It might surprise you to learn that I didn’t always have an uncontrollable sweet tooth. Actually, that’s not entirely true. I was born with this insatiable craving for sweets, but I didn’t always act upon it. [Read more...]
I am not one to take vacation days. It seems as though when I have a free chunk of time on my calendar, I fill it with extra work, whether that means donuts & Korean fried chicken on weekends or speech and articulation tutoring on weeknights. I’ve never known a tax season where I was only waiting on one W2 in the mail.
Given this inclination towards busyness, it was a rare move last week when I decided to take Thursday off. My friend Helder was making his first trip to Philadelphia with his girlfriend Emily, who would be in class all day. Naturally,
Helder roped me into showing him around I volunteered to be his tour guide for the day. Our agenda filled with touristy to-dos like ‘Seeing the Liberty Bell’ and ‘Eating a Cheesesteak,’ quickly unraveled and morphed into something out of a scene from Parks & Recreation. [Read more...]
Valentine’s Day can’t seem to catch a break. In one camp, there’s the single, heartbroken and even some coupled folk who write off February 14th as a ‘Hallmark holiday’ and rebuke the shiny red hearts of chocolates bedecked with bows and scoff at the overpriced flower ads that spam their inboxes. And then there are those who embrace the holiday, calling for reservations weeks in advance, spending money on flowers, chocolates and gifts because, well, how else do you celebrate Valentine’s Day with the one you love [or maybe just like a whole lot]?
Despite being unattached, I’m not bitter about Valentine’s Day. In fact, I unabashedly love Valentine’s Day. Rather than spending tons of money trying to woo over someone or donning black and drowning my sorrows in chocolates and Ryan Gosling [I call that 'Friday night'... I kid! sort of.], I like to do a little something different… [Read more...]