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Taylor, what are you doing?

Cringeworthy was the word that came to mind when I listened to Taylor Swift’s single Gorgeous for the first time. For me, Gorgeous could easily be her all-time low, and I can’t say I felt much better after listening to the other singles from her pending album Reputation either. As far as I’m concerned, Look What You Made Me Do,…

My Everyday Face

I confess that I am a skincare fanatic, even though I realize that 90% of what your skin looks like probably comes down to genes, food, and hormones. This post is all about what I do for the other 10% .   Morning In the morning, I don’t wash my face and just put on sunscreen. I have been using Elta…

Do You Listen to Music at Work?

Sometimes I do, sometimes I don’t. I get too distracted by my favorite auditory medium- podcasts- so music provides a nice background noise while I tap tap tap away at my keyboard, as one does. During the most basic tasks I can jam along to Kesha, Macklemore, and Miley Cyrus (recently at least), but for more focused work I rely…

Love Rupi Kaur? Hate Rupi Kaur? Either way, read some more poetry.

Whatever you think of super-famous Instagram poet Rupi Kaur, you have to admit that she is a phenomenon. Her first poetry collection, Milk and Honey, has sold 1.6 million copies–remarkable for any debut author, but unthinkable for a poet. Her second collection, called The Sun and Her Flowers, was released on October 3rd and quickly became the book that launched a thousand thinkpieces: The…

October in Southern California

Before pumpkin spice everything became mainstay and before I lived a place cold enough to be able to appreciate what real sweater weather is, I could never understand why anyone anywhere enjoyed autumn. Growing up, October meant a very busy time in school, hot weather without the many perks of summer, shorter days, and brush fires. I realize now how…

No Poo

I have spent $0 on shampoo and conditioner in the past 2.5 years. And no, it’s not because I won a raffle that guaranteed me free hair care products for life. It’s because I’ve stopped using them! Yes, I can hear the gasps from the audience (especially you, KT!), but I’m here to tell you that everything is okay and…

I Turned 24: Week in Pictures

It started off with a long run, where I saw these beauties. Morning commute shadows. My Monstera is settling in to its new spot so well! What a cutie. Much needed dinner, wine, and movie night with Wesley. And her adorable kittens! Did you know cats did this?? But the REAL excitement of the night happened at 2 am when our…

The State of Affairs

Last week, I was planning a 2-day post detailing what would have been my first stab at going to a concert alone. Though solo concert-going may be a trivial endeavor to some, I tend to be of the mindset that I enjoy concerts more when I’m enjoying the music alongside my friends. The concert in question required the presence of…

A Nod to the Pod(cast)

In 7th grade, one of the electives that my middle school had available was something like “digital communications.” I can’t remember the exact name, but what I do remember about the class was that we were required to record and upload a podcast to iTunes as one of the projects. This was my first introduction to podcasts, and I don’t…