Author: Katie

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…

Stopping to Smell the Roses

Half of my motivation to run for the past month has been to see all the rose bushes in my neighborhood in full bloom. The colors have been quite a treat, especially since I know the brush-filled hills around my house will be turning brown in the very near future (yay for SoCal summers). My well-intentioned runs have evolved into…

Recounting Counting Crows

The lone summer I spent in Berkeley was capped off with one of the best concerts I have ever had the pleasure of attending. Though this might not appear to be saying much, since almost all of the concerts I have been to have been The. Best. Concerts. EVER!, this one proved inspirational in its own way. I bought tickets…

A Game of Thrones: Worth the Read?

Though it took me a while (read: an unfortunately long while) to come to my senses, I am, now and forever, a dedicated fan of HBO’s Game of Thrones series. It wasn’t actually that hard to fall in love with the show, once I learned to expect the unexpected, in terms of severed body parts and full frontal nudity. It…

Satisfy Your Inner Bunny With This Carrot Cake

Though Easter wasn’t my original inspiration, it is a wonderful excuse indulge in this carrot cake. Everyone is so thoughtful about making Santa cookies, but who ever leaves a piece of cake for the Easter Bunny?! Mhmm. That’s what I thought. The first time I made this cake was for Bianca’s birthday, during the semester Abbey went hopping down to…

Meet the Team: Katie

Why did you decide to join the rad-ish? I’ve always spent quite a bit of time writing on the side, but I thought it would be fun to finally write for an audience. My friends are the best audience I could ask for, so I’m really looking forward to keeping in touch with them this way. Also, Abbey had this…

When Breath Becomes Air

What turned out to be my favorite book that I read last summer was recommended to me by my lovely college roommate and fellow rad-ish blogger, Snow. It was toward the end of the school year that we began discussing it, amid the chaos that was finals and graduation, so I didn’t pick it up until a few months after…