Lying in my hospital bed, eating a nice, thiiickkk burrito, I had a revelation: “I never would have been able to do this before.” Meaning, I never would have been able to lie in a hospital bed, unable to run or bike or even walk, and eat food I truly… Keep reading "Making Room"
This is Not a Recipe Blog
I’m not gonna sit here and pretend that I cook for myself every night, or even most nights. Approximately four out of five nights a week, I get home from work and am too tired to do anything besides microwave a Trader Joe’s frozen meal (two meals, actually, since the… Keep reading "This is Not a Recipe Blog"
Satur-gratitude (tried to mash the words “Saturday” and “gratitude” but it didn’t quite work)
So it’s a sunny Saturday afternoon in San Francisco and I’m sitting by the window thinking about how much I love… sun and Saturdays and San Francisco. What a coincidence! Our landlords above me are blasting music that I’m not super into but I’m too lazy to find my headphones so… Keep reading "Satur-gratitude (tried to mash the words “Saturday” and “gratitude” but it didn’t quite work)"
Just Another Evening Walk
The following is a conversation that happens regularly in our house: Me: “Hey Thomas, I’m heading out for a short walk to get some fresh air, I’ll be back in 20 minutes.” Thomas: “Ok, see you in an hour.” Me: “No really, I’ll be back in 20 minutes.” Thomas: “You… Keep reading "Just Another Evening Walk"
An Ode to “Tim” From the Bike Shop
(I wrote this in my journal some time last year and was inspired to post it while riding the train to Palo Alto this morning. I used the name “Tim” to respect the employee’s privacy, but sent him an email asking if he wouldn’t mind if I share his real… Keep reading "An Ode to “Tim” From the Bike Shop"
Grilled Chicken & Ketchup
I was inspired to write this piece by my own series of tweets that I posted five minutes ago (thank you, Twitter Maddy, for always being a source of true inspiration): Mashed some avocado into a can of salmon and it’s delicious don’t @ me. #BoneAppleTea pic.twitter.com/RowybxF9V2 — Maddy (@maddysquish)… Keep reading "Grilled Chicken & Ketchup"
An Evening in the City
I have exactly 45 unfinished posts sitting in the draft folder of this blog, and most of them are about events or topics that I’ve spent countless hours thinking about. They never feel quite “good” or “right” enough to post, and I get overwhelmed by how badly I want to… Keep reading "An Evening in the City"
The Point of Life: An Extremely Non-Exhaustive List
Here’s what I came up with at 6:30am this morning while enjoying a delicious pastry (pictured) at Neighborhood Bakeshop: The reason I say “extremely non-exhaustive” is because this is actually just a list of things that happened to me this morning. But, at the end of the day, these little… Keep reading "The Point of Life: An Extremely Non-Exhaustive List"
Important Things, Like Love and Flowers
Wow, it’s been a while! Sorry for keeping you all on the edge of your seats waiting for new #content. Just kidding, I know no one actually reads this crap. I have been doing lots of writing, however, but primarily in my various journals and diaries (not to mention random… Keep reading "Important Things, Like Love and Flowers"
*Disclaimer: I have a love/hate relationship with the phrase “vibes,” and am not sure whether or not it’s used ironically in this title. Since it’s after work on a Friday, and my ability to string together coherent thoughts is nowhere to be found, I’m just going to hit you with… Keep reading "Friday Vibes"
A few days ago I came across a picture I took while running in Phillip Burton Wilderness last year, and was inspired to paint it because I could remember the exact thoughts and feelings I had while taking the picture. I had stopped in the middle of the trail for no… Keep reading "Poison Oak"
This post title is inspired by one of my favorite puns of all time: You’ll also notice two small orange smudges on the paper, brought to you by my dirty-ass fingers eating cheddar puffs while drawing. More importantly– the sketch itself was inspired by a summer evening a few years… Keep reading "Feelin’ Sketchy"