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Welcome to Healthy Nerms

“Nerms” has some pretty weird definitions on Urban Dictionary, but in my mind I’ve always used the term to describe something delicious…something along the lines of “erm nerm nerm nerm” I’m almost always thinking about food and have never been one of those people that just...

2016 #Goals

I don't believe in News Years resolutions and never have. No one should wait until the start of a new year to set out and accomplish something, but I do believe in goals and actually writing them down. I've never done this before, privately or...

4 the 6ix: A Letter from Los Angeles

This one's 4 the 6ix and the 4 years I've spent here throughout university. 4 years ago I was choosing between 2 schools: Chapman University in Orange, California, and Ryerson University in Toronto. Vastly different places, but I chose Ryerson because I wanted to learn more...

One Year Later

This post will probably get a little emotional, so I'll try not to spill spaghetti everywhere. It has been just over a year since I left for Germany, which was the original purpose of this blog, hence the reason that I haven't found another clear purpose for...

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Website Update and Redesign

Completed in fall 2013, my website was long over due for an update. The navigation was confusing and a lot of the design elements and graphics were hard for me to look at. My goal is to ultimately convert the website to WordPress and PHP, which I...

PHP (sort of) and California

I think this semester has been the "easiest" so far. I'm only taking 5 classes compared to the 7 I took each semester last year. Thanks to my lighter course load and feeling like I'm not getting what I want out of my major, I took a course at the...

Final Stop

Alas, I made it to my 13th and final country this year. I got to Toronto yesterday and have been hit by the usual slew of stress and fast-paced business that I didn't miss at all, but one of the things exchange taught me that...

“Culture Shock”

Last Tuesday, I stepped off the plane, made it through US customs surprisingly fast, collected all 120+ pounds of luggage, and immediately walked into a cluster fuck of people at JFK airport. Everyone was speaking very quickly and I could understand what everyone was saying,...

Prost

I wrote one of my first blog posts on the plane ride here so I guess it’s appropriate to write one on the way back. Everything was surprisingly painless and I thankfully figured out a way around the $200 fee for a second bag that...

Berlin

After 5 months of being in Germany, I still hadn’t made it to the capital city – and I wasn’t sure if I’d have the chance to, but I’m so happy I did. I’m still on the bus back from Berlin like I said in...

The French Countryside

And so the bitter end has finally arrived. I’m on the last 2-hour leg of the 8.5-hour bus ride back from Berlin with the same boy I picked up at the Stuttgart hauptbanhof exactly 5 months ago. We all thought Croatia was going to be our...

Split, Croatia

My gym membership is about to expire and it's too nice out to choose running on a treadmill over running outside, so I did just that on Saturday and Sunday, which I hadn't done since I first got here in March. I ran the same...

Neuschwanstein, Lindau, & Budapest

After spending a solid week or two focusing on schoolwork, the end of June arrived and some more travels commenced. We rented a car and headed south to Schwangau, with Neuschwanstein Castle as our destination. In English it means "New Swanstone Castle", which probably answers...

Scandinavia: Denmark & Sweden

I titled this the "Start of Summer" because technically it is and the weather definitely makes it feel like it, but I still have over a month left of school. I've never been in school at this time of the year (besides an online accounting...

Half Way

currently a fan of this It's incredibly hard to believe that I've been here for almost 3 months. I'm about half-way through this incredible, life-changing experience. Whenever I think about that I have to try my hardest to appreciate all that's happened thus far and not...

Have Your Cake and Eat it Too

"I always try to have my cake and eat it too, and you totally can" "Cause why the fuck not" "Exactly. People who say you can't, they're not creative enough, or they're too scared" Give this a listen while you're here: Sam Smith - Stay With Me (Rainer...

I Finished A Book

That shouldn't be a big accomplishment but since high school, I can't tell you how many books I actually started and finished. Maybe 2? 3? I have no idea, but for this past Christmas my brother gave me Siddartha, which I finished it 2 weeks...

Pre-Arrival Jitters

If only time went by this fast when I’m actually at school. Ryerson’s semesters are only about 3 months long (not including exams) and their “reading break” already happened, while I still have yet to start my semester. Christmas still feels like it was yesterday...

Pantone Weeks Two and Three

Thankfully I’ve been able to make it to Pantone this week and last despite the apocalyptic snowstorms that New York has been experiencing. I can’t really complain because Toronto has had temperatures too cold to fathom (also because it’s in Celsius, still a struggle for...

Greetings from Massachussetts

In the past 30 hours Luke and I took a train to southwest Connecticut, drove to the middle of Connecticut, drove 2 hours northeast to a suburb of Boston, then repeated the same trip back. I never thought about how easy it is to travel...

Greetings from Brooklyn

The last site that I shared my life on was xanga.com back in 2006. I just checked and that site actually does still exist and apparently they’re working on releasing version 2.0. Best wishes to them on that endeavor. Thankfully this is for an entirely different...