Back on tumblr, for now. I think.
Totally made tonight’s episode
I don’t know why it’s taken me this long to read “The Perks of Being a Wallflower”. Having a book list on Goodreads has helped me keep track of what books to read, and now I can cross this one off my list. I actually really liked it, but I think I’d need to read it again to say I completely loved it. It wasn’t as angsty as people said it was, but maybe since I’m a lot older than Charlie, I can appreciate the things he goes through better now than I did back in high school.
I was always under the impressing that Tolkien was a Christian writer? Anyways, if you were to read books that weren’t “controversial”, how would you learn to think for yourself?
I would consider myself an adventurous eater, and I love finding and trying new foods. In fact, in high school, I was seriously considering majoring in Journalism so I could become a food critic. Instead, I ended up reviewing movies for the school paper and now eat for fun.
As a kid, I was so skinny, people sometimes made comments to my mom that I wasn’t being fed properly, which was a huge insult because every Korean woman (who cooks) takes great pride in their food, and also, because my mom fed me all the time. She cooked a new and different dinner every single night, and rarely recycled a meal within the month; there was always a variety to eat. People always encouraged me to ‘eat more’, which is where my love of eating came. I don’t really know where my sense of adventure food-wise came from because until high school, I was the pickiest eater. I absolutely hated cheese, and now it’s one of my favorite food groups!
Since college, where I met and befriended a diverse group of people, I’ve only gotten more enthusiastic about food. One of my best friends is Colombian, and got me addicted to arepas. Another to dim sum, and yet another, to Greek food. I hadn’t even touched feta cheese until I met her! One of the funnest things to do is going through the entire Food Guide on washingtonian.com, which is awesome because you can find restaurants by price, location, scene, and cuisine.
I’ve been able to try escargot, beef tongue, and even live baby octopus, which is all tasty to me. I have an unhealthy obsession with sushi, and fell in love with conch fritters in the Cayman Islands. My new motto is to try and not judge a food before trying it. Well, except maybe food with bugs in it. I love me some lobster, but I don’t think I could handle a fried tarantula just yet. I love foods from all cuisines; no discrimination at all unless it contains coconut, which I can’t stand at all.
Right now, I’m reading Try This by Dannyelle Freeman, who claims it’s like “Traveling the globe without leaving the dinner table”. To an extent, that’s true! I’ve sampled all of the cuisines she mentioned at least once, and she makes sure to point you to all of the major and popular dishes, as well as some you may have never known about. Next time I go to a British gastropub, maybe I’ll order terrine with crusty bread instead of a burger.
This is my new favorite wine at the moment. It’s not a very “serious” wine, and pretty light and fruity, which is what I’m partial to. My favorite part, is that it now comes in a fizzy version! Another moscato similar in price/look is Barefoot, but I adore Yellow Tail.
Best part? At the store near my house, it was on sale, and with the alcohol tax, I got it for $5.50!! It wasn’t marked as on sale, so it was a pleasant surprise. I’m assuming that the carbonation goes away after you open it, but I honestly wouldn’t know because whenever I bring this to a dinner party, all of use attack it like Godzilla attacked NYC.
I always tell myself I’ll get a Mickey Mouse ice cream, but end up trying to save money at Disney World, because let’s face it, it cost and arm and a leg to get in. But why spend all that money to scrimp another $5 or so on something that’s a quintessential Disney experience?