November 13, 2012

Tasty Tuesday

While finding time to take away from my studies I came across blogger, In Honor Of Design, and followed her recipe for Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies.  I needed a distraction and baking in cold SF was the perfect thing for a Saturday afternoon. I altered the recipe a little by using whole-wheat flour (it makes me feel a little better about consuming the baked goods) and the cookies still turned out wonderfully! 

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 cup canned pumpkin
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 egg
2 cups all-purpose flour
(One cup whole-wheat)
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon vanilla
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

1. Combine pumpkin, sugar, vegetable oil, and egg. In a separate bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda, ground cinnamon, and salt.
2. Add flour mixture slowly to pumpkin mixture and mix as you go.
3. Stir in the vanilla, followed by the chocolate chips.
4. Spoon onto greased cookie sheet and bake at 350°F for approximately 12 minutes or until firm.

Have a yummy Tuesday!


November 12, 2012

Weekend Warmup

It's Monday and I'm wanting my weekend to continue. My entire plan for this past weekend was to begin writing my thesis and what did I successfully do... make pumpkin chocolate chip cookies, drink lots of wine, and watch unnecessary movies like Cry-Baby. All in all my goals were not achieved, leaving me with a week of wanting nothing other than the weekend to be here! And Thanksgiving, which is so close I can hardly wait. 
Here's some Halloween festivities pics: 
Cruella Deville - played my Madi, Ursula - played my me, and the Evil Queen - played by Nat
Found Ariel! Nat was missing the action with Snow White 
Blurry but wonderful seeing my Pheebs A.K.A. Honey Boo-Boo Child
Sex, Drugs, and Rock n' Roll 

October 20, 2012


Once again it's October, not only my favorite time of year being Fall and all, but it's also my favorite holiday, Halloween. This year I plan on being Ursula... pics to come and another surprise costume with the roomies.  I hope we can pull this one off. Obviously I have not been writing... whats new, but honestly a lot has changed in my life.  Besides the recent family tragedies that have occurred, meaning my dog of 16 years passing away this past Wednesday, I've had a lot on my plate.  Getting back into the swing of things and being a senior takes over my life.  I once again promise to write more... even if its writing to no one at this point.  

August 13, 2012

Ultimate Fail

Well I have officially failed at continuing to blog while on summer break.  I have some excuses but probably not any that are worthy of a break like this one. It's surprising how much you miss writing (even if it isn't to anyone) when you spend a few months away from it.  Anyways I'll be headed back to school to begin my senior year in a week and am beyond excited to begin this adventure.
Here are a few pics from summer:
Birthday Wine Tasting
Study Abroad Friends Meet On The West Coast
Besite - 4th of July
Fiesta Girlies!

June 3, 2012

No Gloom In June

For me there is no such thing as "June Gloom". I love the month of June, probably because my birthday falls in that month but it also symbolizes the beginning of summer. Even though June isn't always known for its amazing weather in SB I have ignited the birthday party planner in me and the planning festivities for my 21st have begun. Not only am I planning on having various drinks, and an abundant amount at that, I am also going to be venturing DT for the "first" legal time, and eating lots and lots of sweets. Drinks, Dessert, and DT.. that'll be the theme of the night and I can't be more excited for it. 
& what is a 21st birthday celebration without birthday cake shots!

May 25, 2012

The Big To Do List

I made a "You Only Live Once" to do list in London so I figured why not take on the 7x7 challenge to do the big list of 100 things in SF before you die. From looking at the list I already know it will be somewhat incomplete seeing as I won't be doing a few of the tasks but I will try my best to accomplish all that I can over the next year in San Francisco. 

Some of the tasks that I've already checked off my list from living in SF for the past 3 years: 
               2. Walk under the waterfall at Yerba Buena Gardens. (SoMa)
9. Soak in the art and some Blue Bottle on the new SFMOMA rooftop. (SoMa)
(Lets be real.. what art student hasn't gotten lost at the SFMOMA)
10. Have a quiet moment in the Contemporary Jewish Museum plaza. (SoMa)
17. Catch a show at Bimbo’s. (Northbeach)
(Benefit of being a Media Studies student I not only caught a show but got a tour of the amazing quaint venue)
37. Make friends with someone that owns a sailboat. (Marina)
(Are they my friend... not really, simply because its really my mom's friends friend BUT I do know someone with a sailboat that has offered to take me out anytime.. I should really get on that offer)
44. Get a taste of the Mission at Pizzeria Delfina. (Pac Heights)
(Love this pizza!)
57. Catch an indie flick at the Red Vic. (Haight)
(Media Studies requirements once again)
59. Shop for quality vintage wear at Held Over. (Haight)
(All vintage shops on Haight are great!)
66. Wake up to a bowl of bread pudding at Tartine Bakery. (Mission)
(Could do that every morning but then I would be bigger than a water buffalo)
82. Browse the art books at Park Life. (Richmond)
(Numerous times and I love this little place more each time I walk to Clement - btw next door is the best store called Seedstore)
84. Be thankful for Green Apple Books, the ultimate independent bookstore. (Richmond)
90. Check out the natural wonders at the California Academy of Sciences, or the latest exhibit at the de Young. (Richmond)
(Both strongly recommended!)
93. Build a fire at Ocean Beach. (Sunset)

Some tasks that are marked of the list (mostly because I don't eat meat.. its a very San Franciscian lifestlye):
18. Take a seat at the counter for a meatball sandwich at Mario’s Bohemian Cigar Store. (Northbeach)
32. Load up a Let’s Be Frank grass-fed dog with devil sauce. (Marina)