Looks like mine and my best friend’s.

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First coffee of the day has done nothing.

(Source: baublebar)

Done:
-hike with the fam
-turn in next draft of thesis
-spend all the money on groceries, caramel apples, and a new succulent

To Do:
-vegan queso for all my queso needs with none of the stabbing feelings
-braise braise braise for work lunches
-cuddle and get GoT
-eat tacos. smother (myself) with said vegan nacho cheese. drink beer. eat caramel apple.

Last week’s goals: 

1. attend one (1) six am yoga class before work (why is five o’clock a thing)

2. turn in another draft of thesis (THIS MORNING PRAISE THE LAWD)

3. bring my lunch 3 days this week (I mean, kind of. Lunch is a grey area that I don’t yet understand.)

4. presence, presence, presence. (Can this really ever be achieved? I’m trying.)

This week’s goals:

  1. another 6 am yoga class!
  2. three more days of brought lunch!
  3. walk dee every day. it is a sad thing that I got out of that habit and her happiness (and also physique) is suffering because of it.

M just brought me a beer with the purrfect amount of foam on top because he is a champion among men. It’s raining. Trying my best to stave off the “week is starting soon” feelings and instead focus on the exciting evening of feast we have ahead of us.

boyswanna-be-her:

I’m def to the part of cooking where I just stand around and eat cheese and drink booze while I wait for shit to be done.

Are there other parts?

womendrinkingbeer:

From http://ift.tt/XXrM30

WHILE I LOVE THIS SHIRT: it actually takes anywhere between 3 to like 15 volumes of water to make one volume of beer. But I’ll still choose beer over water 9 times out of 10. 

Missing palm trees.

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Also, since it has literally been a hundred years since I’ve posted a yoga photo, here’s this. The reason behind that is, well, I don’t practice (hashtag) every damn day anymore, and actually I’m lucky if I practice twice a week. Part of me wants to express my guilt and how stressed I am without my practice and how much better things were when I did sun salutations every day but the truth? I’m doing just fine.

Yoga is wonderful. I’m not trying to say it isn’t and I still love the way it makes my body feel and how good it is to just breathe for an hour. For me yoga was a coping mechanism that had the propensity of turning into a crutch. It was a way I defined myself and was defined by other people. It was a job and an obligation every Monday Wednesday Friday and Sunday. I’m just saying it’s been good to have a break, to see if I can function without it as a crutch, and I can.

Anyways. Yoga, things, stuff, good.

-we just got home from WineFest, in which M & I drove 4 hours to drink wine in hot sun and spend too much on mead and ~fortified syrah~ but my best friend of all time and her family were there and we “camped” (see also: slept in her parents’ RV in our sleeping bags though) and made s’mores (I had at least 10 marshmallows) and laughed to the point of tears. I was nervous about making the trip after an exhausting week at work but forgot how nature, laughter, wine, and marshmallows are therapy that I needed.
-as I enter week 4 of job life, I want to set some goals. 
1. attend one (1) six am yoga class before work
2. turn in another draft of thesis
3. bring my lunch 3 days this week
4. presence, presence, presence.
Boom. Done. Easy peasy. Have a good rest of your weekend, my friends.  -we just got home from WineFest, in which M & I drove 4 hours to drink wine in hot sun and spend too much on mead and ~fortified syrah~ but my best friend of all time and her family were there and we “camped” (see also: slept in her parents’ RV in our sleeping bags though) and made s’mores (I had at least 10 marshmallows) and laughed to the point of tears. I was nervous about making the trip after an exhausting week at work but forgot how nature, laughter, wine, and marshmallows are therapy that I needed.
-as I enter week 4 of job life, I want to set some goals. 
1. attend one (1) six am yoga class before work
2. turn in another draft of thesis
3. bring my lunch 3 days this week
4. presence, presence, presence.
Boom. Done. Easy peasy. Have a good rest of your weekend, my friends.  -we just got home from WineFest, in which M & I drove 4 hours to drink wine in hot sun and spend too much on mead and ~fortified syrah~ but my best friend of all time and her family were there and we “camped” (see also: slept in her parents’ RV in our sleeping bags though) and made s’mores (I had at least 10 marshmallows) and laughed to the point of tears. I was nervous about making the trip after an exhausting week at work but forgot how nature, laughter, wine, and marshmallows are therapy that I needed.
-as I enter week 4 of job life, I want to set some goals. 
1. attend one (1) six am yoga class before work
2. turn in another draft of thesis
3. bring my lunch 3 days this week
4. presence, presence, presence.
Boom. Done. Easy peasy. Have a good rest of your weekend, my friends. 

