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There are several things that I am obsessed with, but today we will only cover three.

These blank notebooks and journals. If there are any of these in a book store or gift shop, I will find them and admire them for a while, taking the ones that really grab my attention into my sweaty hands to turn over and open and check out. Do they have lined pages? What kind of paper? Right now I have a lot of blank ones, and a few that are full of notes from days past. Just the other day I opened one up from 2008/2009 and was reminded of some good and not-so good times. Why am I obsessed with these things?

This place. This is St. Roch's in New Orleans on St. Claude Street. We've been to a few of these new "Food Halls" (Perhaps you remember something called a "Food Court." Get with the program. The Food Hall is the thing now, baby.) in various cities, but I think this is the best one yet. It seems to operate as some sort of cooperative. Real plates (not paper) and utensi…

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