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Puzzles and Pretzels

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Remember when magician David Kwong blew my mind at a dinner hosted by Susan Orlean last year?  He’s on the front page of TED today – and you can watch some of his genius in this talk.

No crossword for me today (who am I kidding, any day) but maybe one of you can figure out why I went to Go Get Em Tiger twice…

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…it wasn’t because of the scary fire nearby – I had to leave once for a Handybook cleaning, then again to meet up with Joy.  She needed to experience that famous iced latte.

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We stopped by the Larchmont Farmers Market for one of Rockenwagner’s famous pretzel rolls

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…that, obviously, isn’t it – but can anyone solve the mystery of why the Ciabatta above has a weird filter on it, and the brioche below doesn’t?

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Rita’s La Canada

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We met up with Ari and Betsy this morning at the Larchmont Farmers Market

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…where their son tried a persimmon for the first time! I filled up on a few cups of samples, as well.

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Later in the day, Abe and I took a little drive out to La Canada Flintridge

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…to ANOTHER Rita’s Water Ice! Redondo Beach, Santa Monica…hoping this means one will open closer to us soon.

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I had a sample of the new Dulce de Leche flavor – which was actually too sweet for me (shocking)…

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…wound up with a small S’mores, Light Vanilla Custard…

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…Brownie water ice too.

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A bite of Abe’s Mint Combo + Chocolate Custard…

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…they carry the Prospect Philly-style Soft Pretzels too. I didn’t have any, but Abe was pretty happy…

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….though they ran out of mustard!!!

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I ran into Emily and Alex at the Larchmont Farmer’s Market this morning! Filled up on a bunch of plum/berry/apple/pear/citrus samples…

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…then headed over to the park for Jack Dylan’s first birthday! A lovely sandwich spread from All About the Bread

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….and sweets too! Even though Christy + Jeff are off sugar for a year.

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I had a piece with meat, plus a chocolate chip blondie…

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…then chocolate-covered pretzels and strawberries.

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Can’t believe it’s been a year.