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L Words

L is for luck. October has been a month of experimentation, soul-searching, and forcing myself out of my comfort zone in any way possible. Starting, foremost, with being genuine, honest, and upfront with The Terrorist. I’m a quiet person. I’m independent, reserved, defensive, and not quick to trust anyone, especially myself. I censor every thought … Continue reading

Bachelor Heaven

The big news, perhaps the biggest news that I’ve ever had, is that The Terrorist and I are on the verge of a “relationship”. On the heels of our last date, which was an act of total destruction on my part (including a perfectly-cooked French dinner, a couple bottles of wine, and surprise bacon cupcakery … Continue reading

All I Really Want Is Goals

All I Really Want Is Goals Airplane flights are really the best time to re-evaluate your goals. You’re sitting there, often by yourself, usually having done something extravagant or out-of-character that has forced you to question the trajectory of your life on a whole. I’m thinking about the Vegas loser who has gambled away his … Continue reading

Coming Together

Date #2 with The Terrorist: On our first date, we had made plans to watch a movie; her idea – The Hangover 2 at the Dollar Theater on Saturday. I called The Terrorist (so named because of her frequent business jaunts to Israel and Jordan) that afternoon to finalize the times and offered to pick her up, which she … Continue reading

The Natural Order Of Things

Thursday August 11 2011 Breakfast: 6-egg omelet, salsa, spinach Lunch: Cobb salad Dinner: chicken wings, celery, carrots, blue cheese, 3-4 glasses wine Friday August 12 2011 Breakfast: chicken breast smothered in green curry coconut gravy Lunch: Moe’s chicken fajita Dinner: salmon filet, sautéed spinach A whole week without exercise, and I haven’t turned into a … Continue reading

Kitchen Nightmares

Tuesday August 9 2011 Breakfast – salmon filet, sautéed spinach Lunch – 6 hard-boiled eggs, sautéed spinach Dinner – smothered chicken breast in “Thai gravy” (recipe below) Other – 1 tequila-and-soda with lime Wednesday August 10 2011 Breakfast – 6-egg omelet, salsa, sautéed spinach Lunch – smothered chicken breast in “Thai gravy” (recipe below) Dinner … Continue reading

The Floodgates Open

Sunday August 7 2011 Breakfast – salmon filet, turnip greens Lunch – two rotisserie chicken legs, turnip greens Dinner – Jimmy John’s Turkey Guacamole Un-wich (lettuce wrap) Monday August 8 2011 Breakfast – 6 egg omelet, salsa, turnip greens Lunch – Moe’s chicken fajita with guacamole Dinner – rotisserie chicken wings in green curry dipping … Continue reading

The Right to Choose

Baseball Fixes Everything And as quickly as it all went downhill, normalcy resurfaced just as quickly, in the disguise of a baseball game. Friday August 5 Workout – 100 burpees Breakfast – sweet potato, 6 egg omelette Lunch – turkey breast and swiss cheese sandwich (minus the bread) Dinner – salmon filet, red cabbage, coconut … Continue reading


Wednesday August 3, 2011 Workout – 75 kettlebell swings at 62lb (sets of 40, 20, 15) Post-Workout – 2 purple sweet potatoes, 1 turkey sausage Breakfast – 6-egg omelet, salsa, steamed broccoli Lunch – baked chicken breast, yellow squash Dinner – salmon filet, red cabbage, 1 glass red wine Thursday August 4, 2011 Breakfast – … Continue reading

Death by Social Networking

I had a blog. I loved it. My friends loved it. It took my life on a new, unusual trajectory. It made me fall in love with writing for the first time since I was a junior in college, sitting in the fifth-floor dome of Gilman Hall with a pen, a paper, and five Taco … Continue reading