Lifestyle

Plantains and Overnight Oats

by Jennifer

I have only a few more days in NYC with Sandy before I head back to the West Coast to Visit San Francisco for a week and then Hawaii, and I’ve been sick with a cold. Sandy has been busy getting back into the groove of work after unexpectedly being away for a week, stuck in Vegas because of the snowstorm that cancelled our Monday flight.

In between sending some job applications out, writing on here, fiddling with youtube, and taking Olive out for walks, I’ve been trying to find one thing to cook each night to ensure my honey has something delicious and healthy to come home to, with enough cooked for him to bring leftovers for lunch the next day.

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3 years into our 15 year mortgage and our tenants want to buy our condo 

by Jennifer

3 years into paying off our 15 year mortgage on the Hoboken condo, we received an inquiry from our current tenants as to whether whether they could purchase the condo from us.
Sure is tempting, considering I co-own it with my ex. It’s a little messy needing to deal with each other whenever we need to find new tenants or deal with mortgage costs and renovations…

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Why are there sand dunes in Death Valley?

by Jennifer

Why are there sand dunes in Death Valley?

The sand dunes of Death Valley are in specific areas not because the sand was generated where it has fallen, but because these are areas where the sand has become trapped. The sand comes from eroded canyons and washes, and when the wind blows them to these areas, it gets caught and creates sand dunes…

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Looking Forward 

by Jennifer

It’s weird, 3 months ago, to think that I was heading out on a work tour through the end of May. Animal rights activism. Living in a van.

Seems so far away now.

It’s been 20 days – 3 weeks – since I quit that job. I haven’t looked back once. No regrets about quitting. It has been an unexpectedly warm, interesting, welcoming life I have stumbled into since leaving the tour.
Sometimes I wonder, “What is happening to Grace (my tour partner)?” I know she is back on the road, but I have no idea who she is touring with. I wish her well and hope that the tour has significantly improved since my form of protest in quitting.

Since leaving, all I do is look forward…

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Eating Cheap – Raw or Raw Till 4, Vegan in Las Vegas

by Jennifer

Eating Raw Till 4 in Las Vegas doesn’t have to be expensive.

Fruit in the Southwest – Nevada and California – generally is pretty cheap! Less travel costs = Less cost for you.

We are talking

$2 large papayas
20-cent ripe Golden Delicious apples
33-cent kiwis
33-cent golden mangoes
$1.50 10 lbs bags of potatoes
50-cent per pound tomatoes…

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Why You Should go to Urgent Care EVERY Time You Get an Animal Bite

by Jennifer

The last time I received a dog bite… I got a bad infection.

It is very important that I went to the Urgent Care in Cobble Hill, as when I took my bandaid off my clean looking cut was starting to look yellow under the flap of skin covering it.

The doctor pointed out streaking on my forearm – a red line extending up the vein of my forearm. “That is the infection spreading to the rest of your body,” the doctor informed me.
He used to hook me up to an IV of antibiotics.

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Believe it or not, I was bit by another dog.

by Jennifer

That time I went to California.

Was chased by multiple dogs that escaped from under their fences in Bakersfield, Visalia, and Burbank,

But was bit by one

On a leash

Walked by a fit looking blonde woman wearing stylish athletic gear

Walking her dogs

On ritzy Entrada Road

In Topanga Canyon.

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Post-millennial Midlife Crisis & Visiting Old College Friends in Pasadena

by Jennifer

It’s kind of a special thing to be able to examine our 20s. Meg Jay, a clinical psychologist who specializes in studying people in their 20s, noted in a TED Talk that:
“80 percent of life’s most defining moments take place by age 35…
The first 10 years of a career has an exponential impact on how much money you’re going to earn…
More than half of Americans are married or are living with or dating their future partner by 30.
The brain caps off its second and last growth spurt in your 20s as it rewires itself for adulthood, which means that whatever it is you want to change about yourself, now is the time to change it.
Personality changes more during your 20s than at any other time in life
Female fertility peaks at age 28, and things get tricky after age 35
So your 20s are the time to educate yourself about your body and your options….”

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I was skeptical of Van Life, but…

by Jennifer

Other girls post makeup videos.

I post attempting to wash my face while living in a van videos.

Applying lipstick in the closest bathroom I can find.
Applying lipstick in the closest bathroom I can find.
I warn mothers and fathers to lock up their children’s IG accounts because they ikely don’t want them to see me and become inspired to:

@ age 31
With an a Ivy League degree
And an amazing husband 3000 miles away, back home
While many are in an office on a Monday, I’m sitting in a Mercedes repair shop waiting for the van to get its fluids refreshed.
While many are in an office on a Monday, I’m sitting in a Mercedes repair shop waiting for the van to get its fluids refreshed.
Uproot their lives to:

Live in a van
Wash up in the mornings in a Park and Ride Bathroom.
Preach animal rights and veganism
Roam the streets on early morning jogs
But…

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