Articles Written
Oct 30, 2010

One Month Challenge: Gone Meatless, The End

October is finally almost over, and while I am frantically scrambling to come up with another costume for tonight, I am also thrilled that I am only one day away from being done with my meatless month. I can't believe it's been a month since my last beefy indulgence.

Oct 23, 2010

One Month Challenge: Gone Meatless, Week 4

Okay, so it's been kind of a busy fall season so far, and I haven't had a ton of time (read: any time where I wasn't either studying or drinking) to call home (delinquent daughter... whoops!). Anyway, my family had no idea that I was going meatless for a month, and I just mentioned it in passing to my mom on the phone, and she laughed. She thought I was joking.

Oct 19, 2010

An Open Letter from an R.A.

Dear Residents, Now that your boxes are unpacked and you've begun sneakily drinking and smoking illegal substances in your rooms, I feel it is time we had a little chat. There are a few things that we need to get clear right now so that we can all happily coexist for the remainder of the year.

One Month Challenge: Gone Meatless, Week 3

I can't believe that I have made it through two weeks as a vegetarian! Honestly, I am a little surprised - I haven't cheated at all! Not a single piece of meat. Not even chicken broth, because I was worried that would count.

Oct 16, 2010

One Month Challenge: Gone Meatless, Week 2

So, I've successfully made it through my first week without meat... and it hasn't been too bad! I've really liked that not eating things with meat has really forced me to try different foods and eat a more balanced diet, which is exactly what I was hoping would happen through this experiment.

Oct 9, 2010

One Month Challenge: Gone Meatless, Week 1

Let me start off by saying that I love meat. Like a lot. If I could eat a steak for every meal, I would. And if it weren't gross to bathe in burger meat, I'd probably do that too. (Don't judge.)

Oct 2, 2010

Sep 17, 2010

Single. And Enlightened

Lazy Sunday mornings. They might be one of the most wonderful things in the world. It was noon, and I was enjoying one such relaxing, completely unproductive Sunday morning this past week. It was my turn to cook, so I was making waffles (chocolate chip, of course) for our girls brunch. We had all congregated, still in our pajamas and more than a little worn out from the previous night's festivities, to exchange stories.

Sep 10, 2010

Single. And Confused.

I honestly don’t think that I will ever understand boys. Okay so, remember that awesome boy who I contemplated asking out? Well, let’s face it, I had pretty much given up on him. I hadn’t run into him around campus, and I’ve been so busy with the craziness of school starting that I hadn’t even thought of him for a few weeks.

Sep 3, 2010

Single. And Not Wasting Anyone’s Time

I am SO lucky to have a really close knit group of girlfriends here at Loyola. It's extremely rare that there is ever any kind of tension between us, but one particular topic has continually been a source of conflict between all of our girls. As you might have guessed, the issue revolves around boys. Or to be more specific, one boy.

Aug 27, 2010

Single. And Liking a Boy

I have never understood how some girls get so nervous around boys they're crushing on. I'd never experienced it personally... until not. And wow, I really don't like this feeling!

Aug 20, 2010

Single. The Downsides

As much as I love being single (and I promise I do. I mean not THAT much has changed since last week), I do have to acknowledge that there are a few aspects of being single that suck.

Aug 13, 2010

Single. And Only Lookin’ at Me

I’ve been going out of my way this summer to ensure that I don’t get involved with any boys. I have finally cut my ex out of my life for good, and I am really enjoying my independence this summer. My internship and nannying job take up most of my time and energy. And when I do find myself with a little free time, I spend it with my girlfriends.

Aug 6, 2010

Single. Without Even a Kinda BF

Even though I’ve been technically single for almost an entire year, I’ve still been talking to my old high school boyfriend pretty regularly. I’ve still been seeing him when we’re both home on breaks, much like this girl.

Jul 23, 2010

Single. Accidentally on a Date?

I agreed to grab dinner with a guy who had been in my honors seminar this past semester and I didn't think anything of it. When he came to get me before dinner, I just figured it was on his way or something. But then he paid for dinner and insisted that we go to a movie... and it was around there that I started to catch on.

Jul 16, 2010

Single. Though Someday, Maybe Not

After a hard week for this single girl last week, with the flashbacks to my own rough break up, it's good to have a vague hope that while things might not be swinging my way right now, someday they will. And maybe when that day comes, it will be with someone I already know and love.