In Defense of YA Fiction

Let’s be real for a second. I will NEVER be too old to read young adult fiction/fantasy and it will probably always be my favorite genre. I’m pretty sure I spent at least half of my childhood living through fantasy books (shoutout to author Tamara Pierce). The adventures, the fights, the magic. The very clear Good and Bad People. The feeling…

A Quick Laugh

I have been in a bit of a slump lately. I feel like I am doing everything at 110%, but the results feel more like 50%. In an attempt to reverse these feelings, I decided to go a non-conventional route and add a little more humor into my day to day. Today for example, I played a game of Fictionary…

Listen Up

There are periods of time when I am obsessed with a single artist or song, and times where I am really into one genre. Lately though, I’ve been feeling less of those intense emotions towards music. Maybe I’m just mellowing out, but I doubt it because this post-college life definitely feels crazy. I thought I would share some of those…

Pizza Night

Last weekend, I ate homemade pizza smothered in parmesan tomato sauce, homegrown tomatoes, mozzarella, red onion, basil from the garden… and the memory was extra sweet since it was made and consumed amidst conversation between old friends and new. This weekend, that pizza was still hanging around in my mind. I wanted to spend time on pizza dough, slather homemade…

Oatmeal Obsession

The other day I was filling out an application for a flash fiction writing fellowship (it’s here, if you’re interested!) and this was the last question: Tell us one other (non-writing-related thing) about you. This could be anything–a greatest fear, an unusual hobby, a favorite song or movie, or what you had for breakfast this morning. Oh man. I had…

Late Night Chats with Invisible Monsters

This was a rather strange choice for a beach read, but it was my first opportunity to relax and let my brain chill out post-MCAT, and I just so happened to be on the beach. Really, I think this book would have felt weird regardless of where I read it, but the disjunction between place and topic definitely added to…

Le Week-end

Everyone, let out a big sigh. Ahhhhhh, it’s the weekend. Or as the French say, le week-end. Whatever you call your weekend, us rad-ish folks have gathered some links to share in celebration of [insert preferred weekend term here]!   Ideas for a Perfect Weekend: Make some delicious pumpkin tahini chocolate chunk cookies! Yum! Practice drawing watercolor “carrot people”  Read…

The State of Grocery Shopping in 2017

When one of my coworkers told me about Good Eggs, I knew it was something I wanted to try. She explained during lunch that Good Eggs is an SF-based company that does online grocery delivery. They promise to deliver produce within a day or two of harvest and have all of the Bay Area favorites (Cowgirl Creamery, Acme, Tartine, Full…