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Hi friends!

Welcome to my little corner of Al Gore’s Internet. I’m Jareesa - I’m a scientist, a freelance writer, a knitter, wife to LM, mom to #BabyPi, and more. I love Queen Bey, squishy yarn, watching GBBO, and attempting to bake. Sometimes I rant, sometimes I rave, but I always tell the truth.

Its almost June

And I went almost a month without blogging. Sorry. I've had things in my head but when I got to a computer I just wasn't motivated to write. Plus, I started reading all these "cool" Black blogs, and it just depressed me. Cause I'm not one of the cool kids, I'm in in the club. I don't have a ton of folks linking to me, or even reading this thing regularly, I'm not a professional writer, I blog infrequently, I don't have an Afrocentric or Black-themed blog, and I don't make every other post about Obama. But I guess not being cool has its advantages, though I'm not sure what they are yet. May has been an ok month, not the greatest on record, but not the worst either. Mostly its been all about work. Work has been kicking my ass and dragging me around like a ragdoll. I've been so busy between my normal duties, my capital project, my research project, and a 2-day diversity conference that I attended with my boss. That was a great trip, I made lots of contacts and learned a ton. Working so much is leaving me without a social life, which is something I DON'T want. One of my worst fears is becoming that woman who only has her job to occupy her life (the other fears being homelessness and ending up alone and unloved), so I've got to do something about this. Force myself to get out more and socialize. Usually I end up staying home cause I live SO FREAKING FAR from everything, I have got to move. But I don't think I want to break my lease, so I have to wait 5 months before I can move.

I'm back on the "maybe I can become a vegetarian?" thing...and I'm really trying this time. I've pretty much phased out all land animals, but fish and seafood are still fair game for now. I had dinner at a vegan restaurant a few weeks ago, and it was really good, so I figured I'd give it a try. I've already made some things at home that I probably wouldn't have, which is good.

Side Hustle

My money issues + other stuff