MY WEEK IN PHOTOS: SEPTEMBER 24–30, 2018! (SAN DIEGO MUSEUMS AND DISNEY HALLOWEEN)
Celebrating Kiki’s birthday, continuing to pack up the apartment, a work day trip to San Diego to visit a few museums, and Halloween at Disneyland.
Monday night, Zach made taco soup (I guess that’s a thing? Found a recipe online).
Monday night is also pottery studio night. I’ve been trying new techniques from videos that a studio mate recommended to me, and I’ve been trying to get a tall cylinder right. It’s hard! Wish I had more time each week, but this second one is the best one I’ve made!
Secret show at the Blind Barber aka my chance to try whatever grilled cheese sandwich Mandy tries.
More cloudy and foggy mornings at work.
Been stacking up my backpack and lunch bags because I didn’t bother unloading extra boxes from my car.
It’s getting darker earlier but that means I’m usually arriving home at sunset.
Marking the day that I pulled out sweatpants to wear around the house because it was too chilly to wear shorts! Yay!
Took some blurry photos of some shisito peppers I made for dinner. Lit a candle. Wow feeling happy to be relaxing at home.
Ordered dresses online to pick out something to wear for Zach’s friend’s wedding that is coming up soon. I have been not the way I look lately, so carefully picking things to myself to wear in advance is my way to try to get excited for getting dressed up, making an effort, etc. (I decided on the green and pink one, by the way).
It’s Kiki’s birthday! I made her a little illustration of Peanut. Still waiting on an online order I placed for her gift (oops, it didn’t come in time…)
Salt N’ Straw—I had coffee bourbon and as a person with a low-sweet tolerance…I really liked it.
❤ Happy Birthday, Kiki! Love you.
Off to San Diego for a work field trip.
Made it to Union Station to catch the train down to San Diego. The ride takes about 3 hours.
Views out the window on the train. The train goes right along the coast.
Alright, enough window pics.
Made it to San Diego and encountered a new brand of ride share scooter…RAZOR! Remember them?
Walking to get tacos first thing.
Octopus ink taco! Plus others from Serrano’s Street Tacos and Bar.
First stop, San Diego Museum of Art.
Exploring the collection
I thought this was cool. This is a tiger tally made in China in the 2nd-1st century BCE. “This rare object was used as a form of identification among military officials and messengers. Messages and orders were delivered to the bearer of the matching half. The inscription begins on one side and is completed on the other: “To bestow the Magistrate of Henei, the number one tally.”
Admiring the ceramics and beautiful architecture in this space.
Contemporary Japanese stoneware
Then over to the Timken Museum of Art
Russian icons gallery
Still life of meat.
The colors wahhh!
Both museums are in San Diego’s Balboa Park so we walked around the grounds afterwards.
Coffee break with a pomegranate truffle cookie
Free train snacks on the way home (thanks, business class!)
Arriving in Los Angeles with some blurry sunset photos.
Zach kindly picked me up from Union Station. We went to eat some Vietnamese food at Blossom downtown.
Spicy crab and clam noodle soup
Egg noodles and pork belly
I’ve been frazzled about my skin, lots of discoloration and spots and pimples and like…dark spots that haven’t gone away? Is my skin decaying off my face…icky icky. My skin is somehow way worse now than it ever was as a teen. Taking any and all suggestions, especially for toning and skin texture for sensitive/eczema prone skin. 🙂
Walking down the hill after work. Apparently there’s a mountain lion that has been spotted around in the early morning hours. Wary of my surroundings…
Snow app, makes me cute
Masterchef Zach made some hot wings
Snow app baby
He loves sleeping like that, it is the cutest
Spent Friday night boxing up some more things around the apartment, so by Saturday morning there was just even more mess than before.
Wow there she is, glam
Pausing for another recipe shoot for the upcoming amwa cookbook. This one was especially fun to make because we had a mom cooking demo!
Then went back to the apartment and loaded up my car and Zach’s car so we could start transferring over more boxes.
Last rug arrived
End of summer grilling at Tristan’s
Burgers and so many chips and sides
Surprise birthday cake and mini celebration
Kiki cuts cake, a series.
Sunday, escaping responsibilities to check out Halloween time stuff at Disneyland.
Pumpkins already everywhere
Ahh, Donald and Mickey in their costumes.
I wonder who gets to hang out with the pumpkin the rest of the year when it isn’t in the park.
New Haunted Mansion ears
“Celebrating my girlfriend’s mom’s birthday” Wow you can really customize those shirts
Started the day with a grilled cheese and tomato soup, with a cookies and cream macaron and a pumpkin cheesecake
Yay! A Disney Mewtwo. I named him Mickey.
Some light Pokemon Go in Toontown.
Hidden Mickey skull and bones?
Considered purchasing these, but they were *almost* right but not quite.
Dia de los Muertos altar
Fairy Godmother and one of Cinderella’s mice friends in her little outfit
Cherry and blue raspberry slushie. It was weirdly hot.
Encounter with some Storm Troopers who were looking for some info on the Resistance
A few hours later, another slushie. This time apple flavored. Plus a garlic twisty knot. We waited for the parade to catch some shade…it was still way too hot.
Solid yoda ears
Someone got a shirt
I was seeing these little poison apple cauldrons around and finally caved to get one. It’s a popcorn holder but it also lights up. It’s so cuuute!
To California Adventure
Goofy goofin’ it
Sad, no Bug’s Land anymore!
Sharing a burger by the races
Won’t ever stop loving on my little cauldron
The sun went down but the lights came on. So beautiful!
So pretty at night
Paint the Night parade. For children who LOVE the club lights.