Forever a bookworm

Buckle up for some humblebragging. I could read before kindergarten. In fact, when I went into kindergarten, I once got in trouble for reading the teacher’s lesson plans. THAT WERE IN CURSIVE. In first grade, during reading time, the teacher sent me to the class with fourth- and fifth-graders to read with them. All throughContinue reading “Forever a bookworm”

Land of the free

For the longest time, I thought that “And have a great day” was part of our national anthem. Why? Because that’s what we heard over the morning announcements after it played in elementary school. Without fail, as soon as the last words of the anthem were sung, Mr. Haller came over the intercom and simplyContinue reading “Land of the free”

How That Vegetarian Thing is going

If you are a frequent or even sometimes reader of this blog, you know that since January 1 I have been living a meatless existence. I’ve been a pescetarian. Or, if you’re my mom and don’t fully listen all the time when I tell you things, a “presbyterian.” Even though I really am that, too.Continue reading “How That Vegetarian Thing is going”

A farewell to cheese

Due to my body’s decision that it no longer can handle cheese, there are some lifestyle changes that have to be made. And by lifestyle changes, I mean, I’m gonna be the one at the parties standing over there by the veggie tray because I can’t really have anything else. Not that it’s not aContinue reading “A farewell to cheese”

Dazzled by the pudds

You guys, people say England isn’t known for its food. And to that, I say, “Pshaw,” on account of some of the best food I’ve ever eaten I had when I was in England. For reals. England should be known for its deliciousness. And, because we are American, we took pictures of pretty much everythingContinue reading “Dazzled by the pudds”

20. Family

Today, as is tradition every year on the weekend before Christmas, my family had their annual Christmas party. There’s always a TON of food – and by ton I mean RIDICULOUS AMOUNTS – and we do a white elephant gift exchange. This year there were 30 people that had to steal presents from each otherContinue reading “20. Family”