Fall Update from the Trenches: Running, Feeling Down, and Everything Else

Fall Update from the Trenches: Running, Feeling Down, and Everything Else

My mom mentioned that I hadn’t posted on my blog in a while (and I hate it when she’s right), so here we go. I was talking to her about my half marathon, and how it was slightly unreal that it was a mere month away. I’ve been training for...
Chia Pudding

Chia Pudding

  Years ago I picked up a packet of chia seeds from Trader Joe’s for fun. Once I got home I looked up recipes. I honestly had no idea what to do with the damn things. The most popular thing to do seemed be turning the chia into a simple...
Travel: Glamping, Anxiety

Travel: Glamping, Anxiety

I can’t quite believe it, but summer is here (Happy Summer Solstice y’all :p). Or rather, the Bay Area version of summer. Cold, windy, moist… it makes you want to get out of town to somewhere where you can have “real summer.” In May I went to Tahoe with friends...
Selfie Time: Spring is Here

Selfie Time: Spring is Here

  Spring is in the air in San Francisco, and I’m embracing it. I’ve been running regularly in my neighborhood (pretending I could make Bay to Breakers), taking long walks to the water during lunch, and making weekend travel plans (Tahoe, ho!). It’s sad to say, but my mood is heavily driven by the...

The Gchat Digest: 1

Like most adults who work the traditional office 9-5, I spend my days working hard, and sending tons of links to my friends and coworkers via Gchat, messenger, or Skype. It’s almost like we speak in links. This is a roundup of my faves. A couple of months ago my friend Michelle wrote a blog post about our friendship, and I forgot to mention it. Oops, bad friend! Go read it. It’s a nice meditation on making friends as an adult, and it makes me look good. I love my three Alite backpacks, and I love the company even more because they do cool things like loan out gear for free! Their camping gear lending library in San Francisco is back, and I want to try to rent some gear for our next trip. Angel Island would be nice, but damn I want a site with a swimming hole. I opened...
Miracle on 14th St.

Miracle on 14th St.

A couple of weeks ago I was lying in bed reading the internet on my phone, when I saw that  my friend Michelle had a new post up on her blog about goals and cream puffs. It’s a baking blog, so yeah I suppose that makes sense. The post is your usual...
Phnom Penh (Hell)

Phnom Penh (Hell)

 I can’t believe I’ve been back 2 months already. Really need to wrap up these travel posts from my trip to Asia. Only one more after this! After ascending to the heavens at the temples in Siem Reap, it is incredibly sobering to visit Phnom Penh. Most of the tourism focuses...
Selfie Time: November

Selfie Time: November

Stumbled across these W.T. Kirkman oil lanterns the other day while walking to the yarn shop. They were just sitting on the sidewalk. Aren’t they great? I joked to Ryan that I felt like a character in an LL Bean catalogue, living my “rustic” Martha Stewart life (minus a few...
Cambodia: Heaven & Hell

Cambodia: Heaven & Hell

Part 1: Siem Reap- Heaven There’s no place like Cambodia. If you follow me on Instagram- sorry- you’ll recognize 99% of these photos. It’s a photogenic place. Getting to Cambodia overland from Bangkok used to be a pain, but now there’s a daily government bus that  is fast and scam...
The Road to Taco Bell: My 7.84 Mile Drunken Hike to the Most Beautiful Taco Bell in the World

The Road to Taco Bell: My 7.84 Mile Drunken Hike to the Most Beautiful Taco Bell in the World

Friends who follow me on Instagram may have noticed a few pics from last weekend chronicling my treacherous hike on the Taco Bell Trail. Hold on, let me explain myself. About a month ago I was at a friend’s pool party reading the latest issue of Lucky Peach. The topic...
What Does Depression Feel Like?

What Does Depression Feel Like?

I go in and out of waves of low level depression. Not suicidal style, but just general humphiness and a flatline of emotion, accompanied by the usual “what’s the point of life” questions.  Over the years I’ve gotten my coping strategies together, and mostly just soldier through when the “dog...
How to Find a Good Therapist: Ten Things to Consider

How to Find a Good Therapist: Ten Things to Consider

Dr. Weston would be my first choice… What makes a good therapist or counselor? Over the years I’ve seen a handful of therapists in short spurts to help get me through tough times, and I think I’m starting to get a better idea of what traits to look for in...
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GChat Digest: 6

Haven’t done one of these in a while, but every time I tried to get one together, I felt like my links were too old. But no matter, let’s look at some links! First off, the San Francisco Gay Men’s Choir singing their parody of “Stay with me.” Preeeettttty great. I’ve read 21. How many...
Staving Off Death & Fat: AKA Gettin' Fit or Why Did I Sign up for a Half Marathon?

Staving Off Death & Fat: AKA Gettin’ Fit or Why Did I Sign up for a Half Marathon?

Ever since I got another office job and seriously took up regular running (about a year ago), I’ve gained 5-10 pounds that will not budge (and no, it’s not muscle. I wish). Running makes you hungry. So hungry. I’ve tried a number of things over the past year to jump start the weight loss, and...

GChat Digest: 5

Friday! Friday! Haven’t been this excited for a Friday in weeks. What am I going to do this weekend? EAT.SLEEP.KNIT. Let’s look at some links! John Waters hitchhiked cross-country from Baltimore to San Francisco. Then he wrote a book about it! What an awesome midlife crisis. Here’s an interview with Terry Gross about the book. I’ve really been...
GChat Digest: 4

GChat Digest: 4

Like most adults who work the traditional office 9-5, I spend my days working hard, and sending tons of links to my friends and coworkers via Gchat, messenger, or Skype. It’s almost like we speak in links. This is a roundup of my faves from the week. Woo hoo Friday! Let’s read some links! Rookie...

GChat Digest: 3

Like most adults who work the traditional office 9-5, I spend my days working hard, and sending tons of links to my friends and coworkers via Gchat, messenger, or Skype. It’s almost like we speak in links. This is a roundup of my faves from the week. Intimate photojournalism of life in the Bayview  Do...

GChat Digest: 2

Like most adults who work the traditional office 9-5, I spend my days working hard, and sending tons of links to my friends and coworkers via Gchat, messenger, or Skype. It’s almost like we speak in links. This is a roundup of my faves from the week. I love being alone, whether I’m traveling solo,...
Knit: The "Filly"- Horseshoe Lace Headband

Knit: The “Filly”- Horseshoe Lace Headband

The thing that I love most about knitting is that out of the same basic stitches you can create so many different and beautiful designs. Colorwork, cables, and my favorite … lace, all come from the same base stitches, with a few tricks thrown in. After plowing away on quite a handful of winter and...

Ninjas in Rosemead

My mom’s restaurant got broken into. I’ve been meaning to write a post on it, but the thoughts have swirled around in my mind, with no particularly insightful outcomes. Anyways, I might as well share. I heard about it all when my mom gave me a call a month or two ago. To be honest,...
Knit: Dexter Fingerless Mitts

Knit: Dexter Fingerless Mitts

I’ve been making fingerless mitts for my Etsy shop with my leftovers from all the hat-making. Finally got around to writing down the pattern. Here are two quick versions, one knit flat, and the other in the round. It’s all “Well duh” knitting for an experienced knitter, but hey, never hurts to have a pattern, right? Enjoy!...