Month: September 2013

Sunday Dinner

Today the Saint’s crushed the Cardinals. WHO DAT!! In celebration, not that anyone needs an excuse to drink in New Orleans, I made myself a very nice drink to go with the leftover Tadka Dal I made yesterday. I didn’t think my Tadka Dal had turned out that great because I used yellow split peas instead of yellow lentils, but upon rewarming it today, it was perfect! I think using brown rice instead of white rice was actually made me not enjoy it as much yesterday. Today I ditched the rice and just ate the stew. All that was missing was some naan. Anyway, the heat from the dal made me want something fresh to drink, hence the wonderful drink I made next. Today I got fresh basil in my Hollygrove Box. I love basil, but I always manage to let it go bad before I use all of it, not thinking to just dry it and bag it. (This time I forwent the refrigerator and just put it in a glass of water on …

Funemployment and the real (or imagined) life crises of a twenty-something.

I just finished my masters in public health in May (woohoo!), but the job search hasn’t been the kindest (womp, womp!). However, it hasn’t been the kindest to many of my classmates, and most of my friends who graduated last December are just now finding full-time employment in their field. So I really shouldn’t feel bad. It’s a rough economy and a tough job market, and considering that I pretty much went straight through school, minus a short break for a year with Americorps, I’m young and without the years of work experience that many of my classmates had prior to starting their degree. So I continue to write copious cover letters and scan multiple job boards online, trying to stay focused and positive. Every so often the feeling of discouragement starts to creep up, and I have to push it back down. I start getting this notion that at my age I should at least be on the path to having it figured out. I mean I only have another 5 years before I’m …