From November, 2016

‘Tis the Season

Fa la la la la…. Welcome to the most festive day of the year! Start it out with cold pumpkin pie for breakfast (the best way to eat pumpkin pie). Watch Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, pause to cry, resume watching. Rock out to some Christmas tunes. Decorate… Just embrace that you are going…

My Riddikulus Harry Potter Obsession

The last few months have been HUGE for Harry Potter fans! We returned to the Wizarding World with The Cursed Child and now with Fantastic Beasts. Re-experiencing the excited anticipation of childhood with my wonderful college friends is so much fun. We have sat around the Barnes and Noble floor filling out Harry Potter crossword puzzles and coloring in pictures, waiting for midnight and the release of a new book.

New Orleans

I joined my parents for a fun 36 hours in New Orleans last weekend. College is busy and hard and organic chemistry exams are always looming, but despite (and perhaps because of) all this, I am glad that I went! A snippet from the author/comedian John Hodgman’s newsletter is what finally helped me to make up my mind to…

Election Day Wake-Up Call

*Warning* this post is about my response to the results of our 2016 presidential election. If you are here looking for posts about good food, books, etc. scroll on.
Both candidates had significant faults. Clearly, many voters found that on the whole the balance of shortcomings fell in Donald Trump’s favor. I would argue that Trump had one flaw that should have wholly disqualified him from becoming president.

Autumnal Wish List

Fall is my favorite season! Admittedly, it is not at its most magical here in Texas where we are still having daily highs in the mid 80’s. Last week, however, I traveled to Boston where I got a brief taste of fall. I drank nothing but hot chocolate and was reminded of just how brisk and enchanting autumn can be.
Although I’m back in Texas now, the trip put me in a thoroughly fall-ish mood. Here’s a wish list inspired by this autumnal sentiment.