Friday, May 31, 2013

Luxurious Papers

I'm moving into a new season with my work, and I can't wait to share with you what I've been cooking up!

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Trucks & Pops

One of the rites of passage in becoming a true Atlantaian is a trip to the Atlanta Food Truck Park.
However, this can hardly be a harshly enforced prerequisite, since this Park only just celebrated its first birthday.  
A more strongly enforced rule would definitely be to visit the rainbow umbrella'd King of Pops carts, as they have been a more long-standing tradition.
Both the Food Truck Park and the many King of Pops carts that dot the Atlanta landscape are near to my heart.
Both bring a wheeling change of flavors from visit to visit.  
My favorite food truck is Masala Fresh, and I can hardly pick a favorite pop.
There are dozens of flavors I have yet to try.
So, whenever a friend comes down to visit, it is absolutely perfunctory that we stop by the Food Truck Park and sit at the sunlit picnic tables, slurping on some pops.  

 Above Photo taken by Erik R. Pearson

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Every Cloud Has a Silver Lining: Saying Goodbye to Mike

These past few weeks in Atlanta before I begin my internship have been deliciously unbooked.
This has given me ample time to spend with the people I care about and explore the city I love.
One of those most important to me is my friend, Mike, who just accepted a job in San Francisco and left this Monday for a road trip from East to West.  
We've had a Goodbye Mike Party, many prayers have been laid upon him, and he has now driven his blueberry car far, far way from me.
But, I never felt discouraged: like my new hanging sign says, every cloud has a silver lining.
Last week afforded me the opportunity to galavant across Atlanta with Mike hunting for home goodies.
I sent him on his merry way with three monotypes I had made my Sophomore year, along with a bevy of ideas and little pieces of Atlanta to place in his new home.
We sipped on my favorite bubble tea, explored my new favorite antique and oddities warehouse, Paris on Ponce, and talked about all the adventures he was going to have and of when Cam and I would fly out to meet him for our first wedding anniversary.  
The Lord blesses so unexpectedly and abundantly, and I am so grateful for this season I have had with Mike,  only one year since I really met my dear darling friend and fellow lover of watercolor.  
I will be praying over you Mike, and beginning our own Extraordinary Correspondence promptly.  
My favorite Thai Bubble tea from Atlanta's new Honey Bubble which we cleverly snagged with a 50% off Scout Mob coupon!
So psyched that there is a Scout Mob for San Fran as well: 
now Mike can look like an urban insider and know where all the finest local gems are located.  
Magnets for Mike showcasing some of his favorite parts of Atlanta: 
Tech Tower, The Varsity, The Fox, and Bobby Dodd Stadium.  
Some little Mexican tiles that I convinced Mike to purchase since they were a steal and his favorite color and would make his apartment look awesome.
 Initiate operation Pen Pal.  

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Animated Omelette

I absolutely love this short film by Madeline Sharafian. 
It very sweetly and simply captures the love and pride that goes into cooking a meal for someone.
Being back at Theta Xi this summer, I get to cook again nearly every day--and it is so rewarding to take the time and the meticulous effort to make a delicious moment for someone.
I hope to see more from this budding animator!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Tech Perspectives

I'm all moved into my home for the summer in one of my favorite places: Georgia Tech.  
Today I spent two hours hunting for skylines, views, nooks and crannies on campus.  
I returned sunburnt and very happy.

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