Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Kosmic Karma and Cookie Dough

Sometimes I think that even when it seems like something has gone wrong, it turns out to be a blessing in disguise. I found this to be especially true Sunday night. Since it was my best friend Lyla's birthday, we were planning on going to a concert featuring some bands from our school to celebrate, but due to some unfortunate weather forecasts, the concert was moved to a later date. Lyla and I weren't about to let that ruin our evening though, so we planned a last minute adventure to Carytown to try out the new pizza place, Mellow Mushroom. And now the Mellow Mushroom is my favorite place in the whole world, for one reason: The Kosmic Karma.

Basically, whoever it was that had the idea to put pesto on a pizza is my favorite person ever. Lyla and I had both heard about this from our friends, so we had to try it for ourselves. Despite it just being the two of us, we attempted a medium pizza, and it may have been one of the best things I have ever had in my life. Lyla and I managed to (almost) eat the entire thing, despite some struggles with large amounts of cheese and a tiny table and lack of forks. I'd say it was a worthwhile attempt.

After finishing at the Mellow Mushroom, Lyla and I walked around Carytown for a little while. Even though it was after 6 and mostly everything was closed, Carytown is just a really cool place to be, there's always people playing music on the streets and cool window displays and I just love everything about it. Lyla and I didn't exactly have enough money to buy anything from a place like Carytown Cupcakes or Sweet Frog or anything, so instead we walked to Kroger and bought a large roll of cookie dough. During the school year we would always buy cookie dough before class, so we figured we couldn't break the tradition. After buying our cookie dough, we sat in the cute cafe in the Kroger and ate our cookie dough with spoons while watching AFV and stalking people on Facebook. We figured since it was Lyla's birthday we were allowed to resort ourselves to this kind of behavior, at least this once.

After dropping Lyla off at her house, my dad and I didn't really feel like going home yet, so we drove down to Belle Isle. Even though it was getting dark and there were no places to park, we still drove around the island looking at the old Civil War monuments and watching the sunset, all while listening to probably every single Mumford and Sons song ever made. Next we drove through Shokoe Bottom as well as the downtown area and just looked at all the cool buildings and people and statues. Sometimes I forget just how amazing Richmond really is.

Since Lyla is going to New York this week, I guess we won't be going back to Carytown for a little while. I'll just have to wait to have another Kosmic Karma :)


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