....is a yeasty irish cake that we eat
around halloween. I'm a yeasty irish gal
..yeasty meaning: youthful; exuberant; ebullient.



i just got home from school (i always feel like a kid when i say that or write it.... on the other end of the spectrum when i say my kids or my children (instead of my students) i feel like a granny) and i'm hungry. food rules my life. it's kind of unfair. many reasons and reasonettes and much outrage on my part that i am so controlled by it. basically if it's not put in my body at the exact time i'm hungry i turn into a beast...and for those who live with me i would say i become more like a beast of burden. thank god i'm such a gem or i would end up alone in this world.

This picture is from our recent trip to ullengdo, a small island off the coast of korea. The island was actually a pirate island years and years ago.... but it's the freaking middle of nowhere (3hrs ferry ride that was soooooo fast and bumpy!) i think it was more like a pirates retirement island. the koreans are embarrassed about this bootylicious past and there are no plaques or theme parks of any kind commemerating their history. Ullengdo like most of the country side in korea, was absolutely breathtaking. Most of the time I felt like i was in the jungle in south America, the lushness of it all makes you want to paint the world green...or something like that... Louis (he's french it's louie) and I hiked our asses off and got across the mountains and through the island in 2 days. We also were accosted by a pastor to stay at his house, hitch hiked with a tour bus filled with a korean family and were woken up at 5 in the morning when we camped by accident on the army's terrain. The situation was pretty funny (though not funny at all) because i was half asleep and trying to speak broken korean to a military man with a huge gun ... we actually tried to convince them to let us stay and sleep for a few more hours... this did NOT fly..... trips are fun!

This weekend we are going to japan to party it up in the wilderness....

as we speak i am being pampered with baguette and brie. de-lish.

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