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Lunch Meeting with the Boss

I’m meeting my boss for lunch at PF Chang’s today, which is always a trip. Last time I met up with him, he asked me what my plan is for the next year. He must have read something on my face. He’s like, “Oh what’s the matter? You look constipated. Here, have some fruit. You’ll… Read more »

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Em is in London! and Europe for 3 weeks

Yesterday morning, I was eating my cereal in my room while she got ready. It was dark and gloomy out. Suddenly she walked out of the bathroom in tears. We both had a little cry fest. She said she was afraid I would be lonely. I miss her being a dork around the house. She… Read more »

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No Speak Engrish

I recently recalled the absurdity of an encounter I had en route home from the Dominican Republic last month. We were checking into our flight and the Dominican ticket guy behind the counter asks us for our passports. Sven hands him his German passport, I give him my U.S. passport. After reviewing them for a moment, the ticket guy… Read more »

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I would be pissed if I were a chicken

I passed a Peruvian chicken restaurant in Arlington advertising their daily special. and I thought ‘I would be pissed if I were a chicken and discovered my leg was going for $4’ … including a side and beverage of your choice! grr cheep cheep

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Tales From Booty Camp

psst! For some context, see this old post. Phone Conversation I had with someone. This is the voice on the other end: Can I ask you just one little question? Are you large? I’ve been ___ probably before you were even around. Comprende? You probably know me. You’ve probably read about me on TV. I’m… Read more »

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Advance Screening: Burn After Reading

Em and I met up in Chevy Chase after work Thursday night because we had passes to an advance screening of The Coen Brothers’ Burn After Reading. I expected a fight to get in, but I didn’t imagine the crowd to be a massive human wreckage of sweat, McDonald’s and some kind of carryout with… Read more »

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my name is emily hsu…

…and i was the victim of a bangs butchery. i found this salon couple weeks ago called Bang Salon. it was on the Internetss. i liked it a lot on the whole and i’d definitely go back. i’m just still lamenting the precious inch of my bangs that are still lost in some salon dumpster,… Read more »

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Biggie Weiner Doggie

Came across the chubbiest long-haired dachshund I’ve ever seen in my life. I was in the midst of doing some Crafty Bastards flyering in Adams Morgan, and had to stop and stare. So much cuteness. It was ambling far behind the owner who wasn’t paying attention, so I was able to snap a stealth pic… Read more »

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Hillyer Art Space Opening Night // Parmesan-Crusted Catfish Fillets

Went on a cooking binge this weekend. I’m like unstoppable with my cooking skills or something … seriously come over for dinner sometime. But first, Mei and I stopped by the Hillyer Art Space for its 2008-2009 opening night on Friday, and tasted a little subculture of visual artists and their patrons. The gallery’s tucked… Read more »

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the yogurt wars: Pinkberry v. Red Mango

a few weeks ago, we made a happy discovery in our neighborhood — a Pinkberry yogurt shop, just a couple blocks down from us in korea town. we always saw people emerging from the store with beaming faces, hovering over their large cups of icy, kaleidoscopic deliciousness. apparently, it’s all the craze on the west… Read more »