Tuesday, June 19, 2018

List of Books

Reading

Books Read in 2018 (List of Books Read before 2017)
  1. Jan. 15 - Nate Marshall, Wild Hundreds

Books to Read (alphabetical by author's last name)
  • Adams, Douglas - The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
  • Doyle, Arthur Conan - Canon of Sherlock Holmes
  • Eugenides, Jeffery - The Virgin Suicides
  • Foer, Jonathan Safran - Everything is Illuminated
  • Hammett, Dashiell - The Maltese Falcon
  • Harari, Yuval - Sapiens
  • Heinlein, Robert - Time Enough for Love
  • Plath, Sylvia - The Bell Jar
  • Vonnegut, Kurt - Slaughterhouse-Five

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Whole30 - Day 3

Watercress, frisee, over easy egg, avocado, lime juice, salt, pepper

Orange

Vinegar braised chicken legs and potatos(rice wine vinegar, garlic, onion, red pepper flake, cumin, sesame oil, Day 2 hot pot soup stock, perilla, scallions)

Apple
Chicken liver pate (ghee, onion, garlic, vinegar, salt, pepper)

Salmon potato salad (canned salmon, boiled potatoes, boiled eggs, watercress, capers, lemon, dill, salt, pepper)

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Whole30 - Day 2

Honeycrisp apple

Peppermint tea

Frittata (eggs, zucchini, yellow squash, onion, garlic powder, salt, pepper, olive oil)

Dry-rub skirt steak (salt, cumin, coriander, paprika, cayenne, garlic powder, onion powder, pepper) with avocado (lime juice, olive oil, pepper, cilantro)

Hot pot soup (salted dried fish, kombu, shiitake, daikon, watercress, bok choy, fatty brisket, beef tongue, lamb, vinegar, salt)

Broiled salted mackerel (lemon) with green beans and oyster mushrooms (olive oil, garlic, scallions, salt, pepper)

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Whole30 - Day 1

Manzano banana

Honeycrisp apple
Coffee

Frittata (eggs, zucchini, yellow squash, onion, garlic powder, salt, pepper, olive oil)

Dry-rub skirt steak (salt, cumin, coriander, paprika, cayenne, garlic powder, onion powder, pepper) salad (green leaf, romaine, frisee) with radish salsa (radish, tomato, apple, lime juice, onion powder, cumin, salt, cilantro)

D'Anjou pear

handful of almonds

Sauteed spicy marinated (daikon, garlic, onion, jalepeno, korean red pepper powder, red pepper flake, salt) pork belly (onion, perilla) over napa cabbage & frisee

List of Books Read

in 2010
  1. Jan. 04 - Sigmund Freud, Civilization and Its Discontents
  2. Jan. 08 - Raymond A. Moody, Jr., M.D., Life After Life
  3. Jan. 17 - Michael Crichton, Timeline
  4. Jan. 22 - Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451
  5. April 19 - Diane Matcheck, The Sacrifice
  6. May 1 - Daniel Defoe, Robinson Crusoe
  7. Jun. 1 - 하지은, 얼음나무 숲
  8. Jun. 25 - Dan Ariely, Predictably Irrational
  9. Jun. 29 - Jessica Williams, 50 Facts that Should Change the World
  10. Jul. 24 - Neil Postman, Amusing Ourselves to Death
  11. Aug. 6 - Aldous Huxley, Brave New World
 in 2011
  1. May 11 - Jostein Gaarder, Sophie's World
  2. July 17 - Tamora Pierce, Wild Magic
  3. July 23 - Tamora Pierce, Wolf-Speaker
  4. July 24 - Tamora Pierce, Emperor Mage
  5. July 24 - Tamora Pierce, The Realm of the Gods
  6. Aug. 1 - Sherwood Smith, Crown Duel 
  7. Aug. 2 - Vivian Vande Velde, The Conjurer Princess
  8. Aug. 7 - Sharon Green, Convergence
  9. Aug. 9 - Sharon Green, Competitions 
  10. Aug. 13 - Sharon Green, Challenges
  11. Aug. 16 - Sharon Green, Betrayals
  12. Aug. 27 - Sharon Green, Prophecy
  13. Oct. 1 - Arthur Conan Doyle, A Study in Scarlet
  14. Oct. 5 - Arthur Conan Doyle, The Sign of Four
 in 2012
  1. Jan. 27 -  Arthur Conan Doyle, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  2. Jan. 28 - Joseph Gordon-Levitt, The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories: Vol. 1
  3. May 28 - Anthony Burgess, A Clockwork Orange
  4. June 1 -  Lou Beach, 420 Characters
  5. June 2 - Michael Gregorio, Critique of Criminal Reason
  6. June 6 -  Arthur Conan Doyle, The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes
  7. June 8 - Kurt Vonnegut, Cat's Cradle
  8. July 22 - Jeffery Eugenides, The Marriage Plot
  9. Aug. 19 - Edith Wharton, The Age of Innocence
  10. Sept. 11 - Michael Bakunin, God and the State
in 2013
  1. Various, Twice Told: Original Stories Inspired by Original Art
in 2014
  1. Jan. 19 - Max Stirner, The Ego and His Own: The Case of the Individual Against Authority
  2. Jan. 30 - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Hound of the Baskervilles
  3. Sept. 14 - Christian Rudder, Dataclysm: Who We Are (When We Think No One's Looking)
in 2015
  1. Feb. 10 - 이미나, 그 남자 그 여자
  2. Apr. 15 - Niki Jilvontae, My Bitch, Yo Bitch....Everybody Bitch
  3. May 31 - Erich Fromm, Man for Himself, an inquiry into the psychology of ethics
  4. June 21 - Aziz Ansari, Modern Romance
  5. July 17 - Mary Roach, Gulp
in 2016
  1. Nov. 13 - Susan R. Barry, Fixing My Gaze
  2. Dec. 20 - Robert Kiyosaki, Rich Dad Poor Dad
in 2017
  1. Sept. 14 - Frank Herbert, Dune
  2. Sept. 18 - Frank Herbert, Dune Messiah
  3. Sept. 20 - James Hynes, Kings of Infinite Space

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Reflecting on 2017

I feel I haven't done this properly in a long time. I haven't really reflected on the year in a considerable way. I have thought about things that have happened and are happening, but I haven't taken the time to write it down.

This past year 2017 has been a very eventful year. I've probably said that every year, but it's probably true again as it was true every other time I've said it.

I learned that I can't cope well with work stress. A stressful work environment is not for me, and so I cried. I cried so much this last year, but all in the span of a few weeks. And in crying I reaffirmed that the man I'm with is the man I should be with as long as humanly possible.

At the beginning of the year I was anxious that we weren't headed fast enough towards matrimony, but it was unfounded worry-warting.

January -
February - Philly
March -
April - proposal
May -
June -
July - 30th birthday
August -
September - quit job
October - new old job
November - 2nd Thanksgiving
December -

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Hello, 2017.

A recap of 2016:

February - friend's wedding
March - friend's wedding in FL
March - applications
April - sister's bday at Maggiano's
April - friend's wedding
June - sister moved out
July - move in with bf
July - parents move into new home
August - Renters
September - bread
October - Chicago, IL
November - Charleston, SC
November - start new job
November - first Thanksgiving
December - first Christmas