inspired by: karl the fog.

i live in the sunniest part of san francisco, a little doughnut hole amidst the fog. i can’t complain, though a little part of me has always been drawn to the famous san francisco fog. you can follow this ethereal, dreamy phenomenon on instagram and twitter: @karlthefog (wisdom included).

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“the imagination needs moodling—long, inefficient happy idling, dawdling, and puttering.”

— brenda veland (via)

chocolate chocolate chocolate.


i was in the mood for chocolate last week. i have also come to the realization that all cookies (and chocolate, for that matter) should be sprinkled with sea salt. thus, i tested out these little morsels. after taking them over to J&J’s for dinner, they received a unanimous YES.

and in case you were wondering, they are even better dipped in coffee. chocolate cookies count as breakfast, right?


double chocolate sea salt cookies

1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp hot water
1/2 tsp fine sea salt
course sea salt (for sprinkling)
1/4 cup unsweetened dark chocolate cocoa powder
1-1/2 cups flour
1 cup dark chocolate wafers (like these)

preheat oven to 350.

cream together butter and both sugars, then add egg and vanilla. dissolve the baking soda in the hot water and stir that in, along with the cocoa powder and salt. stir in flour and chocolate wafers. roll into 1″ balls, slightly flattened and place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. sprinkle with course sea salt. bake for 10 minutes.

cool + enjoy!

*very slightly adapted from sweet french toast.



from the commuter archives.

i took the long train tonight.

trains make me wistful. hopeful. fantastical.

where do you want to go, i think to myself looking out across the horizon. it’s turning orange to purple before my very eyes.


— october 19, 2011

thanks, dunkin.

guys, it’s national donut day. buy a drink at the dunk and get a free donut. how fortuitous that i happen to be on the east coast today.


current tunes.


six days – dj shadow
mandy – ratatat
sing – four tet
take me into your skin – trentemøller
bette davis eyes – sexton blake
think feel – beat connection
do the astral plane – flying lotus
cirrus – bonobo
fireworks – the whitest boy alive
scribble paper – little dragon
empire ants – gorillaz
it’s raining clouds – blockhead
crush – metaform
film – aphex twin
moon – little people
time is the enemy – quantic
da feeling – nightmares on wax

listen in full on spotify. good for pensive commutes and slow evening strolls through the fog wearing sunglasses. enjoy.

big sur.

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highlights included a windy, windy, windy pfeiffer beach visit (photo regrets: the sign at the gate that said “yes, it’s windy. no, we don’t do refunds.”), late brunch at big sur bakery, a stroll along the cliffside with views of turquoise pools and wine straight out of the bottle at a secret bluff overlooking the pacific.