Things to do in my twenties

I creep steadily towards my 28th birthday. Don’t worry, I’m not going to complain or say I feel old. However, there are a few things that are on my to-do list that I think would be better done within the next two years than in my thirties or later because I doubt they will be as…

A Snippet of Seattle Public Transportation

A couple of weeks ago my dear dear 1999 Honda Civic started making strange noises and shaking. After a visit to the mechanic, she was diagnosed with the car version of pancreatic cancer: the head gasket needed to be replaced. I’d been holding onto her for a while because she belonged to my grandmother, may…

(Not-So-Little) Little Debbie Cake: The Best Thing I’ve Ever Made

Every once in a while we are presented with an opportunity to make a lifetime dream come true. Chance and fate play an intricate weaving game throughout our lives and we never know if we’ll get a shot at being truly great. I recently stumbled upon a chance to go for the gold. Gold in the form…

Go Dumpster Diving

My first experience with dumpster* diving happened, as I like to imagine it does for most people: in college. I was out one spring night with friends at a bar in downtown Bellingham, WA. My hipster friend Maia and I went outside to get some fresh air. We were laughing and talking when suddenly we…

Dr. Hippy: A “Non-Western” Medicine Experience (part 3)

{Part 3 of a story about a very strange doctor I have been seeing as part of my last year on my parent’s medical insurance. Read Part 1 and Part 2} This time I went into the office a good half hour before my scheduled appointment and ended up having to wait a full 50 minutes…

Dr. Hippy: A “Non-Western” Medicine Experience (part 2)

{This story is part 2 in a series of posts about a very strange doctor I’ve been seeing lately as part of my last year on my parents’ medical insurance.} Ah, the long-awaited results to my allergy tests have come back and I must say that I am extremely surprised by the results (read Dr. Hippy…

Fried Dandelions: A Simple Springtime Snack

April is Dandelion month and every year when spring rolls around I make one of my favorite spring snacks: fried dandelions. I learned this recipe when I lived in Virginia as a kid. My family was at a potluck and a Quaker woman had brought fried dandelions. At first I was skeptical but once I…

Mega Millions: A Dollar is Worth a Bit of Hope

I must admit I have been buying Mega Millions tickets this week. I don’t normally do it–but it does happen a couple times a year. And $640 million dollars?! Are you kidding me??? That’s the highest jackpot of all time! And it’s probably just going to get bigger! Please don’t tell me the odds; I…

Dr. Hippy: A “Non-Western” Medicine Experience (part 1)

While I am not originally from Seattle, I have to admit that I have begun to develop the classic characteristics of a citizen of the PNW: we’re a self-righteous, passive-aggressive, health-obsessed bunch. We’re super into the idea of a combination of “Western” and “Non-Western” medicine. The following is part 1 of my recent trip into the…

Intro: Sunday Soup

Sunday Soup is the name of the meal my mother would make every Sunday when I was a kid. Basically she would take Top Ramen noodles, boil them, not add the flavor pouch but instead add all the leftovers from the week and finish it off by tossing an egg in. It was disgusting. I…