Being floated around the web lately, but originally from this article.

It’s not about passion. Passion is something that we tend to overemphasize, that we certainly place too much importance on. Passion ebbs and flows. To me, it’s about desire. If you have constant, unwavering desire to be a cook, then you’ll be a great cook. If it’s only about passion, sometimes you’ll be good and sometimes you won’t. You’ve got to come in every day with a strong desire. With passion, if you see the first asparagus of the springtime and you become passionate about it, so much the better, but three weeks later, when you’ve seen that asparagus every day now, passions have subsided. What’s going to make you treat the asparagus the same? It’s the desire. 

on the passage of time


Over the last…pause for count…7 months, life has changed. To be a little less dramatic, a lot has been going on. The move to Texas, the new job, the new place, the new everything. Reflecting back on all of it, I have realized that 1) I do not like moving, and 2) I am pretty happy. In order to sum up things better, we have ventured all over the city in exciting explorations, and tamed the wildest of frogs. Below are some pictures of things we have done.

I have realized, after trying to find pictures for this post, that most of the photographs we take are of food. I think people would find it really boring looking at prepared meals or farmers market finds. We will try to spice up our catalog with more offerings.

graduate tests (part two)


I am one day away from the LSAT. I reason that withn 24 hours, I will be completely contained as I walk into the classroom. Perhaps I will also be the only outsider, as I like to fashion myself.

Today, I am putting my hipster photograph on the sign in ticket, and taking one last practice test. Since I already took some sections, and this is my 10-15 minute break, I made some cream of potato soup with corn and other good things. It was actually delicious because I made it less thick than the kind you find inside chicken pot pies. Now, do not judge me, I am not making soup in the middle of the day to procrastinate. No, sir! That is not what I do!

By the way, did it ever rain! All the streets on the West side of Pelham were flooded, as well as M-39. Man, the drains are working overtime.

LSAT Cram Potato Soup with Lots of C(orn)

Okay, back to studying. Boo!