Thursday, January 27, 2011

in the meantime

here's the curry i made last night -- green curry with chicken and vegetables.

please don't leave me

mark bittman announced yesterday that he was ending his column, the minimalist, which i've written about here before.

i. am. devastated.

so devastated, in fact, that I posted a public lament on

how will i go on??? his cheeky humor, his cheesy intros, his simple and delicious recipes -- i will miss watching his videos on lazy saturday mornings.

thankfully, there is the entire archive of his recipes and videos. Tonight I make his braised short ribs, as recommended by his videographer/producer. I'll try to post photos sometime soon.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

bill cunningham

men always disappoint ...

is that true? my cousin says this to me sometimes. well i suppose any relationship between two people will be filled with disappointment. scary to think that you are putting so much trust in people who are bound to disappoint.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

fracking talented a-hole

have you all met my friend dan? yeah. hate him. he wrote this on the fly. he swears he's jay z or something. damn you dan ra.


The Colbert ReportMon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
Cornel West
Colbert Report Full EpisodesPolitical Humor & Satire Blog</a>Video Archive

i sort of wish colbert would just shut up and let dr. west talk, but it's nice to see them both cracking up at themselves. hearing the gospel message of justice and love preached in such a public way makes me so thankful for cornel west.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


sort of wish a little bouncy ball would jump over each word, karaoke style :)

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

it's worth it

sometimes you think about doing something and you decide it's not worth it. but here are some things that I've discovered are worth doing:

taking random pictures with your loved ones is worth it.
they are precious, time is ticking, so seal the moment with a picture.

see! totally worth it.

getting matching jewelry with your sister is worth it because
I wear these everyday and think about her every time I look at them.

painting your nails is worth it. it's a stress reliever and a fun form of expression.

paying money to see great speakers is worth it. I hesitated to buy tickets to see
Cornel West and Tavis Smiley because I don't have a lot of
money right now, but goddammit, it was  WORTH IT!
it is WORTH spending money on experiences.

What's worth it to you?

Thursday, January 13, 2011

i am a farmer

of hair. I am farming hair on my head.
remember this post from November? just 2 months later and it's like my hair hit a growth spurt.

yeah, i know. gross.
oh well. hopefully it makes a lot of wigs for a lot of happy women (or men!).

p.s. how do you like the shrine to coffee in my office? i definitely think coffee should be venerated each morning.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011


andrew sullivan considers palin's video statements:
"Especially within hours of a tragedy unfolding, journalists and pundits should not manufacture a blood libel that serves only to incite the very hatred and violence they purport to condemn." -Palin, in a video message.
Notice the paranoid and conspiratorial word: "manufacture." Now recall what actually happened, which is that a congresswoman was shot through the head after being subjected to extraordinary levels of hatred and demonization and threats. Because that very congresswoman had herself complained at the time of the "consequences" of Palin's metaphorical use of cross-hairs, reporters, bloggers and regular human beings on Facebook made that obvious connection.
There was nothing "manufactured" about this. It was the most obvious set of observations to be made in the immediate aftermath. To call this understandable concern about the impact of violent rhetoric and imagery on disturbed minds a manufactured "blood libel" - equating critics of extreme rhetoric of being the equivalent of Nazis or medieval anti-Semites - is to up the ante at a time when leaders really need to calm emotions. We know this much right now: Palin does not possess the self-awareness, responsibility or composure to respond to crises like this with grace. This message - even at a time of national crisis - was a base-rousing rallying cry, perpetuating her own victimhood and alleged bloodthirstiness of her opponents.

Monday, January 10, 2011

city romance

this makes my heart ache for new york. is it possible to love a city this much and never have even lived in it?

NYC - Mindrelic Timelapse from Mindrelic on Vimeo.

the blogger kate from for me for you moved to LA and I'm having a hard time reading her blog now. it just makes me sad. her blog helped me feel in touch with new york while living in DC and now it's just filled with palm trees and sunsets and warm weather. it's not the same. but you know, maybe this is the best way to enjoy new york -- from afar. friends of mine who live there go on and on about how hard it is -- so much crowding and trash and cost and etc. maybe you can only really enjoy it when you don't have to deal with it every day.

but how amazing is this timelapse vid? stunning, yes? via the daily dish.

Friday, January 7, 2011

in my estimation

this video is near perfect

Man About Town starring Kilian Martin | Autumn/Winter 2010 from Atelier Franck Durand on Vimeo.

ht: sam espada cornita horchata lolita.

how's this for a segway?

Chris has been obsessed with riding a segway ever since it hit the market. I decided to finally fulfill his dream of riding one and scheduled us for a 3-hour segway tour during his birthday week extravaganza. Only problem was IT. WAS. EFFING. COLD.

Listen, I have lived in colder climates than D.C. Frankly I think DCists are big wimps when it comes to the cold weather. Have you ever walked to class in 12 degree weather while horizontal sleet spanks your face second by second?? I have. Have you ever trudged down Michigan Ave. knee deep in snow in the middle of a Chicago blizzard? I have. And I have lived to brag about it!

But for whatever reason, tooling around the Capitol on a Segway in 25 degree weather for 2.5 hours (we couldn't make the full 3) will go down as the coldest, most miserable experience of my life ...

And yet, knowing how happy this made Chris kept me going and even happy the whole time.

Watch the video -- it is hilarious.

Segway Ride Through the Mall from Jeannie Choi on Vimeo.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

the big 3-0

Christopher's 30th birthday did not go by unnoticed. We did it up and we did it up BIG! Below a brief recap of the festivities.

On our way to the Wizards/Knicks game!

This one's for my cousins: Amare

Best friends from childhood gathered in Chris' hallway

We did a Segway tour!

Strength and Power at the Lincoln Memorial, we were freezing.

A surprise trip to Holabird! Chris' favorite tennis supply store.
I win girlfriend of the year. Yessir.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

say it again, Sam

Samuel: there are mad mexicans in DC
me: lol
Samuel: we're everywhere

Tuesday, January 4, 2011


to read more. that is all.

(Paul Octavious)

Sunday, January 2, 2011

greetings 2011

Dear 2011, I have not processed you yet. I need a little bit more time to figure you out. For now, no real resolutions ... just a goal to keep doing what I'm doing.

But with a little more cow bell. I'm desperately in need of some more cowbell.

Choi Clan, December 20, 2010