Gluttony on Tour: New York 1/19 ~ 1/22

I had all intentions to report on this trip as it transpired...
This trip, I managed to come home with more clothing than food. Here's some of the booty:
1) Desigual mini skirt with NYC motif
2) Uniqlo heat tech tanks + socks
3) Sev's 25¢ NYC tin, Duane Reade
4) cobalt Wigwam socks, Sockman, St Mark's Pl
5) ceramic "go" cup, greek deli style,
MeMe Antenna, Williamsburg
6) Oslo Roasters Freya blend roast coffee,
7) Hot Sox tights from Sockman
8) Barbie pink knit cape + scarf from
Mandala Tibetan Store, Williamsburg
9) bag from Rice to Riches --
ate the pudding before airport security,
tub of
caramel sauce made it through, sanctioned by TSA
(missing -- still in Sev's bag:
six molassas cookies from Pies n Thighs)
Stay tuned for a full report on what we did, I'll roll it out slowly.
It was a super fun trip. We packed in a lot of eating and touring in very little time. Need a vacation to recover from my vacation!


Gluttony on Tour: Day 1 -- Pies-n-Thighs

We high-tailed it to Brooklyn for breakfast.

Our favorite breakfast spot in Williamsburg:
You may remember that I hung out here for hours
last summer

"Fish & Grits" for two!

Funny mug graphic.
Oslo Roasters coffee. More on them later...

We sat right next to the dessert case.
This became a problem...
We immediately got these three donuts to go,
plus six molasses cookies
Breakfast! Finally!


Free donut holes.
Why they thought we needed these, I don't know.
Saved for later.
Next, it was time for pie. Decisions, decisions...

key lime

banana cream

chocolate pudding

peanut butter

coconut macaroon

compressed coconut flake crust (with eggwhite binder?)
chocolate glaze
vanilla cream
chocolate covered almonds
After all of that, a walk was in order.

Gluttony on Tour: Day 1 -- In Transit

I was delighted to discover that Severo was checking a bag.
Hurrah! Out came the larger suitcase. 
We took a red-eye from LAX and transferred in DFW. 
Here we are, approaching Dallas in the dark. 

While I sat and drank a Starbucks... 

Severo got us upgrades to First Class. SCORE!

Looking grumpy but just tired and hungry.
OK, grumpy.

Sev has intimate knowledge of the DFW AA terminal.
He likes this breakfast pizza and I agree, it's good for airport food.
We had to wait until 7 for it to open.
Will add name of establishment later when boy is awake.

There was a beautiful sunrise when we departed

See y'all later, DFW

Georgia O'Keeffe moment

We landed in Newark.
Amusing signage at the car rental.

Manhattan, here we come!


Happy Anniversary My Love!

15 years together! WOOHOO!!!!
here we are eating Zankou
in the back seat of my car
before going to a gig
at the Rhino pop-up last June
us, in a nutshell
we met at this CG gig at Checca
we got to know each other during Poptopia
two weeks later
on Valentine's Day, you wooed me
with a weekend at the Bonaventure
and dinner in Chinatown
(because Cheesecake Factory in Pasadena was
just A BIT too crowded)
in March, you flew me to my first SXSW festival
here, Beatle Bob clearly wins the pattern mixing award
I love getting to go backstage with you
(here, ten eyes at House of Blues)
watching you play
traveling to exotic destinations
dressing up and going out
meeting your alter ego Maurie
having fun in photoshop
Here's to fifteen years of adventures and many more to come! Mwah!