-we just got home from WineFest, in which M & I drove 4 hours to drink wine in hot sun and spend too much on mead and ~fortified syrah~ but my best friend of all time and her family were there and we “camped” (see also: slept in her parents’ RV in our sleeping bags though) and made s’mores (I had at least 10 marshmallows) and laughed to the point of tears. I was nervous about making the trip after an exhausting week at work but forgot how nature, laughter, wine, and marshmallows are therapy that I needed.

-as I enter week 4 of job life, I want to set some goals. 

1. attend one (1) six am yoga class before work

2. turn in another draft of thesis

3. bring my lunch 3 days this week

4. presence, presence, presence.

Boom. Done. Easy peasy. Have a good rest of your weekend, my friends. 

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1. 25 is the year of the Negroni. Celebrate accordingly.

2. I have realized I belong in California. (Or I belong wherever I’m currently not, I’m not sure yet.)

3. It was a glorious few days before my thesis edits came back to me. 

4. Is there a book called, “How to enter adulthood and stop being a wimp”? I need it.

5. Sometimes you need to spend all of your money stocking your new bar. It’s just a fact.

Thx, mllemouse!!! I love these things because I usually remember something cool that I like, this time my favorite song.

Name: Katy
Nickname: recently at work people started calling me Jim because I stole someone named Jim’s embroidered jacket 
Birthday: August 28
Gender: Female
Sexuality: Straight
Height: 5’10
Time Zone: Mountain
What time and date is it there: 5:17 pm on September 14
Average hours of sleep I get each night: (let’s check the FitBit) around 7.5 hours
The last thing I googled was: Where is PBR brewed (I know but I wanted to know if the internet knows. It does.)
My most used phrase(s): awesome
First word that comes to mind: Banana
What I last said to a family member: something as I tripped on the stairs 
One place that makes me happy and why?: Berkeley because it was the best few weeks to say goodbye to california
How many blankets I sleep under: Between one and three
Favorite beverage(s): coffee, beer
The last movie I watched in the cinema: Guardians of the Galaxy (me too Lisa!)
Three things I can’t live without: love, purpose, chocolate
Something I plan on learning: bartending/~mixology~
A piece of advice for all my followers: you were there and now you’re here. Time always passes. 
You all have to listen to this song: Soft Rock Star by Metric. All time top 5.

As always if you do the thing and tag me I will read it because I love learning new things. <3

"May you have all the carbon monoxide detectors you could want and need and your coffee exactly how you like it."

brewingbakasana (via itisallmydoing)

You are my hero!

I was tagged by itisallmydoing! This might be really hard because I always feel the need to post ~really hip things~ as my favorites but actually I’m ~really lame~.

Rules: In a text post, list ten books (but I guess manga and comics are good as well) that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t take but a few minutes, and don’t think too hard — they don’t have to be the “right” or “great” works, just the ones that have touched you. Tag ten friends, including me, so I’ll see your list. Make sure you let your friends know you’ve tagged them.

So here are my ten books:

  1. The Metamorphosis (Franz Kafka)
  2. Beer: the Art and Science of Brewing (Charlie Bamforth, my research mentor and life hero)
  3. Where the Red Fern Grows (Wilson Rawls, because dogs)
  4. A Song of Ice & Fire series (George RR Martin)
  5. Yoga Bitch (Suzanne Morrison)
  6. Invisible Monsters (Chuck Palahniuk)
  7. When the Wolves Come Home (Carol Rifka Brunt)
  8. El Reino de Este Mundo (Alejo Carpentier)
  9. Tiny Beautiful Things (Cheryl Strayed)
  10. Anything by Davis Sedaris

Do it too! Tag me. I’m always looking for new book recommendations and I already got a ton from the lovely Bethany. 

It may look bright and sunny but I can see my breath. Fall! Is! Coming!!

It’s so amazing to be back home (in New House but New House feels like home because M & Dee & Ryley) after a week in a hotel. I feel invincible to a normal work week after a week of leaving at 7 am, getting back at 9 pm, writing thesis, sleeping, repeat. A normal week of work will be like CAKE but luckily I have a 3 day weekend so that rules a lot. 

My thesis is IN. To my committee at least.  They will come back with edits and then it’s just a lot of formatting and turning it in. THEN I HAVE MY MASTERS. It might actually happen.

I could not find dairy-free milk in Ohio, so it was black coffee all the time. Vanilla almond milk has never tasted so good. 

My family is coming over to grill tonight. I was honestly nervous about being so close to my parents after 2 years of being a plane ride away, but having them close is awesome because a) they buy us carbon monoxide detectors b) they invited M over for dinner last week when I was gone c) they’re my family and I love them.

This has been a POSITIVE SATURDAY MORNING POST. 

Happy weekend, may you have all the carbon monoxide detectors you could want and need and your coffee exactly how you like it.