Snow Day

No, these photos weren’t taken today, they’re from Christmas Day, but thought now was as good a time as any to share them. As I was driving home, I just had to stop and snap a few shots of the peacefully falling snow (prior to the negative 50-degree wind chills hitting the city).

Fall Colors Part 1: University of Chicago

The other weekend, Daniela and Phil stopped by and made me cook them a 2 pm breakfast. But that was only so we’d have the energy for our fall colors drive to the University of Chicago campus in Hyde Park. University of Chicago is one of my favorite places in the city. First of all, … Continue reading

The Woman Scorned Summer 2013 Playlist

Recently, my co-workers and I were developing summer playlists, and after looking at mine, I realized my current view towards relationships might have had a hand in some of my selections. But you can’t deny there are some good songs out there this summer that speak to a broken heart. Here are my top 5: … Continue reading

2012 Year in Review: According to Facebook

My office-mate noticed today that Facebook is offering a feature on your personal profile page called “See your 2012 Year in Review.” Basically, it takes your updates and activity from the past twelve months and compiles a year in review page. Based on my page, I’m guessing they look at most-liked/engaged posts, albums with the … Continue reading

Reverse Google Image Search

This is such a cool new feature: now you can do a Google image search for an actual image file. So for instance, if you have a file and you want to know more about the image, you can go to and drop the actual file into the search box. For example, my co-worker … Continue reading

Coursera: take free courses from Princeton & other leading universities….online

I miss college. I miss just going to class, pulling all-nighters, and living off coffee and the occasional Belgian waffle. And dollar Coronas on Thursday nights, of course. But mainly, I miss taking random classes about topics that genuinely interest me. So when I heard about Coursera, I was intrigued. Basically, Coursera is a company that … Continue reading

Take Care

I’m a huge fan of Drake and anxiously anticipating his album, Take Care, to drop on October 24. Today, he posted the artwork for the album, but I was actually more interested in the short post he included: “Feels like it’s been so long. Is life moving so fast in this generation that when we … Continue reading

I’m a “Bon Vivant!”

My daily distraction (aka Mindy) sent me this quiz to find out my design style (from How About Orange). And while I generally object to being labeled, I must say I kind of like my results: You most resemble an “Unpretentious Bon Vivant“. A romantic simplicity defines your setting. Kitchen ambitions move slow by design. … Continue reading