Cancer for the Cure

Eels
Eels at the Music Box

Tuesday night, my friend Lucinda Michele brought me along to the Music Box (the old Henry Fonda Theater) to see The Eels. I’ve enjoyed one of their albums a great deal for years now, but I wasn’t familiar with any of the great stuff they played Tuesday night. It was a really enjoyable show–they are great performers–so I didn’t even mind that I didn’t get out until midnight. I guess that’s definitely one of the benefits of living much closer to civilization nowadays; I didn’t have far to go before I made it home for the night. I went ahead and got my first-ever LA dirty dog to fuel my ride home.

Dirty Dog
Bacon-wrapped, with everything on it

The night before that, I went out for my first experience of a phenomenon called DineLA Restaurant Week. My understanding is that, basically, a bunch of fancy restaurants come up with special set menus to showcase their offerings. I was joined a couple acquaintances at Josie in Santa Monica, where I had some delicious cauliflower soup, a savory pork osso bucco, and a decadent pecan dessert topped with brown sugar ice cream. It wasn’t cheap—the double espresso I had with dessert set me back $8–but it was a nice experience. I’m going to start saving now so I can do it again in another couple of years.

Porl osso bucco
Savory goodness on a bed of white polenta

This is why I'm fat!

Anyway, aside from those gastronomic exploits, I haven’t been up to much lately. Patiently awaiting comments on my thesis, so I can go back into the fray once more. I’ll keep you posted.

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