I’m back! And here’s what I’ve been up to…

Why yes, it has been one year since my last blog post. If you’ve followed my blog from the beginning, you know that I’m not the most consistent blogger in the world. I try to put out quality posts (says the girl who once wrote a post called “People with no friends make me sad” and another called “Chicken fried waste“) that truly reflect where … Continue reading I’m back! And here’s what I’ve been up to…

A Whole New World

Last week, I posted about some new lifestyle choices that I am committing to after a summer experience that exposed me to a whole new world of happiness (yes, I meant to make an Aladdin reference). I promised a continuation of my running list of actions, so here goes: Give my body the food it wants and deserves  Food is extremely important to me. Let … Continue reading A Whole New World

Lessons from summer (influenced heavily by Ice Cube and Jim Carrey)

People say that distance makes the heart grow fonder. I have found that to be absolutely true, but there is certainly more to it. Distance can also make the heart grow better, stronger, lighter, and healthier. I had the amazing opportunity to spend the last two months away from home working an incredible summer internship. During the rest of the year, I am a PhD student and … Continue reading Lessons from summer (influenced heavily by Ice Cube and Jim Carrey)

Newport is for (food) lovers

How I approach a normal restaurant meal: Order a water Get the water and immediately guzzle the whole thing Order something vegetarian that comes with fries Pee because I drank too much Arrive back at table right as meal arrive at table (score!) Eat the entire meal in 20 seconds flat without saying a word to whoever I’m eating with This method has worked pretty … Continue reading Newport is for (food) lovers

Opa Robby’s Market: Fresh Produce and Warm Fuzzies

Today I was on a mission to run about 1,000 errands in one trip. I have a car for a few weeks thanks to a friend who left town and needed someone to car sit (not actually a thing, but I am borrowing her car). I had to drive out a little bit farther than I would normally go to run errands because I needed … Continue reading Opa Robby’s Market: Fresh Produce and Warm Fuzzies

If you have the choice, choose local!

Today I left work halfway through the day so I could change into comfy (and warm) clothes, get to the Post Office before it closed, and then head to my favorite local coffee shop to finish work and snuggle up with a warm cup of joe. This was a choice I needed to make for my own mental health and I learned a quality lesson … Continue reading If you have the choice, choose local!

Shameless plug: If you read the whole post you’ll get to my shameless plug

One of my New Year’s Resolutions was to post on this blog more often. I owe it to the masses (“masses” means 15 people, right?) to make more regular posts. And, since I am desperately avoiding my responsibilities and school work, now seems like a great time. I have been doing the (mostly) vegan thang for five days. People always say that the first week of a large … Continue reading Shameless plug: If you read the whole post you’ll get to my shameless plug

We wear pink on Wednesdays

My last post was about my journey to consume only natural foods. Thus far, the “journey” has consisted of watching documentaries (Vegucated and Food Inc., people!) and actively thinking about what foods I would like to cut out of my life. I was really inspired by a quotation used at the very beginning of Food Matters, a documentary about food that really makes you think: “Let food … Continue reading We wear pink on Wednesdays

A Voluntary Experiment for the Health-Conscious Hippie

Humor me and participate in this experiment: go to your nearest vending machine (which, if you are me, is located either one floor up, one floor down, or–for a larger selection of snacks–three floors down) and choose any snack in there. DISCLAIMER: you will not be reimbursed for this purchase. The next step is to read the nutrition label and see if any numbers stand out. For … Continue reading A Voluntary Experiment for the Health-Conscious Hippie

When life hands you lemons

Flaskback to October of 1997 and picture yourself sitting in front of your family’s oversized, non-flat screen TV eating some unhealthy snack from the 90s. You’re watching Nickelodeon and you hear a quick beat of a drum followed by that familiar keyboard riff, “Bum bum bum bum bum bum bum” and so on. As you watch the introduction, you feel happy knowing that you are … Continue reading When life hands you lemons