I was going to call this post something like “C’est La Vie, Paris,” but let’s be honest, “J’Barfed” is a hilarious turn of phrase. I really did barf — multiple times — on our second-to-last night. But no hard feelings, Paris. So it took me a few weeks to hit the blog with news of our trip, because I was still processing and feeling unwell. … Continue reading Paris, J’Barfed [Travel Recap]
I have always thought that it would be SO COOL to speak a whole mess of languages. Unfortunately, the operative word for me is MESS. I have been reading up on Paris, and the one thing that “experts” seem to agree upon is that Parisians appreciate an effort to speak French. When entering a shop, it’s imperative to make a good impression (aka, not seem … Continue reading Bonjour, Monsieur
I actually think I’m going to try to write some non-fiction this year, and the first topic might be my interesting, brief brush with hospital life as an outpatient. So I won’t get DEEP into it here, but I wanted to give a quick update in case anyone else out there is frustratedly googling things like Ashkenazi + Jewish + Eastern European + bad cholesterol … Continue reading After All That…
You guys, 2017 was a weird, tough year. It was hard not to feel like the world was going in a dark direction. And maybe it still is! It also sometimes feels like the years go by and nothing new happens, or gets accomplished. But with the help of my Instagram feed and also just my brain, here are 17 good/cool/interesting things that happened in … Continue reading Goodbye 2017!
Our Whole30 experiment is done. Since we got to Day 13, my sister dubbed this period of time, “13 Going On 30.” We woke up today feeling the same as we did yesterday — that is, I wasn’t feeling any more energy than usual, and Sam was still feeling consistently stomach-awful. This morning we actually went to Whole Foods looking for coconut aminos (a soy … Continue reading A Whole Lotta 30 (Day 13 – Fin)
[EDIT: My upset is somewhat cancelled out because work called off sushi in favor of salads. LIFE, you guys!] Well, I’m past Days 10-11, which are officially “The Hardest Days,” when the most people tend to quit. So I guess we can pat ourselves on the backs. Days 12-15 are “Boundless energy! Now give me a damn Twinkie.” And while you are about to see … Continue reading A Whole Lotta 30 (Day 12)
Day 10! One-third of the way! At the end of Day 7, Sam and I were joking that it would be easiest to just eat Charlie’s (grain-free) kibble for the remainder of the month. We were a little punch-drunk from all the cooking. But actually, Days 8 and 9 were not so bad for me. We had our big supply of spaghetti squash for meals, … Continue reading A Whole Lotta 30 (Day 10)