Nico's Room
May 23-29
  • Lasagna cupcakes + Sandra’s bday party
  • Farmer’s market: goat cheese pillow & hand crafted new purse!
  • Mung beans dinner + walk to Spring Street Treats for the strawberry pound cake sundae
  • Taste of Cincinnati + Reds game
  • Free/Strikeout pizza at LaRosa’s
  • Gym 2x
  • Turkey Avocado burger dinner party w/Alex, Brenna, & Kathleen
  • Salmon & salad dinner + desserts in a jar!
  • Goodbye :(
  • Read (for seminar): I Am Malala (Yousafzai)

Weekend Wishlist:

  • Men & Masculinities conference 
  • LBD party!
  • Pigs
  • Fancy dress dinner
Polaroid photoshoot!

Polaroid photoshoot!

As usual, I asked my beau to take me looking for pig statues around the city because the weather was absolutely gorgeous on Saturday (May 31)! I nixed our original plan to eat a fancy dinner & photo shoot in a cute neighborhood with fountains. Here I am with the Rib King at the Montgomery Inn Boathouse, sporting my lace button up (Plato’s closet, May 2013) and my cut off jeans, which I made in summer 2010 out of jeans I bought in high school!

As usual, I asked my beau to take me looking for pig statues around the city because the weather was absolutely gorgeous on Saturday (May 31)! I nixed our original plan to eat a fancy dinner & photo shoot in a cute neighborhood with fountains. Here I am with the Rib King at the Montgomery Inn Boathouse, sporting my lace button up (Plato’s closet, May 2013) and my cut off jeans, which I made in summer 2010 out of jeans I bought in high school!

Outfit #2 on Friday, May 30:
 When I was 10 years old I asked my mother if I could borrow this dress. When I was 21, I took it from her closet & I never gave it back. Tonight I donned it for Cincinnati Summerfair’s Little Black Dress Party with my vintage red costume jewelry from grandma Bernie & my patent red Franco Sarto wedges (Plato’s Closet, 2012).

Outfit #2 on Friday, May 30:


When I was 10 years old I asked my mother if I could borrow this dress. When I was 21, I took it from her closet & I never gave it back. Tonight I donned it for Cincinnati Summerfair’s Little Black Dress Party with my vintage red costume jewelry from grandma Bernie & my patent red Franco Sarto wedges (Plato’s Closet, 2012).

My one year clothes-buying-hiatus ends next week! So sorry I’ve been fairly awful at posting my outfits!


Today, May 30, 2014 (Outfit 1):

  • Navy blue, sheer sleeveless blouse (Clothing Swap, Spring 2014)
  • Cream & Navy Twill Skirt (Buffalo Exchange LA, May 2013)
  • Brown & gold sandals (Kohls, 2011)
The last two days I’ve been falling asleep around 10:30 and waking up at 5 am. Although yesterday I went back to sleep from 7:30-9:15 am, I woke up again feeling like death. Today, I think I’ll just try staying awake through the day. The only nice thing about this weird early-rising insomnia is the extra time I have to make elaborate breakfasts. Today, I decided on pancakes and searched the web for a recipe that would mix up only a single serving. I found Single Lady Pancakes on The Corner Kitchen through Yummly. I topped my three pancakes w/bananas, chocolate chips, pecans, & coconut.
One of the great things about this recipe, I think, is that it is eggless and can easily be made vegan: substitute a non-dairy milk and a teaspoon of (apple cider) vinegar for the buttermilk in this recipe and cook with a non-butter oil. I’m not a vegan, but I find it handy to know how to cook vegan when I have friends or guests who have chosen a vegan lifestyle. Since I don’t drink (or buy) milk, my pancakes were vegan until I covered them in butter and chocolate! 
I inhaled them in 10 minutes. I have six hours until my summer class meets. I don’t even know what to do with myself.  

The last two days I’ve been falling asleep around 10:30 and waking up at 5 am. Although yesterday I went back to sleep from 7:30-9:15 am, I woke up again feeling like death. Today, I think I’ll just try staying awake through the day. The only nice thing about this weird early-rising insomnia is the extra time I have to make elaborate breakfasts. Today, I decided on pancakes and searched the web for a recipe that would mix up only a single serving. I found Single Lady Pancakes on The Corner Kitchen through Yummly. I topped my three pancakes w/bananas, chocolate chips, pecans, & coconut.

