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Marissa Flaxbart
Going to the movies and writing are my two favorite pastimes. Watching TV is up there, too. I also love sitting someplace for hours having a long conversation. Preferably Europe.
Interests: comedy, movies, writing, books, singing, performing
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Posted Aug 12, 2016 at Popular Sentiment
This has never been a food blog, but itโ€™s my blog, and Iโ€™ll post a recipe if I want to. My favorite thing about living in Silver Lake is the farmers market on Sunset and Maltman. As a woman who spent her first few decades of life in Chicagoland, the mere fact of a year-round outdoor marketplace where local famers sell whatโ€™s fresh continues to blow my mind month after sunny month. And while a gigantic, quad-destroying hill stands between the farmers market and my apartment, it is technically just a short walk down the street from my apartment. As long as you're just shopping for fruits and vegetables (and not artisan Himalayan salt blends or bags of organic coffee beans hand- roasted by bearded harmonica players at a local monastery) the farmers market is actually a super cheap place to get your groceries. Since they only sell whatโ€™s fresh, I canโ€™t get everything there. But a venture to the market in support of my first attempt at from-strath chicken noodle soup proved to be a veritable produce bonanza. They not only had onions and carrots, but also celery and rosemary and freaking fresh BAY LEAVES โ€“ on a sprig, for a dollar. One booth that had gorgeous celery and carrots (but nothing else I needed) was offering a 3-for-$5 special. Did I want a third item? the proprietress asked, adding that it could be literally anything in the booth. Wow. And so I went home with a big bag of Brussels sprouts. Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2016 at Popular Sentiment
I promise I'm working on a post for book #49, Playing for Keeps. This time, the hold up is not that the book is boring slog, but rather that it's so amazing and fun that I really want to take the time to do the recap up right. So, to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2016 at Sweet Valley Diaries
So I'm walking down Brand Boulevard in Glendale, CA. Signs along this section of the road suggest that it is also known as the "Boulevard of Cars," and the nickname is apt: the street is lined on both sides with... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2016 at Popular Sentiment
I'm out with two couples. It's actually the second time today that I've been the lone single girl hanging out with two couples, the proverbial fifth wheel. This time, we're at a pizza place, one of those make-your-own individual pie... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2016 at Popular Sentiment
Posted Jul 11, 2016 at Popular Sentiment