A Cold Shower: ALS Ice Bucket Response

Disclaimer: yes, I did actually perform the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. And yes, I did actually donate money to the charity. If you find that these actions are too hypocritical for you to bear, I understand.  But read on, brave souls who are left.  Let me start by saying that I had a cousin who…

The Coming of the Locusts

You guys know the drill. The signs of the impending apocalypse include war (check), famine (well, I am on a student budget…cheee-eeeck), horsemen (could we count the motorcycle riders who pop wheelies outside my window at 3 AM?), and the plague of locusts that terrorizes the earth for five months.  Well, I don’t have locusts. …

Update from the Trenches of Homemade

I’ve been off of school and on break for two weeks, and its been fabulous. I’ve decided that I need to really start working on my plan to become independently wealthy so that I can stay home all day and just CREATE things. And take care of the animals, of course.  This is an update…

The Postage Stamp Garden

Here in Seattle, I live in a wonderful neighborhood that has a walkability score of 98%. That means that almost anything your little heart could possibly desire is within an easy walking distance. I have: – (2) markets – (1) sustainable butcher – (1) independent movie theatre – (5) bars / pubs – (1) drug…

A Departure

So, fair warning, I’m about to open up a can of women’s rights all over this blog. I know its a departure from my usual anti-GMO, pro-homemade, homestead ramblings, but I’m okay with it. If you’re not okay with it, I will throw a wheel of cheese at you.   I tried to post here a…

An Excellent Reminder

I am literally teetering on the brink of an interstate move. The movers are coming tomorrow (cue the high-pitched squealing of “I’m not ready! No stop!”), and I am almost done packing, but what a process it has been.  I went into this move feeling VERY sustainable and (not gonna lie) a little holier-than-thou. My salvaged…