The big 2*3*5

It’s my 30th birthday. I have been dreading this day since I was 15 years old (at which point I was actually crying because I was “half way to 30”). To combat what I knew would be unavoidable feelings of depression, back in my early 20s I decided I needed to be more positive. I made … More The big 2*3*5

Grilled Squash Salad

“Try a Little Tenderness” is–by-far–Otis Redding’s best song. For those complete nubes who have never heard of the song and/or the artist, or for those who want a 1980s throwback, I present to you the classic clip of Jon Cryer from Pretty in Pink: Few would characterize Cryer’s reaction (or even Cryer’s character’s reaction) as…well…”tender”. However, … More Grilled Squash Salad

Soundtrack to July

You know those people who go traipsing through life like they just came out of a Disney film? The people for whom birds are constantly tweeting and circling overhead (resisting their avian nature and never defecating, I might add)? People for whom everything appears to be coming up roses and smelling like sunshine and marigolds? … More Soundtrack to July

Peas on a Pizza

I’m sure some people will read this title and think the recipe sounds “kid-friendly”. But, just so we’re clear, I am not. Recently, a friend of mine posted on Facebook a scathing comment that she would never go to a newly-opened restaurant because of their policy on children. She and those liking her comment were saying the place was … More Peas on a Pizza

Soundtrack to June

To say this month is stressful is an understatement of epic proportions. And it’s only the 1st. The original plan: June 8: administer and grade 62 finals in Chicago. June 9: take the morning Delta flight from O’Hare to Atlanta. Spend night with folks. June 10: drive to the BRCM to start a nine-week research program with … More Soundtrack to June

Eggplant Pie

Warning: this is politically incorrect. Deal with it. I’ve mentioned this before, but one reason my guy said I couldn’t be a kept woman was because I’m “too much of a man”. There are indeed many a day where I’m “the man” and he’s “the woman” in our relationship. Sadly none of those days coincides with … More Eggplant Pie