Went to class, weekly lunch date with Chester, then took the bus downtown to pick up my expedited passport. $160 for a new passport, churned out in 3 days, all because the art advisor who is coordinating our Rome program couldn’t tell us upon our acceptance in early December that we would need to turn in a physical passport by 21 January, which does not expire until November 2010. Naturally, my passport expired before that, but we didn’t find out until January 7th that we have to renew via expedited process. Ridiculous, but at least it’s done.
Above, brussels sprouts tossed with olive oil, kosher salt and pepper, waiting in the cast iron to be roasted and covered in parmesan.