1. "When I was a girl, my life was music that was always getting louder. Everything moved me. A dog following a stranger. That made me feel so much. A calendar that showed the wrong month. I could have cried over it. I did. Where the smoke from a chimney ended. How an overturned bottle rested at the edge of a table. I spent my life learning to feel less. Every day I felt less. Is that growing old? Or is it something worse? You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness."
    Jonathan Safran Foer, Everything Is Illuminated (via happinesslists)
  2. Ya’ll, Bruce Springsteen is as good as he’s ever been.

    I love this song.

  3. Last night my friends Kate & Mallory hosted a great, small Seder at their apartment. The weather was awful but the wine was plentiful, there was lots of singing, and most importantly, there was brisket. 
Mallory made Smitten Kitchen’s tangy spiced brisket and just like every recipe Deb touches, it was incredible. The meat was tender, the sauce was sweet and a little vinegary and perfectly ketchupy and reminded me so much of my mom’s. 
I want to eat it again right now.

    Last night my friends Kate & Mallory hosted a great, small Seder at their apartment. The weather was awful but the wine was plentiful, there was lots of singing, and most importantly, there was brisket. 

    Mallory made Smitten Kitchen’s tangy spiced brisket and just like every recipe Deb touches, it was incredible. The meat was tender, the sauce was sweet and a little vinegary and perfectly ketchupy and reminded me so much of my mom’s. 

    I want to eat it again right now.

  4. File under: important infographics

    File under: important infographics

  5. Had such a great weekend with Rachael and YooMi. The weather was perfect, we ate amazing Korean BBQ, had a wonderful long dinner outside at home, checked out the cherry blossoms and GTFO of there so we could sprawl on a blanket in Meridian Hill park. 
Weekends like this are a great reminder that even though we’re not in our college apartment mainlining episodes of Law & Order SVU anymore, these friendships are enduring and I feel so lucky to see these smart, hilarious, ambitious women coming into their own as we strangely keep turning into adults. And luckily, some things (like our love for egg & cheeses with dill sauce) never change.

    Had such a great weekend with Rachael and YooMi. The weather was perfect, we ate amazing Korean BBQ, had a wonderful long dinner outside at home, checked out the cherry blossoms and GTFO of there so we could sprawl on a blanket in Meridian Hill park. 

    Weekends like this are a great reminder that even though we’re not in our college apartment mainlining episodes of Law & Order SVU anymore, these friendships are enduring and I feel so lucky to see these smart, hilarious, ambitious women coming into their own as we strangely keep turning into adults. And luckily, some things (like our love for egg & cheeses with dill sauce) never change.

  6. What we’re eating, 4/14

    Remember when I used to cook normal meals? Barely. But we’re back it it this week (sort of).

  7. "Too many young women I think are harder on themselves than circumstances warrant. They are too often selling themselves short. They too often take criticism personally instead of seriously. You should take criticism seriously because you might learn something, but you can’t let it crush you. You have to be resilient enough to keep moving forward, whatever the personal setbacks and even insults that come your way might be. That takes a sense of humor about yourself and others. Believe me, this is hard-won advice I’m putting forth. It’s not like you wake up and understand this. It’s a process."
    Hilary Clinton, on taking criticism. (via ayabug)
  8. This is the week that keeps on giving

    Two of my best girlfriends from college will be here in less than an hour! Can’t wait to catch up and love them and eat so many tacos and drink all the drinks!

  9. tallgirltales:

Love the color + style of this maxi dress from Zara.

Well gosh this is pretty

    tallgirltales:

    Love the color + style of this maxi dress from Zara.

    Well gosh this is pretty

  10. Texas was so, so good to us.

    We had such a great trip to North Texas Dallas. We ate delicious meals at HG Sply Co., Lockhart Smokehouse, Los Torres Taqueria, Breadwinners, and Carnival Barker’s. We got to explore some really neat neighborhoods. We stayed with incredibly kind and welcoming friends and family-of-friends.

    We saw a free Bruce Springsteen concert, got on national TV, saw Charles Barkley, Ray Allen, Drake and a whole bunch of other famous people and made friends with every fellow husky fan we saw.

    And, most importantly, we got to see UCONN win a national championship!!!

    It’s been so much fun to follow this team and see them succeed. And even better was getting to share the experience with all of our friends and pretty much the entire state of Connecticut. Promise I’ll shut up about basketball until next year, but at least we can all happily agree that UCONN is the best college basketball program of all time. Even Nate Silver agrees.

About me

A Connecticut native living in DC and loving life in our nation's capital. I like tasty food, travel, lady politicians, NPR podcasts, Leslie Knope & my hilarious friends.