everything in moderation (one-bowl breakfast cookies)
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everything in moderation (one-bowl breakfast cookies)

I like the science of nutrition, but I am not a follower of diet trends.  For two months, I was doing some intense aerial training while simultaneously trying to rid myself of a lingering virus that made my joints feel like they were filled with toxic marshmallows.  As a result, I had to think about … Continue reading

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how to (not really) adult: coffee cake edition
cake / cake mix / easy to make / kahlua / sweets

how to (not really) adult: coffee cake edition

A recent study in Psychological Science cataloging the findings of Neil Lewis of the University of Michigan and Daphna Oyserman of the University of Southern California found that subjects would take action sooner if far off events were put in terms of days, rather than months or years, thus tricking the brain into solving some … Continue reading

Sober Sunday: I’m just going to get drunk in this American Apparel Unitard
chocolate / cookies / easy to make / Sober Sunday / sweets

Sober Sunday: I’m just going to get drunk in this American Apparel Unitard

Current status: stress vomiting like a house cat. I’m supposed to do this aerial showcase on saturday. My aerial…teacher, (Coach? Guru? Enchantress? Evil Siren?), Laura, keeps telling me I’m doing great, I’m ready, I’m good, it looks awesome.  I think she’s falsely boosting my confidence just so I don’t start crying again. I don’t blame … Continue reading

santiago cakes
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santiago cakes

pilgrim’s progress Last year, my parents walked the Camino de Santiago – the medieval pilgrimage road through Spain ending at the town of Santiago de Compostela.  My parents are devout Catholics, in the most hippie sense of that description: they are pacifists, oppose capital punishment, and believe every life is sacred – so we must … Continue reading

sober sunday: pumpkin whoopie pie shaped dopamine receptors
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sober sunday: pumpkin whoopie pie shaped dopamine receptors

boy-shaped love drug & the best pumpkin pie alternative Poets likened love to a disease, Donne called it a canker worm, eating at the tender rose, like a cancer or virus weakening the host cell.  But The Beatles said all you need is love, to save, to heal, to act as a salve curing the loneliness … Continue reading

single process
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single process

genetic flaws, hair dye, and blondies My mother is amazing.  I’m convinced she can pretty much do anything, from making my clothes to making me feel better.  She has helped me navigate literary theory, piano scales, middle school, AP art class, cooking disasters, hair disasters, and the marketing materials I write daily.   She ziplined … Continue reading

hedging my bets
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hedging my bets

asia, apple pie, and emotional investment My mother may have told me not to put all my eggs in one basket, (the supermarket frowns on taking them out of the carton anyway), but my dad taught me to diversify: stocks and bonds, Fiat and Ford, oil futures and airlines, allocating investments to different economic sectors, different … Continue reading