That comic about Alinea? I wish I could eat there. :(
I wish I could go back there! It was crazy weird and delicious. There are more restaurants like it popping up all over, though. Maybe it'll someday be a little cheaper than launching a space shuttle.
i should be writing a paper on the civil war, but i'd much rather read your supurrrrrrrbly excellent comics!!!
Thank you! It's nice to know I'm not the only one wandering away from my work.
That comic about Alinea? It scares me... SMOKE PILLOW.
That smoke pillow was SCARY. They set it down a few minutes before the food, and I was like, "um, do I eat this? What... what's burning?"
*jaw drop* That food looks so yummy!!
*pouttity* I wanna be in your class! I remember taking classes like that at that age and having the best time ^^
Haha! Good-- I remember those classes too, and I'm hoping to replicate the awesomeness.
Eventually I'll do grown-up classes, maybe. Travellin' style. Though I just mostly like making comics with other people, kid and grown-up alike, and I'm not sure just how much information I've got to impart.
I'd rather stare at a kitten photo than do my darned work
Found your journal somehow (Wikipedia? Google?) after reading your book, French Milk. I couldn't put it down and it has resulted in many daydreams about Paris. So, thanks!
I wonder: if you job was to look at kitten photos and chat online, would you crave writing papers and pencilling panel borders? I ponder this instead of working.
I'm so glad you liked my book!
It is so nice to treat yourself. And there's no reason not to save up and go to a fancy restaurant if it's nearby. Except that I can't even go to somewhat fancy restaurants without feeling horribly out of place...
Yeah, I have that instinct, too. We were probably the fanciest-dressed people there, though, because we overcompensated for our ragamuffininess with our one set of "going to a wedding" clothes.
Haha, I'm a little skeptical of those, too. But these were all part of the experience, and I was just glad not to be served a box of infused air.
It's a lavender-smoked pillow or something, from what I remember seeing on the Food Network.
I saw that place on TV many times! Man they look good graphically. I am saving up to go there!
You should! They're amazingly detailed in the control of the environment, food, etc.And all the waiters wear designer suits. Lots of beauty to drug your eyeballs.
Wow, Alinea sounds like a groovy place. Good show. :D Wow. I might want to save up for a eyar. Hmm, I live in California and never checked out that once place, Chez Pannisse..hmm.
Anyway, yeah, I love how you remembered all the food as well, super cool. :D
Thank you for posting. And I'm one of hte noobies that added you today. :D
Chez Panisse is a LEGENDARY french restaurant, run by this amazing woman, Alice Waters.
If I lived in California, I'd probably beg her to work there as, like, floor-mopper, just to hang out with her and eat the leftovers that fell on the flooooor. But I'm that much of a restaurant nerd.
Thank you for adding me!
aaagh, i've ALWAYS wanted to go to that restaurant. maybe somedayyyy
I kept telling myself that the food was probably too silly to pay that much money, but I was SO WRONG. It was JUST SILLY ENOUGH. I wish I'd gone sooner. You should definitely try to go. I loved it.
This place seems full of both crazy and awesome!
But will I travel all the way from Toronto to try it?
It's worth a good long trip!
But there is probably some equivalent in Toronto.
I lived there part time for five years when I was a kid, and I remember some gooood meals in that town.
That food, I cannot even believe it is real.
Lucy, i like how you take breaks from comics to make more comics, what is the deal! Do you have a comics faucet that you just leave running? I know you do!
I love the kid's comic, it's fantastic, I could read a whole kid's book like that! I also think bed head is ingenious.
I can't even believe it's real and I freakin' ate it all.
You know, it's weird, I was thinking about this today.
I have to do all this stuff before a certain date, and it's not an easy schedule. Every day between now and, like, christmas, is booked solid with items like, "TWO PAGES OF RELISH" and "FINISH INKING THAT M.F. P.O.S." I have good days when I power through, but, like today, I REALLY didn't want to be working on this one thing I had to do for Relish. It took me ALL DAY to draw two freakin' pages, without even texting them. Most of that time was spent moaning into my arms about how sucky it is to feel obligated to do comics. Then, when I was finished with my two pages, I was free to make my little Alinea comic, that I WANTED to make, and I finished those two detailed, color pages in like two hours.
I don't know. It's like my brain wants me to fail at professional, studious stuff and just sit on my ass indulging myself in whatever crap I feel like all the time.
Grarrrrrr. Come here and let's hang out.
Wowww! Delicious and strange. :-D Someday when I'm rich...
Congrats on your teaching job! Teaching comics to kids is soooo fun and wild! I teach a six week course to the same age group. BEST. JOB. EVER.
I'm super excited about the teaching! (As you can probably tell from my pages and pages of handouts...)
I looove your little monsters!
So I was reading Glamour magazine and eating junk food at work the other day, when what do I see? On the "Things We Love" section they mentioned French Milk! I was filled with a deep sense of, "Oh my gosh, I read her Livejournal!"
Haha! I know-- isn't that WILD? It's pretty major for me. I was totally awed and freaked at the same time, when I saw it.
And I'm so glad you saw it while eating junk food at work! Perfect!