spicy eggplant peanut stew
We’re in a pretty bad food rut ‘round these parts. My personal inclination is to try new recipes at least a few times a week, but my mom and I generally eat the same dinners, and we somehow wind up eating the same few meals constantly. In a typical week, we have veggie burgers (Amy’s Bistro burger is our favorite), pasta primavera, stir fry, subs, peanut sauce over rice noodles...
i hate splenectomies
We’ve made three too many trips to the vet’s office this week after Sweetie had to have emergency surgery and extensive follow-up. (We’re heading back early tomorrow morning, too.) She’s making a relatively smooth recovery, though it’s been an emotionally difficult week and the long-term prognosis is not great. I don’t often pray; it feels uncomfortable trying...
a house for mr biswas
I’m reading a great book right now called A House for Mr Biswas, by V.S. Naipaul. I’ve been trying to take advantage of this year off of assigned academic reading by finishing as many books as I can, some of which have been on my to-read list for quite some time. I find myself identifying with many of the main characters in the books I’ve read, even though they’re seemingly...
sweetie and toto go to lowe's
Took the dogs to Lowe’s to get paint swatches. This is just about my favorite thing to do! (Shopping with the dogs, not buying paint.)
After a disappointing deferral from Georgetown last week, I was ecstatic to learn of my acceptance to two law schools today! I got an e-mail from Vermont Law School this morning, and then a letter came from UF today. Nine more to go…
paddington says hello
Paddington bear waves to a Chicago transit worker. I seriously can’t get over how adorable this is.
[s]he likes it!
I tend to go through phases with my breakfast food. I’ll eat oatmeal every morning for weeks, and then switch to Koala Crisps, and then toast. I’ve been eating Life for about four months now, often twice a day. As someone who tends to be a bit cynical, it’s nice to wake up looking forward to Life. If anyone’s around while I’m pouring my bowl, I tell them how much I...
We’ve had Toto and Sweetie for thirteen and eleven years, respectively. Both are terriers, and definitely pretty feisty. With all of the barking, chasing, and trash-picking, Totes and Sweets have gotten us on the bad side of quite a few neighbors over the years. Sweetie, looking adorably pensive. Toto is always a blur in pictures. He’s happiest running in circles. Sadly,...