epic trip to the library today. five of my requests came in. down with trashy summer tv. in with reading summer fiction. so excited!
WIW: first edition
Per my goals, one aspect of this blog is keeping tabs on my health. Law school did a lot of damage in that category—my posture became slouched, my skin pasty, and my weight higher. With the pressure cooker behind me, I’m trying to get back to where I was and form good habits before I start the next academic go-around in September. Most of June has been about getting back in the groove...
the apartment hunt seems to have concluded with a 1 bedroom on the edge of the barrio in costa mesa. all things considered, it is satisfactory. important features include: lots of closet space/new dishwasher + stove + fridge/covered + assigned parking/eat in kitchen/cat friendly/cute complex/strict manager/manageable commute to campus/as cheap as I could find downsides include: edge of...
weekly meal plan
(meatless) Monday: finally trying Soba Noodle Salad (adapted from this)w/ spring rolls Tuesday: use left over ny steak, maybe in fajitas Wednesday: Crock Pot Santa Fe Chicken (adapted from this) Thursday: Pasta or leftovers Friday: Crock Pot Chilli (adapted from this) Saturday: leftovers Sunday: 4th of July BBQ
a sad story
problem: my hair has got some ick going on the ends. need haircut. complication: temporary life in new town —> no stylist within 1 hour. result: the tragic tale of my ponytail summer.
weekly meal plan
Monday: Sweet and Sour Tofu w/ rice (adapted from this) Tuesday: Beef Fajitas w/ rice + beans Wednesday: Soba Noodle Salad (adapted from this) Thursday: Taco Night Friday: Apt Hunting in OC Saturday: Indian something? Sunday: grilling? Of course for any of this to happen, we’ll need to assault the grocery stores. Joy.
the hunt is on
With a little less than 2 months before K moves eastward for his job professing in new york, it’s time to start getting my feet wet in the oc apartment market. I’m hoping to keep my rent as close to 1000/mo as possible so as to avoid more student loan debt (and perhaps put 100 bucks a month towards my current mountain). I’ve found two or three places that may work out and a...
Dinners these past days have been going really well. Like bookmark the recipes well and make notes on what to change next time. Sunday: Tofu Stir-Fry K likes to go veggie as often as possible, which is infrequent since I am a die-hard carnivore. But this is an easy dish that I enjoy when we have extra firm tofu on hand, preferably from trader joes. I just threw in whatever we had (peppers,...
so. much. cake.
I turned 24 last week. there was cake. chocolate and chocolate. and a spa day. then, K graduated last weekend. and his family bought me an ice cream cake for my law school graduation last month. and there was cake for his phd graduation. and lots of other food, because honestly, what else can you do with 9 people and a toddler? now that all his family has been deposited at various southland...
what am i doing?
Starting a blog? Yes. I’m on summer vacation— the first of its kind, with no obligations. I’m at a cross-roads. In the last six years, I’ve earned two degrees and changed my mind twice as many times. When I was 18, I moved to new york city, determined to become a journalist. Well, really I wanted to be a writer, whatever that means. So, I got a BA in journalism, but it...