Summer Days

Well, if “soon” is six months, then I’m doing exceedingly well. I’ve just returned to the lovely Pacific Northwest after trips to New York City (of course) and Santa Fe, New Mexico, of all places (for the amazing summer opera festival there). My thoughts on both of those places soon. While I miss the city, the natural landscape here is amazingly beautiful at this time of year, and I have the good fortune to live right on the edge of a vast state forest.

And the produce! I’ve been eating so many delicious tomatoes, and have discovered my new favorite thing: blistered cherry tomatoes. So delicious. Tip: throw in some garlic and onions while you’ve got the oven on; you won’t regret it.

I’m also currently reading War and Peace in preparation for a class on Anna Karenina in the fall, but I keep getting sidetracked by other more enticing (and shorter) books. Such as Steinbeck’s Travels with Charley, which even if it’s very, very fictionalized, is such a delightfully written and prescient book.

As usual, June and July have flown by. Less than two months until school starts once more…


An Introduction, of Sorts

Hi there. I’m not quite sure what this blog will be about yet, or indeed if it will ever properly be. However, I might as well as whisper a few words into the void. I’m an unusually young freshman in college on the West Coast. I love running, sophisticated music, cooking delicious and healthy food, reading fiction (and nonfiction), poking fun at my cat, and spending as much time in New York City  as I possibly can, which unfortunately isn’t much at the moment.

I’m thinking this blog will be a complication of recipes, ramblings and reviews, but who knows? It’s just been created on a whim while listening to the wonderful Arvo Pärte’s Tabula Rasa. Quite fitting, really. Except that as is sadly often the case these days, the physical slate is no more.

More soon, perhaps…