I remember one time I was shopping for Spam musubi ingredients at the Vons next to my college apartment. I bumped into an acquaintance at the checkout line, right next to my little Spam parade making its way down the conveyer belt. Now, despite how awesome I find Spam, it's not exactly the most fashionable food item. It ain't no macaron, to say the least. (Which I am currently mad at. At least until I figure out how the heck to make 'em. Crispy, flat meringue pancakes anyone?) Because of this, I felt the need to interject my culinary intentions. Me, the girl involved with sustainable food issues, eating Spam? Didn't seem to mesh too well. Celebrating a beloved snack in Japanese/Hawaiian culture? Somehow made it seem more okay.
Rolling with the theme of embarrassing(ly) good foods, that above is a hot dog bbang (bread) from Cake House in Koreatown. I love Asian bakeries, and this place has my favorite rendition of this awesome creation. It's basically just bread with two small pieces of hot dog sausage inside, but why-is-it-so-good-dangit. I like popping it in the toaster, so the exterior gets nice and crispy. With my two part-time jobs and one very-full-time schedule, my slow Sunday mornings are such a treat. Add some hot dog bbang. Even better.
Also, despite sightings of friendly night skies last week, they were in no way indicative of how my week would be. My week basically culminated in a tear-filled monologue on the third floor of a Barnes and Noble, with my gracious and patient friend as my sole audience. (Thank you, S!) I've been frustrated over the fact that, job-wise, I'm not at a place I want to be. And what's more frustrating, I have no idea where that place is. I know that I want to be in some sort of creative field, but thaaat's about as far as I've gotten. It doesn't help that doubt and negative thinking are usually camped nearby whenever I pore over this topic. I realize that this is a luxury, to have this be my biggest dilemma, but it's been pretty draining, nonetheless. Here's to staying optimistic and determined this week.