Crafting · New Hobbies

Let There Be Life (Or How To Feed Yourself And Not Kill Things)

So today we’re starting on another new adventure – gardening! Like a lot of what I write about on here, gardening isn’t exactly a new hobby. In fact, I’ve had some semblance of a garden at every place I’ve lived in since college, including my adorable little container box herb garden which was the only…… Continue reading Let There Be Life (Or How To Feed Yourself And Not Kill Things)

cooking · New Hobbies

Regarding The Culinary Arts (In Which I Cook Things And Pretend To Be A Food Photographer)

So now that I no longer need to travel for work quite so frequently, I’m actually looking forward to cooking at home. This is proving to be easier said than done. Reasons Cooking is Hard at My House Ingredients. I’m really bad at food shopping without a list or without an idea of what I’m…… Continue reading Regarding The Culinary Arts (In Which I Cook Things And Pretend To Be A Food Photographer)

Crafting · New Hobbies

I Have A Yarn Problem (Or How To Pretend You’re Good At Something When You’re Not)

I had a half-awake dream last night that I could write this entire post as an extended limerick. (Please don’t question the way my brain works.) Turns out writing a rhyming poem about crochet hooks and yarn is actually kind of hard, so we’ll just stick to plain ol’ prose for now. I may need to…… Continue reading I Have A Yarn Problem (Or How To Pretend You’re Good At Something When You’re Not)

Music and Art · New Hobbies

Amateur Photography For Lazy People (Or Why All My Photos Are Of My Cats)

I don’t know about you, but I definitely have different summer and winter hobbies. For instance, I very rarely crochet or knit in the summer. (I also very rarely crochet or knit in the winter, but for different reasons). That type of hobby – one that is primarily done indoors with the purpose of creating…… Continue reading Amateur Photography For Lazy People (Or Why All My Photos Are Of My Cats)

New Hobbies · Reading

Reading Not-For-Pleasure (Or How I Aged 50 Years Overnight)

So I figured my first hobby post about reading would be about my newly-created (and still somewhat imaginary) book club. Unfortunately, even though we chose a book (and it’s sitting on my nightstand right now), I still haven’t quite mustered up the enthusiasm to dig into it. Don’t get me wrong – I love reading…… Continue reading Reading Not-For-Pleasure (Or How I Aged 50 Years Overnight)

Failure · New Hobbies · Reflection

Let’s Start At The Very Beginning (Or How To Motivate The Laziest Person On Earth)

The Problem: I am the laziest person I have ever met. I’m not lazy in a super obvious way. (In my professional iteration, I like to think I’m a hardworking, high-value employee who produces good quality work very efficiently. Mostly because they pay me and keeping busy means the days go by faster.) Instead, I’m…… Continue reading Let’s Start At The Very Beginning (Or How To Motivate The Laziest Person On Earth)

Music and Art · New Hobbies

Teaching Yourself To Play An Instrument (Or How I Permanently Scarred My Cat)

I decided to start playing my flute today. I’ve been promising myself I’d start playing again for over 2 years now and I finally did it! (Mostly so I would have something to write about so I guess this blog really is doing it’s job.) I was a little worried that writing about a beginner…… Continue reading Teaching Yourself To Play An Instrument (Or How I Permanently Scarred My Cat)