This week my good friend Ana came to visit for a few days, in which we both braved the wintry chill and got to know Syracuse a little better! For the weekend, I headed down to NYC to do some bridesmaid dress shopping (so tiring and unproductive!) and also to celebrate a friend’s birthday! Definitely a busy week.
1/13 – “Top Shelf Guac” from Cantina Laredo in the Destiny USA mall (formerly known as Carousel Center). I think it’s a little pretentious to call this top shelf, but it was prepared tableside and was very tasty! I had heard some mixed reviews about Cantina Laredo in the mall, but I was curious so I took my friend Ana there for her first meal in Syracuse (plus I just picked her up from the bus station and I was starved – the mall is right there!). The desire for guacamole would bring me here again later this week…
1/14 – Out and about on a clear but chilly day in Syracuse! We went ice skating on a gloriously empty rink (could never happen in NYC!), ate at Dinosaur BBQ and explored some architectural gems. Here we have the Landmark Theatre – which unfortunately closed for tours, sucks because the interior is ornate and gorgeous!
1/15 – Our second visit to Cantina Laredo, this time with my hubby! Of course we had to get the guacamole again, but my obsession with avocados did not stop there. Here we have tacos de fajita with avocados on top… drool!
“He could not cry. There was no chance that he would be treated with compassion. Dap was not Mother. Any sign of weakness would tell the Stilsons and Peters that this boy could be broken. Ender did what he always did when Peter tormented him. He began to count doubles. One, two, four, eight, sixteen, thirty-two, sixty-four. And on, as high as he could hold the numbers in his head: 128, 256, 512, 1024, 2048, 4096, 8192, 16384, 32768, 65536, 131072, 26144. At 67108864 he began to be unsure – had he slipped out a digit? Should he be in the ten millions or the hundred millions or just the millions? He tried doubling again and lost it. 1342 something. 16? Or 17738? It was gone. Start over again. All the doubling he could hold. THe pain was gone. The tears were gone. He would not cry.”
– Ender’s Game, Orson Scott Card
A really epic sci-fi book about genius children fighting an intergalactic war. This is the only book I’ve read of the series, although I’m re-reading it now and I might read some of the others!
Song of the Week:
So bouncy and addictive! Would be great for a wedding if the lyrics weren’t quite so dismissive about breaking up lol.