#3 was an In-n-Out Double Double which I experimentally squashed in my NEW panini press! Result. Panini press 1, Double Double 0. They don't really need to be squashed. But it was still delicious. You'll hear more on the panini press later, don't worry!
#3.25 was one quarter of the grilled cheese I made for my mom on the panini press. I am going to have so much fun with that machine!
#4 was an "Egg McMilton" from the Village Coffee Shop (aka the Beachwood Cafe). Beth and I had breakfast with my friends from high school, Carrie and Jackie. We see each other once a year to mock ourselves and gossip about classmates. Mostly it's Jackie and I saying names to each other and Carrie saying, "who?" Anyway, back to the sandwich: English muffin, poached(!) egg, bacon, tomato slices. Pretty darn good.
#5 was an assortment of finger sandwiches served prior to the foreign film committee screenings at the Academy. I didn't even know there would be snacks there! Roast beef, pepper jack, aioli on multi grain roll. Pesto and eggplant on focaccia. I had 3 but they were little so I think they added up to a whole sandwich. The eggplant one was nice and tasty. The movies were quite good too. The foreign film committee is made of Academy members who screen all of the official entries for best foreign language film and rate them to narrow down the list to the 5 nominees. My dad's a member. It can be a fun committee to be on, if the movies are good. Or it can be torture if the movies are bad. Kind of a crapshoot. We saw Beaufort from Israel and XXY from Argentina. Both were interesting meditations on the human condition. Soldiers waiting to surrender a fort in Lebanon and an intersexed teenager trying to figure things out in Argentina. I don't think they'll be coming to a theater near you anytime soon, but you never know...