Friday, April 24, 2015

Flavor Over Fuss and Meeting Christina Tosi

You've probably seen a few posts this year about Momofuku Milk Bar on the blog.  It is my happy place.  Baking the cakes and cookies is a little more on the technical side and I love that. When I saw that Pot Cafe at the Line Hotel was having a Milk Bar Life book signing with Christina Tosi, I kinda freaked out. But first let's flash back to 2007.

I called in sick to my work the day that Mary-Kate and Ashley had a book signing.  It was major.  Anissa, Melissa, and I waited in line to have our 2 seconds with our heroes in life.

The new book came out on April 7th but I got it on April 6th, my birthday! Yes, I'm super nerd and preordered it. When I found out about the signing at Pot, I actually debated about even going. The line would be too long, do I need to switch shifts, it's going to take forever to get there, where would I park...blah blah blah. At the end of the day, I decided to go. Fuck it, what else do you have to do? Oh wait, D-Train's and Mikes birthday.  Okay. we'll be fine. Channel your inner Toretto. 

I get to Ktown in about an hour and find FREE PARKING in a lot two blocks from the Line hotel! I know it's almost unbelievable but it was very true.  My car was still there when I got back.

I thought there was going to be a crazy line but there wasn't  I mean the event stated at 7 and I probably got there at 7:45.  I waited probably 15 minutes. It was so crazy.  There were no baked goods left, which I was kinda bummed. But I got my treat fix the last time I was in New York.

I had to tell myself to not say/do the following:
*say yay uncontrollably
*start crying
*ask to be bffs
*I'll quit and move to NYC. Wait no I won't.  Then have argument with myself.
*ugly cry while telling her she's my hero in life

I did end up saying yay a lot. Like a lot it.  Like crazy a lot.  I also explained the origins of my name because she personalized everyone's books and the nature of my name requires explanation. Always.
I was so happy at the end of it. I even got to meet Roy Choi, another hero in life, and he signed something for my friend Johnny, who loved LA Son.

When I got home, there a little package at the door.  It was my Milk Bar Life tote bag! WHAT?!?  WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?

Probably nothing, but it was just a happy coincidence that the tote came on the day I got my book signed.

At the end of the day, all the mental debating, all the fuss was for nothing. I should have said to myself  Eizelle just fucking go! When do you get to meet people that you look up to? Go bitch! 

I'm really mean to myself. But there really shouldn't have been a debate in the first place.  Flavor over fuss. 

Then I made corn cookies in the morning.

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