Harry and I just moved to a beautiful new apartment and we decided to have friends over for a mid-December Thanksgiving dinner.
We got wonderfully scented flowers from the local farmer’s market.
Harry made lasagna as well as other tasty comfort foods.
It was great having everyone over. We felt very adult.
More dinners to come!
I was in the Newark airport playing on one of their newly installed iPads when all of a sudden I got a message that I won a banana.
Several minutes later, a mysterious lady came to my seat and brought me said banana.
Jenny, Ke, Harry and I went for shaved ice treats at Snowdays, a chain in NYC.
We got Yeti Tracks and it was amazing! It had a delicious puree that looked like chocolate but was intensely blueberry.
Hope it comes to the Bay Area soon!
When Harry was walking around town today, he saw these at a local bakery and got one for me.
They’re Pikachu cookies! I’m so delighted!
Near the end of every month, Alberty sends us some boba tea using his leftover delivery credits.
He’s our boba santa.
A week ago, I finally tried the Impossible Burger, a veggie burger that’s suppose to taste like real beef.
To me, the burger was… uncomfortably real?
It had a very “meaty” texture, complete with grease drippings.
Back when I ate beef burgers, I shyed away from anything that wasn’t well done. Eating a medium-rare Impossible Burger triggered some of my rare-avoidance instincts.
I had to actively tell myself it’s only a veggie burger. Neat!
I don’t think being “too real” is a flaw in a veggie burger, but I was definitely surprised. I’d grown accustomed to the variety of over-hyped, bland veggie burgers on the market.
The Impossible Burger was different!
At the time, I was a little horrified eating it, but I think I’ll try it again.
Y’all should try it if you haven’t. It is definitely an experience to remember.
There were two awesome things that happened at the recent Wyss Meet n’ Greet.
The first was I got to try some Romanesco broccoli!
I’d really wanted to eat these ever since I found out about from Josh them many years ago. He described looking at a Romanesco broccoli as looking at infinity. Now I got to taste some infinity! (It tastes like regular broccoli.)
The second awesome thing was I reconnected with Lynda.
So when I’m in lab, I would sometimes see a really familiar person walk by. We would sort of stare at each other, trying to figure out where we’d seen the other person. She came up and introduced herself as Lynda in the Meet n’ Greet. Turns out she was in some of my classes way back!
I now know she’s in the Yin lab, so I’m definitely gonna try to stop by and say hi whenever I see her around.