I’m an irresponsible blogger. There’s no getting around it: my behavior over the last year has been absolutely inexcusable. Not a single post!
In my defense, I haven’t had a proper kitchen, nor have I had the time or resources to do much cooking other than my coffee and morning oatmeal (with apple and cinnamon–very yummy, but hardly blog-worthy). But all of that is about to change (temporarily)! My freshman year of college is over–yesterday was my last final (you’ll be pleased to know I got an A), and as we speak my parents are in the car, drawing ever closer to the college of St. Olaf.
Me with my good friend Lucia
Now I guess I’d better talk about college. It was a great year! I know this sounds incredibly cheesy, but I’ve made friends who have become like family to me. I’ve loved all my classes (except for chemistry, which is too difficult and should never have been invented, and psych, in which I had a very boring professor) and learned a ton! I know more about Medieval theology than anybody in their right mind would ever want to, I can produce a literary analysis paper en francais, I’ve become quite the expert at B.S.ing my way through psychology exams,and if you need someone to balance a chemical equation, I’m your girl.
And now I’m heading home to Iowa City, which I have never truly appreciated. I always thought Iowa City was kind of boring and quiet, but I’ve missed it this year. And I’ve also missed my kitchen.
Now that I’m a responsible adult (ha) I’m trying not to eat so much dessert, so you’ll notice that Vivre will be transitioning from a baking-centered blog to a blog about proper cooking. I’ve done my fair share of cooking with vegetables, grains, and soups, but I want to work with meat! That is my personal goal this summer: get good at meat.
Let’s see–what else has happened in my life? I got a haircut (ten inches off and I hate it. Note to self: do not cut hair short. Ever) and am now impatiently awaiting the growth of more hair. I’m probably going to major in political science, and I think I’ll be doing pre-med. Now I’ve got to finish packing the ridiculous amount of stuff I brought with me to college, so I’ll stop writing now and end with some pictures.
From left to right: Poonam, me, Megan, Monique, and Monica
Gretchen, Megan, me, Monique, and Maddy