Jaime Green

Sep 22
lastnightsreading:

Julie Otsuka at the Brooklyn Book Festival, 9/21/14

lastnightsreading:

Julie Otsuka at the Brooklyn Book Festival, 9/21/14

(via books)


I am trying a new thing. Wherein, instead of doing my work slowly, with twitter breaks that last as long as the period of work I’ve just completed, and then feeling bad about my slow and procrastinatory ways, I allow for my work days to go like this. I work for a time—usually with a timer running, because I still need that to keep me on track—and then I dick around on the internet. And I wonder, what will happen if I don’t make myself feel bad about it?

It will take me longer, yes, but I won’t be putting in, cumulatively, more time. I will still write, I will still grade my students essays. (That’s what I’m doing right now. Or that’s what I’m on a break from.) I work like this anyway, but I make myself feel bad about it, but I still get the work done. What happens if I lean into the skid of distraction and procrastination?


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Sep 12
whathappened:

life-howtoliveit:

It’s a wintry Sunday afternoon. Pour a cup of mint tea, grab a book, and wrap yourself around a bowl of this. (Note: I used a very generous tablespoon of curry paste and it was as hot as the hellfire that Stark escaped from. FITTING.)Coconut Curry Noodles
1 pkg rice noodles
2 cans light coconut milk
2 c chicken or vegetable broth
1T red curry paste
1 onion, diced
1 T garlic, minced
1 T fresh ginger, grated
1 red bell pepper, seeded and julienned
2c chopped swiss chard or spinach
2T chopped fresh cilantro
the zest and juice of 1 lime
salt to taste
Saute’ onion, garlic, and ginger in 2 T olive oil or coconut oil over medium high heat in a heavy bottomed pot until onions are soft, about five minutes.
Add broth and coconut milk. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium. Stir in curry paste.
Add noodles. Cook for about five minutes or until noodles are soft.
Reduce heat to low. Stir in red pepper, chard, cilantro, lime juice and zest, and salt. Simmer for five minutes or until peppers are soft. 
Adjust salt to taste. Enjoy!
I baked some cod on the side, and then broke it up and added it to my bowl. This would work with any light protein, such as chicken, pork, or tofu, as well.

Reblogging Holly’s soup recipe so I remember to make and eat the fuuuuuuuck out of it later this week. She’s like some kinda food wizard!

Doing a little dance at my computer, thinking about how it’s almost time for this.

whathappened:

life-howtoliveit:

It’s a wintry Sunday afternoon. Pour a cup of mint tea, grab a book, and wrap yourself around a bowl of this.

(Note: I used a very generous tablespoon of curry paste and it was as hot as the hellfire that Stark escaped from. FITTING.)

Coconut Curry Noodles

  • 1 pkg rice noodles
  • 2 cans light coconut milk
  • 2 c chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1T red curry paste
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 T garlic, minced
  • 1 T fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and julienned
  • 2c chopped swiss chard or spinach
  • 2T chopped fresh cilantro
  • the zest and juice of 1 lime
  • salt to taste
  • Saute’ onion, garlic, and ginger in 2 T olive oil or coconut oil over medium high heat in a heavy bottomed pot until onions are soft, about five minutes.
  • Add broth and coconut milk. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium. Stir in curry paste.
  • Add noodles. Cook for about five minutes or until noodles are soft.
  • Reduce heat to low. Stir in red pepper, chard, cilantro, lime juice and zest, and salt. Simmer for five minutes or until peppers are soft.
  • Adjust salt to taste. Enjoy!


I baked some cod on the side, and then broke it up and added it to my bowl. This would work with any light protein, such as chicken, pork, or tofu, as well.

Reblogging Holly’s soup recipe so I remember to make and eat the fuuuuuuuck out of it later this week. She’s like some kinda food wizard!

Doing a little dance at my computer, thinking about how it’s almost time for this.


Sep 9
“Baby Groot dancing is 100 percent me. I was too embarrassed for anyone to be there, so I made everyone leave the room and I set up a camera and I videotaped myself dancing. Then I sent the video to the animators and had them animate over that. I begged them not to leak the video! Two of my closest friends came to an early screening and said ‘Hey, I recognize those moves! That’s you dancing isn’t it?!’” Vin Diesel (via who do u think u r i am)

Sep 8
Started my day editing Justin and Becca for The Catapult, ending it sitting next to her, hearing him read at @franklinparkreadingseries. (at Franklin Park)

Started my day editing Justin and Becca for The Catapult, ending it sitting next to her, hearing him read at @franklinparkreadingseries. (at Franklin Park)


“It was popular in the first decades of the 20th century, in reaction to the waves of immigrants (which included three of my grandparents TKthisisnottrue).” I leave notes to myself in my drafts with “tk,” which journalists use to mean “to come,” for adding in facts or statistics later, and I use as an easily ctrl+f-able marker for things I need to add or fix or change. Ususally it’s for a date I don’t know off the top of my head, or a word I want to find a better synonym for later, without interrupting the flow of my writing. And apparently, at some point in the past, I caught myself in a lie.


Sep 7

brownglucose:

jeffreycaluag:

"Anaconda" - Nicki Minaj 

Choreography by: Jeffrey Caluag & Dimitri Mendez

Yes

(via hallekiefer)


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