April 16th, 2014

ransomriggs:

Goinnnn to the bookstore 

and we’re

gonnnnna get maa-aa-aarired 

*whistles*

taherehmafi:

ransom and i got married several months ago in an intimate ceremony, but recently had a larger reception for more family and friends, and it was a blast! as we’re both writers, it seemed fitting to have the event at one of our favorite bookstores: the last bookstore in downtown LA. we’ve had a lot of requests for photos, so i thought i’d drop a few here. hope you enjoy them as much as we do! 

:::for the especially curious:::

my bouquet: was made from the pages of ransom’s novel (miss peregrine’s home for peculiar children).

our photographers: brandon + katrina of brandon wong photography.

venue: the last bookstore in downtown los angeles.

catering: the extremely fabulous heirloomla.

flowers: from floral art!

rentals: furniture from found rentals, dishes from dishwish!

the band: one of our favorite local indie bands, the gallery.

hugs and books!

xx

tahereh

This.is.amazing!

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April 16th, 2014

Temporary Respite from Hell - Grocery Store Update

99 Ranch

Pros: Great place!  Cheap and great produce, best place to buy seaweed “snacks”, so much there that exploring will take a while, two new sets of four chopsticks - one with purple at the top!   Cheapest place to find mint, spinach, apples (huge granny smiths), etc… 

Cons:  Not a lot in the way of Thai food.  No Pad Thai paste (that I could find) and the dried lemongrass I thought would be a shoe in to find there, was not there.  

Trader Joe’s

Not a shock… Got most of my staples… Got the last chocolate coconut ice cream in the store, coconut milk in the refrigerator section was lacking… If you’ve never tried them coconut chips are the bomb.  Cheapest place I found good limes.  Realized last night I CAN have tortillas and bought some (after double checking ingredients).  

Sprout’s Farmer’s Market

Pros:  Very cheap Thai Kitchen rice noodle soups which are easier / quicker to make than ramen and probably better for you in the long run, the So Delicious creamers in the larger sizes, which would be more convenient and cheaper in the long run, berries were insanely cheap there, including blackberries and it’s a great place to get raw nuts (pecans, walnuts, cashews)

Cons: The coconut milk options that I thought were cheaper there, weren’t cheaper there and no Pad Thai sauce.  

Kroger’s

I forgot sugar.  No Pad Thai sauce.  This is my local grocery store and closest to my house, so I’m fairly familiar with my surroundings.  Not best place to buy produce, but comparable to TJ’s and Sprout’s, decent selection at better prices.  

Target

Is where I get Lexi’s food (cheapest rate) and coffee and I’m going later tonight.  

H-E-B

Praying that I saw the Pad Thai sauce there.  Waiting for traffic to die down and planning on running by around 7.   Also: HEB made guacamole, because if I can’t have cheese, I CAN and WILL have guacamole.  

Somewhere in this city and within the last week, I saw Pad Thai sauce.  HEB is the last place it could possibly be… also looking for an asian market that may sell good Thai goods.  

I don’t know if you’ve noticed reading this, but I am in need of Pad Thai sauce.  Lesson learned: if you’re looking at Pad Thai sauce on Monday and the likelihood that you’ll want to make homemade Pad Thai is high in the near future, pick up the damn sauce when you see it.  

April 16th, 2014

On Twitter, in front of the Alamo, in your campaign, you’ve been huffing and puffing like the Big Bad Wolf and now you’re dancing around like Little Red Riding Hood. That is not leadership.

— San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro accused Texas state Senator Dan Patrick, who is currently running for lieutenant governor, of toning down his rhetoric on immigration during a debate Tuesday night. In past elections Patrick has said that there is an “illegal invasion from Mexico” and that immigrants bring diseases such as leprosy. (via kileyrae)

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