MY WEEK IN PHOTOS: MAY 21–27, 2018! (OYSTERS, GETTY VILLA, SAKE DOJO)
This week I’m spoiled with food and friendship. Sake Dojo opens and I eat so much halibut nigiri, then Zach’s cousin’s visit from Utah and we eat everything from oysters to Korean BBQ. I snuggle cats on Sunday night while we Scrabble at Selina’s.
The Internet can feel so cluttered and full of words and photos that sometimes if I feel extra unoriginal and extra unthoughtful, and I don’t want my words and photos to add to the din. Apologies in advance.
I’m a disorganized person. Should I get a journal or organizing thing? I get the sense that nobody really ever feels “caught up” but lately I’m just pushing priorities around the days of the week until a new week starts. How do I get on top of my shit…
I’m really motivated in the mornings, but by evening time I am exhausted. But not the real kind of exhausted—I don’t have too many responsibilities, just two little dogs’ lives to manage, keeping up with friends, calling my mom often enough—but I’m so sleepy.
Recently, I have been joking that the only thing that motivates me is not letting other people down.
This past week was full of bad things in the news, and good things IRL, a dark conundrum that has haunted the past year I suppose.
This week a friend’s dad’s new restaurant opened in Little Tokyo, Zach’s cousins visited from out of state, and we ate out basically every night. I’m feeling drained, but in the most positive way. When you feel that you’ve treated yourself a little too much, it’s a good kind of guilt.
Los Angeles has been smelling like jasmine for the last few weeks. It’s the time of year where my allergies should be in full force but somehow my eczema is under control. Margie said in Utah, jasmine is expensive to buy because it grows terribly there. Appreciating jasmine extra now.
My goals this week are to edit photos and get some Southeast Asia or Rome photos on this blog. I can’t let my disorganization and lack of energy get in the way. I’m going to try to not overbook myself, and plan time to do normal life maintenance. *I will try* It helps to know if you are looking forward to seeing something, do you (yes, you reading, does anybody read this besides me? Hi if you do!) have a preference?
Which would you rather see first? Post about Thailand or post about Rome?
We ate 38 oysters the first night Zach’s cousins were in town. $1 oysters from a place in Santa Monica that I went with Kiki and Anders to a few months back. How can oysters be so cheap and delicious and plentiful? I think about the poor person who has to shuck the oysters. The restaurant must go through thousands in a night, especially with the $1 deal. Are their fingers okay? Wrists? Carpal tunnel? Does their doctor warn them that they need to stop shucking oysters or their wrists will never be strong again? Just wondering.
Whenever I see ceramics I like, I try to snap a photo. I’ll never be able to recreate most of these beautiful pieces, but now I can’t look at a seemingly “simple” bowl the same way after trying and failing to create my own pieces in pottery class.
This week Kiki sent me an article that said that Edna Mode was half Japanese and half German, and for some reason that detail uplifted my soul. I’m excited for Incredibles 2 to come out. Do you live in the US? Go see Incredibles 2. Zach has a bet that Incredibles 2 will beat Solo and Jurassic World in the box office this summer, let’s use our movie going dollars for good…
Zach has been in a Star Wars parody musical that requires some creative hair putty. It was the final weekend and the hair putty gods blessed us with this accidental Wolverine look.
Korean bbq at JJUKKU JJUKKU, second week in a row. Maybe it’s the summer air, but it feels like we should all be grilling all of the time.
Zach’s mom bought us a lot of tea for the holidays and when he mentioned that we loved the tea and were sad we were running low, we received a box with so much tea that it is now overflowing in the cabinet.
In clearing space for this air mattress for Zach’s cousins to stay in the workroom, I was alarmed by the amount of stuff that has accumulated in there. I need to go through and clean out drawers and organize again before it gets too out of hand. (It’s already too out of hand).
When I get the feeling that I hate what I look like in a photo, I’m trying to post it anyways. Because that’s my profile, my “real” face. And that is me enjoying Marlin the cat as he struggles to get away from my smothering attention.
This format was slightly different, but a slower way for me to go through last week and pick out what my brain has been frazzled about and what caught my memory’s eye. If you are just here for the photos, I’m impressed! I feel like I’ve been so repetitive recently. I’m bored with myself.
Hope you have a great week, stay healthy, wear sunscreen, etc.
Much love friends.