Month: July 2017

Evolution of Instagram

Over the past few weeks, I’ve found myself using Instagram in a new way. I always thought of it as a place to just see what my friends were up to, so I don’t really follow anyone outside of who I know already in-person. Last year, I tried to follow more influential people on Instagram (wait, there’s a word for that—influencer),…

Simple Flourless Chocolate Cake

I’ve made this Bon Appetit flourless chocolate recipe four times in the past three weeks. It’s light and fluffy (thanks to the whipped egg whites), but also decadent. The original recipe includes a glaze, which I’ve never made although I’m sure it would be delicious as well. My favorite part of this cake is that is saves INSANELY WELL and…

Welcome to the Weekend!

Welcome to the best 48-54 hours of the week. It’s the weekend! To help make sure your weekend is filled with distractions, here is a list of links to peruse:     Hopefully we aren’t the only ones obsessed with GOT! Anyone else curious about what it would be like if GOT characters went to UC Berkeley?   We are…

New Trend Alert: Butt Pads

In case you haven’t heard (you probably have), I’m currently studying for the MCAT. For those of you who don’t know, preparing for this milestone exam is more of a way of life than anything else. Think of finals week, and then think specifically of those few occasions where you were actually productively studying for a solid two hours. Now…

What I’m Listening to Now

Francois and the Atlas Mountains – Perpétuel Eté If anyone wants to take a similar photo to the one above, hit me up because it looks so fun! Maybe in the winter time when it’s cold enough to wear sweaters again. Or we could meet in San Francisco, where summers are always reliably cold. Anyway, the sweater-connected folks above are…

Pick of the Summer: Orphan Train

I just read a book, recommended to me by my mom, recommended to her by my grandma (this makes it an automatic winner)! The book of note is Orphan Train, written by Christina Baker Kline, and it combines a historical storyline (a young Irish orphan, Niamh, is sent on a train to the Midwest to be adopted out in 1929)…

Almost the Weekend!

Hello friends! What are you up to this weekend? Check the list below if you need some light reading, art recommendations, a video to tide you over until Sunday (GoT!), or a weekend length home DIY. Need a weekend project? Paint a wall in ombre! We all know podcasts are my favorite form of media, but there’s even a few…

My Legging Addiction

    I recently became a regular at 10 am yoga class. I used to be the first one to claim my dislike for the activity. I thought it was too slow (yes, I know there are many different types) based on one experience in which I had to hold each pose for 15 minutes in a 60 minute class.…

Talking and Listening at Tin House

Hello rad-ish readers! I’m at a writing workshop this week and since I’m up for a Book Club post, I thought I’d write about my first few days settling in here. Thanks for reading! –Wesley Hello from Tin House Summer Workshop in Portland, Oregon! This is a weeklong writing workshop hosted at Reed College by indie publisher Tin House, featuring some crazy-good…

Chicken Soup for the Soul

I remember those Chicken Soup for the Soul books I used to see all the time when at bookstores or the library. I looked at the covers again and they seem very 90’s and early 2000’s to me, which is probably around the last time I picked one up. In case you haven’t heard of them, the general idea of…