another year begins

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If not for the sudden 90+ degree heatwave of the past few days, I'd think it was fall. Crunchy leaves are scattered across the pavement, and it's dark by the time I come home from work.

I baked this apple loaf yesterday, and it filled my apartment with scents of cinnamon and apples and fall. I've had the recipe bookmarked for quite a few years and finally made it. It's lightly spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger, filled with apples, oats, and toasted walnuts. 

My fourth year of college has officially begun. I've been in LA for about a month, and the first few weeks have been a whirlwind. Slowly, though, things are falling into place. For now, a few snapshots from home: 

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Humphry Slocombe is my favorite place to get ice cream in San Francisco. We got black sesame and coffee this time.  

Humphry Slocombe is my favorite place to get ice cream in San Francisco. We got black sesame and coffee this time.