I have mixed feelings whenever I’m back in D.C. After living there for 8 years, it is a second home to me. But after visiting this past May, it’s clear that the D.C. which I came to know and love has changed a lot. Restaurants have come and gone, neighborhoods have become more gentrified, and there’s a difference in the makeup of the city. In … Continue reading Tell me what you eat and I will tell you what you are.
Starting to feel like I ghosted you (a la Jed and his IRL gf)? I personally cannot believe it’s taken me this long to write and my apologies for that. Prior to the start of the summer, I thought it would be great to have two international trips (so much content) back to back (again, so much content) – and then they happened. Then I … Continue reading Hello? Is it me you’re looking for?
In preparing to go to China, I sought out the advice of others who had been, in order to prepare myself as I anticipated that there were going to be some significant cultural challenges. The recommendation that came up over and over again from the folks I spoke with was to bring comfort food from home (such as oatmeal if that is how you start … Continue reading You Do You Boo Boo
It always starts with a donut. Don’t ask me why – I’m generally not a sweets person (give me something savory any day of the week). But yet this past Sunday, despite the grossness that was the weather, I marched on to get that breakfast treat. Living in Ireland taught me that you can’t let a little rain stop you – if you did, you … Continue reading 6 degrees of separation from Beyoncé
A few years ago, my cousin was visiting from out of town and she asked me the question,”If you could only eat five foods for the rest of your life, what would they be?”. She immediately then shared that beets is one of her top five (and I immediately gagged – they consistently just taste like pure dirt to me). I later on framed this question … Continue reading Mmm…. Bacon wrapped hot dog
Tucson. It’s all in Tucson, AZ. I swear I’ve never eaten so much beef in one week. I’m shocked my insides didn’t revolt. Since getting back, it has been weird though because I cannot stop thinking about Ireland. The GoT premiere this week hasn’t helped that much, and I’ve talked up the show Derry Girls more times than I can count in the last two weeks. … Continue reading Where’s the beef?
Oh man, when life happens it HAPPENS. I had this delusion that I would have so much free time to do things this spring. I’m not taking any classes, I’ve scaled back on social commitments to focus on my health, I was coming out of hibernation and treading lightly as the pollen permeated the air. I was very, very wrong. And while I could bore … Continue reading New airport, who dis?