Guess Who’s Back?

If you guessed me, you’d be right. A year ago I left you all without a goodbye. It wasn’t intentional to bite the dust in that fashion, but life had begun to overtake me (in the best way possible) and something had to give. I’m not big on goodbyes. I’d like to believe there are…

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It Pays to be a Diva

I’m notoriously bad at self-care. I overcommit, I rarely exercise, and I often feel guilty when I have unstructured time to myself. But you know what I’m notoriously good at? Getting enough sleep. When people ask how I manage everything (multiple jobs, classes, extracurriculars) and get 8 hours of sleep each night, I tell them it’s because I…

Secret Santa Reveal

My Blogging Secret Santa absolutely hit the nail on the head.  I got the email from my college’s mail service that I had a package, and I went to pick it up. It contained Paper Towns by John Green. John Green was a large fixture in my younger adolescence. He was a huge role model for…

The Fat Kid

Ithaca is known for its local restaurants: franchises and chains are few, the downtown area is filled with tons of delicious and unique menus, and Moosewood even inspired a famous vegetarian cookbook. One of my favorites is the Ithaca Ale House. I can’t order a beer there, so I’m not quite getting the full experience, but…

Lounging

The florescent-lit basement lounge of my dorm is an interesting place, to say the least. It’s a little bit overwhelming to all my senses: sight, smell, sound, touch, and taste. Here’s what I am experiencing. I see: an old microwave, with :30 left on it (because why press the clear button?) a rice cooker that…