Adulthood and Other Myths

Reasons I’m apparently an adult now: -I just looked up recipes online. -I purchased sandals because they were comfortable, not because they were cute. -I only took one sugar in my coffee this morning, instead of my usual three to four. -I responded to all emails I received today promptly and without emoticons and/or anContinue reading “Adulthood and Other Myths”

Um Ya Yas and New Beginnings

Today, my 22nd birthday, I did the unthinkable. I graduated from St. Olaf College. It still feels surreal. After all, the College on the Hill has served as my home for my entire adult life so far – a stress-filled, Pause-dancing, reference-room-studying,  caf-food-all-the-time, “HOLY CRAP THE PAPER IS ACTUALLY DUE TODAY!!!” kind of  home, but aContinue reading “Um Ya Yas and New Beginnings”

“And now,” cried Max, “let the wild rumpus start!”

I just wanted to write a quick note commemorating Maurice Sendak’s work – the author of the legendary children’s book “Where the Wild Things Are” passed away today. He will be dearly missed.  I’ve always thought that our world , our “grown-up” world, is severely lacking inimagination, in creativity and in free spirits. We relegateContinue reading ““And now,” cried Max, “let the wild rumpus start!””

(Political) Party in the U.S.A.

Last night, St. Olaf was lucky enough to have to fantastic speakers – Democratic National Committee Chair Howard Dean and Republican National Committee Chair Michael Steele. And, better yet, the powerhouses actually DEBATED.  I went in completely expecting this for to be a one-sided debate (after all, they’re at a campus that voted over 85%Continue reading “(Political) Party in the U.S.A.”

Adventures in the Caf: Dispatches from the #1 College Dining Hall in the Nation

St. Olaf’s dining hall is ridiculous (in a good way). After we were named the best caf in the nation this summer – Check it out here! -it’s been some sort of race to stay at the top. And we are reaping the benefits. Besides our usual plethora of gourmet-level options (goat cheese and salmon makeContinue reading “Adventures in the Caf: Dispatches from the #1 College Dining Hall in the Nation”