• Salad and chopsticks

    Just another regular day. I’m out eating alone. Again. I’m a vet at this, vet as in veteran, not veterinarian lol and I kinda enjoy it. It’s quite liberating because I don’t have to talk to anyone,…

  • The treasure map

    Yeah, writing is my passion, sure, but like everything else in life, passion too has its ebbs and flows. So while I have every intention to keep blogging come what may, there are and will be days…

  • Carrot at the end of the yawn

    I’ll be honest. Grocery runs are getting to be a big old yawn. Things seem to be the same old, same old at the grocery store every week. I can think of grocery stores where each season…

  • Humanity at its best

    As I watched the events around the Tham Luang cave rescue of the Thai soccer team and coach unfold, I began to realize that this was more than a miracle, that there was something mystical, maybe even…

  • The (almost) perfect wantan noodle soup

    I’m a picky eater. That’s long been established. There are some eateries I go to once and never go back and yet there are some that I just can’t resist going back to again and again. Recently…

  • Between a cuppa and a sippa

    So one exceptionally fine morning on the dawn of a new day maybe, I found myself sitting in some corner cafe having ordered myself an early lunch. When it came, I noticed the portion was rather yuge.…

  • Days like this

    Okay, so it’s a sizzlin’ 106 degrees outside. It’s been hovering steady at these temps all week. That’s the heatwave for ya, all up and down the west coast of California and the southwest in general. Good…

  • Long days and the deception of work

    When my morning alarm goes off, I jump up with a start thinking that I’ve overslept because the sun’s shining so bright it’s like high noon outside. I stumble across to my cell phone at the other…

  • Birth of a kimchi pancake

    We were looking through old food photos and recounting the hot favorites at our weekly Korean restaurant. “Omg, that kimchi pancake looks so-oo yummy I wanna eat it right now,” Hip2bDaughter2 cries, threatening to print out the…

  • Last days of summer and this week’s grocery cart

    Here in Hipville, it’s the little things that are highly anticipated and become a big talking point. Like the season change, for instance. Last Thursday was the first day of fall and to make her point, Mother…