(I know I'm super late on both of those.) Welcome to Reykjavík! Learn the language: Amma = Grandma Ut = Out Jokul = Glacier Foss = Suffix for waterfalls Here I am driving like a real amma because our rental car was a stick-shift Suzuki Swift we named Taylor. Luckily, James is a great teacher and … Continue reading Cataloging my April ’17 trip to Iceland. Learning how to spell “cataloging.”
Audible has to be the best thing about my life right now. *Looks at you* Oh, second best. *We smile* Here's a review of some recent books wrinkling m' ol' noggin. 1) Trevor Noah's Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood: 5 out of 5 noodles I think we have a human imperative … Continue reading Some words about some words!
In her latest blog post, Liza pretends to be interviewed on her brush with minimalism or, what she calls, "minimalizm." She might not have invented it, but she is certainly the only person who thinks it's surprisingly untradmarked. Sit back, relax, and spiral into mania with her. Hey Liza, what have you been up to? … Continue reading M I N I M A L I Z M : Dearest things
I want to thank my brother for getting me the Lo & Sons "Catalina" bag. I also want to thank Christmas for highlighting consumerism, and most of all, myself, for dryly emailing my brother the exact link to what I wanted. If you're anything like me, you're never home for long. On Mondays, I drive … Continue reading Lo & Sons “The Catalina” Canvas Weekender
I've been thinking about how much I enjoy making paper flowers, and the joy these flowers bring to spaces when they're arranged as a wall garden or hung as an interior accent piece. Along the same lines, I've considered starting a craft-design company, because: I've always loved creating and building things, from CBOs to NPOs to … Continue reading Should I start a business?
I was at the La Mer counter in the cosmetics section of Nordstrom's on one of those days where you fancy yourself an upper-middle-class, upper-middle-aged woman. I had read so much about the miracle nature of their signature cream, Creme de La Mer, the world's leading agent against the evils of wrinkles, fine lines, and … Continue reading Skincare, science, and other girly things.
Today, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law AB 830, the first bill that I staffed for Assemblymember Kalra! AB 830 repeals the CA High School Exit Exam. I passed the CAHSEE to graduate from high school; some of my peers did not. We didn’t grow up in a Kumon with helicopter parents, so while some … Continue reading The First Law