Category Archive: college

Barely Cooking: Chicken and Kale with Peanut Sauce

There are myriad perks to being a writer. One of them is being sent random things in the mail from PR people trying to woo you to cover their products/services in your publication. Since I writer for a parenting magazine, this often means Dora the Explorer DVDs, Hello Kitty lunchboxes, Star Wars workbooks and the like, but sometimes we hit the jackpot with something age appropriate. And that jackpot is usually food. Our deputy editor recently received samples of HelloFresh food boxes: recipes and the exact ingredients the call for, in one box, delivered to your door (or to your office, as the case may be).

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#PGP: Post-Grad Point of view

My college roommates and I thought we were pretty clever with the sheet sign that we came up with to hang from our porch for graduation weekend. Sheet signs at the University of… Continue reading

Valuable Assets

I was recently complaining about our fast-approaching graduation (which occurred May 5) with my boyfriend, bemoaning, “There were so many things I wanted to do that I never did!” His response: “But think… Continue reading

An existential crisis in an emergency room.

*author’s note: This was an essay assignment for my existentialism class. Sorry if you haven’t read Kierkegaard and have no idea what I’m talking about. I provide handy page references if you’d like… Continue reading

Putting dinner on my own damn table

I started this entry in late October. After all of my initial inspiration was thrown on the page, I promptly abandoned it – because I had no idea what kind of conclusion I… Continue reading

Let’s hear it for New York

New York City. The Big Apple. The City that Never Sleeps. I honestly don’t think I have anything to say about the place that has not already been said. But I have things… Continue reading

We’re halfway there, Livin’ on a prayer

That song actually makes me think of a time before college. Before roommates, learning my way around campus, actually having to study for exams, paying rent to a landlord and killing a cockroach… Continue reading

Exception to the (slide) Rule

Yesterday I sat in an empty cubicle at work, leafing through a UD yearbook from 1968. I was looking for two specific pictures for a piece I was writing, and I found them. Amidst… Continue reading

In the blink(s) of an eye

My how things change. How time flies. How everything is different in the blink of an eye. Or 5,744,640 blinks, because humans blink approximately 15,360 times a day (if you’re getting eight hours… Continue reading

Single until proven taken…by social media

Me, tweeting at 10:30pm on a Monday night, while I sit alone in my house because one roommate has been home in Chicago for the past week and a half and the other… Continue reading