April Showers Bring…?

“April showers bring May flowers,” goes the saying, but it took me eighteen years to discover that on my own. See, in Portland, March showers bring April showers which bring May showers. The only difference between winter and spring is the number of daylight hours and a ten degree temperature difference. It’s rainy starting in…

Viva Taqueria

Ithaca is known for its restaurants, including world-famous vegetarian restaurant Moosewood. The downtown area has lines out the door and two-hour-long waits for tapas, burgers, and pasta. One of these institutions is Viva Taqueria, right on the corner of the Commons. It’s one of the local favorites for sit-down dinners and takeout of burritos, enchiladas, and…

Early Action

The fall of my senior year was way more relaxed for me than it was for everyone else I knew. My application essay was modified from a junior year writing assignment, so I only had to do slight revisions. And I only applied to two schools: Ithaca College, both my number-one and my safety, and George…

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…