Nelson and I ate dinner tonight at Green Leaf in the
International District, then strolled for a bit,
looking in (mostly closed) store windows. Another
of my favorite Chinese variety stores is closing --
don't know where I'll go to get papercut butterflies.
We wandered into an open shop to check out some
interesting papers in the window, and we discovered
a young woman making dumplings -- beside the candy
counter (notice the "Charleston Chew" bars behind
the dumpling table):
This shop was all about crepes -- bet you can't tell
that the one on the bottom left is tunafish!
Great writing group tonight --
eight of us toasted to the hope of a new president,
laughed our asses off, and, as usual, gave insightful
and (mostly!) constructive criticism.
Here is a sampling of the words that flitted about: