any good visit from friends requires sampling the local cuisine. one of my college roommates was in town and wanted to try and hit up the korean taco truck that started the gourmet food truck revolution. the last time he was here we missed a truck on the night he was leaving town. this time we were able to track one down that was parked just up lake avenue at the coffee gallery.
as usual, the food was great. and because the fad has faded a bit, it no longer takes hours to receive some of their tasty food - only 10-15 minutes now.
one of my good friends from college has been in town this week, so we've been taking a few excursions around southern california. one of them was south to the neighborhood of watts to check out these incredible towers.
i'm ashamed it took almost four years for me to visit los angeles' grand central market. if ever there was a place calling my name, it would have to be something like this. fast food and produce from a variety of cultural backgrounds, all at affordable prices in one convenient location.
i'm excited to show you some photography from the second special guest photographer, mr. timmy morgan. the guy can do comedy, acting, voice over work, and apparently can take great photos too! tim shot this image on sunday morning after a night of very cold temperatures, and precipitation.
we've been getting some seasonal gray weather and rain this weekend - even some thunder and lightning yesterday! here is a picture of our soggy city hall. you can't even see the san gabriel mountains because of the hanging cloud cover.
renowned theologian and christian ethicist, stanley hauerwas, has been at fuller this week speaking to students and faculty. i was able to hear him speak last night as part of this series. i have appreciated his writing for a few years, and it was good to be able to experience his message in person.
while i'll admit, this year was a pretty entertaining football game, the thing i usually look the most forward to at a super bowl party is the food. this year our spread included chris' chicken wings (just like last year), assorted veggies, this amazing antipasto squares from the noble pig, a giant bowl of guacamole, an amazing salad, artichoke dip, and homemade cookies for dessert.
this isn't the first time this church has been featured on this blog. i guess it is inevitable as it is located on the corner of fuller theological seminary's campus, and i pass by it most days.
on a different note -- would anyone like to have their pasadena photo posted on this blog? i've been thinking for a while that it would be fun to get a few guest photographers featured from time to time. send me a note or comment with your contact info if you are interested.
the closest of pasadena's many parks to my home is villa parke. thus, i've been watching with some interest as construction workers have gone through the process of installing a new synthetic turf field. it looks pretty sharp from a distance. Sadly, i couldn't get up high enough to get a good photo of the logo in the center of the field.