Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Spring Break 2011

Instead of releasing all my nursing school stress at a College Girls Gone Wild in Florida Spring Break, I opted for a more low key experience. I'd never been to the Griffith Observatory and I'm anxious to cross off all of LA's landmarks so that's where we headed.

It had recently been renovated. It was a cool, free night in LA, I s'pose. I'm much more interested in life sciences, so space is kind of boring. We did watchh the documentary on The Griffith Observatory narrated by Leonard Nimoy which was fairly redeeming.

Einstein getting a little fresh!

I call this "Luke floating in Outer Darkness."

This is us in some kind of thermo sensor camera.

I also spent the rest of my break in one of my favorite places, San Diego. My BFF, Crystal had her baby and I went to partake in his cuteness! Overall, great break!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011


I have been known to go through food "phases" fairly often. One day, I'll start an obsession with a certain food and go crazy. In a while, I'll get so sick of it, I can't even stand the thought of it (I'm still recovering from the chili phase of 2004.)

Right now my thing is grapefruits. Which is sad because the can be so expensive, or so I thought. I'd heard of a place in Simi called Valley Produce and I keep meaning to go out there, but I never had the time. Then I got the ad, 4 grapefruits for $1. That was all the motivation I needed, people! Look at these bad boys!

So then the real controversy begins, how do you eat a grapefruit? Do you peel it? Do you eat it with a spoon? Do you know they even have fancy grapefruit spoons? Well, let me share my method. I slice in half and continue slicing til I get little wedges. Like so:

Then pull apart and enjoy. Do not add sugar. Do not add salt. Just enjoy what mother nature gave you. Pure joy.
An additional plug for Valley Produce: I got a TON of stuff for less than $15 including a 10lb bag of basmati rice. They have awesome variety! Can't wait to try to replicate Lalo's chili relleno burrito with the gorgeous anaheim chilis I got. Wish me luck!