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Mother!

I heard a podcast about Mother! about a month ago, but apparently none of it stuck with me. I remember the vague sensation of “Oh, I’d like to see that,” but cannot recall any of the conversation around what the movie was about.

That may also be because it’s almost impossible to say what it’s about. (I’m also finding it impossible to say if I liked it. Or not.) Continue reading Mother!

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DIY Protein Bars

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I wrote before that I’ve been extra sensitive to my diet these days, meaning little to no soy products. I also do a fair amount of weightlifting which, for me, means being mindful of how much protein I get since I’m also vegetarian and could easily live on pasta and pizza for the rest of my life. Continue reading DIY Protein Bars

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Rio, Part 2

It’s no secret that I love Rio. A lot. Probably more than what would be considered normal for someone who’s only been twice. I mean, it was the only place that could contend with Italy when I was planning to move overseas last year. And while Italy immediately felt like home from the first time I visited, my infatuation with Brazil likewise began on my first trip a year and a half ago.

Continue reading Rio, Part 2

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Quote: David Kirby

Carbon, nitrogen . . . there was an explosion, and now you have to pay attention

to everything. At the party, everyone was talking about the crappy TV series
that’s so popular, and you didn’t say you wanted better, wanted more.

—From today’s Poem-A-DayI Have Not Come Here to Compare Notes But to Sit Together in the Stillness at the Edge of This Wound

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Black Mirror

The end of the human race will be that it will eventually die of civilization.

I started watching Black Mirror while I was in Brazil. After dinner one night, we decided it was time for some Netflix-ing. I can’t remember if one of us had had already watched an episode, or we picked it randomly. I still miss some things in Portuguese, but I’m working on it, okay?  Continue reading Black Mirror