The theme is: Vegan

I was having a conversation recently with this girl I’m friends with In Real Life. About being vegans. Just a couple of vegans (kinda) talking about being vegans. I’ve thought about this and I don’t think that vegans talk especially extensively about being vegan as humans generally just talk about food a lot. But since…

Thanksomuchgiving

Well! I’ve made a few Thanksgiving contributions for good measure. With as many invisible layers of love as I could fit. Roasted acorn squash, chocolate/peanut butter chip cookies, and cake! Strawberry, with sprinkles and multiple layers. Two. Also this is an appropriate time to thank people who read this blog. Out of the trillions of…

Zebra Tea Time

You really have to treat yourself every once in a while. Money’s only good for so much, and, really, paying for an experience is a gift– a privilege that isn’t bestowed on as many as you might think. One of my friends took me to tea at Upstairs on the Square. I had never been…

Follow up, Mr. Chocolate Part 2

So, my dough has had time to chill out. I took an ice cream scoop to put them on a giant metal pan. Here’s the finished product: I don’t think they’re the best. Not because they aren’t great- it’s just not my place to say. All cookies taste great when they’re warm. Bitter chocolate bits…

Thank you, Mr. Chocolate

A woman that lived across the street from me in my old neighborhood in Roslindale when I was a kid used to make chocolate chip cookies for me and her husband almost on the daily. Mostly they were for her husband but I knew she made them everyday so I always made time to see…

The West, America, Urban Loving, Animals

Really, I frequently think about what massive a country we live in and how little I know about what it all is. Flying over places like Nebraska and Kansas is terrifying. Huge crop circles. All corn. So huge there’s no doubt in my mind they have something to do with aliens. I had the pleasure…

Making up for lost time!: From Zurich with Love

One more! I had a layover in Zurich… I alerted as many people as I possibly could of this because, well, it was torture. I know. “Shut up. You have no idea how stupid you sound when you complain about being stuck in Zurich, meanwhile it’s been snowing snowstorm after snowstorm back home and we…

Trip to the Institute of Contemporary Art

The ICA is really beautiful. Modern Art isn’t my favorite. My threshold for abstractionism is set at a very specific level. Anything beyond that and I just gloss over, feeling violated and uneasy, whispering cuss words under my breath. Also one piece was literally a sofa and a steel chair placed upside-down. Deep. I found…

Gingerbread Shmouse

Hello!! It’s my gingerbread house! Or something that’s kind of like a gingerbread house. Gingerbread shmouse. Get it?!! It’s strange. You figure: okay, this is for children. That means, I should be just fine!! No. It’s challenging. It’s also kind of sadistic. And sinister. 1. The icing was WAY too hard and the 1/4 inch…

Haven

The coolest thing I can think of is being in a band and playing, in unison, with others…regularly. I especially like seeing how people that are part of a band look at each other. Sometimes it’s annoying and self important which… is still fine because if you’re going to be self important about anything, it…