Saturday, January 16, 2016


These 美鹿山荘 cheddar and gouda cheese curry rice crackers are surprisingly good!

New song and video from Tweet! Won't Hurt Me

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Popped buckwheat

Old photo, but popped buckwheat is surprisingly tasty.

Kiley Dean has a new ep!

Saturday, January 09, 2016

black tea-flavored soymilk from Kikkoman

Most of their flavors are delicious, but this is probably my absolute favorite. The matcha and pear flavors are good too.

Jojo has a new mixtape out:

Thursday, January 07, 2016

Things that you are better off not knowing

Peppermin M&M's are quite tasty - better than their holiday colleague, Mint M&M's, not to be confused with the year-round Dark Chocolate M&M's. Sorry if this leads to you trying them. Food posts are dangerous.


Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Checking out Poshmark

Poshmark is a shopping platform for individuals to sell to individuals - mostly for women's clothing and accessories. I joined as tonkotsu to get rid of items that are too nice to donate but that don't belong in my closet.  For a great summary about Poshmark and advice on how to sell on there, check out Wardrobe Oxygen's post.

I'd describe it as virtual thrifting through other people's closets.

As a shopping experience it seems pretty good - I haven't actually bought anything yet but it's pretty easy to find items and filter based on my size, etc. For browsing it's a bit more random as it's hard to have a quality feed. I find it better to pick a category or brand and browse through the results. I get the impression that there is more supply than demand since a lot of items are pretty cheap but still for sale - midrange designer jeans like AG Adriano Goldschmied are available in my size for less than $30. The reasonable prices make it really tempting to buy things that I don't need.

For selling it's been slow - there are a lot of people on the platform so it's hard to find your customer.  Fortunately the search is pretty good.

I did notice that trying to take photos from a tablet was terrible but that probably was a quirk of the Samsung Nexus 10 camera I was using. The app would enlarge the photo and auto-center it so that my item was off-center. And there were restrictions on image height and width so I couldn't zoom to fix the image. I haven't had issues when using my Android phone though.

Get a $10 credit when you join Poshmark with code: PLVPP. I get a credit too if you use this code.

On the music front, new music from Kiley Dean:

So great to hear new stuff from her!