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A Letter to Ben and Jerry’s

A Letter to Ben and Jerry’s

Attention: Ben and Jerry Dear whomever else is reading this letter (probably not Ben or Jerry),   Growing up in a household of Ben and Jerry lovers, I have been exposed to many flavors over the years. I have always envied the iconic humans that get flavors named after them: Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon, Tina … Continue reading

Lead Climbing in Red Rock, Nevada

Lead Climbing in Red Rock, Nevada

In January 2014, I applied for a grant that would help me travel to Red Rock National Conservation Area outside of Las Vegas in Nevada in order to make my first attempt at outdoor lead climbing. In February I was awarded the grant and Scotty and I bought our tickets to Red Rock for March 26-29th! … Continue reading

Coffee Tour at Cafe Ruiz, Boquete, Panama

Coffee Tour at Cafe Ruiz, Boquete, Panama

Cafe Ruiz was founded in the late 1800’s by the Ruiz family and since then the company has remained a family business. It has now grown into one of the most popular and widely consumed coffee brands in Panama. The main tasting station in Boquete, Panama offers a fabulous 3 hour $30 plantation tour that I … Continue reading

How to Travel Cheaply

How to Travel Cheaply

A question I’m asked quite often, is how can you afford to travel for months at a time? I could never do that. Well the answer is quite simple, know your options. Housing- Yes, hotels are expensive, so don’t stay in one. Most hostels in Central America are around $10/night and most of them are … Continue reading

Snowshoeing on Mt. Hood, Oregon

Snowshoeing on Mt. Hood, Oregon

While visiting Portland and Seattle this past week, I was able to escape the constant city stress for a day in the snow on Mt. Hood! Now I had never been snowshoeing before, but the offer sounded too good to turn down- people actually snowshoe? I guess this is one sport where being from California failed … Continue reading

I Like Projects….

I kinda a project girl- i really like projects. In fact today I FINALLY finished my first big building project! It is a chicken coop specifically designed for my two chickens Izzy and Zoe (which I must be honest, I just named this second even though I’ve had them for at least 5 years). It is even complete with a … Continue reading

Vegans are Parasites

For the most part, animals are parasitic on plants- we eat them in order to retrieve their nutrients and give them nothing in return. Goodbye Earth-loving vegans, you are now officially a parasite. Almost all food chains can be derived from some sort of plant matter. Take the sabor-tooth tiger who eats the mammoth, who then casually … Continue reading

Hello Autumn!

There’s something so incredibly alluring about waking up and having ice cream and tea for breakfast. Just curling up with a book or some TV and your favorite friends Ben and Jerry. They just know me so well. Its almost like you’re breaking the law in some fashion- like pretending to be a kid is just not allowed anymore. … Continue reading

Pocky

The time my dad hated Chris (my boyfriend) began when he decided to take a munch out of some of his pocky. Chris has this bad habit of grabbing whatever is in his peripheral range and devouring it. Then shortly after he questioningly considers what it is he just ate. This fateful night the object of affliction was a … Continue reading