A writer never just vacations

I recently took my first trip to Las Vegas.

After uploading photos from the trip on Facebook earlier this week, a coworker called me and said, “You have to be the only person who went to Vegas and took more pictures of food than you did inside casinos.”

I quickly ran through the pictures in my head.
Yup, I took pictures of everything that I ate, so it’s safe to say that I uploaded a whole lot of food photos.

I guess you can take the food writer on vacation, but you can’t completely make her vacate food writing.

In my trusty little notebook that’s always at the ready, I even wrote down the menu description and how they tasted. I even went so far as to bogart bites from my companion’s plates so I could include his meals in the notebook, too – just like I do when I’m on a food-writing assignment.

Can a writer ever really completely detach themself from writing?
I don’t think so, especially when there’s a notebook and pen handy – and food that’s ready for its closeup.

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About nikkimmascali

I am an editor, writer and New Yorker who has ink for blood and the blog name + tattoo to prove it. Also of note: I follow more dogs than people on Instagram. This is my blog about reading, writing and absolutely no 'rithmetic because I am horrendous at math.
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3 Responses to A writer never just vacations

  1. Michael Scholl says:

    Haha! Good for you! I have to see these shots!

  2. Pingback: Upstate hospitality | Ink for Blood

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