Monday, June 25, 2007

The Rib Master

He is an artist when it comes to these ribs. 3 sauces made by scratch.
It takes him all day to prepare. I'm lucky.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

A conversation at Peet's

I ordered an Africano and the barista told me I "stole someone's drink", explaining that this is a drink another customer usually orders. This prompted Andy to ponder, "What if they had a drink or food named after Jamie Welsh"?

Andy: So what would the 'Jamie Welsh' be?

Me: It would be tropical fruit like pineapples and mangos, freshly cut at that moment - no fruit laying around in a cup all day. It would be served in a hollowed out papaya. What would yours be, Andy?

Andy: I don't know, but it would be an extremely large quantity.

Happy Birthday Andy!

Friday, June 15, 2007

I am really into headbands right now

So far, I've found the best ones at J. Crew, and the best prices at the J. Crew outlet. For some reason, headbands are not cheap. The only downside is that they can be made so tightly, that it feels like the ends of them are making a dent into the part of your head behind your ears. But on days when your bangs are growing out and you didn't feel like primping, a headband can work wonders. A little mascara and lipgloss and your headband matches your outfit... Wella!

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Big weekend

Friday eve at the de Young with Catherine & Daniel

Saturday surfing at the Hook (41st in Capitola)

Saturday night concert - English Beat at the Catalyst

My step-dad Tim and my Mom at Sunday's Mounted Patrol Crab Feast

Shack Rider of Woodside

Friday, June 08, 2007

Thursday evenings

During the warm months, San Carlos has a Farmer's Market each Thursday evening on Laurel Street. Last night after work, my Mom and I walked downtown and met my wonderful friend Ana there. Jay and Devo surprised us by showing up later.

We sampled lots of tasty delights, like Afghan spinach bread with a topping of cilantro pesto, some really good cinnamon bread, and amazing nectarines. My Mom couldn't wait to show us how long the lines were for the truck with the whole roasted chickens. She thought that $11.50 was too expensive because it's more than Draegers even! We agreed but pointed out that $6.50 was pretty good to spend for dinner on a 1/2 chicken that comes with potatoes.

The fruit at this market is better than what you can get at Whole Foods, and it lasts in your fridge up to a week longer.

I might need to cancel my fruit and vegetable box for the summer as this is too much fun and accomplishes the same thing, which is: getting healthy food for my family and in turn, supporting the local farmers.

Oh yes, I purchased the Afghan bread with pesto topping and the amazing nectarines.

The berries in Ana's photo were sold by a woman who topped off each box of berries with about 1/2 a box of more berries. She did this for Ana, me, and my Mom, with a straight face and a heart of pure generosity. It stood out big in this world. You can have nice days, hard days, days filled with all kinds of things, but the woman who filled your basket with extra berries will stay in your mind and encourage you to be the same way.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007


At Christmas, my brother and I each bought my Mom the latest Los Lonely Boys CD, Sacred . I let him give his to her, since I'm such a nice sister.

This CD, still in its wrapping, has been wasting away in my closet. Would somebody like to have it?

If so, I will mail it to you with a small surprise (yet to be determined).

Please let me know your name and mailing address by e-mailing me:

The first person to ask for it will receive it. If anyone else sends an e-mail after that, I will let you know that it's been given away.

Is this going to be like trying to give away a Bruce Hornsby CD? We'll have to see.

Safety pins aren't necessarily safe

I just wanted to say that.

Saturday, June 02, 2007

Streets of San Francisco

Heading down Lombard, the crookedest street in the world!

Going through North Beach, where the smells of garlic are tantalizing!

An optometry shop, in the middle of the financial district. So very San Francisco!

These were all taken from my car after an appointment in SF. Jay and I might move here after we get married. It would be my first time living in a city.