May 10th, 2006

looking up

food: cravings, cooking

Normally, when I crave food, it's generally fairly healthy: sushi, for example, is at the top of my list; I'm pretty much always happy to eat sushi, and actively wanting it about half the time. I also tend to get cravings for eggs, sometimes fruits, and, interestingly, textures as much as anything else.

Today, however, I'm craving junk food. What the...? How annoying.

In happy food news, though, it turns out that a cream sauce for pasta is incredibly easy to make. fennel and I winged one the other night, and despite neither of us having the slightest idea what we were doing, it was delicious. Half and half + goat cheese + blue cheese + a sprinkle of dried basil = yummy!

AAAAaaugh! (Packing procrastination)

I'm among the worst packing procrastinators, ever. This is normally not too big a deal, but for this trip, slightly more so, given a somewhat unusual packing list. Well, I'll be done by the time I get on the plane, whether I have everything I need or not. And I suppose I can always buy in California things I forget here. They do sell things in CA, right?

As a heads up to all you all, though, about this trip: I'll be offline pretty much the whole time. If you need to reach me, my cell phone will be the way to go. I expect to keep it turned off most of the time, but I'll check TXT and voice messages daily (assuming I have signal, which I expect to do), during which time I'll also plan to return calls and messages, so I won't be totally out of contact. If you need desperately to reach me and it can't wait, get in touch with trom for the emergency contact information at the institute.

Also, just so you know, since I use my cell for work and for fun, my outgoing message will make it sound like I'm not checking messages at all. This is so any worky people who call me won't get the idea that their leaving a message with me will be at all useful.