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Today at Ici Ice Cream they’ve made my favorite flavor, Rose Vanilla. I need to have it right now! I fancy myself somewhat of an ice cream aficionado and I deem Ici the best tasting in the Bay Area. When I was 9+ months pregnant I was craving it like crazy so I made a special trip, stood in line for 30 minutes and ordered a double scoop (something I don’t usually do) of Burnt Caramel and Cherry Almond. As I was walking back to my car the two scoops just plopped on the sidewalk. A passerby sympathized with me as I stood and looked at it with tears swelling up in my eyes. I was already two blocks away and decided that I was way too hot and pregnant to wait in line another 30 minutes so I just got into my car and drove home. It was so sad! I have been back since that day and have completely redeemed myself by ordering a double scoop and not dropping it. I was very careful!

Only one criticism – I wish they had cones without chocolate in the bottom.

I usually go on a road trip every summer but this year I have a brand new baby and she happens to hate riding in the car. On the last five or so trips I’ve made it a point to visit some kind of art or architectural creation. I have been to a few places listed in the book Destination Art – Marfa, The Farnsworth House, The Sun Tunnels, Spriral Jetty, and Watts Towers. There are so many more that I would like to see that look interesting. I know that I won’t be going on a long road trip for a while but a few destinations on my list are Giardino Dei Tarocchi, The Lightening Field, Double Negative and Star Axis.

I recently re-watched my copy of the documentary William Eggleston in the Real World. Years and years ago I was heavily influenced by an exhibition of his work that I saw in Paris. I went home and tried to make my photos look like they they were from the 70’s. I guess that is why I like Instagram, I can get the Eggleston feel without working in the darkroom for hours.

more photos here