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February 2016

Food & Drink

Fifteen Minute Fajitas

Sauteed peppers and onions

On Sundays I usually plan dinner ahead of time (my go-to meal is chili), but today I was a little bit unprepared. I slept in and ended up starting my day pretty late. I had breakfast, worked on my Chatterbox post, and headed to the gym. Before I knew it, it was 5pm. I stopped by the grocery store on the way home and whipped up some fifteen minute fajitas for dinner. (Okay fine it was 20 minutes but 15 just…

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Food & Drink

Chatterbox 54 Review

Zeppoles filled with cannoli filling from Chatterbox 54's special dessert menu

Last night Laeh, Andrew and I went to Chatterbox 54, an Italian restaurant recently opened by Laeh’s friend Joe and his dad. (Side note: my AOL screen name used to be Chatterbox2949 lol.) We made plans to get there by 7 and naturally we didn’t show up until 7:30. The place was PACKED. Like 8:00am on the downtown 4 train packed. We found a spot at the bar and Laeh ordered 2 glasses of the wine she had been raving about…

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Life & Leisure Science & Medicine

Decisions Decisions


I’m at a point in my life where every decision I’m faced with becomes this huge life-changing ordeal for me. I feel like every choice I make is going to affect the rest of my life and the consequences won’t be reversible. My Type A obsessive-compulsive-neurosis turns small decisions like figuring out what to do for dinner into life or death situations with repercussions that will affect my grandchildren. Should we go out to dinner or just go grocery shopping…

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Beauty & Fashion

OOTD: Below Freezing

OOTD Below Freezing Pose 08

Hi guys! A couple weekends ago I went to the Kensico Dam to take some OOTD photos with my cousin. Little did I know shooting photos in below freezing weather is NOT easy. Our fingers and faces were numb after a couple hours, but we got a good hike in and the photos came out great! Outfit details are listed at the bottom. Outfit Details: Shoes – Express (cute alternatives from GoJane here and here) Jeans – 7 For All Mankind (got mine from T.J.…

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Science & Medicine

Why Medicine: My Medical School Application Personal Statement


In a few months, I’ll be starting a new chapter in my life as I begin medical school. One of the reasons I created this blog was to document my upcoming journey and to keep my family and friends updated on the chaos to come. As my first “Science & Medicine” post, it’s only fitting that I post my personal statement. This was a HUGE deal for me and the final version posted below is probably the 11th or 12th…

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Health & Fitness

Biceps and Triceps Workout

Standing bicep cable curls, seated tricep presses, and horizontal frontal cable curls

Ever heard the saying summer bodies are made in the winter? It’s so true. With summer quickly approaching (trust me, I’m counting down the days), I’ve been trying to get back into a routine workout schedule. Commuting to the city makes it pretty difficult for me to get to the gym during the week. If I wanted to go in the morning before work, I’d have to wake up at 5:00am, get to the gym by 5:30, finish working out…

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