Sometimes, I Eat Cake For Lunch

…and other advice you probably never asked for

Month: May, 2016

New Food

What’s the best thing do to on a long weekend with no lesson plans do? Try a bunch of new restaurants, of course.

Dinner Friday was a spontaneous trip to The Crabby Crab within walking distance of our place. Delicious. Oh, and churros after.


On Thursday we had catering at work from a taco man, and I ordered a barbacoa taco. My coworkers encouraged me to try birria since I liked my barbacoa taco. Birria is usually goat, though at our local taqueria it’s described as beef stew. Anyway, it’s my new favorite.


Okay okay so then on Saturday night we met Jackie and Roy at Trader Sam’s at the Disneyland hotel, which was great and I don’t know why I had never been. When certain drinks are ordered, the lights flash and there are hurrican sounds and the bartenders spray customers with water.

Then, to close out this long weekend, I enjoyed brunch this morning at Sqirl in Silver Lake with Andrea and Sarah, which I had been meaning to try for a while. My stuffed brioche French toast was so good!

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Engaged <3

The last time I blogged (umm….four weeks ago, sorry Dad!), I posted at the very end of a particularly joyous weekend. As a teacher, my weekends are very rarely full of fun from start to finish, so it was an especially good weekend filled with vintage finds, Passover, and people I love. But of course what I didn’t know when I posted it was that later that night Stephen and I would be engaged! Making it an even better weekend than I realized at the time.

I thought that getting engaged after living together (and after starting preliminary budget conversations pre-engagement) would make getting engaged pretty anti-climactic, but I was happily wrong. It’s weird how making something official, even though you both know it is definitely going to happen, feels so wonderful. We’ve been basking in the wonderfulness of it for the past four weeks, so much so that we have yet to make anything else official. We definitely haven’t set a budget yet, which means we haven’t found a venue, or chosen colors, or really done anything. Except that we know it will be somewhere in Southern California.

We have, however, started a wedding website! Complete with a weekly podcast tracking our wedding planning experiences. I imagine I will also post about those experiences here.

Wooo!