How I Broke Into Food Writing: Advice From Tasting... →
Food writing is a coveted job among culinary fanatics across the nation. I mean, who hasn’t picked up a copy of Bon Appétit or pulled up the New York Times food blogs and thought, wouldn’t it be
‘I don’t want to take your bed, Henry,’ I said. ‘Where...– The Secret History by Donna Tartt
Al: Remind me to not branch out from my regular lunch group.
Me: Will do. What horror occurred?
Al: I went to a delicious diner with these annoying girls in fake sororities including but not limited to the quintessential Jewish American princess, the girl who got excited about boys wearing pastels and said "look alive ladies" when we passed a group of med school students, and the girl who is obsessed with staying a size 0 so she eats vegetable shreds. Girl who said look alive was also wearing a Lilly Pulitzer dress with a Lacoste headband pinning back her greasy hair and has a tattoo that says independent in Spanish on her shoulder blade and finds ways to constantly insert "c'est la vie" and stupid stories into every conversation, if it interrupts something then even better.
I slammed out of the Priest Hole and started walking, heading nowhere in...– Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
Don’t be defeatist dear, it’s very middle class.– Downton Abbey
As it happened, I knew Gartell. He was a bad painter and a vicious gossip, with...– The Secret History by Donna Tartt
Beauty is rarely soft and consolatory. Quite the contrary. Genuine beauty is...– The Secret History by Donna Tartt
Design and blog links
I keep finding bunches of incredibly helpful links to good typography, tutorial videos on Adobe programs, tips on design and bio writing, you name it! So here is my compendium of links to remember because they’re far too valuable to misplace. Just call this blog my version of Evernote: How to write an effective blog bio 10 unbeatable premium memberships and courses for professional design...
Amy takes a deep breath. She’s wearing a funny little pillbox ski cap that...– “Are You Happy Now?” By Richard Babcock
Me: I want a burriot
Me: Also known as a burrito*
Al: Burriot is the French slang
If my life were a brand I would write a press release that gives an official...– Best friends on rumored office romances
Things I'm Into Lately
Stripes! They’re everywhere these days and so happy. They’re irresistible. I’m actually wearing this very shirt in the turquoise/black/white combo right now. S’mores. Tazo Wild Sweet Orange tea. At the rate my household is going through it, we should really invest. Twizzlers. As always. Vegetables. I’m totally serious. I just want to eat vegetables all the time....
Applying to jobs in other cities →
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A delightful diatribe in defense of grapefruit →
The word of the day is
Mania. For example, “A vitamin b12 deficiency may lead to periods of mania and/or psychosis.” Who knew?
For most women a book club is at worst a nuisance and at best, a way to get free...– Trail of the Spellmans: Document #5
Susan: Omg what a slore!
Susan: I hate her already. You seem pretty calm though
Me: Because I'm plotting revenge on this other slore
Susan: I will destroy her in your name
Me: I love you
Susan: I love you more
Susan: And I love slaying slores and everything they stand for
Thick sweaters. Red licorice. I’m fully aware that “red” is not a flavor, but I have no idea what the amalgamation of flavors in Red Vines is supposed to taste like and Twizzlers aren’t exactly strawberry. Regardless, whatever these guys are doing, they’re doing it right. More plz. Boots. I may never wear flats again. Who wants cold ankles?! Scarves-infinity...
Awful food, terrible, the waiters having to come up to you and say things to you...– Food critic Jay Rayner on one of the worst meal’s he’s ever had on Monocle’s The Menu
But my information says that for some mysterious reason, the seaweed learned to...– All the Wrong Questions: “Who Could That Be at This Hour?”
Things I'm really into right now
Fries Lemony Snicket/Daniel Handler Desert boots. Have I totally lost it? Somebody talk some sense into me. Pizza Scones (these are RIDICULOUS; I’ve made ‘em twice in two days) Reading other people’s self-involved ramblings Seasonal candy flavors. Candy corn M&M’s anyone? How about hot chocolate with marshmallows 3 Musketeers? I’ll even go for these new...