She’s SUCH a Millennial! A rant.

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Until now, my coworkers in every job I've held have been of a similar age to me. There was that quaint ice cream shop where my boss regularly proclaimed that she was the mother of "16 sixteen-year-olds." (And weren't we ever the hormonal group.) There was that fine dining restaurant that harbored college almost-grads like me who came for the romanticism of the job and stayed for the free family meal before each nighttime service. (We had it figured out.) And there was that post-college trap called ...

12 Things I Will Do This Summer!

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As I sit here sipping my raspberry-blueberry-banana-whey protein-matcha powder-coconut milk super smoothie, a cool spring breeze meanders through the open window along with a welcomed but unrelentless birdsong aria. It's a pretty cliché spring scene (besides, perhaps, the matcha powder in my smoothie). A rather appropriate time to share my, well--cliché--list of things I want to do this summer, don't you think? Sure, why not! 12 Things I Will Do In Summer 2015 1.) Become a patio dweller. This is perhaps my overarching goal for Summer 2015--the goal ...

“What Potent Blood Hath Modest May!”

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It's that awkward in-between stretch that really leaves one helpless. It's knowing that something drastic is about to change, and that you cannot do anything about it until the day comes when it actually changes. In example: moving away from New York City. My one-way ticket to Wisconsin reads May 31, 2014. When I glanced at the date in the upper-right hand corner of my computer screen just now, my stomach churned a little at reading May 1. One month. A month to slowly pack my too-small ...

I’m Not Sure

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A post that's more tRuthful than tasty: I'm not sure. I'm not sure whether I should stop blogging for lack of inspiration, or keep blogging in search of more. I'm not sure whether I should go to bed before 10pm and wake up feeling like a dignified working adult, or stay up past midnight and feel like a dignified twenty-something. I'm not sure if using lattes as fuel for whipped cream is acceptable (but I do). I'm not sure what I want to "be," or if I'll ever settle for ...

A Commencement Address from NYC to You

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I graduated from college one year ago today. Looking back, I don’t remember a word of advice my commencement speaker gave my graduating class; I barely remember who the speaker was. Maybe she was a sub-par speaker (as it were I still remember parts of my brother’s college graduation speeches), but maybe it’s also true that we can’t really heed advice until it becomes relevant to our lives. Which is why, every time I see the sun set over the Manhattan skyline (or even every ...

A Taste of Springtime tRuths

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Is it just me, or are the first few warm days of almost-spring an exceptionally anxious time? The first day  it's finally appropriate to transition from my puffy "burnt marshmallow" down coat to a lighter get-up, all I can think about is how much I want to play some casual baseball, walk long distances aimlessly, or eat ice cream -- and preferably all three at the same time. That first unusually warm day is a magical euphoric moment of awaking from a hibernation I didn't quite realize I'd been ...

I’m In A Poblano Stuffed Peppers State of Mind

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2013 rolls straight into the last few days of January, and here in New York City, I have to smile looking back on the month. Already in this "new" year--in these last 29 days--I've grasped a handful of euphoric highs, a few embarrassingly low lows, and a whole saga of trial and error in between. As I consider how I'm perched in the same corner of my apartment now as I was at this hour exactly 29 days ago (although this time caffeine-charged and focused; the first time ...