Recipe Review: Gooey Chocolate Chunk Cookie Butter Bars

Original recipe from Baker by Nature. No words. I literally have no words to describe the incredibly rich and decadent tastiness of this gooey bar. (And when I say "gooey bar," please know that that does indeed mean really, really gooey.) I also got to discover cookie butter (thanks, Trader Joe's!) for this recipe. And now … Continue reading Recipe Review: Gooey Chocolate Chunk Cookie Butter Bars

Book Review: “The Astronaut Wives Club” by Lily Koppel

This is one of the books that I bought from Thriftbooks a few weeks ago. I'd noticed it on the shelves when I worked at BAM (I wrote it down on my list of books to buy, eventually), but I never actually got around to buying it. So I threw it in my cart on … Continue reading Book Review: “The Astronaut Wives Club” by Lily Koppel

Would You Ever Re-Read a Book You Hated?

This morning (while attempting to contact various regional PTO members on Facebook for my internship), I came across this article entitled "The Case for Re-Reading a Book You Once Hated." I found this interesting, because there have been several books throughout the years that I did not like when I was first required to read them … Continue reading Would You Ever Re-Read a Book You Hated?

Recipe Review: BBQ Chicken Foil Packs

Original recipe from Pillsbury. Last week I decided I wanted to try a recipe that's been sitting around in my recipe book for a good bit now. (I thought I'd pinned it, but lo and behold I never did. So I had to do a quick Google search to find the right recipe.) I've always … Continue reading Recipe Review: BBQ Chicken Foil Packs

Internship Update: One Month In

I'm currently working at an unpaid internship for 15 hours a week. Unpaid. Forty minutes from my apartment. Which means I have to fight rush-hour traffic to get home, and that usually takes about an hour or longer. On the Friday before Memorial Day, it took me two hours to get home. Two. Hours. From an … Continue reading Internship Update: One Month In

Rebuttal: Dating an English Major

We now return to our regularly-scheduled Random Friday posts, after three solid weeks of me posting my papers from last semester. I have mixed feelings about Thought Catalogue. Sometimes you can find some pretty thought-provoking articles there. And then there are articles like this. Thanks to Leslie over at A-Z Books, there's already been a … Continue reading Rebuttal: Dating an English Major

“Manipulator: The Role of Language in Doctor Faustus and The Alchemist” — ENG 511 Final Paper

This is the final of a series of three posts where I upload my essays from the last semester for y'all to read and comment on, if you want. Find the other posts here and here. This is the paper I struggled with the most after that awful Ulysses paper. I feel like I wrote myself … Continue reading “Manipulator: The Role of Language in Doctor Faustus and The Alchemist” — ENG 511 Final Paper

Recipe Review: “Hamburger Spanish Rice”

Original Recipe: Taste of Home Best Loved Recipes: 1485 Favorites from the World?s #1 Food & Entertaining Magazine I'm always up for trying something cheap. Luckily for me, this "cheap" thing also happened to be very delicious. I was flipping through my new-to-me-but-not-really cookbook (a replacement for one my ex never returned, bought from ThriftBooks last … Continue reading Recipe Review: “Hamburger Spanish Rice”

“Death in Ulysses: How Bloom and Stephen Navigate the World of the Undead” — ENG 590 Final Paper

This is the second of three posts that cover the papers I wrote for my finals in the Spring 2017 semester of my first year of grad school. If you missed the first one, check it out here. The focus of my ENG 590 class was James Joyce. Specifically, James Joyce's Ulysses. If you've never read … Continue reading “Death in Ulysses: How Bloom and Stephen Navigate the World of the Undead” — ENG 590 Final Paper