1. I'm going to Philadelphia this weekend to visit the almighty Alex and eat loads of food. If you don't hear from me for a while, that's why. On that note, if you live in Philly and wanna meet up for gelato or something equally delicious, let me know!
2. I got blurbed in the November issue of Australia's Home Beautiful magazine! What does my blog have to do with Australia or beautiful homes? Nothing! In what universe is this a top food blog? I don't know! But I don't care; I am just happy that anyone reads this thing. So thank you very much, people at Home Beautiful, for mentioning me alongside the lovely Grab Your Fork (I've met Helen; she's awesome!) and Stone Soup.
3. My shitty doughnut list is up on Serious Eats New York. It gets the Kathy seal of approval. Also on Serious Eats, my review of Nine Cakes' delicious cupcakes and my mom's translation of Lan Zhou's Hand-Pulled Noodle menu, which I previously reviewed as Nam Zhou, which is confusing since my mom translated the name as Fu-Zhou Daily Prosper Mini Meal.
I also reviewed this Japanese snack, Takoyaki-ya San, on Serious Eats. ENJOY CRAZY JAPANESE CANDIES!!!
4. One of my longtime friends (since 6th grade), Carol, is getting married next summer. She's the first really good friend I have who's getting married—frickin' MARRIED—which makes me feel like a 23-year old spinster.
Anyhoo, this is about Carol, not my unrelenting loneliness. She has the most adorable "How I Got Engaged" story. READ IT!!! You must read it because it's part of a contest to win $1500 towards hiring a wedding photographer. And you must vote so she can win. And she must win because her story is really cute. Pinky swearz. Admittedly, I didn't read the other stories—they might also be very aw-inducing, but they're not about Carol, so I don't care! Weeeoo!
I'll show you something semi-embarassing if you vote for her. Yeah? Okay, it's not that embarassing. But just to prove that Carol and I go way back..
That's a photo of us from our school's winter dance in 6th grade. 1997! Jebus. I'm in the middle and she's on the right end. I swear she looks almost the same now as she did then. And I put on 15+ pounds. Fail. My other friends in the photo has changed drastically since then. I must admit that Carol is the only one I still keep in contact with, although I am Facebook friends with the other three, if that counts for anything.
TIME CAPSULE IS OVERRRR, [BEEP BEEP BOOP]
I should finish up with my Kåre entries now.