Dear April – Book Love

Since April started, I’ve been challenging myself to do “April Love Letters” based off of this daily prompt graphic put together by Susannah Conway. For April 6th, the topic is “Dear Books,” which has been a very current and exciting topic for me recently. I can’t stop buying/reading/talking about books. It helps that I have…

PAX East 2016 Expectations

It is April, and aside from it being my birthday month (very important, folks), it is also the month that PAX East is happening in Boston! In a few short weeks I will be surrounded by my people – all of the gamers and nerds on the east coast, waiting on lines to playtest games…

February Mindfulness Box

I decided two things for myself early this year. One was that I was going to travel a lot more – turns out that was more true than I thought it would be. I’m traveling 8 of the 12 months of this year so far and it’s only February. The second was that I was…

Bring on the Food!

AKA : When your news feed get clogged with other people’s happiness, resort to food. I went grocery shopping yesterday, and I was not surprised to see a Valentine’s Day endcap staring me in the face. Especially coming out of the holidays, there’s a plethora of engagements and cute couple pictures, heinous unspoken breakups, and…

Cinnamon Bundt Cakes & Roll Goals

One of my favorite stories is when I worked at Quiznos, age 17, and my boss who was from Bangladesh was asking me to grab some stuff from the back so we could refill the cooler case. “Could you grab me the bund-it cakes?” “The what?” “Bund-it. The bund-it cakes.” “Ray. It’s bundt. One word.”…

Merry Christmas!

I know I know I haven’t updated in a bit, but it’s because I’ve been enjoying family, a little time off of work, friends and best of all – food.    While I’m surely good a baking, maybe decorating isn’t one of my strong suits. This guy is wearing a snuggie, on purpose of course….

Why you need to read Nimona

With my current job, I get a commute. The commute can either be an hour and a half drive sit in traffic or an hour of a little driving, and mostly sitting on a train or shuttle bus to my place of employment. I choose the latter, where I get to read fabulous books and…

How a piece of chocolate changed my outlook

I just got my mindfulness box in the mail (unboxing video coming soon), and this one came with a handful of meditation suggestions. Being that I’m a sweet freak, the one that caught my eye was “Chocolate Meditation.” Um, sign me up! The better news was I could do it right. then. because my box…