What Lies Behind Us

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I've always hated to swim.  I don't like the suits.  For years I didn't like getting my hair wet, and despite the fact that I can swim to save my life, large bodies of water have always scared me.  The one time I got in a kayak, I was in Costa Rica.  It was a two person boat, and my partner thought it would be funny if he ran into other kayaks and tried to knock their passengers into the water.  I cried the entire time. (I was eighteen years old).  I love the water.  Love the way the sun makes crystals off of it.  Love everything about the breeze and the feeling you get the first time you see … [Read more...]

Fast Foods – Berry Breakfast Smoothie

berry breakfast smoothie

If you haven't guessed by now, I am a creature of habit, especially when it comes to food.  My philosophy is that if I find a dish that I love, I want to eat it as many times as I can before I get completely sick of it and never have it again (see: Subway, all four years of college).  Learning how to cook has taught me that I can enjoy variations of the same meal without completely exhausting my taste buds.  That's exactly what's happened with my morning smoothie. I had my first homemade smoothie when I visited my friend Lily in Durham.  She's a vegetarian (she actually made this dish, … [Read more...]

I Hate Hashtags


Once upon a time, a girl who knew nothing about technology started a blog. That girl's name was Amy. To be honest, I am proud of how far I've come over the course of a year.  The old me NEVER would have been able to tweak code on a website or move from development to production.  But there are some things that even the new me doesn't understand, namely the symbol formerly known as a pound sign - the hashtag. I get it.  You add a million hashtags to your Instagram or your Twitter, and that helps people to find you. I've heard it works.  Maybe it does, maybe it doesn't, but the fact of … [Read more...]

Ode to Target, New Look, and Giveaway!

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Target. Crack in the form of a red and white bullseye. Serious question: is it possible to go into Target and buy ONLY what you intended to buy?  A while back, I went to Target for some paper towels.  By the time I got to the checkout counter, I had a maxi dress, two sets of highlighter pens (on clearance!), some face wash, a potato, and a birthday card.  I waited in line and when it was almost my turn, I realized that I had forgotten the paper towels.  Of course at that point I wanted to abandon my shopping cart and leave the store. Hilarity ensues when people start discussing … [Read more...]

Let’s Catch Up

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Cheers to the freakin' weekend, folks, and not a minute too soon.  I don't know if it's the nice weather (FINALLY) or my crazy bad senioritis (even though I'm not in school), but I absolutely can't wait for this week to be over.  Yesterday, this is what I wore to work: No sleeves!! This weather is like manna raining down from heaven for me, because I am ALWAYS cold.  I have both a giant fleece and a giant blanket at my desk, and we regularly run the space heater in my office.  Thing is, the building can't decide what season it is right now, so in the mornings it's chilly but by … [Read more...]

Party in the USA – Silks Edition

Miley Cyrus … do you approve?

Since I couldn't deliver on my promise for a picture this week (someone in class got hurt and I wasn't about to be the jerk who asked the instructor to film me after that), I decided I'd make it up to you in the best way possible.  Because this is basically what we look like in silks class, minus the giant wrecking ball and the exposed middriff. *To the tune of "Party in the USA" I hopped out the car at silks class with my silly confidence Welcome to the land of flips and dips, whoa am I gonna do this? Walked in the room, here I am for the first time Look to my right, and I see … [Read more...]