Maceió Pt.1: The departure

I spent about two weeks in Rio de Janeiro before heading to Maceió for Carnival, which is ironic, because as an American in Rio during Carnival, the expectation is certainly not for me to leave right when the festivities start. I feel like I got fast-tracked to being jaded about all the crowds, which is about right since most crowds give me panic attacks that lead to me randomly pushing people and then feeling like a monster afterwards.  Continue reading “Maceió Pt.1: The departure”

SFO > LAS

A few months ago, I switched teams at Automattic from Happiness Hiring at WordPress.com over to the Knock Knock WHOIS There (.blog) registry team. It has been a great change and I’m loving sinking my teeth into the new role.

Now that .blog has officially launched (as of November last year), my team had a chance to get together for a quick meetup in San Francisco, CA, prior to heading over to NamesCon, a domain conference in Las Vegas. Going to San Francisco is still exciting for me since, despite working for Automattic for quite some time, I’ve only been twice – which also means I’ve only actually seen our office twice!  Continue reading “SFO > LAS”

How to Fight

I say this without a shred of drama, and I’m sure I’m not alone: I have cried every day since January 20th. Growing up in the shadow of Donald Trump, I think I had an idea of what to expect. I think I had an idea that he would actually do the things he promised on the campaign trail. I think I had an idea that this would be a very, very real and serious nightmare that we’re walking into.  Continue reading “How to Fight”

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”