there's a corner store that my roommate amanda likes to go to when she's feeling homesick.

they carry maltas and all goya products. sugar candies and spanish coca-colas. and after just a moment she feels like she's back home in puerto rico.

i thought long and hard about where i can go when i'm feeling homesick for texas.

and baskin robbins was the best i could come up with.

it's no bluebell, but it'll do.

im feeling homesick.

today dr. bob compared regular eating to driving along the highway in texas. 

he said, can you tell me the difference between mile 209 and 541? no? well, that's what regular eating is like--it all kinda looks the same.

yes. texas is flat. and much of it looks the same. and it's not exactly scenic (well, not always). 

but oh how i'd love to see the bluebonnets growing along the highway right now.

as best as i can tell
this image is by Darrell Gulin/Corbis
(i found it using google image search--the larger
version is even more beautiful, find it here)