My New York Life #2: Change

Me at the Brandless Pop Up

In 3 months after moving to NYC to work here. I realize that there are so many things that have changed about me. I wanted to just let you guys know what’s up. I go out all the time. On the weekends you can find me at the local farmer’s markets, museums, or just walking in the city. I love exploring and NYC really does wonders to make me feel like I could live here forever because I am usually doing something different every day. However, going out all of the time means that I need a recharge. I always need this, but I need it more now. NYC is overstimulating at all times and it is just really nice to be in my room, being a hermit. I don’t want to really see people because I have seen people all day. On the opposite end of that, I Facetime my friends more often or call them. I actively want to keep up my friendships with people because there is no longer a 4-year something or the other that will “force” me to see the same people every day.

I think that reason I had an urge to really type out my thoughts is because I recently told my brother that I was happy and content. Sure, there are definitely days that are a little more trying than others, especially with all of the people who are just trying to get form point A to point B, but that is NYC. I am happier here than I have been in North Carolina where I was born and raised. I am happy that I don’t have to drive, can you imagine that? But, if you have questions about NYC, leave them down below because I would love to answer them! 

Eating okonomiyaki



Why Do Restaurants Use “Fancy” Terminology?

Haricot verts. Wait, what? It means green beans and my sister told me what it was. I recently went to an upscale restaurant with a group of friends and I had no clue what the side options were. I felt as though I had to have a dictionary right beside me to understand. I wanted to let everyone know that it isn’t to make us seem dumb or simple minded. I had to look up why restaurants do name things by their “fancier” counterparts and here is what I found…

Pulled from Quora:
“Food is, as much most things, a craft.” I understood at that point why restaurants name their foods after their proper terms. The person who answered also mentioned how it is like a doctor using proper terms. If a doctor is taught proper terms that have been passed down for generations, it is the same for chefs.

However, other people that answered the question that was asked by this person had opposing opinions. I think that there should be some sort of middle ground as to what is written on a menu. I think that it is nice to have written what kind of sauces and things are presented like aioli. I don’t think making the whole menu inaccessible to someone is productive to the waiters/chefs/people waiting in line for a free table. I am working on my terminology for food and meals but I am, by no means, going to be a walking thesaurus to what everything is.

I love affordable meals and I eat too much to pay $30 for a piece of meat. I prefer to eat good, hearty meals where I won’t have to be hungry again before the night ends.

What are you opinions on this food matter?


Food For Thought: Animals Over Humans?

I wanted to point something out that I just don’t understand. I get it, people can disappoint and do wrong in the world but if we were all perfect…wouldn’t that make us inhuman? I bring up this topic for Food For Thought because when my sister gets emotional, she is usually watching something that involves animals. When I watch videos, it is because of humans. I think that we are just emotionally invested in one more than the other.

I like animals, I just don’t feel the extent of love that my sister does for them. I love dolphins almost as much as I love mermaids, and they are part human. Anyway, I don’t think that there is enough faith in the human race to even make it seem like humans are better. There are so many troubled humans who do find enjoyment or feel a need to abuse animals and that is purely wrong. I do think that there is something to say about the ad below and how it places animals over humans.

I get it, humans are the ones who are poaching and causing beautiful creatures to die but I do also know that there isn’t enough stability in our faith in humanity. What I would like to know is what your opinion is. I want to know if you think humans are more important. I don’t like to see animals hurt but I also don’t like to see humans hurt. There are too many humans and animals dying right now and that is the saddest part. I think that because there is a market and primal want to sell or kill animals is what is wrong with all the animal killings. Fear is what is making humans put other humans against each other. There are people who are making money and gaining attention on the fact that there are people afraid and persuading them to side with a “greater” person.