Sunday, July 31, 2016
We ran to the store for bell peppers and pasilla chiles for Mom, for the breakfast she made us. Good potatoes.
We wondered if WinCo and FoodMaxx were the same so I looked it up and they're not. But they have a similar feel.
I got upset yesterday to learn that it costs $45 per adult to visit Lotusland, a botanic garden in Montecito. I think it's criminal. They're a nonprofit yet only rich people can afford to go there. I don't know how they can live with themselves. It makes me sick how I want to go so badly but can't. Ming and I are both on disability.
There's a picture on their website of three rich thin white women with bleach blond hair among the cacti. Two are wearing big sunglasses. It was too perfect.
Then I had a dream about trying to break into a botanic garden.
Then I had an apocalyptic dream about an alien illness and waiting to die.
Saturday, July 30, 2016
eleven dollars for half a flat
We had lunch at a fancy Mexican seafood place. My veggie burrito was okay. I liked the mole sauce.
Then we stopped for strawberries. I am pretend friends with the strawberry seller. He gave me a sample but I dropped it so he gave me another. And he told me to give samples to everyone in the car, so I did.
Friday, July 29, 2016
Thursday, July 28, 2016
a memory of ice
R: Not the ice cream. The ice.
me: We don't have any ice.
Ming: We don't have any ice.
R: It's right here.
me: What do you want it for?
R: I want to put it in my drink.
me: Okay, you can have it.
R: There's something wrong with your ice. (Ice has black particles in it.)
me: Oh, well don't put it back. Put it by the sink.
For some reason this memory makes me laugh.
Then we swam. We had the pool to ourselves. It was a dusk swim. A huge moth came to us and drank from the pool again and again.
I wanted to see bats, but luckily there were no mosquitoes for bats to eat. But a quick bird reminded me of a bat.
We soaked in the hot tub.
The drive home--oh, I hate driving and passenging on the freeway at night. It looks unreal, like a video game. It feels unsafe. But we made it thanks to Ming's mad skillz.
Now the car is in the shop. Spark plugs, spark plug coil, the worker said. And they're going to try to figure out the gurgling of the gas tank, but it only happened after a mountainous up up drive.
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Today we went to the health food store Lassen's. I had never been there in all the years of driving by. It's totally different than I thought it'd be! It's great. I thought it would be stuffy and terrible with dusty old herbs. Instead it's vibrant and likable. We bought a few things.
I am so tired and done with this day. Gnight.
But I'm wearing my blue Q-Bert socks. Ming said they were Cute-Bert.
Monday, July 25, 2016
how Star of Wonder is the ultimate Sufjan Stevens song
Sunday, July 24, 2016
Saturday, July 23, 2016
I just knocked out a few emails. Taking care of business.
We have a party this afternoon, a potluck. We are famous for bringing juice that no one wants to drink. Will this happen again?
Again I'm chugging cold water trying to get undehydrated. Summer is repetitive.
Friday, July 22, 2016
new tent smell
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Monday, July 18, 2016
Sunday, July 17, 2016
Saturday, July 16, 2016
Then we went to the Arroyo Grande farmers market where we bought green pluots and sat listening to the dude sing for a long time. Ming gave him a dollar.
Then we went to Morro Bay because I wanted to return to an anarchist thrift store we went to last time. I thought they wouldn't still be there, but they were! I bought two notecards with dragons on them. Then we went to a used bookstore wedding chapel where I bought postcards and more notecards.
Then we went to the hippie grocery store. I bought some sundried tomato pesto and a box of mac & cheese for dinner. Ming got yogurt.
Then we got frozen yogurt. Mine was chocolate sugarfree and tasted wonderful. Ming's was blueberry with lychee popping boba, his joy.
Then we walked the Morro Bay farmers market and I bought a barrette with beads for my hair. It's pretty.
Then we drove back home to our undisclosed location.
This morning I finished writing the new stuff for the new NDE brochure and I'm glad to be done, sent it off to my bestie, the brochure-making artist.
Now my niece is here to bake apple crisp with my mom. They wanted to know if I would eat some, but I'm off sugar, so the answer is no.
Friday, July 15, 2016
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Monday, July 11, 2016
We ran some errands. We tried going to the natural history musuem, but they were closed. Dad said he wanted us to bring him home some bones for the dog--fossils. I said the stone bones would break the dog's teeth.
I wrote a letter to a friend. The stuffs of life.
Oh, we went to sushi and spent a small fortune. It was nice. I got veggie tempura, avoacdo roll, cucumber roll, and inari. I thought the avoacdo and cucumer rolls would be really small. But they were big. Shoulda took pics.
Saturday, July 09, 2016
Friday, July 08, 2016
Thursday, July 07, 2016
happy arrival, bad bathroom dream bathroom, cake days
Wednesday, July 06, 2016
on the road
Tuesday, July 05, 2016
bright as yellow
Now we're home and there's lots to do. I am mostly packed--I packed my clothes and books and other things. Stationery. Pens.
We took foods out of the pantry and put them in the fridge, foods that wouldn't endure high temps well.
I made tofu scramble and it's delicious. Usually I use lemon juice as the wet thing that makes a kind of sauce with the nutritional yeast. This time I used vegan mayo, which I had heard of doing from someone at a vegan meetup years ago. It makes it really creamy and less bright.
Monday, July 04, 2016
longing for them
Sunday, July 03, 2016
improve my beans
I registered for an online Spanish I class at the local community college then learned it will be $423 just for the class, not even counting textbooks, and I'm like, could I just teach myself Spanish online and with a workbook, spending $423 on something else?
But it's discipline--you're playing someone to tell you what to do.
We've cooked beans & rice for Food Not Bombs this morning. The beans are terribly dull, and I haven't tried the rice, but it's always good. The beans are great northern beans with salt, pepper, onions, garlic, and a can of tomatoes. Any ideas?
Saturday, July 02, 2016
We had a busy morning and restful afternoon. Soon we'll go out to a-cafe.
I wish you were nearby and we could bring you some homegrown tomatoes.