There's a new shopping area in Glendale called Atlas Park Mall. When Pam took me there today, for a moment I was kind of disoriented. It reminded me so much of West Palm Beach, what's it called, something-center, and with the heat we might as well have been in Florida. The Amish Market kind of brought me home as we have one of them near my job.
Of course, the highlight for me was Borders. I know we have these all over the city, but I rarely get to one. It's always been slightly better than Barnes and Noble, but this time I was blown away by the Paperchase section. Here I am surrounded by stationery and all kinds of blank books and, well, stuff, that I thought that was why I felt excited. Then I realized this was Advanced Excitement. It was like I did one of those fast launches on Google Earth. I flew from West Palm to West End, London in mere seconds. Why? Because the Paperchase shops I'd been to were in Covent Garden and the Strand. Too bad Atlas Park didn't have a Wagamama; I'd have been fully away with the fairies this afternoon.
On the drive home we passed through Glendale. Now I was fully back to reality, or was I? No, I was kind of passing through Memory Lane - approximately 1996. Meh.
Sunday evening was lovely, enjoying spring rolls and masaman curry at Sea in Brooklyn, then meeting an Isabelle wannabe in a gelato shop. (Marie's cat for the uninitiated.) Wandering around Williamsburg is always a fun way to pass the time, especially in good weather. Sunday was decent enough, with patches of rain here and there.
I'd usually put this on my Persona Non Gata, but I think this merits mention right here. Morning Coffee and Afternoon Tea has alerted me to the return of my all-time favorite (secular) magazine, Victoria! Can't wait till fall! Till then I'll read the back issues and giggle like an geek in anticipation.
I have to say I'm not a big fan of yogurt. I certainly don't loathe it, and I eat it quite often, but I mean who wants yogurt when there's ice cream? But it's healthy, and as long as it's not lumpy I'll eat it.
So why devote a whole post to yogurt? Only because in my recent jaunt to Trader Joe's I picked up a rather unusual flavor : Matcha Green Tea. Curious. That's all I can say about it. It's good, but all I could think of was how much I love Green Tea Ice Cream. Still, I'd eat it again. It does combine a natural tasting Matcha with a suggested food item to my diet.