It’s Friday, I’m in love (with quiche)

Earlier this week, I made quiche for the first time.

It was pretty great; it tasted about like how a first-attempt should taste, but I’m a big fan of quiche, and that gave it a few extra points.

I was mostly surprised that quiche is not, in fact, a terribly hard thing to make.

Ready for a rabbit trail? Because I want to work out why I would not normally write those three sentences here.

One of the most bizarre things to me about blogging is the concept that every post doesn’t have to be a great concept, come from a prompt, be super well-crafted, be clever, etc etc etc.

You mean I could just write about my life? What even is this?!

But many of the blogs I follow do exactly that sometimes.

So, why not? I haven’t got a great rhythm here yet. And if I lose someone from reading by trying things out, it doesn’t affect me much, right? (I’m kidding, I love you, please keep reading, please?)


So, I moved! Alright, that’s not really news, seeing as I moved into my current apartment July 1st. But it was a sublease, and it caused plenty of anxiety over whether I could get (and if I wanted to get) a full lease.

Over the last couple of weeks, I had to jump through some really ridiculous hoops to get approved, but it’s finally settled now, and I’m good through next October. (I have no idea if I actually will, but I absolutely do not want to think about apartment hunting for a season or two.)

The most wonderful thing about this studio is location, location, location. Last year, it took me up to an hour and two forms of public transit every morning and every afternoon. I hated this, just a very little bit. My commute is half that now, and it’s just a straight shot bus from point A to point B. I’m also closer to… well, everyone and everything.

Including two different very tasty empanada places (which I will happily take anyone who wants to visit!). Conclusion: Lincoln Park is fantastic.

The one sort-of awful thing about this place? Also location. Specifically, it’s location five feet away from the next-building-over, and the resulting lack of natural light ever.

But once Chicago plunges into it’s yearly season of perpetual darkness, that won’t matter anyways! (I’m a little apprehensive about winter this year, if you can tell.)

But as for the apartment, it’s mine, and I like it well enough. I’ll try to get some pictures on here soon.

In the meantime, does anyone have quiche or frittata recipes to share?


Books, Lately

Read Letterpress

It would seem I’ve taken a break from all things non-fiction, but I swear it’s only half true. And thank goodness, because that was my biggest, main-est reading resolution for this year: to read more non-fiction. While there’s none of it here, I’ve been slowing eeking my way through several different non-fics, and hopefully I’ll be able to get them in next month!

In the meantime, look! Books!

Honeymoon in Paris: A novella  Jojo Moyes

This novella takes you a few years before each of the dual-stories in The Girl You Left Behind, following both Sophie & Edouard’s and Liv & David’s honeymoons in Paris. Quick read, interesting conflicts, enjoyable story. It’s hard for me to tell, having read this second, but I’ve heard others say this is a nice read even without reading Girl You Left Behind  first.


The Interestings  Meg Wolitzer
Initial draw: that cover. Final conclusion: enjoyable for the most part, but a bit too long and aimless. Still, probably a 3/5 for the times I was really liking it.




One Plus One  Jojo Moyes

Jojo Moyes ALL THE TIME. Apparently. And yes, I do intend to now go back and read all of her less recent books.

I mean, I do intend to read books by other authors. (Maybe.)

Ahem. It was geeky and fun and I liked it very much.


Summer Falls and other stories Amelia Williams, Melody Malone, Justin Richards

And then let’s throw in some Doctor Who, because why not? There’s three stories here: one children’s story by “Amelia Williams,” a mystery by and starring “Melody Malone,” and a murder mystery with Madame Vastra, Jenny, and Strax.

I liked the connections — both subtle and not to much — between these stories and the show’s main canon.


& on the docket for next month (provided I finish everything), is: Bird by Bird, Torn, Fight Club, Big Little Lies, and hopefully something else non-fic.


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