Category Archives: advice

Roma

One Friday, I took a train from Milan to Rome to spend 36 hours in the Eternal City. To be completely honest, I spent a bit of time finding somewhere that felt right in Rome. As a tourist I understand … Continue reading

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London

In the moments before I boarded my flight to London, I wrote the following in my travel journal: “I’m spending a week in London and Italy, then a month in Paris, and if I’m being completely honest, I’m terrified. Excited, … Continue reading

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breathing deeply

Normally, I begin each semester with new pens; fresh, empty notebook pages; a brand-new nalgene bottle to replace the one I left at the gym/library/auditorium. I have goals: do assigned reading before class! don’t procrastinate! do all the yoga! Inevitably, … Continue reading

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local brew fest and black star co-op

I’m just going to start out by saying that this post is about an event that happened a month and a half ago. I’m really busy. My life is twelve kinds of crazy right now. I just moved into a … Continue reading

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finals food: tomatillo sauce

*HEY! This is my 100th post. Pretty cool, huh?* Between five classes, two jobs, and Friends episodes from 10pm-12am on Nick at Nite, I haven’t had a lot of free time lately. In the past few weeks, I’ve resorted to … Continue reading

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texas craft brewers festival and hickory street grill

This Saturday I selflessly* volunteered for the Texas Craft Brewers Festival. Once I  sold tickets for a couple hours, I was chosen** to volunteer at the food/beer pairings. I spent the rest of my afternoon running back and forth between … Continue reading

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reasons to love the the flagship whole foods store

[a very eclectic pumpkin patch, fractal-like cauliflowers, a delightful bulk section, my hot bar selection, and two types of kale to plant in the fall garden]

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top 3 austin vegetarian and vegan restaurants

So far, being vegan is pretty great. A more detailed post of the first week is coming soon (after I recover from ACL heatstroke). Until then, take a peek at the best Austin vegetarian/vegan restaurants. These are all places you … Continue reading

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well, i’m going for it.

After months (years?) of deliberation, I’m going to start eating vegan. (For a month, that is.) Eating vegan is something I’ve wanted to do for a while — not just because it’s better for you and better for the Earth, … Continue reading

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the do’s and do-not’s of turning 21

Do not start drinking at 1 p.m. on a weekday. Do not sober up and then start drinking again. You will be tired and have a headache, and then you will become tipsy again. Do not double-fist free drinks. It is likely that … Continue reading

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