Finally a warm day in NY! Going to class with just a light jacket on never felt better. I also spent some time in evening with Charlie, the golden doodle on the UWS–nothing like a peppy pup to end the rough week.
One dinner down, many more to go. Today was the first night I held a dinner for my thesis with my close friend Marisa. We met on the first day of grad school, and since then have survived two hurricanes (one being a little more serious than the other), an earthquake, a trip back to her home in Boston, many fun times, and most importantly, MFADT. Marisa has become more than just a friend, but family. I was happy to share this Panera Bread meal with her, has a lot of meaning to us because it’s our go-to meal, and apparently the same for her family at home!
Here’s to the first post of 2013. It’s just before 1AM on January 2 and after a full day of eating “ono” (delicious) food with family and friends, fulfilling all the Japanese traditions its time to say goodnight to the first day of 2013. Looking forward to see what the next 355 days have in store for me. Happy New Year everyone!
Growing up, my Mom never let us have a dog or cat. We had a bird and fish. Not the most exciting pets, but they were still better than nothing! Now that my older brother is living on his own, he got a dog, Yoshi. He’s a fun, happy, energetic little thing and November 17 is his birthday! It’s Nov. 18 here in NY but he still got a couple more hours to celebrate in Hawaii. Happy Birthday Yoshi!
The unofficial middle names Anpan and Neko were suggestions from the sisters. Anpan, a Japanese red-bean filled bread and Neko means cat. You can probably tell why they didn’t make the final cut.