So yesterday my biffle and I went to Union City. We’ve been trying to get together for months now! She’s one of the people I feel most comfortable to be myself around and we’ve known each other since second grade. Also, today I introduced her to the slang terms “Santorum” and “creampie”.
I started off my day with a homemade breakfast sandwich! Turkey bacon, egg, avocado, mustard, and my own balsamic blackened onions, which I’ll teach you how to make sometime.
It smells like a lot like a McDonald’s cheeseburger if you serve it with a dill pickle.
Before I left, I applied the sample of Evalectric hair serum I got at the mall. It’s a clear, viscous liquid with an initial hair salon scent, but after it mixed with the smell of my conditioner it really resembled patchouli.
I only put it on my ends and middle since I have a lot of hair. Part of me feels it made my hair a little sticky even after it dried, but it did add some shine!
On my way to the BART station, I stopped by Peet’s Coffee. I normally get an iced black cold brew, but today was a special occasion, so I got the fanciest thing I could think of: an unsweetened almond milk matcha latte. I felt like I should have been stroking my handlebar mustache and adjusting my stocking cap as I ordered it.
Green coffee! It’s almost actually Herbert West’s reagent.
Also, I had to mince over this pile of garbage on the walk over.
We met outside the station and hugged. After discussing whether you would want to still take BART sometimes even if you could fly (I say yes because the wind would start to chap your face), we got on our train and exchanged gifts.
I also got her a cactus candle and an oreo-shaped compact.
She got me these wonderful gifts. I’ve only skimmed the book but it looks like it’ll fulfill my constant need to be stimulated. The mouthwash is very gentle and tastes exactly like gum; I recommend it for anyone who dislikes alcohol mouthwash.
Then we spent like an hour in Daiso. We’re either a bad or good combination in Daiso because we enable each other to buy things we didn’t know we needed.Like when we both got hats this time. A brilliant idea! We looked like a couple from the 1950s.
The flower boxes at Daiso are educational.
My favorite eyeliner! It’s like a big soft pointy crayon and I use it everywhere on my face. The packaging is also very glam-deco-witchy, like a lot of Santee products. Santee is kind of hit and miss for me but this specific eyeliner is a yes. I also have a huge anxiety about hard eye pencils, so.
Don’t you hate it when your skin is dry and you get arrested for rustling?
I wanted to get this but I couldn’t justify it as I almost never do tea service.
Inside the bathroom stall at Marina Grocery.
I looked everywhere for more of that charcoal pore peel to send my aunt, but couldn’t find any. I may have to go back to Telegraph sometime or get it online. If you want to see what I bought, scroll down to the end of the post.
We then went to Sakura Buffet for lunch, because they have a student special. Eating there makes you feel like you’re on a docked cruise ship or in a casino or something, as they have a spacious lobby and huge crystal chandeliers. As we ate, I tried to convince her that we’re like Abbi and Ilana from Broad City (she thinks we’re more like Garfunkel and Oates).
Thank you, biffle, for tolerating watching me suck the brains and eyeballs out of that prawn.
We had plans to walk to the Bay Area Wholesale Flower Market, but by the time we were halfway there it was getting late and we had to head back to the station. On the way back, I stopped at Sheng Kee Bakery. If you have an opportunity to visit one of their locations, do it! Most of their pastries are $1.5 and they have a huge array of fillings and flavors, like green tea, taro, and blueberry. It’s self-serve and you get a red tray with white tongs. They even have little cakes shaped like sushi rolls.
I bought a blueberry puff bun and a wasabi ham roll, both of which were delicious and eaten too quickly by my family and I to get proper pictures. The wasabi roll was actually fairly mild and creamy.
So, are you ready to see my haul?
I got these printed sponges specifically for washing produce. The heart-shaped sponges are a special melamine abrasive that’s basically a Magic Eraser, but cheaper. I got a portable fork in a case to use with my new lunch box; it says “fairy dog” on it which I’m sure is an aesthetic somewhere on tumblr. My pride and joy is the lap blanket. Look at it!
Perfect for solving AC disputes in the car.
I normally just buy like a yard of raw-edged micro fleece and use that as a car blanket, but this is super adorable.
The powder puff is for applying baby powder to my face. Yes, I am an 18th century duke/Andy Warhol.
I got a slick new credit card case because my old one broke and was being held together with a rubber band. I’ve wanted a pair of cutout socks forever, so futuristic circusy. That rainbow slinky? I actually wear it as a bangle stack. Try it! I told biffle that with my new card case and hat, I’m well on my way to becoming a gentleman.
Matcha is becoming one of my new favorite flavors, but I’ll always be loyal to coffee until it ulcerates my stomach to nothing.
Stationery supplies! I plan on using the fabric tape to make a photo album for my Fujifilm Instax Mini 8. The patches are something I’ve been scheming to buy for a while, because I need them to cover some stains on a beloved pink velour shirt.
Do you have a Daiso nearby? Do you like buffets?