By The Bayou

This week, there has been too little this:

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These Belgian truffle fries received an impromptu serenade from moi.

(Also could not leave out the picture of pear, Nutella and roasted almond crepes.)

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And too much this for my liking:

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I have never been happier for a Friday to come along. Although, I am sure I will say the same thing next week. Gravity is out in theaters and I was suppose to watch it today, but now have to wait for Friday night. I feel like I have not watched a movie for a really long time but it was actually the middle of May when The Great Gatsby came out in theaters. Crazy how time passes in my brain.

So instead of a movie, I went to eat at The Front Porch. Located in Bernal Heights, they dub themselves as “Southern Mission Hospitality”.

I did not notice that the restaurant is located in the garage of an house until I was editing this picture. You would not even notice sitting inside.
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Also loved seeing them dress up the restaurant with Halloween decor. I do not celebrate much on the actual day, but it makes me happy because it means the holidays are right around the corner!

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Okay, this was not the best example but inside had black and orange all over. Promise.

I found my new life motto.

“Tara, what do you think about the financial crisis happening in America?”

Fucket, get a bucket.

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These little cornbread muffins were really filling! The dip was interesting, I had to ask the waitress. Honey and some kind of chili pepper, but it tasted a bit nutty to me. Hmmm.

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I ordered the Spicy Shrimp + Grits: wild Louisiana shrimp, garlic, shallots & andouille sausage red eye gravy.

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This burger is funny to me because the top bun reminded me of a shiny bald guy’s head and that’s all I could think about when the waitress brought it out.

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Could not resist sharing the baked Mac ‘n’ Cheese, I have been on such a kick lately.

PS: I think my camera is lactose intolerant or something, I can never get a good shot. It just looks really blah when in reality it tastes like it was made in Zeus’ kitchen.

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Going to polish this post off with my ice cream happy dance. Mitchell’s is only a block away and I could not resist a junior sized coffee and ube ice cream.

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Have a great weekend! Xx

What’s your plans for the next two days? Have you/want to watch Gravity? How can you say no to George Clooney? He is my old celebrity crush! So dreamy.

Guess Who’s Back

My technology meltdown is over. Thank you for all the comments! My best friend actually sent me my favorite picture in the whole world and I laughed for almost two hours because I haven’t seen it in so long. I would post the link but it is not the most appropriate humor to share. It has to do with a dog that does a face every time it’s owner comes home, have you seen it?

Time break-down of my computer accident:

6:26p: While in the middle of writing my Wednesday post, I got up to get water. Hoped to finish by 7:00p, but ended up putting down my cup by the laptop and got distracted by something in the other room.

6:45p: Came back and accidentally knocked the cup over and spilled water all over my keyboard. It took me a minute to realize, “Gee, I should probably do something about this'”. I grabbed paper towels to soak up as much as I could and took out the battery and other things to make sure they weren’t wet. At first everything seemed fine but when I started typing, everything was in caps lock and every time I scrolled it highlighted the whole page. I think the water made my Shift key lock.

6:54p: This is when I started getting panicky. I tried to restart and it wouldn’t log me back into my account. My roommate works at Apple so I ran to her room, only to find her not at home.

7:04p: I drive to the Apple Store and strap my computer into the passenger seat. My laptop wouldn’t load anything and was stuck on the loading page with the Mac icon. That stupid icon was taunting me the whole ride there.

7:20p: I got to the Apple Store and ran in like a lunatic with my sad Macbook opened and went straight to the Genius bar. They surrounded my laptop and someone yelled, “Quick, get this laptop to a room! We need 20 CCs of power and a hard reset, stat!”.

No, that’s not what happened at all. Instead, I had to wait an hour and a half but I didn’t care. All I wanted was to make sure they were able to save all my information, because I have my whole life’s worth of pictures and documents that I really didn’t want to lose.

I’m sure most of the girls here have watched Sex And The City. That episode when Carrie’s computer died was exactly what happened to me.

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The only difference was that the dreamy Mr. Shaw was not there to assist me.

I ended up having to buy a new Macbook Pro and they were able to transfer all my files to the new computer. I just picked it up a few hours ago and have to mention how smooth the new keyboard is under my fingertips. The good news is I actually was planning to buy the new one that is coming out next month and the manager said he would extend the exchange policy for me. I had already been thinking about upgrading, so maybe this is a sign? I had to get a replacement quickly to be able to get work done, but I had my sights on a new desktop pc since all this talk of the new ray tracing GPUs has been around. Looking at factschronicle, I could at least get a few of the options off the table, but I’m not dead set on which one to get yet. I think I still need to think it over a bit more, maybe while I buy the other parts I know I’ll need. I’ll keep you guys posted that’s for sure.

I didn’t mean to make this so long but I felt like I have to tell you about my disaster of a day.

Actually, the whole day was not a disaster. I spent the majority of it hanging out with my pallie, Jacque.

After class, I went to her house for a few hours to help her with a project she’s working on. I can’t wait to share when she gets it all together, I think you guys will like it.

We got hungry and decided that burgers would be the best decision for lunch. The hardest decision I had to make all week was whether Roam or Umami Burger would be our winner.

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Roam won because it was about three blocks closer to her house. It’s actually a pretty cute eco-friendly restaurant, with their motto claiming “pasture to plate” and everything being sustainable with premium meats.

We shared the Fryfecta, which came with sweet potato fries, french fries and the zucchini and onion haystack. They were so addicting with the chipotle habanero hot sauce.

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Jacque and I both ordered the French and Fries, which was dressed with truffle parmesan fries, gruyere, avocado, onions and watercress. The only difference between our burgers was that she had a veggie patty with lettuce wrap and I had the traditional with beef patty and sesame bun.

I might be a little biased because I love truffle on everything, but now I have high expectations for Umami whenever I get around to trying it. Stay tuned for the verdict.

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Also, can we take a minute to talk about her tea collection? I didn’t know about this gem until I read a note that her friend wrote for her when he stayed over. Holy shit there is a lot of tea. The cabinet comes up mid waist and the first shelf is filled from back to front full of Matcha teas. If anyone has any questions about tea then she is the person to ask. Seriously.

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I’ll leave this post with an example of how excited I get at dinner time.

Tip #1 on how to make me a happy girl: feed me well.

Don’t mind the scrubs. 🙂
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Sorry for this post being all over the place. My technology woes made me forget how to blog. I’ll be back to normal on Monday.

Have a great weekend!