The last two days were SO much better than the first day and a half. I met some very cool people and found out about some cutting edge technology that I would absolutely love to incorporate into my work. That's always exciting. So, I guess I still have some scientific fire left in me after all!
But I am SOOOOOO ready to go home. What I would give for one of these right now!!
These banh mi Vietnamese sandwiches from my favorite shop in the South Bay, Huong Lan. I've told you about banh mi before, so I won't go into the details here except to say that I really, really love the fresh, crusty bread and the wonderful crunch and flavors of the pickled vegetables. I usually get the fried fishcake sandwich from Huong Lan, which has a contrasting softness to the crunch of the bread and the vegetables. Very simple - and it is this simplicity that I (and my stomach) appreciate so much.
On my flight back to CA tomorrow, I'll write about my lovely Saturday evening escape with my sister and her husband in NYC. Just to give you a sneak preview, I had two desserts from two different eateries! And I have a box of yummy macaroons to bring back with me to CA for tea time with Anne and the Papa!