Wednesday, October 26, 2005


I have this friend named Joan. She's doing Teach for American now with 6th graders. She is also known as "Manisha's roommate." We both agree that if the other and Manisha were drowning, we would save Manisha.

Joan enjoys good food and likes Ice wine from Ithaca.

Joan went to UPenn.

Joan is from nearby Philadelphia.

Joan is Korean.

Joan enjoys different cultures.

Joan likes nature.

Joan likes long drives with the windows down.

Hanging out with Joan is cool.

Joan is somewhat of a romantic.

Joan doesn't like getting mentioned in blogs.

Joan's AIM (10:08:06 PM): by the way allan
Joan's AIM (10:08:09 PM): you forgot to mention
Joan's AIM (10:08:30 PM): "when i first met joan, i thought to myself, 'she's not as hot as i thought she would be.' and then felt the need to tell her so."

Monday, October 24, 2005

Awesome Vietnamese at Lemon Grass

Topic: Restaurant
Cuisine: Vietnamese

It rocked. It was awesome... but I think we were really hungry too. :P

The pho was big on the cinnamon

The spring rolls were actually tasty

and the "chicken salad" was amazing.

But again... we were really hungry

Sunday, October 23, 2005

Visitors and seeing more of St. Louis

So Vince and Byron came in and we spent an unusually large amount of time totally wasting money on carny games. Bastard light game at Ameristar... *shakes fist*

Ate lots. Drank lots of beer... and got to hear of Titi's taking Byron to the Vault without his being able to appreciate the... uh... view ;P

And holy crap, the City Museum in St. Louis is like the coolest thing ever. It is like the ultimate playground that we all dreamed of making an obstacle course of. You come to st. louis.... you're going there. No arguments.

You know it's funny how things change so much and it's definitely an awesome thing to get to talk with people and talk about the things that are going on in our lives. After college we've all dispersed around the country/world and have been experiencing all these different things that have been morphing us into whatever we'll become. Things have changed so much for all of us in the past couple months, let alone in the time it's been since many of us have graduated...mind boggling.

Don't be a stranger. :P

Saturday, October 01, 2005

Garlic Cheese Bread

Because bread sizes differ you can't really put a measurement on the cheeses and oil. Eyeball it. If you have too much of oil or cheese, toss it in with a pasta dish.

1 french baguette sliced crosswise. If you can find any other hard crusted bread, that works as well. The thing is in st. louis that's the only hard crusted bread I can buy. If you like soft crusted breads... *shakes head* ah wells... Anna likes soft bread.

Parmesan, Gouda, and/or Asiago cheeses,shredded. All work on their own and they all work together. A good 8 ounces should do

1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 garlic cloves, crushed and chopped.
1 teaspoon italian herbs

Heat oil in small saucepan on medium heat and brown garlic in oil. Remove from heat and add the italian herbs. This is so that the herbs won't get burnt.

Turn on Broiler.

Arrange bread on a non-stick pan sheet and spoon oil, with the garlic and herbs, onto the bread. One small spoonful for 2 slices of bread should do.

Sprinkle cheese on bread.

Put into broiler from 30 seconds to 1 minute. Keep an eye on it to make sure it doesn't burn.