Tis the Season

Now that I’ve been here for a little while, settled in and what not, I think it’s a good time to start tackling some of the approaching issues that might come up for any American abroad or even a short flight from home like Rachel, Katie, and I are. We’re accustomed to our holidays, but…

The Great Bike Break

Or not. Florence is notorious for its bike thieves. I’ve heard in mentioned in a list of big cities that include Barcelona, Rome, and Naples, and that’s not good company to be keeping if the category is notoriety of bike thieves. You’ve all met Grossa Rossa, and you can see that she’s quite the beauty.…

Grad School Research

OH GOD IT’S SO HARD. That’s the first thing that comes to mind when sitting down to work on my research packet for graduate schools, which I started a few weeks ago but admittedly haven’t made much headway on in recent days. Work was busy this past week and having done cursory research earlier this…

Yet Another Food Photo

I know I haven’t posted many food photos. Actually, I’m not sure if I’ve actually gotten to that leg of my adventures. Don’t worry, it’s coming. Anyway, I was rather impressed with myself tonight, so I thought I’d share with you what I made for dinner. Sticky plum chicken with roasted onions and red peppers,…

Courting Adulthood

Or, you know, not. The actual title should be “I am Making an Attempt at Courting Adulthood but Failing Miserably Because I Just Want to Play Pokemon.” A lot of things have been happening recently in regards to that ever blurry line between adolescence and adulthood, not the least of which was the finalizing of…

VOGUE Fashion Night Out

This event actually happened the Thursday before last, but I had to wait until I had one specific thing to show you guys before I wrote about it. Before I get to that, however, I’ll elaborate on what exactly the VFNO was, though I rather guess that you can figure it out from context clues,…

Hunting for Publishers

I have stuff to talk about that happened last week, but since the photos I want to include with that haven’t arrived yet (two words: makeup, modeling), I’ll attempt to regale you with my newest endeavor outside of my new working environment. Everyone who knows me is at least peripherally familiar with my creative work,…