that time i blogged about ramen

Happy 2015 everyone! It’s been a whirlwind of a week. I went back to work Monday through Wednesday, then picked the GS up from the airport late Wednesday night. We rolled into the New Year’s Eve celebration at camp around 11:30 PM. We had a great time seeing my family, and then on New Year’s…

farewell to 2014

I just got a lovely email from WordPress sharing my blog stats for the year. Guess what?! This blog has been viewed about 76,000 times in 2014. And I would estimate that only about 4,000 of those came from me and my mom! It’s been a crazy year. I got a white coat, moved to Rochester for…

quilting project: complete

I turned over the quilts yesterday. (Don’t mind the crappy lighting in my apartment). I was holed up in my apartment for the majority of the weekend finishing up. I think in total it took me about 60 hours to complete the project. Also I took them to the laundromat to fluff them up in…

body attack instructor training

HEY. I talk about Body Pump like, all the time, I know. I did my certification a little over 4 years ago and it was an awesome experience. Loved it. I think it’s probably like childbirth where you forget how painful it is because you’re so in love with the outcome, which is more Body…

on make-ahead meals

I bet you’re thrilled that I’ve decided to discuss make-ahead meals during the biggest leftover food week of the year. The time of the year when you would be least likely to stock your fridge and freezer with backup meals. My timing is impeccable, I know. This weekend I went down to Baltimore, mainly to…

what’s on my kindle

Let’s talk about something new. Or rather, I talk, you read. Or you decide- there’s no food in this post? Goodbye. You can skip this one, I’ll never know. But people ask me all the time what I’ve been reading lately or what my favorite books are. Partly because I’ve always been that nerdy bookworm…

dining around charleston

Over the weekend the GS and I went to Charleston. And LOVED it. We got an AirBnb right by the College of Charleston campus and rented bikes, so we were able to walk/bike everywhere. There are so many amazing restaurants in Charleston, so we hit as many as we possibly could. Dinner Night 1:  FIG…

asparagus soup with sharp cheddar grilled cheese

A few weeks ago I had a minor panic attack that someone was going to climb up the fire escape of my building and into my bedroom. When I relayed this to my friend, he said “No one would break into your building because they would get lost trying to get out.” Perks of living…

how to: make your own sriracha

Otherwise known as… “How to: Turn your one bedroom apartment into an eye-watering, nasal-passage-opening vortex.” “How to: Mask the smell of marijuana leeching over from your disgusting next door neighbors.” I hope I made their eyes water, too. “How to: Make your hands feel like they’ve been doused in Icy Hot.” Seriously. Please wear gloves….

broccoli salad

Last night after work I decided to drive home. I had an overflowing laundry hamper in my back seat and for some reason the thought of driving the 67 miles home and paying $4.40 in tolls seemed more favorable than sitting in a ghetto laundromat and spending $15 on laundry in questionable machines. I ended…