cooking · Reflection

If You Give A Girl A New Kitchen, She’s Going To Need A New Bathroom To Go With It

For the last 2+ months, Adam and I have essentially been living in the 2-room lower-level of our house and eating out every night (NOT all it’s cracked up to be), thanks to a kitchen remodel. Now I have read McMansion Hell and I appreciate that just because a house is not new, does not…… Continue reading If You Give A Girl A New Kitchen, She’s Going To Need A New Bathroom To Go With It

New Hobbies · Reflection · Social Hobbies

The Elusive Iowa Caucus (Or How I Lost All Faith In The Democratic Process)

I am not a native Iowan and for various (legitimate) reasons, I was unable to participate in a caucus until the 2016 nomination process. And while 2016 did teach me that caucuses are, in fact, the dumbest way to conduct a vote in the 21st Century, I still left feeling like my voice was heard…… Continue reading The Elusive Iowa Caucus (Or How I Lost All Faith In The Democratic Process)

Failure · Reflection

On The Tribulations Of ‘Wanting’ (Or Why I Decided To Stop Worrying And Do What I Love)

On The Perception of Time One of my least favorite parts of being an adult is the perception of time. Remember when you were a kid and waiting 5 minutes was the equivalent of cruel and unusual punishment according to the Kids’ Principles of Fun? Well now, 4 hours free in the evening somehow isn’t…… Continue reading On The Tribulations Of ‘Wanting’ (Or Why I Decided To Stop Worrying And Do What I Love)

Failure · Reflection

A One-Month Roundup (Or Why I Would Definitely Fail The Marshmallow Test)

The Marshmallow Test is a well-known psychological experiment that studies delayed gratification. Essentially, a child is given a marshmallow and told that they can eat it immediately or wait several minutes and be given a second marshmallow to eat. The results of this study found that children who are able to delay gratification early tend…… Continue reading A One-Month Roundup (Or Why I Would Definitely Fail The Marshmallow Test)

Games · Reflection

For Love Of Crossword Puzzles (Or Anything Can Be A Competition If You Try Hard Enough)

One unintended benefit of my decision to subscribe to a real newspaper is that I now have easy access to a crossword puzzle. I LOVE crossword puzzles. I used to buy compilations of them at bookstores. My favorite anthology was probably an assortment of all the best Monday puzzles from the New York Times. For those of…… Continue reading For Love Of Crossword Puzzles (Or Anything Can Be A Competition If You Try Hard Enough)

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)

Reflection

How Did I Turn Out This Way? (Or Why My Parents Are Way Cooler Than Me)

Webster’s dictionary defines “success” … eww. No. I can’t even joke about how awful that cliche is. In fairness though, I did kind of struggle writing this post. Not for any insightful or intellectual reason – mostly because I’m tired and it’s an inhumane 8 degrees outside. Anyway, you’re probably thinking, “What monsters raised this woman -…… Continue reading How Did I Turn Out This Way? (Or Why My Parents Are Way Cooler Than Me)