|thanks to sasha, my dad, sajad, and all of the other folks who sent me this!?! photo by lucas foglia|
because then i'd figure out how to copy this photo from the new york times magazine and upload it to this blog...
sheesh. foiled again. but happy, nonetheless.
about fifteen minutes before we took that photo, i swiped anya's bike (the cadillac of all bikes) and rode frantically around jack london square looking for a big old wild fennel plant to bring in as a prop, since they only had corn stalks, which seemed so wrong for a shot of foragers and cooks. but all of the good wild fennel stalks were on the inside of chain link fences and i didn't feel like jumping a fence in my fancy jeans. finally, i saw this one, beautiful green plant when i was riding around the edges of laney college. the problem? it was on the other side of the divider separating me from the freeway off-ramp.
i delicately got off the bike and walked it about 30 yards up the off-ramp, hacked that plant down with my bread knife, slung it across the bike basket, and then risked my life as i teeter-tottered the bike the twelve or so blocks back to the office. i may have caused a few car accidents. not sure.