for some time. To me, the process of making ravioli is filed under “magic”… Not dark magic, but light and powerfully good magic. * yolk pasta ravioli stuffed with spinach and rocket arugula with parmesan in a lemon […]

Korean dinner

Celebrating Joseph’s birthday with some Doldot Bibim Bab at Riverside Korean.