MY WEEK IN PHOTOS: NOVEMBER 13–19, 2017!
A week of being a lazy slug during the week and literally struggling along at the hardest puzzle I’ve ever attempted. A three day weekend full of walking around downtown, Korean fried chicken, takoyaki, queso, crashing the LA pug meet up (with my dog in a tote bag), and cosmic encounters.
This technically is from Sunday evening, but I thought starting the week with a beautiful sunset wasn’t a bad idea.
I only wear puke colors now.
Decided to set out on the journey of solving this tricky wood puzzle. I didn’t get very far.
Tuesday morning, woke up with Sufi staring at my face.
Spent a little time with the puzzle over my morning coffee. Seriously, this is hard.
A moist morning
Somebody on our floor had a catered breakfast so we snuck in to steal bagels before the clean up.
Tagged along on a research assistant’s tour of Golden Kingdoms: Luxury and Legacy in the Ancient Americas.
This is made of shell. In the ancient Americas, metal (including gold) was used to make objects for ritual and regalia (not for tools, weapons or currency) but the most valuable materials were often hard to find and get like feathers from rare birds and shells from the bottom of the sea.
In the background you can see a huge tapestry made of blue and yellow feathers.
Many of these objects survived because they were discovered in a burial context. Spanish colonizers often took gold back with them to Spain to pay tax to the king.
Jadeite masks made by the Olmecs.
Mayan carved stone
Fancy shells and jadite pearls inside
Really recommend checking out the exhibition if you’re in Los Angeles! It’s up till January 28, 2018 and then will travel to the Met Museum in New York.
Left my desk in the middle of the day, what a delight.
Carpooling before dark
My apartment is chaos. Zach has found the one area where there isn’t shit. I still haven’t unpacked and my apartment is overflowing with crap. Wahhh, the colder nights and early sunsets have made me tired so early.
Zach said we had to get out of the house. Fine, but only to the grocery store to cook something for dinner…
Ralphs carries jackfruit now?!
And the cutest baby pineapples
Making some fajitas and Zach is in charge of queso.
Made way too much! But it was really delicious.
Tristan and I watching Season 2, Episodes 4 and 5 of Game of Thrones.
I started watching Bones as my accompanying puzzle show and WOW it’s pretty gross but I’m into it. Perfect puzzle show.
Amelie on Thursday evening
Friday morning. I am not exaggerating when I say I’ll sit at the puzzle for 10 minutes and get one or two pieces in place.
I didn’t realize how much harder it would be with irregularly shaped pieces. It’s hard when you can’t look at an area and estimate how many pieces will fill that space.
“Whoa, this is hard”
Green smoothie sponsored by Zach
Decided on an afternoon bike ride
The last time I wore these weird athetlic pants I got on clearance I was in a cave trekking in the dark in Vietnam. Waaah.
A few more pics on the bike, being a hazard to myself photographing while biking.
Back from biking, showered fresh, a few more minutes to puzzle.
Parked in Little Tokyo
First view from the parking garage elevator. Promising.
Claw machine broccoli!!!!
Claw machine bread!!!!
Walked over to the Curry House for the Gudetama x Curry House promotion.
The Gudetama meal promotion from Sanrio is $29 and includes a drink, a pudding, a corn chowder, and a big generous helping of beef japanese curry with an egg. You also get a beanie with Gudetama on it.
Zach’s katsu curry mmmm really good katsu.
Brand new beanie
Just Waldo-ing around in Little Tokyo
Transpacific Borderlands at the Japanese American National Museum
The exhibition focuses on artists of Japanese ancestry born, raised, or living in either Latin America or predominately Latin American neighborhoods in Southern California.
Heart Mountain internment bunker moved into the museum
Mural was painted for the museum as well
Close, closer, closest
If you ever are in Little Tokyo, behind the Japanese American National Museum and MOCA Geffen there’s a little monument dedicated to the Japanese American soldiers of World War II that fought in the US military. Both my great uncle and grandpa have their names on the monument.
We walked from Little Tokyo to Last Bookstore deeper into downtown
The Last Bookstore
Up to the horror vault. Got a few goodies…
Walked past Clifton’s—my mom and dad used to take me here early in the morning to have really cheap breakfast. They loved it. It was cafeteria style and was decorated like a forest with taxidermy animals and trees and stuff. It closed for a while and reopened kind of recently (well, maybe like 2 or 3 years ago) and I was curious to pop inside…
It’s still a cafeteria but just more spruced up with fancier food.
Still have a giant tree! Very pleased. This place opened in the 1930s so even though a nightclub developer bought it from the original family, it still has the charm.
Continued walking to Cole’s for my favorite spicy garlic fries with Kiki, Ders, and Jake.
Finally back to the car. Fun day out!
Home to start my new book The Butchering Art (medical history is wild).
Saturday morning Sufi selfies
A RED TREE
Sufi in tote bag
Seriously look at him. He’s been having back troubles and he’s not supposed to run around for a long time so I figured I’d put his blanket in there and carry him around.
Hehehe sorry too many photos
Kiki with a fresh haircut came over
LA Pug meetup yessss.
Sufi having way too good of a time
Life can be great
Struttin’ to lunch
Tender Greens salmon and arugula salad
Tweedy the lap demon
Lit a candle for the first time in a while. Mmmm. Got ready to head out for dinner.
Smol wait at OB Bear in Korea town.
Kimchi, tofu, spicy rice cakes, spicy fried chicken, beer. MORE SPICIES. Been craving this.
Going through these photos makes me want to eat that again mmm.
Picking up beer on the way to a house party
Sunday morning, bundled and my eczema is upset still.
Took a friend to Museum of Jurassic Technology
Showered and headed off on some Sunday morning errands
Game shop first stop
Love this white icecream cone sculpture thing
Stopped at Daiso so Zach and I could pick out items for the advent calendar we’re restocking again this year.
Stopped at the Japanese market and couldn’t resist the takoyaki stand
Home editing Bangkok photos still….*so many*
Made tacos and Zach made queso again for game night
Guess who joint-won!!!!!!! *Me*
I’ll end on that high note. YES, I am working on the Bangkok Day 1 post…it’ll be long and hopefully fun and interesting.
Hope you are well!
Much love friends.