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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

The Ups and Downs of Labor Day Weekend (pic heavy)

Hi guys! I hope you all had a wonderful Labor Day Weekend!

Mine started out awesome but ended on a terrible note.

First off, Nathan and I went to have breakfast at La Peep (?). I wanted to go to The Original Pancake House but the wait was over 40 mins! Nathan ate at La Peep before and he really liked it. Since it was within walking distance, we decided to go. The food was delicious and the setting was very homey.

I got Quesadilla with scrambled eggs and potatoes.

Nathan got Southwestern Omelet with potatoes.

This is his "I'd hit you in the face w/ a shovel if you don't stop acting like a tourist and taking so many pics".

I kid, I kid. I adore him.

The toast was so simple yet soooooo good.

After the breakfast we went to Farmer's Market by Pearl Street. Farmer's Market is such a neat place to hang out. You see a lot of interesting ppl and get to sample some of the freshest food. Also, since most sellers there are local farmers, you are doing your community a favor by purchasing directly from them.

There was a whole lotta whiteness there.

Good thing we just ate, or else we'd buy freaking EVERYTHING!

Still, we couldn't resist the smell (and were intrigued by the GIANT line of ppl waiting) of Sister Paultry. We decided to stop by and get some of their famous dumplings. They were A-FREAKING-MAZING!!!! Their lime sauce is to die for!! A little pricey at $6 for 6 dumplings, but hey, I got an extra one cuz I'm Asian! :)

We got to a corn stand. The corns looked SOOOOOOO fresh. The owner said that they were just picked that morning. They were 2 for $1 or stuff a bag for $6. Of course we bought the bag. We stuffed 25 corns!!! :)

However, while driving around, we noticed that something wasn't quite right....

Oh NO!!! It's a forest fire! It's be soo hot and dry here in Boulder that it was just a matter of time. I've seen the images and live feed of forest fire on the news before, but it was still chilling to witness first hand. According to the news, over 1,000 homes had to be evacuated and over 60 had been burnt down. The fire is still not yet contained and going strong.

I pray for the people who had lost everything. Hopefully it'll rain like a mofo really soon and put out the fire. It takes something like this for me to realize how lucky I am and how often I take things for granted. I realized that all the materialistic stuff I've been buying will be completely useless once something like this happens. It's important to educate and take care of yourself because when it comes down to it, you are the only thing that you have/can rely on.

Anyways, I leave you with a quote by Suze Orman: "People first, then money, then things. Now YOU take care".



InsideOut Elle said...

ahhh...I was browsing through your post and I was like...oh, rain clouds :P and then I read "forest fire!" I hope nobody was injured :(!

On a side note, those dumplings look so~ good.

Sherri said...

I love reading your posts, the breakfast looked so yummy. I wish I lived close to a farmers market it's way better than grocery store (fruits and veggie wise).
Saw the fire on the news and how so many people lost everything even firefighters :( so sad I hope they can recover.

GiGi said...

Your breakfast looks amazing, yummmyy!
We have a lot of fires in California too. It's so sad and scary. Prayers to the families.

tsuki said...

Fires are really frightening. I remember there was a huge wildfire in San Diego several years back, and our school had to shut down because ash was falling from the sky... hopefully the firefighters can get the fire near you under control soon!

Denysia said...

That food looks amazing! I can't believe you got such a good deal for the corn!

roxybeautyblog said...

yipes! forest fires suck. i hope everyone's ok

your breakfast looks so yummy!


Askmewhats said...

oh, I pray nobody gets hurt in the forest fires!

JANE said...

I love eating at homey restaurants cause I expect hearty food. LOL @ your one bag of corn! That's pretty impressive. Unfortunate events always have a way of bringing me back down to earth. You post is a good reminder of that :)

Kazouaaa said...

Omg hi Tao!!! I have no other way of telling you this so imma tell you it in here! I just saw you working today!!! And you are soo dang pretty!!! I was about to die whe. I saw you and wanted to say hi, but you were soo busy! :) ahh, next time!! But I just wanted to let you know I just saw you! Got so excited, and wanted to tell you how prettty you are!!! :)