So here, since it’s almost Halloween, have a picture that I took while driving in Indianapolis, Indiana over the weekend. The house was already creepy [and apparently has looked this way for many years] and then someone decided it would be funny to decorate it to make it just extra creepy.
While I was in Korea, I took a lot of pictures of food, because I was pretty much in heaven. I’ve selected some of my favorite dishes, to commemorate it being a year since I visited there. I really want to go back! Also I can’t believe I didn’t share these pictures here, but I did share them on my instagram, so please feel free to follow me there if you ever want more food pics. 8D
As someone with lots of food allergies, I was really thankful to be roaming the city with friends and coworkers who could help make sure that I wasn’t eating anything that would cause a problem. Even with all my allergies, I was still able to eat so much food, it was really amazing!
My favorite part about eating was that it was very communal. Each meal was just a spread of food that everyone could share, and that made it even more enjoyable!
I also learned that soju is a tricky drink that makes you think that you are invincible and then you wake up the next day realizing you are not and are thankful that the hotel restaurant has amazing soup that is perfect for a hangover when you can’t walk anywhere far without wanting to die.
Also, their fluffy eggs put any other Korean BBQ place I have been to so far in California to SHAME.
And speaking of BBQ, that was pretty much ridiculous and what I lived off of most nights. They didn’t mess around.
I didn’t have much dessert, but when I did, it was, as everything else, amazing and ridiculous.
My last meal in Korea was actually one of my favorite. It was Ginseng chicken soup. This dish blew my mind. It was a hot pot of water, still boiling, and the whole chicken inside. The chicken was stuff with ginger, rice, and garlic. . . it was magical.
Now I’m going to go cry that I can’t eat any of this food right this moment.
Fountains are one of those things that you can almost always expect to see in some form when travelling. When I was looking through pictures recently, I discovered that I had quite a few myself. So, here is a collection of some of my favorite pictures of fountains, old and new, from my travels so far.
Starting from the top left:
- Venice, Italy
- Amalfi, Greece
- Corfu, Greece
- Rome, Italy
- Maui, Hawaii
- Berlin, Germany
- Rome, Italy [Trevi Fountain]
- Las Vegas, Nevada
- Versailles, France [Castle Versailles]
- Las Vegas, Nevada
- Berlin, Germany
- Santa Ana, California [at Bower's Museum]
I hope that order made sense. D; I was also surprised that I didn’t have pictures of any fountains from Korea. I’m not sure if I didn’t see any, or if I didn’t get any pictures? Guess I have to go back to find out! ;)
I haven’t updated in 2 months on this front, and I feel that’s okay. I’m in a better place mentally, I think, to get back into the groove of being here. Sometimes you have to just step away for a moment.
- More writing. I got another 3 chapters edited during this time, and this week I am getting back into the second job aspect of all this. But I’m not dreading it; I’ve missed my boys. ;)
- More pictures. MANY PICTURES. Too many of Korben, mostly. I have been posting more on my Instagram, feel free to follow me there at the link in the sidebar. \o\
- More reading. I read a friend’s book in August [that was amazing], so I didn’t get through my actual August book, and I am behind on my September one. But I am still only down 1 book for my total goal of 12 this year, and I think I can make it up. The next book I will be reading is The Truth by Terry Pratchett.
- More trips. In the last two months, I’ve gone to San Francisco for a convention, Seattle for a convention, and LA for a concert. There wasn’t a weekend where I was out running around, and while it was so much fun, I am definitely exhausted. I was also working out twice a day every day, and I think I just hit a wall of STOP EVERYTHING.
SO, that was a crazy whirlwind of two months. Hope you guys have all been well!