“…she stopped paying close attention to his words and when at red lights, examined the rain drops spattering on the windshield so intently that she almost stared right through them. Each drop seemed stuck on the glass, until another drop landed on it and they rolled down the window together, ending in a climactic splash.”


Sara: English major/Gender and Sexuality Studies minor, working at a nonprofit that gets young women ready for and interested in running for office/maybe soon applying to grad school, writer, clarinetist.

I post and reblog: things I think are pretty, things that intrigue me, things I'm a fan of, and things I care about.

Common themes include: books, writing, movies, more books, cozy beds, breakfasts, Doctor Who, Sherlock, feminist issues, and occasional pieces of my life.




maybe try DIY-ing something by scrounging around for wood scraps/pallets? i know that you can find pallets for cheap/free!

Oh my gosh! After digging around options on Etsy, I noticed several options made with crates, and so I investigated making my own piece using crates. I have a Home Depot online shopping cart filled with everything I need, ready and waiting for an auspicious paycheck.

So your advice is actually perfect, it’s basically what I ended up figuring out!



I dunno why I keep trying to find something because the wall I always run into is that I can’t really afford quality furniture.

Like, there are certain kinds of things I can find ok, but finding something to put my television on besides the dining room chair it’s currently sitting on is apparently not going to happen unless I get something really crappy or spend all of my money or dip into my savings. And I just can’t quite feel comfortable doing any of those things.

Solid wood has become prohibitively expensive. When my parents were starting out in the late 80s, they got solid wood pieces form Ikea, and they were for sure not well-off. And they still have that stuff! (Yeah, the underside of the coffee table has tons of crayon scribbles on it, SO WHAT.) Now, the run of the mill pieces from Ikea are rarely made of lasting materials. 

I’d rather use the wrong furniture than get something that won’t last and feels cheap in the meantime.



I got my dad the best birthday present. I’d had it lurking in my Amazon cart for a while but the price suddenly dropped a bunch and there was only one copy left, so I jumped on it and it arrived today.

According to my dad (and this is the meaning of what he said, I don’t remember his actual words), there’s this one guy, Armando Scannone who’s considered to be the top expert on Venezuelan cooking and he has a cookbook, Mi Cocina, that is the bible of Venezuelan cuisine. (As this person describes.)

So I tracked it down and got it and I am sooooooo excited to give it to him BUT I HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL OCTOBER 5th!



glutenfreewaffles:

remember when you put your glasses on for the first time and you realized you could see leaves on trees

DID YOU MEAN MY LIFE.

Seriously, I was in third grade when I got glasses, and as we drove home from me getting them, I said something like, “Wow, I can see the individual leaves on the trees!”

Later, my mom says this was a moment where she felt really guilty for not noticing earlier that we should have my vision checked.

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#reblogged #text #life #vision #glasses #trees #leaves #personal

Breakfast #pizza ! Wheat crust, pesto, gruyere, shallots, tomatoes, eggs.

Breakfast #pizza ! Wheat crust, pesto, gruyere, shallots, tomatoes, eggs.



Bread!I used this recipe, but for a little less than half of the flour, I subbed in unbleached white whole wheat flour.1. SPONGE. (Started the night before.)
 2. Kneading. Thanks, Kitchenaid. 
3. It has risen! 
4. What a beauty. 
5. Tasty crust. 
6. It slices nicely. 
7. I got impatient waiting for slices to toast, so I had a bit with butter and jam. 
8. I upped the happiness: cheddar omelette, avocado, shallots and tomato, hard cider, and buttered toast. 
9. Its bottom is equally beautiful. People should probably say this to each other.

Bread!

I used this recipe, but for a little less than half of the flour, I subbed in unbleached white whole wheat flour.

1. SPONGE. (Started the night before.)

2. Kneading. Thanks, Kitchenaid.

3. It has risen!

4. What a beauty.

5. Tasty crust.

6. It slices nicely.

7. I got impatient waiting for slices to toast, so I had a bit with butter and jam.

8. I upped the happiness: cheddar omelette, avocado, shallots and tomato, hard cider, and buttered toast.

9. Its bottom is equally beautiful. People should probably say this to each other.



Kneading some #bread ! #homemade #kitchenaid



Just added some serious #counterspace &  #storage to my tiny #kitchen. I also got a refurbished #kitchenaid #standmixer ! My domestic dreams are coming true.

Just added some serious #counterspace & #storage to my tiny #kitchen. I also got a refurbished #kitchenaid #standmixer ! My domestic dreams are coming true.



Delicious results of yesterday’s cooking extravaganza: dinner for several days and various protein-rich breakfast options for the week. Yum! 

  1. More or less Nigella Lawson’s Curry in a HurryGUYS, CURRY PASTE IS A BEAUTIFUL THING.
  2. Quinoa Egg Bake
  3. Baked Breakfast Turkey Patties
  4. Wheat-Free Pancakes (I added vanilla). Here topped with vanilla Greek yogurt and strawberries. So tasty! SO EXPENSIVE, OH MY GOD ALMOND MEAL IS PRICEY.

I only consciously made the pancakes gluten free, and even then, I was using that recipe because it’s high in protein, not because I care about being gluten free. HOWEVER, it appears that EVERYTHING I made should be gluten free. 



@wmata people greeted us at #tysonscorner with commemorative flags! #silverline

@wmata people greeted us at #tysonscorner with commemorative flags! #silverline



Taking the @wmata #silverline on its opening day!



Best new toy: #arepa maker. #cooking #comidavenezolana #comfortfood

Best new toy: #arepa maker. #cooking #comidavenezolana #comfortfood



I’d been holding onto a couple of business cards for sentimental reasons but they’ve since become wildly inappropriate for various reasons so I JUST CUT THEM INTO TINY PIECES INTO MY RECYCLING.



I AM BACK! 

HI!

So, my organization just had a week-long program for high school girls and THEN I was briefly recovering and THEN we had a quick staff retreat at my boss’s parents’ beautiful farm on rural Virginia and now I’m finally back on the grid. Other than live-tweeting for my org.

Hooray!



trekiael whispered, "Hello there! I want to thank you for sharing your DC Con experience with us who can't be there! And I was wondering if maybe it could be possible for you to upload on youtube your short video of Misha saying "We have a gif for that!" so I can try to make a gif out of it? If you don't mind of course! I don't know how to do it from the Tumblr player..."

Sure thing, it’s really the polite thing to do!

I am waiting for a bus home right now, but when I get there I will absolutely give YouTube a try. I do think that other people got better quality video, though, so maybe just hold out for those.

In any case, I will also continue recapping my live tweets when I get home.

- Sara