I bake vegan sweets professionally and write on Vegansaurus for kicks! Sometimes I even recipe-test for VegNews magazine and cookbook authors. The most elegant person in sweatpants you know.

 

Getting ready for that cross-continental travel life (aka Chicago in late October, OMG IT’S GOING TO BE CHILLY. Downright cold next to the paradise known as Los Angeles.)

Getting ready for that cross-continental travel life (aka Chicago in late October, OMG IT’S GOING TO BE CHILLY. Downright cold next to the paradise known as Los Angeles.)

Living the dream. 
(Listening to The Cure and Bright Eyes at 2am at 33 years old like it’s the early millennium and I am a sad sack 19 - 22 year old.)

Living the dream. 

(Listening to The Cure and Bright Eyes at 2am at 33 years old like it’s the early millennium and I am a sad sack 19 - 22 year old.)

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sadmusicforsadbastards:

"My ego’s like my stomach
It keeps shitting what I feed it”

The Postal Service - Nothing Better - live Coachella, April 20, 2013

This song seems appropriate, with me going back to Chicago soon and my ex not wanting to let go. But I will always choose coming back to California and one can only let you down so many times. Still, that city is haunted. Those streets and those trains where I’d cry and I’d miss him and we never worked and I have never been the same, even though it’s been six years since I left. 

Look, when @marissaaross not only recommends a wine (R 13) but says it tastes like a blackberry sour and is available at your fave wine shop, I GO! Also picked up the cab sav because was delish at the wine tasting @veganyackattack I hit up. Jackie led a discussion on the best porn gif and I deduced that her mom sounds like my spirit animal. #SilverLakeWine #WineAllTheTime  (at Coronado Castle )

Look, when @marissaaross not only recommends a wine (R 13) but says it tastes like a blackberry sour and is available at your fave wine shop, I GO! Also picked up the cab sav because was delish at the wine tasting @veganyackattack I hit up. Jackie led a discussion on the best porn gif and I deduced that her mom sounds like my spirit animal. #SilverLakeWine #WineAllTheTime (at Coronado Castle )

Alright SoCal, with this In N Out thing. Tried it as an omni, trying it now. #NorCal Eh.

Alright SoCal, with this In N Out thing. Tried it as an omni, trying it now. #NorCal Eh.

Sooooo, Mohawk Bend has a new bbq sammie, coleslaw and Consecration ale. Best summertime sadness lunch evs. #Latergram #SourBeer #Vegan #EternalSummer  (at Mohawk Bend)

Sooooo, Mohawk Bend has a new bbq sammie, coleslaw and Consecration ale. Best summertime sadness lunch evs. #Latergram #SourBeer #Vegan #EternalSummer (at Mohawk Bend)

#NeverForget brunch in Vegas. Chive waffles, chik’n and spicy syrup. #TheWynn #VegasIsMyFave #Vegan #TerracePointeCafe #Latergram

#NeverForget brunch in Vegas. Chive waffles, chik’n and spicy syrup. #TheWynn #VegasIsMyFave #Vegan #TerracePointeCafe #Latergram

can I just say:

This is the first time I’ve been more than a decade older than at least half, if not more, of my coworkers 

AND

I was 23 when More Adventurous came out and I bought the CD in the record store because I really liked the Rilo Kiley songs I’d downloaded from like Napster or Limewire, with Jenny Lewis! FROM The Wizard! Mostly I listened to Bright Eyes and Elliott Smith and Ryan Adams, PJ Harvey, Nick Cave and Cat Power, but I did think Jenny had the voice of an angel, much like Kim Deal. Anyway, LOVED MORE ADVENTUROUS.

When I was 15 I stared at the ceilings, and listened to Tragic Kingdom on repeat because it was 1996. I watched Jenny Lewis in Foxfire when that played on HBO (but I was watching for Angelina Jolie). Saw Pleasantville in the theater. 

I don’t feel old, but okay, sometimes when reading reviews about the new Jenny Lewis album, I do. It’s this “you were my hero when I was 15” thing, and I just get shocked at how much I was not a teenager when I heard this song. (This is not the version available on iTunes, a huge disappointment!)

And also I felt a little old when I yelled out “OH MY GOD YOU GUYS, I WAS IN COLLEGE WHEN THE FIRST HARRY POTTER MOVIE CAME OUT”,  because a coworker mentioned they were in first grade.