I WANT TO READ!
Absolutely loving and quickly become my all-time favorite cookbook (and that is not an easy get). #JudithJones “The Pleasure of Cooking for One”
- the end of SB culinary delights: kale, black bean, & sweet potato quesadillas with roasted red pepper tomato soup, kale & goat cheese mashed potatoes
- rainy saturday lunch date with Sandra
- back to school hectic-ness
- april showers all week long
- Tuesday lunch on the graduate school with Sarah, Sandra, Ruby, & our guest, Carolina
- ACCEPTED MY OFFER TO STAY AT MIAMI FOR THE PH.D.!
- Women in Leadership Symposium, Day 1: Keynote address by Geena Davis. (blog post forthcoming)
- Good reads: V. Teck, "I Withdrew from a Panel with Suey Park," J. Shen, "From Here to There: My Experience in Hashtag Land," J. Stockle "#CancelColbert Collateral Damage to EONM"
- Reading list: May-lee Chai, Hapa Girl, HT Tsiang, The Hanging in Union Square, Thomas Couser, Memoir, + 1 more theory
- Women in Leadership Symposium, Day 2
- MEGAA spring party
Up early on a rainy Friday dressed in red & black for the Women in Leadership Symposium!
April 4, 2014:
- Red pencil skirt (Goodwill, Nov. 2012)
- B&W Lace top (American Eagle, Dec. 2012)
- Black Caminsole (Kohls, many years ago)
- Difficult to see, but monstrous black & gold earrings (Charming Charlie, March 2014)
- (not pictured) Black Oxford heels (DSW LA, March 2012)
To some, it might be sacrilege, but it’s a divine pairing.
Miss you today, Christina.
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)
- 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
- Sign new lease
- Finish things
- Work on submission (details TBA)
Roasted Red Pepper Soup & Sweet Potato, Black Bean, and Kale Quesadilla with Avocado
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….
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.
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.
- 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
- Shake out my restlessness