some twenty things for twenty somethings

“Quarter-life crisis”

That’s what I was Googling last night. Similar to the classic mid-lifer except instead of dealing with whether or not to fix my porsche or divorce my spouse, I’m dealing with things related to not knowing where I’ll be living in a few months, what job opportunity I should grasp, whether or not to attend grad school, and whether or not falling in love will fix all of my problems or create many more. Continue reading “some twenty things for twenty somethings”

Love in a thunderstorm


On the left is a giant thunder storm covering most of the island. To the right is what was left of the sun. I was in the middle.

The wind blew hard and my hair whipped my neck as I rode my bike down the hill to Max’s house. I’m scared to go out in this for fear of seeing him. I thought to myself as I biked rapidly, trying to avoid getting caught in the storm.

The sky was dark in front of me. The rain could be seen two or maybe one mile off in the distance. It was moving in fast. People gathered on the west side of the island to watch the lightning strike across the bay. What a natural beauty, lightning is. Like him.

I got to Max’s house, retrieved the hidden key, and let myself in. He was sitting on the ground waiting for me. He didn’t say a word. I don’t want to go out and see him like this. With Max. All sweaty and still in my work clothes. I’ll just wear my sunglasses. Maybe he won’t recognize me.

“Come on, Max. Let’s go.”

We got ready and left the house. Our walk was brief. I told him about what I was feeling. As I talked, something stirred inside of me. A rumble of thunder. I felt giddy and excited. My fears of seeing him dissipated. Now it was what I craved. The wind blew and the sky darkened. Fierce blows of cool air shook leaves off of trees and creaked a swing in the yard next door. My insides felt electric.

“Max, we’ve got to go home!!!” I told him giddily, picturing him and what I would say to him if he saw me right then.

We would stop what we were doing and look at each other in the eyes. The rain would start coming down, slowly at first. After some eternal moments, the rain would pick up and we would approach each other. Our eyes would say so much all at once, and we would touch hands. And laugh. And run for cover somewhere right as the downpour began.

Max didn’t understand my thoughts. He scoffed at me and said I was naive. “No love story begins in such a ridiculous manner.” He didn’t say the words out loud, but his face said it all.

“Oh, what do you know Max.” We arrived back at Max’s house. I unclipped his leash and let him inside, giving him a treat before I locked the door behind me.

As I stepped outside, the wind was more ferocious than before. And a thunderclap was heard to the west. Lightning was soon to come…


… and when it did, it would strike his heart and mine at the same time ~*~

italy, Mexico, and Japan for dinner

Yuuuuum I can barely contain my excitement to share the amazing dinner I had last night with you all! It was a taste of three countries, all on the same plate. Everything was crunchy, fresh and simply delicious.


After a long day gardening, dog-walking and nannying, I was supah glad to throw this delicious dinner together in less than a half hour!


There’s nothing like fresh-picked kale out of the garden to add a delicious raw crunch to any rice dish. I simply added one large chopped leaf of kale, half of an organic carrot and a dash of soy sauce to some pre-cooked basmati rice I had in the fridge and voila! Crunchy rice side dish.


Next thing I did was wash a couple of medium zucchinis & crank them through my veggetti to produce these beautiful zoodles. I sautéed 4 sliced baby bella mushrooms, 1/4 a red pepper and 1/4 a yellow onion in a pan and added the veggies to my zoodles with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and a dash of s&p. Mix together BAM an amazing veggie pasta side! Amazing.


Thirdly came the veggie burger. It was a pre-made MorningStar spicy black bean burger that I simply microwaved for 90 seconds out of sheer laziness. I normally cook these babies in the toaster oven but was real hungry so I opted on the microwave. (Ya win some, ya lose some).

Atop the burger I piled fresh-picked lettuce, cilantro and dill from my garden (picked 15 minutes before!!) and some hot salsa. A beautiful combination of spicy, crunchy flavors in between a fluffy bun.


I had two plates of this.

Yay for vegan dinners and netflix after a long day <3

Thanks for reading!!


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Typical Scorpio Life Quote: I’ve been fishin’ in the wrong pond

Do you ever look around yourself and think “I’ve been fishing in the wrong pond”? For too long I’ve been trying to, as Gretchen Wieners once said, “make fetch happen” when it comes to diet and lifestyle. But unfortunately, for Gretchen and myself, fetch just isn’t going to happen. A great man once said “love is like a fart;

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