So here I am back in Berkeley, and I feel a little discombobulated. Do I finish up writing about what I baked down south before I left, or do I save that for another day and immediately begin waxing rhapsodic about the joys of the Bay Area? Do I get so distracted by all the wonderful happy things up here and by my old familiar neighborhood that I nearly forget about my blogging routine altogether? Or is that just an excuse for getting less and less gung-ho as NaBloPoMo wears on?
Or, as my mother called it tonight, when wondering why on earth I had to go write again, “NaBlahBlah.” At first I thought she said “NaBlobBlob,” and that made me laugh equally hard.
Now I’m getting ready to go see a transvestite karaoke singer (or something along those lines, I’ll be sure to report back later). Today I hit the Berkeley farmers’ market (and forgot to take photos of my favorite croissants ever of all time), and last night I met up with some friends late night at César on Shattuck. Tomorrow morning I’m getting up to head over to the Thai Buddhist Temple for Sunday brunch. Add that to the cookies I made before I left as a Thanksgiving gift for a certain someone’s dad, and there are clearly a million things to write about. Then why can’t I just pick up a thread and go?
Maybe too it’s because my mom and I were flipping through food magazines and talking about the endless stream of things to buy and recipes to make and how, my Lord, sometimes enough is enough. Food is amazing but let’s take a break! As much as I love food (and love having a blog devoted to food), I also love to talk about other things (which is probably why I have another blog for doing just that but, um, that’s not the point tonight).
Since I seem to be at such a loss for words tonight, at least about food, let me rely on some photos. Non-food related photos. Let me show you two things that makes me happy. First, a little proof that we do get a bit of autumn here in California.
Second, one of my favorite excuses for spending so much time in the Bay Area. Tell me those brown eyes don’t break your heart a little.
Food will be here. So will the Internet. I’ll still be loving (and occasionally hating) both tomorrow. But for today, I just want to be excited and in love with the world, and head back out into it. I hope you all are doing the same.