A few weeks ago, I made an important discovery. My boyfriend, who routinely eats fast food and Pringles Cheez-ums, likes bell peppers. Whoa.
Now, to his credit, he isn’t really a picky eater, just someone who doesn’t have enough time/motivation to cook all the time. He always tries what I put in front of him, and generally he likes it. But bell peppers used be a problem food of mine, so this discovery was pretty awesome. And it meant we needed to make stuffed bell peppers.
There are so many stuffed bell pepper recipes that I might be crazy adding mine to the mix, but let me tell you — these are GOOD. Everyone who tried them agrees. All three of us.
But seriously — very yummy, very easy. And if you eat Paleo, this recipe is nearly there besides the cheese (right? I’m still not 100% on that). If you’re vegan, you could sub the meat with lentils and/or beans (I’m hooked on lentils lately, they’re such a winter food).
My boyfriend likes things organized neatly. So I introduced him to the Tumblr of the same name.
This spring, I’m going to start applying for summer internships. To scout out my selection, this winter break I went a-shadowing. And I highly suggest that every other student looking for an internship — or even a job — should do the same.
There are a few reasons it’s great to shadow. Of course you get an inside view of how the agency operates, what your job might entail, and how early in the morning you’ll have to arrive. But you also get to see the agency’s culture, which is incredibly important.
Culture can change a dead-end job to an awesome job, but it especially helps in the creative industry. You’re hired to think and create for a living — how are you going to do your best work if you don’t feel comfortable at your job? I tend to do my best thinking while I’m in the shower or lying in bed, trying to fall asleep. A cubicle is the farthest thing from my bed, know what I mean?
Man, the holidays are crazy. I would like to know whose idea it was to cram so many things into a week. Family visits, cooking, gift-buying, cat-transporting… But now they’re over. And I even managed to finish two books. Two!
One, a classic — Tess of the D’Urbervilles. SO GOOD.
If you’re into classic lit at all, read it. I gobbled the whole thing in about three days — all 450-odd pages of it.
The other is a perfect candidate for an advertising book review, so I’ll probably write up a post when I get bored in the next couple of weeks (probably).