I want to work at Front Studio!

One of my favorite blogs is simply called "Lunch". It is a twice daily photo and description of the two architect's (at Front Studio) lunch and 4:00 p.m. snack (for the French, the quatre-heures). I want to work with them not because of any desire to be an architect, but rather I want to go to lunch with them EVERY day! They are based in New York City so of course they have tons of great places to … [Read more...]

If an apple smells, you can't sell it.

Had my first class of "Exploring Your Creative Writing Potential" last night at the UC Berkeley Extension. It will be a 10-week course where I explore my skills in various writing genres as well as submit two pieces for critique. In addition, in the class we will be exploring a number or authors from two anthologies. It should be interesting - I will keep you posted, as I am sure I will not escape … [Read more...]

Southern Fried Comfort

Most people who know me know that I am a bit of a "food snob". I have been that way since college when I started making my own food choices. I grew in a fast food family where going out meant a hamburger or Mexican food. But coming to California to go to school opened up my world to the many international tastes that are a benefit to living in the Bay Area.I spent 2-3 nights a week my first two … [Read more...]

Dim Sum Yum

Once or twice a month we skip Sunday morning breakfast and head for dim sum. We are so lucky to live in the Bay Area and have ready access to a ton of wonderful dim sum places. One of our favorites is Yank Sing in the city, but we also like places in San Mateo and Oakland. Going for dim sum is such enjoyable experience particularly when the product is fresh. Each piece is a tiny gift to be … [Read more...]

Peace, Love & get the "F" out of my way!

I live in Berkeley, or "Bersekely" as it is often called, and it rightly earns its name. We are very happy to have a organic grocery store, Berkeley Bowl, which offers all we could hope for in products and a better price than Whole Paycheck. There is just one problem, well maybe, several and that is in typical Beserkeley fashion you have to deal with the hippies, the happies and the crazies. For … [Read more...]