Non-Year’s Resolutions

I did nothing for New Years’. I didn’t go out, I didn’t drink, and I didn’t make any resolutions. Why, you ask? 1) I have to be up at 5am for work, so that kinda precludes any drinking 2) I don’t enjoy going out (introvert, anxiety, etc.) and 3) making resolutions has always struck me as stupid because of the fickleness with which most people make them. Very few take their resolutions seriously, and by far the most popular one seems to be lying to yourself about how “fit and healthy” you’re going to become–even though you said the same thing last year, and the year before, and the year before that. But you’re really going to do it this time, by golly! Continue reading “Non-Year’s Resolutions”

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Jesse Rutherford is Everything on “&”

I was browsing Spotify a couple weeks ago when I stumbled upon Jesse Rutherford’s new album “&.” Somehow I had heard nothing about it up until that point, even though it had been out for over a month already. He’s the lead singer of one of my favorite bands, so needless to say, I ran to listen to it. I feel his aesthetic, voice, writing, and influence are a huge part of what makes The Neighbourhood so good and I was excited to see what he would do on a project totally his own. Continue reading “Jesse Rutherford is Everything on “&””

Top 3 Purchases I Made in 2017

Let’s talk about listicles. For those that don’t know, this is a mishmash of the words “list” and “article,” usually “21 Pictures of Cats That Will Give You Life” or something to that effect. They’re extremely clickable, easy to digest, and you know exactly what you’re getting into–which is why I think they’re so popular right now on big-name sites like Buzzfeed, Elite Daily, etc. Many times they’re overused as cheap, gimmicky clickbait, but I think they can be informative and fun if properly researched. Continue reading “Top 3 Purchases I Made in 2017”

Heavy Rotation 2: My Top 5 Songs of 2017

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I’m surprised this one even made this list since I don’t actively listen to Kendrick. I played DAMN. for about a week after it came out and once I felt like I “got” it, never listened to it in full again (I’m not much of an album person). Guess I must’ve had this track on repeat more than I realized. Continue reading “Heavy Rotation 2: My Top 5 Songs of 2017”

Thrifting Roundup #2

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I don’t think I’ve written about my love for analog/film photography here yet, but I went through a phase a few years ago where I was obsessed with toy cameras and took a black & white film course in college where we developed our own film in the darkroom, which was one of the best experiences of my life. In the back of my mind, I’ve always kind of wanted a Polaroid, but I never really expected to find one. A few weeks before my birthday, me and the boyfriend were browsing around and this Polaroid 640 Instant Land Camera all but fell into my lap. For ten bucks, looking brand new and with the original manual, box, and packaging, I had no choice but to buy it! Continue reading “Thrifting Roundup #2”

Breakfast Breakdown (prompt: structure)

Scrambled eggs were my favorite breakfast as a kid, and they still are, but over time I’ve upgraded them into a more nutritious “adult” version. Here’s the lowdown:

First you cook a few strips of bacon in a pan. Dump some of the fat, but not too much, because you’re gonna use it to cook your eggs in. Add the spinach first, just enough to cover the bottom of the pan. Then eight or so eggs with milk of some kind (I use soymilk since I don’t really like milk and only use it for cooking; the stuff stays good forever) and stir until scrambled. You can also add hemp seeds if you like (they’re pretty much tasteless and hella nutritious, so I’ve been adding them to everything lately). Take your skillet off the heat.

By now your bacon will probably be cool, so break it into pieces and sprinkle over the top. Add sea salt and pepper to taste. Then, for the finishing touch, crumble and sprinkle blueberry goat cheese all over. I buy it at Walmart and it’s absolutely delicious! This makes enough for two people, so the only thing left to do is enjoy. 🙂