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Miss you today, Christina. 

» Performance, Photography, and War's Stories

A smarty blog post on my academic portfolio after reading Rebecca Schneider’s Performing Remains

Expensive taste: kale & goat cheese mashed potatoes. (and chicken, if you like that sort of thing)

March 21-27
  • Breakfast sandwiches & Pecan Pie Muffins with Brenna
  • Purchased Amanda’s & my tickets to The Backstreet Boys’ show at Riverbend (upcoming June 15)
  • Thai dinner & The Grand Budapest Hotel at the Esquire
  • Working, working, working, working 
  • Study day + dinner at Fiesta Charra with GSCA 
  • Weird insomnia
  • PhD presents from Le Tony ❤️
  • Reading list: Otona Watanna’s Me, A Book of Remembrance, Lisa Lowe’s Immigrant Acts, + 2 theory
  • Gym 2x

Weekend Wishlist:

  • Sign new lease
  • Finish things
  • Work on submission (details TBA) 
  • Dance

Roasted Red Pepper Soup & Sweet Potato, Black Bean, and Kale Quesadilla with Avocado

Pops of color. Practical advice for your fashion & food. #lunch

Pops of color. Practical advice for your fashion & food. #lunch

Tags: lunch food

PhD presents from Le Tony! ❤️he knows all the things I love: autobiographies, John Milton, & @kenyoncollege

PhD presents from Le Tony! ❤️he knows all the things I love: autobiographies, John Milton, & @kenyoncollege

Edamame hummus tuna salad with kale & cranberries. I was supposed to wait until Tuesday lunch….

Edamame hummus tuna salad with kale & cranberries. I was supposed to wait until Tuesday lunch….

Tags: lunch kale food

KALE DREAMS

Planning my meals for the week around the abundance of kale I have left after making the Cubasian Stir Fry this week and my old hat chickpea & sausage dish with the red wine sauce (which usually includes spinach, but I had the kale, so why not?). Definite contenders that don’t call for me to make a grocery store trip:

1. Mediterranean Kale: steamed kale with a garlic-lemon-soy-sauce-olive oil dressing. It doesn’t strike me as particularly Mediterranean, but we can go with it. 

2. Kale, white bean, and tuna salad: it’s actually been my habit to use hummus instead of mayo on my tuna salad. I think I would skip the white beans and just make my tuna salad as usual, mixing the chopped up kale in where I would normally add celery and parsley. I will have to make hummus, but this can be done—easy. 

3. Kale salad with an avocado dressing: to die for. I will have to do some math, since I only have half of an avocado in my possession. 

4. Kale and chorizo with a poached egg: straight out of my freezer, I can stir fry my chorizo with a little kale and have a wonderous breakfast. Note to self: learn how to poach eggs. But, an over-easy fried egg will do just as well. 

And, for future decadence, after I break down and make a grocery store trip:

Mashed potatoes with kale and goat cheese: Self-evident.

» Sensationalist food rhetoric is hindering debate

A letter to the editor of The Miami Student, written by my smart friend & colleague, Victor:

Eating Subway bread does not mean we’re “eating yoga mats” or that there is a “mystery plastic” in our sandwiches. Azodicarbonamide is used in the production of certain plastics, and evidently it’s also used in the production of certain breads. But to equate bread and plastic on these grounds is sensationalist and misinformed.

 I’d also like to interrogate Mr. Benyon’s claim that, “We live in a country where anti-freeze and jet fuel are ingredients.” In which foods can we find pure jet fuel and pure anti-freeze? Mr. Benyon does not elaborate. My guess is that we cannot find them in any foods. If there was anti-freeze in our food, we would all be dead. However, there exists the possibility that anti-freeze or jet fuel share certain compounds with certain common foods. This again is a false equivalency that promotes the exciting fictions of sensationalism over the comparably banal reality of the physical sciences.

March 14-20
  • MEGAA symposium: Kathleen, Brenna, & my AWESOME round table discussion on in/tangible accumulations in grad school
  • Lemon muffins
  • Weekend work blitz
  • Lecture by/meeting Jose Antonio Vargas!
  • Judith Butler love 
  • Wednesday afternoon reads
  • Culinary Adventure: Cubasian Stir Fry
  • Mini shopping spree to kick off Spring Break
  • Gym 1x
  • Reading list: The Book of Salt by Monique Truong, The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein, Zitkala-Sa’s “American Indian Stories,” Sui Sin Far’s “Leaves from the Mental Portfolio of a Eurasian” + 2 theory pieces

Weekend Wishlist:

  • Muffins
  • Shake out my restlessness
Pseudo #tbt: reminiscing on that time I won the #marchmadness pool & my prize was a pair of these #kenyoncollege wine glasses.

Pseudo #tbt: reminiscing on that time I won the #marchmadness pool & my prize was a pair of these #kenyoncollege wine glasses.

My collection is up to 4. #oxfords

My collection is up to 4. #oxfords

Tags: oxfords

Maybe it’s too late to make travel plans, but it’s never too late for a shopping spree. #SB2014 (at Bridgewater Falls Lifestyle Shopping Center)

Maybe it’s too late to make travel plans, but it’s never too late for a shopping spree. #SB2014 (at Bridgewater Falls Lifestyle Shopping Center)

Tags: sb2014

White pants for spring. <3
thesimplyluxuriouslife:

Outfit of the Week: No. 12 … casual, chic comfort #tsll

White pants for spring. <3

thesimplyluxuriouslife:

Outfit of the Week: No. 12 … casual, chic comfort #tsll

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