Book Review: “Ready Player One” by Ernest Cline

I hope you've got enough money saved up, because once the apocalypse hits, you're going to need to buy the best virtual reality gaming system out there. Toss your student loan debt out the window (not that that government institution is still functioning...I hope), because you need to be ready to compete in the world's biggest … Continue reading Book Review: “Ready Player One” by Ernest Cline

Moss Rock Preserve: Boulder Gorge Loop

Life is rough. I've been dealing with a lot of really hard things lately, and I decided on Sunday morning to get up and go hiking, just because I could. I wanted to prove to myself that I'm stronger than I think I am, and I think I ended up doing that. I have a … Continue reading Moss Rock Preserve: Boulder Gorge Loop

College Life: Dorm Splurges

I can hear it now. "Wait, Lauren! It's only July!" you cry, snarling your fingers through your hair. "It's not time to think about back-to-school stuff!" Well, too bad. Wal-Mart already has their school supply aisles up and running, and there's no time like the present to get started on dorm packing. I lived in … Continue reading College Life: Dorm Splurges

Recipe Review: Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats

Original Recipe from Chelsea's Messy Apron. I work from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the job I currently hold. Due to how busy we are, that means I take my break usually between 9:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. That's way too early in the morning to pack a sandwich, and I got very tired … Continue reading Recipe Review: Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats

Review: “Old Man’s War” by John Scalzi

Last week I reviewed The Android's Dream by Scalzi and declared it to be one of my favorite books, not only because of the humor, but because of Scalzi's attention to detail with the alien races. Old Man's War was written before AD, but it doesn't read like it. I blew through this novel in about four hours … Continue reading Review: “Old Man’s War” by John Scalzi

Unpopular Opinion: Summer Reading

I recently read a post on another blogger's site about summer reading books. Gianna asked the question, "Is it useful or a waste of time?" I'd like to offer a seemingly unpopular opinion on the subject of summer reading books, because now that I'm in graduate school and am far beyond the years of having … Continue reading Unpopular Opinion: Summer Reading

Recipe Review: Garlic Roasted Potatoes

Original recipe from The Barefoot Contessa, via Food Network. This post is a bit late. I had some pretty terrible things happen in my life in the past 24 hours, and I'm still trying to work through them. So if you pray, please pray. And if you don't, keep me in your thoughts while I … Continue reading Recipe Review: Garlic Roasted Potatoes

Internship Update: Two Months In!

I've now been at my summer internship for two months. It's a lot of sitting around, honestly, waiting for people to get back to me. Maybe if I were a full-time staff member, I wouldn't have so much downtime, but because I'm only assigned a few stories at a time due to my availability, most … Continue reading Internship Update: Two Months In!