Lately, I’ve been having this recurring dream that I’m on Top Chef. Unfortunately, something must be off, because I keep losing. “Allana, please, pack your knives and go.” Suddenly, I wake up in a furious daze, sweat dripping down my face, heart beating super fast. I find myself confused. I swerve around my room, grabbing for … More Sable Kitchen
For the past half-hour, I have been sitting at my computer, re-writing, deleting & re-writing this opening paragraph. Since I’ve started allanabytes a few months ago, I’ve rarely had trouble with writers block. Usually, my mind boggles with ideas and I start scribbling down phrases or the like, on post its, or the palm of … More Brownies & Best Friends
I believe it was my sophomore year of college when I decided to join, momentairly, our schools “English Club.” As a declared English major, I was on the mailing list for all things literary and as I skimmed the Introductory first meeting e-mail, where “all new people are welcome,” I figured, why not? So, I … More Non- Pareils
Now Playing – “Oh” – Eric Hutchinson One of the reasons I post my “Now Playing,” (insert cool song and artist here) every time, is to showcase what song exemplifies my mood while I’m writing. Today is a very joyful day. And, if you turn on the song “Oh,” by Eric Hutchinson and don’t start … More Purple & Popovers
Now Playing – “Prophecy” – Remy Zero with a side of “Chocolate” – Snow Patrol Uh oh. It has been three weeks since my last post. I am legitimately cringing as I write this. I don’t really have an excuse, so I’m not going to make one up. Over the past few weeks, I have … More BACK WITH BROWNIE COOKIES!
Now Playing – Bittersweet Symphony – the Verve Yesterday, I bought myself a big-time present.
Now Playing – Make You Feel My Love – Adele To know me, is to know I have an obsession with all things you-tube. For many of my friends, facebook, twitter or a quick late night food run would suffice as a normal break from I.S., our senior thesis /independent-study-goodbye-social-life-massive-100+page paper, all Wooster students are … More Cheers to a You-Tube “past,” cheesecake present & brownie future.
Now Playing – “I and love and you” / “Kick Drum Heart” – The Avett Brothers I have a love/hate relationship with Valentine’s Day. I love the desserts – I hate almost everything else. Ever since I was little, I think I’ve dreamed of always having a fairy-tale, completely over the top Valentine’s Day, probably … More Ah, Valentines.
Now Playing – “The Show Goes On” – Lupe Fiasco / “Black & Yellow” – Wiz Khalifa There are many things I loved about my college experience. Food was never one of them. I had great friends, went to awesome parties, took some life-changing classes, but I never really had a great meal in our … More French Fries. Zeta Punch. Nutella.
Now Playing – “Home” by Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros There’s nothing I hate more than the sound of my alarm clock going off. The buzzing, buzzing buzzing sound waking me from my deep slumber and my pleasant dream of eating artichokes with a spicy aioli dip that I effortlessly whipped up, while not … More The post that almost wasn’t …