This is Jason and Agnieszka's corner of the internet. We'll keep people updated with our travels, culinary adventures, and general mischief that we tend to get ourselves into.

Saturday, April 30, 2005

We are moving to San Diego!

Some of you have heard, some of you have not…

Jason and I are starting law school this coming August at the University of San Diego ( We have applied to schools all over the U.S.: San Francisco, New York, Boston, Washington, DC. It’s been an agonizing decision process that started over a year ago. We took lots of factors into consideration and finally sent our deposit check to USD…

As much as we love San Francisco, San Diego is a nice alternative. Instead of constant 55-60 degrees, we’ll just have to live with constant 65-70 degrees. Jealous? ;) If not now, you will be when it’s -20 F where you live! Come and visit!

Farmer's markets

I love farmer’s markets. Not only one can get the freshest produce, but also organic and at very good prices. Huge difference from tomatoes that have been in transit for three days and sprayed with ethanol to make them nice and red just before hitting the shelves!

Another bonus is limited availability. They usually have only stuff that is in season, which makes it much easier to decide what to get. Today I got (among other things) some fava beans, three kinds of squash, some bell peppers, delicious cherries… I swear I’ve never eaten so many fruits and vegetables before moving to California! Coupled with our butcher Ron, San Francisco if food heaven!

Some of tasty veggies...

Friday, April 29, 2005

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Should work now... But does it??

Thursday, April 28, 2005

It's Thursday. The Celtics are getting blown out.

Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Dinner 4/27/05

Grilled portabella mushroom with mushroom rissotto and green beans. 5/10 micro machines mini racers

Dinner 4/25/05

Grilled asparagus, chicken, and cherry tomatoes with a green salsa made of anchovies, fresh basil, capers, and olive oil. 7/10 toes

Sunday, April 24, 2005

Cherry Blossom Festival

Clicky clicky on this image for pictures of Japan Town Festival; Cherry Blossom festival. No cherry blossoms to be found. Just some wacked out naked and drunk Japanese, a guy in handcuffs, and grown adults who should know better dressing up in Halloween costumes in April.

I love this Town so much.

NY Chess Players

Though I would like to work on my chess playing abilities. There are some SCRABBLE players in the park usually, but they were packing up as rain was starting to fall.

Times Square

New York NEW YORK!!! Can't say I miss the city that always smells like piss and sweaty tourists.

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

And here is another less artsy panoramic view, 30 minutes later. I also found a washed up boogie board at the bottom of these rocks as we were walking away.

This doesn't look like the worst place in the world to spend some time. Say hello to sunny San Diego.

Just in case you missed it

Saturday, April 16, 2005

I don't remember when we had this. It does look good though huh? I say 6/10 imaginary wickets

Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Here it is......

Skiing and what not

So, last weekend Jason and I decided to go the Heavenly Valley for our last ski trip of the season. The resort just got fresh snow and combined with the warm weather and beautiful sun, the conditions were… well, heavenly!

That lasted (for me at least) for about an hour until I fell into some fresh powder. My skis got caught in the snow, I tripped, and because I was not going fast, my binding did not release. I was lying down for about 30 seconds, unable to get up. Someone took of my skis and helped me up and then called over a ski patroller. Although I had a very strong pain in my right knee, I was able to stand without help and even bend my knees.

Craig (ski patroller’s name) started quizzing me on how I fell, whether I heard any pops, or if anything feels loose. He said that he can’t make me go down to have my knee checked out, but the he would recommend it. At first I said ok, but when I found out that it would mean getting off the mountain, I changed my mind. I said that I would ski for a couple of hours and see how it goes. Then, I made a different move with my knee and the pain was so unbearable that I would not be able to ski at all. I let the ski patrol guys wrap me up in the toboggan while remaining quite cheerful at the same time. Meanwhile, I got in contact with Jason and told him to keep skiing without me. I was sure that it would turn out to be nothing at all…

I finally get to a clinic. After checking in, tons of paperwork, x-rays, and a doctor’s exam, I had my diagnosis:

Doc: Well. You’re done with skiing
Me: Forever?!?!
Doc: No, until the end of the year.
Me: Calendar?!?!
Doc: No, the season.
Me: Wee, it’s already April, the end of the season is not bad at all

Turns out I have a torn medial collateral ligament. I would need to wear a leg brace for 2-3 weeks, 6-8 weeks to heal, Vicodin for the pain (which is overrated as a recreational drug, no pleasant “side effects”). Could be worse… Needless to say, I spent the rest of Saturday and the entire Sunday at the hotel, while my husband was enjoying the perfect skiing weekend. To his defense, he did shower me in attention when back from the slopesJ

Three days later I had a check-up on my humongous leg brace was downgraded to something smaller. The diagnosis remained the same. Here’s me sporting the old cyborg brace and the new fashionable one.

Monday, April 04, 2005

What a combo. Low mein and a bear claw!

Saturday, April 02, 2005

No dinner entry tonight... just the damn best BBQ I have ever eaten washed down with a cold Shiner Bock.

I love this city. "Medicinal"

Friday, April 01, 2005

Dinner 4/1/05

Grilled tuna steak on a bed of snow peas and oyster mushrooms with a lemon mojito to wash it all down.

7.1/10 puff marshmallow bunnies

Dinner 3/30/05

Dinner last night, and the night before was a roasted chicken. We stuffed it with lemon wedges and home grown parsley. We also had some roasted turnips on the side. The bird was from Ron's, which is always good... but not one of our better efforts.

5/10 antitrust price fixing violations

It is a good thing my mother didn't kill me on the spot with this one.