so i just got home from berkeley bowl, which was a total trip. i always get totally wide-eyed in there—i love the organic produce and the bulk section—and usually have to utilize the buddy system so i can be accountable to someone and not spend hours wandering about the aisles nor spend lots of money on things that i don’t really need like coconut jam (the brand is called hey boo!—how could you not resist?!) or, like, fancy breakfast sausages (the sad truth is that i rarely eat breakfast because of my early morning barista hours and “on-the-go” grad student lifestyle). however, today i flew solo because my person (hey boo! ha, ha) is out of town and i have the van for the next few days. i spent so long in there that i was starting to get hungry, which is the WORST state to be in at a crowded grocery store especially when you’re trying to be frugal. miraculously i ran into mills’ own jess heaney, who offered me some mango to help with the hunger. anyway, i managed to leave with only two bags of groceries, and i immediately came home to make some kimchi fried rice using this recipe. oh, it was so good. in case it isn’t obvious, i love food and you should totally come over and cook dinner with me and peruse the library we have here at the tender oracle. in lieu of that, gimme links to your favorite food blogs—i like smitten kitchen and the paupered chef.
sf zine fest! i went to this last year and picked up some awesome prints, a zine about bicycle safety and a bunch of comics. they also have workshops and panels going on all weekend. it is a great free event and you should definitely go and support diy and small-presses. sept 3 + 4, golden gate park’s county fair building, 9th ave at lincoln.
this is a nice song to fold laundry to.
mission creek oakland is basically a month long music/art festival. so many shows happening throughout the month of september! as you can see on their calendar, there is a show happening almost every night! in a perfect world i would have the time and energy (thanks grad school) to go to all of these shows and support local artists. i’m personally going to go to the show at the rock paper scissors collective on the seventh, because a) rock paper scissors is a rad community art space and b) pacific rhythm company is just darling and i often have their songs stuck in my head for days after seeing them.
speaking of ART, are you a visual artist? i’m the new curator at ritual roasters’ valencia st location in sf and would love to give you a show. send me your stuff! firstname.lastname@example.org