Odd Thoughts: June 12th in Madrid

Have you ever been anywhere and felt immediately at home? For some people it’s in a best friend’s house or the library during finals week (just kidding, that’s just being surrounded by suffering). I recently had that sensation in Madrid this weekend, and on May 30th when I first arrived. I’m a little bit of…

Eggplant Parmesan in the Tiniest of Kitchens

During spring break, I spent way too much money on food that also happened to be awful for me. The best meal I had though was with my best friend, Holly, in her single loft apartment in St. Augustine, Florida. Holly and I decided to cook dinner at least one night and she was craving Eggplant Parmesan. I…

Heading into 2017

Hello all you lovely people, and by people I mean my mom and Elijah! It is probably one of the most cliche things I can do, but I’m making a promise, not a resolution, to fix this blog and keep up with it. This last half of the year was incredibly rough for me, leading…

Odd Thoughts 9/26/16

As I sit here on my break at work, I am painfully reminded of the time just a month ago when I wished I was back in school and busy. Oh how young and naive I was at 20 years and 8 months old. With almost no free time, except for when I’m not sacrificing…

Williamsburg, VA

It’s funny how some people are enthralled by a vacation to Florida or the Caribbean. How can I blame them though? The warm weather and clear blue ocean is a happy place for nearly anyone. It’s a bit overrated though (and by overrated, I mean it’s too damn expensive for a college student). You can…

Odd Thoughts : 8/7/2016

After working two jobs and taking a class this summer, I can proudly claim I am still alive. However, I can’t say I’m unscathed. Being a camp counselor is like being a mom to thirty kids all at once. All the yelling and talking back doesn’t take away from how much fun it really was….

Favorite Places : Iron Rooster

My main goal in life is to be like Bilbo Baggins: Break out of my comfort zone and anxiety prone family to go on an adventure. Also, how can you enjoy any journey without second breakfast, brunch, and lunch? Whenever I go out, I keep that in mind. Half the fun of traveling is eating….

My Garden

Living in College Park was a constant reminder of what I missed at home; my garden. In the concrete stop between Baltimore and D.C, there was little room to grow anything unless it was at the school. I discovered, a bit too late, about the community garden plots I could have rented. Now I’m home,…

Update : What’s to Come

After a long semester at University of Maryland, I was excited for a lazy summer of cooking, hiking, and reading the entirety of my personal library that has grown to the size of a small bookshop.  If I don’t spend my money on food, it’s spent on books. The deficit in my bank account is…

New York City

After a weekend of over indulgence, I can already tell when I step on the scale, a wave of regret will wash over me. Oh, but the food. It was worth it. If you’d like to see only photos of my trip, click here! This time around, I didn’t go to NYC for the food…

Farmor’s Birthday

Today was my grandma’s birthday, a day after my father’s. I can’t imagine giving birth a day before my own birthday. She’s an incredible woman who deserves a lot more credit than she’s given. I’m not talking about giving her lots of gifts and presents. Actions and choices speak much louder than objects and words….

“Mega-Mooch” : The Nickname

Of all the countless nicknames and shortenings of my name, which already is pretty damn short (Megan, it’s five letters people), the one that has stuck the longest is Mega-Mooch. Why couldn’t it just be Meg? I can deal with the stupid Family Guy references all day, but not this. Mega mooch will probably be on…