One of the great things about this recipe, I think, is that it is eggless and can easily be made vegan: substitute a non-dairy milk and a teaspoon of (apple cider) vinegar for the buttermilk in this recipe and cook with a non-butter oil. I’m not a vegan, but I find it handy to know how to cook vegan when I have friends or guests who have chosen a vegan lifestyle. Since I don’t drink (or buy) milk, my pancakes were vegan until I covered them in butter and chocolate! 

I inhaled them in 10 minutes. I have six hours until my summer class meets. I don’t even know what to do with myself.  

mufashdia:

Summer-Mint Beef Stew
I really love this recipe because it brings the hardiness of a warm winter stew to summer and helps clear the nasal passages of allergy sufferers like myself because of the mint and pepper…

DIRECTIONS

Brown meat in butter (or vege or olive oil). Add water, Worcestershire sauce, mint leaves, bay leaf, onion, salt, sugar, pepper, paprika, and allspice. Cover and simmer 1 1/2 hours. Add carrots and celery and potatoes with one spoon of tomato paste or a cup of chunky tomato sauce. Cover and cook 30 to 40 minutes longer, until potatoes are soft. To thicken gravy, add a spoon of flour. Stir and cook until bubbling and done!

*the ingredients are posted in the photos above, let me know if you can’t read my handwriting

beef slider w/sriracha mac&cheese (Prime 47), grilled cheese donut (Tom+Chee), salmon w/ faro pilaf (Deyo), honey bourbon cupcake (SugarSnap!) (at Taste of Cincinnati)

beef slider w/sriracha mac&cheese (Prime 47), grilled cheese donut (Tom+Chee), salmon w/ faro pilaf (Deyo), honey bourbon cupcake (SugarSnap!) (at Taste of Cincinnati)

Happy graduation day to me: my fifth pair for my oxfords collection! $4  (at Goodwill)

Happy graduation day to me: my fifth pair for my oxfords collection! $4  (at Goodwill)

I bought a beautiful purse! & some pastries.  (at Oxford Farmer’s Market)

I bought a beautiful purse! & some pastries.  (at Oxford Farmer’s Market)

lascorcho:

GPOY

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I am a Master of Arts!

May 16-22
  • WGS End of Year Lunch Celebration
  • Finished students’ grades for semester
  • Goodwill 50% off sale, where I snagged black patent high heeled Oxfords for $4
  • Graduation celebrations with Mom + Jeff + Ramstetters - including: Dinner at The Rookwood & the night cityscape, brunch at the Symphony Hotel, May Festival Choir/Symphony at Music Hall, touring OTR/Downtown, & dinner at the Incline Pub
  • Gym 2x
  • Scavenging & recovering a bookshelf
  • Started summer seminar on Autobiography & Transnational Rhetorics
  • Lavender biscuits
  • Lunch at Ruth’s Parkside Cafe in Northside & coffee shop reading
  • Dinner with Ramstetters at Ron’s Roost, home of Cincinnati’s best ranked fried chicken
  • Read: Running in the Family by Michael Ondaatje

Weekend Wishlist:

  • Sandra’s birthday
  • Lasagna cupcakes
  • Farmer’s market
  • Reds baseball
May 9-15
  • Hair cut! 
  • Art sale + Charra lunch with Kathleen & Brenna 
  • GSCA end of year dinner
  • Hosted cookout dinner 
  • Read: Ronald Johnson’s Radios, Randy Pausch’s The Last Lecture
  • Le Tony return/visit
  • Finals week student meetings/exam prep
  • Oral Exam for Master’s degree! 
  • Celebrations^ !

Weekend Wishlist:

  • Sunny weather
  • "Graduation" celebrations with Mom + Jeff, Le Tony + fam
  • Grading for students
Live on coffee and flowers. Try not to worry what the weather will be.
Matt Berninger  (via thatkindofwoman)

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