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2014 Ramen Round-Up: LA Edition

2014 Ramen Round-Up: LA Edition

I love San Francisco, but when it comes to ramen, my city’s got nothing on LA. Maybe I’m biased because I lived there for 3 years and ate a shit-ton of ramen in my spare time. And maybe if I put LA head to head with San Mateo instead (15 miles south of SF), we’d … Continue reading

2014 Ramen Round-Up: Outside California Edition

2014 Ramen Round-Up: Outside California Edition

It’s true, California (including Northern California) has a lot of ramen. But I also like to sample the local varieties when I go out of state (and of course, when I’m so lucky, out of the country). Here are twelve bowls–mostly of ramen, plus some other noodle delicacies–I’ve eaten outside California in the past couple of years. One … Continue reading

2014 Ramen Round-Up: Bay Area Edition

2014 Ramen Round-Up: Bay Area Edition

Over two years ago I posted photos of 12 bowls of ramen and other noodle soup dishes I had consumed in the year after I came back from living in Japan. While it had been my intention to eventually publish “12 More Bowls of Ramen” or something to that effect, life got in the way of doing so in … Continue reading

The best Kate-colored glasses are free

The best Kate-colored glasses are free

I was never one to spend a ton of money on a single pair of sunglasses, since I’m prone to losing/breaking expensive things like that. But as of sort of recently, I’ve ceased paying for glasses all together. And not because I’m a shoplifter, but mainly because I am a Yelper! I’ve scored tons of … Continue reading

This sleepy dog.

This sleepy dog.

Every time the family dog jumped up on the bed and fell asleep while I was doing work at my desk, watching TV on my laptop, or snoozing myself, my heart melted. Like, every single time. This is quite possibly what I’ll miss most about being back at home this summer. I love this face. … Continue reading

Forever Summer

Forever Summer

Oh, summer vacation. When I am brown and beautiful, the way I should be. When I can get a full 8 hours of sleep on enough nights of the week that those when I can’t are less painful. When I can catch up on Glee (RIP Cory Monteith) and start Orange is the New Black. … Continue reading

12/12/12

12/12/12

I had the idea at an earlier point that I should post something on 12/12/12, at 12:12. As the afternoon passed, I thought, oh I’ll just do it at 12:12 at night. Then an hour ago I remembered and was like oh… that doesn’t work because by then it’ll actually be 12/13. Heh. But, I … Continue reading

San Francisco: 10/5-10/7

San Francisco: 10/5-10/7

(in the style of Amy C.) A busy Thursday at school A midday phone call and surprise A plane ticket to San Francisco for the weekend A game ticket to the SF Giants’ NLDS playoffs A late anniversary gift A flu shot-induced head cold appearing on Friday morning A slightly miserable 7-hour seminar on reporting … Continue reading