Rainy day in Bucharest
Wednesday, April 20 2016 was one of those days throughout our travels that have felt normal, comfortable, and at the same time so distant from where we’ve come from and no idea when there will be another like it.
I want to make a conscious effort to post more of these “perfect normal” in a far place type of entries.
Where do we begin?
It had rained all night, even though I slept through it, Celeste told me it was a very active thunder and lightning kind of night. When I woke up, and pretty much throughout the day, the rain was more of calming backdrop.
We chose to work on some logos for flight303. Celeste presented me a few versions and we tossed a few ideas around.
After our collaborative discussion, we were inspired and went on to work on some ideas on our own. With rain in the background and nighttime rolling in, it felt like the perfect time to ask “Do you mind if I play something?”
I’ve been hoarding music again but I wanted to listen to something specific to fit the mood of the moment. The other day someone shared this J-Rocc and His Infamous Mobb Deep Mix and it hit so perfect.
Always been a fan of Mobb Deep as well as all of the original songs sampled. This mix combines both perfectly. I may have repeated it another six times before the night was over.
Being that Wednesday night is our date night, I wanted to take Celeste out to dinner but due to the rain and being plenty comfy we opted to make dinner at home. The options ranged from Asian food to Pizza. We decided on mini burgers. We took a quick walk in the mild rain to the market to grab a few things for our burger bar.
It is unfortunate that we didn’t take any photos of our mini burgers but they came out perfect. Instead of ground beef we picked up some Mici, which (according to wikipedia) is “a traditional Romanian dish of grilled ground meat rolls made from a mixture of beef, lamb and pork with spices, such as garlic, black pepper, thyme, coriander, anise,savory, and sometimes a touch of paprika. Sodium bicarbonate and broth or water are also added to the mixture.” Needless to say we did not need to add anything to the burger other than condiments which we had a full spread to accompany our sweet rolls. Bacon, jalapenos, red onions, pickles, lettuce, tomatoes, gouda, garlic mayo, sweet mustard, ketchup.
By the time I was done, I was not able to close my sandwich. but I worked it out and pressed down on it til it was possible to fit into my mouth. Daaaammnnn, is the first thing we both said. Pretty sure there was no place in town that could beat our burger. I tend to self critique my cooking every time, mostly to note how it can be improved. This was one of the rare times where I had nothing to add. It was perfect. We paired our burgers with some Hobgoblin beer which was also delicious and made the meal that much more memorable.
Enough about the food, pretty sure my enthusiasm comes through, I wish we had a photo but it was so easy to make that we’ll probably do it again soon.
We were planning on watching a movie, but we got stuck watching youtube interviews of Damien Lewis and Paul Giamatti relating to the show Billions. We just finished binging on it this week and enjoyed watching these fine actors talking about the show outside of the characters we geeked out on. We still can’t get over Damien Lewis being British and like so many other Brit actors, nails the American/New Yorker/Whatever accent better than an American. Both respect and hate that so many of our favorite shows’ actors are Brits. What do they teach them that makes them so good. To name a few: Charlie Hunnam, Andrew Lincoln, Idris Elba, and plenty of others. At least we still have Paul Giamatti.
Did I mention what a delight it is watching every video back to back all at once compared to randomly live throughout the year? Shoutout to the Chromecast, Youtube and Haystack for making this all possible.
As the night came close to an end, Celeste says to me, can we watch some 9/11 conspiracy stuff. I fell in love all over again. I say that because, I’ve followed this “conspiracy” for a long time and know better than to push it on anyone who might not want to hear it but with the recent revelations of the Saudi 28 page news, there is renewed interest on this topic and suddenly all of those crazy people who thought the official story is BULLSHIT, are not as crazy anymore. As much as I wish I could shield the world from all of the ugly truths, some things need to come out regardless of the fallout.
Well well, would you look at that, this post has gone a bit long but I don’t mind. I want to record normal every day thoughts and moments that shaped our life. Throughout our travels we have found ourselves somewhere asking each other, “Do you even know where we are”, regardless of feeling completely normal and aware of our surroundings. It has been one of the most rewarding aspects of these travels, to feel at home on this planet, regardless of what, where, how, why.
UPDATE: The next day as the clouds went their own way, I set up my GoPro, capturing 6hrs into 44 secs as the sun went into moonrise.