MY WEEK IN PHOTOS: MARCH 26–APRIL 1, 2018! (SINGING, GRILLING, RUNNING)
Alex is in town from Hawaii! Karaoke, mini golf, grillin’ meats, and running a 10K race along the beach. Enjoy!
Monday evening in the neighborhood. Some atmospheric evening light.
Zach and I made a trip to Marukai, the Japanese market and came away with some goodies.
Haven’t had these in so long! I remember I used to go to my friend Rachel’s house in high school and we’d sneak them and her mom would tell us to only drink one a day but they were so good we wanted to have the whole pack at once.
Zach helped me cut up some things and now he has the pleasure of knowing how hard it is to cut up kabocha.
Attempting this recipe from the cookbook I picked out a month ago or so.
Made some adjustments in the ingredients based on what was at the market.
It had been too long since I had destroyed something with my clumsiness
Pretty good! I would make the sauce for the side I think next time, but it was really good as leftovers too…hmm.
Good morning! Packing my leftovers.
Really looks gross but happy to have warm lunch instead of salad.
Went with Miranda and Tristan to Father’s Office
Tables are scarce there, but we stayed long enough to see them all free up.
We were meeting up with friends for karaoke and I saw Gabby parking her car. I picked her up and we parked my car and she’s such a *good* friend, she waited for me for like 7 minutes until it was 6pm so I could safely park my car for no ticket.
Alex Chamb in town and that means we sing for at least 3 hours.
More karaage and onigiris for dinner in the karaoke room
What is your go to karaoke song? I need to update my list…
Blockheads! They didn’t have melon so we went with oreos, graham crackers and rice cakes.
Alex looking stressed before Zach made him do VR.
It’s a foggy day in the neighborhood. Today I’m listening to Ear Hustle’s new episode. This one is about sex trafficking, and how two people (one a victim of trafficking and one the trafficker) had a conversation about their experiences. Restorative justice in action. It’s a pretty intense episode.
Usually June is this “gloomy” but I like it. My carpool buddy is originally from France, and she likes to say that people told her LA has no weather and that they are wrong haha. So there!
Our life changed when Tristan bought that frother.
2014 to February 2018. My team no longer manages the Getty’s Instagram, it changed names and owner departments. We had these books made to archive our work before the change happened. So weird to see all your digital work in little books (well not so little, they were hundreds of pages each).
At the top of the tree of life there isn’t love: there is lulz, Jeremy’s thesis show about the economy of attention and virtual identities in this digital era.
Zach picked up my prints for me! Finally. These are going to Lauren up in San Francisco. They came out pretty nicely. Still not sure if I like the white or red better.
Happy Friday! Woke up to Sufi sitting on his Mickey.
A Sara-Alex reunion over Gyu-Kaku grilling
Then we went from the grills to the mini golf course…
Full of teens and middle schoolers on a Friday night. A great peak into the youth life of Sherman Oaks kids. Sara won btw. And Alex got last place. Sooo.
Good morning, happy Saturday from a screaming Sufi
Did some computer work and photo editing with Tweedy tucked behind me like this.
Leftover korean food from the two evenings before when we picked up stuff for Alex.
Toys R Us stores are all closing down, so we went to one near us to see what we could get on discount.
It was like a weird post-apocalyptic world where people took toys as survival supplies quickly and ran out
Our haul. An amiibo and two 2000 piece puzzles
A stop at Ralphs and here we go
Listening to the new My Favorite Murder
Here are Kiki’s for pasta night
Two kinds of pasta and I brought some garlic bread.
Quick game of Friese’s Landlord
Good morning, it is Sunday at around 5:30 AM.
Today is the day we’ve all been trainin’ for, the 10K!
10K is like 6 miles and change.
Tristan kicked all our butts and finished in 53 minutes!
Ah, all finished and showered and it was like 9:30 am.
Wanted to start one of these but I realized that the table is too small! The puzzle won’t fit…
Decided to do this one my mom gave me a while back instead
Alex helped me get the puzzle started
Then we had to say goodbye!!!! 😦 😦 Miss you, Alex!!!!
Easter brunch with my parents and auntie and uncle
My mom got a pork and sweet potato hash and I got huevos rancheros which were really good!
The ones I’m wearing I’ve had from my mom for a few years. I love them so much. She found the same pair on EBay so I could have a new set without wearing hers out more…*treasures*
We went to see Isle of Dogs. My mom’s maiden name is the same as the evil mayor aha, she cracked up about that.
Preparing for May, getting that Easter discounted candy.
Decided to try my usual wings recipe but do half for buffalo wings. Made a mix of Frank’s buffalo sauce, butter, salt and pepper to go on top of the baked half that had lawrys, salt and pepper.
They came out and they were *dare I say* really really good!
Later that night I worked on my post about day 1 in Roma. You can read part 1 here.
Thanks for reading! Hope you’re having a good week.
Much love friends.
7 replies on “MY WEEK IN PHOTOS: MARCH 26–APRIL 1, 2018! (SINGING, GRILLING, RUNNING)”
I’ve been wanting to see Isle of Dogs. How did you like it?
I’ve seen a lot of critique about the film’s “western gaze” and orientalist pov, etc. Just wanted to acknowledge those perspectives. But, all-in-all I really did enjoy it! The animation is really great, a few different styles and fun characters. Reminiscent of Momotaro the peach boy, a little bit, in the fable fantasy aspect of the story. And DOGS!!!!
Didn’t even think about a potential “Western gaze,” good point/thing to keep in mind when I watch it. But yes, the DOGS!!! Big reason to watch!
I really like those shoes and wish I could find something similar! I don’t know about karaoke. I’ve never done it and I’m not sure I ever would, unless I was with a bunch of people I was suuuuper comfortable with and we were all not very good. lol. I don’t know that I will see Isle of Dogs. I really like Wes Anderson movies, but I really did not like his film adaptation of Fantastic Mr. Fox. I had read that story to my 3rd graders at the time and we watched the movie. I just remember the animation made me super uncomfortable (I can’t really pinpoint a reason). I saw that Isle of Dogs has the same style animation and I think that alone is enough for me to avoid it. If you have any idea of what the “thing” is in his animation that is so uncomfortable, let me know! This reminds me of the uncanny valley conversation we had (this is how I felt about Polar Express!).
That Toys r Us situation looks intense. Kind of sad really. I remember going there as a kid. What toy stores are even left now? Has it really all been replaced?
Need to end this on a positive – Love your food shots!! Seriously. Always making me hungry.
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The karaoke we go to is what you describe—we all suck and get our own private room to sing whatever we want. It’s great! I’d never do karaoke at a bar in front of strangers…ahhh. The Isle of Dogs animation is stop motion! I haven’t seen Fantastic Mr. Fox so I can’t tell you if it’s the same, sorry!!!
❤ Thank you for reading!
Oh my, I love Yakult so much!
It’s great to see Alex. My go-to karaoke song is “Closing Time” before everyone leaves cos everyone chimes along!
Congratulations on your 10k!!! 🙂
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Ooh I need to add that to my list.