Born and Bread
This blog, filled with bad bread puns, humor, and insights on life, was started by Erica and Allison in 2015 during our senior year of high school. Raised in two separate kitchens across the United States–one in California and one in New York–we are now both located in Texas, spending our time hiking, meditating, and teaching spin classes at the local gym.
Just kidding, neither of us actually gets out of bed each morning. Good thing we can blog from our laptops, or none of us would be here right now.
As for our posting schedule, posts are ideally published once a week on Thursday in rotating order (Allison one week, Erica the next, etc.) But depending on the number of buy-one-get-one specials at the local mac ‘n cheese restaurant or the amount of chemistry exams in the coming weeks, the actual time between posts may vary. Sorry for the sporadicity. We’re working on our educations.
I’ve been told I have the personality and social capabilities of a squirrel.
I’m 18, a VPSA grad (’16), and a sophomore civil engineering major at the University of Texas. Austin is growing on me, but I was born and raised in southern California, just outside of Los Angeles.
My biggest dream in life was to become a professional basketball player, but that ended when I plateaued at 5’1″. Since then, I’ve explored other possible career paths, such as opening bakeries and writing novels. But when I realized that I can’t tell flour from sugar and that my stories sound like an illiterate cat sat on a typewriter, I settled on wanting to build the world’s most structurally-sound bridge instead.
I took karate for thirteen years and am now dabbling in college intramural sports that I am definitely not capable of actually playing. Besides accidentally tripping my teammates in C-League soccer games, I also spend my time mini golfing, updating my Spotify playlists, and studying outside.
Sometimes I cry when I see really adorable photos of cats.
I’m 19, which is wild because I’m still afraid of making phone calls. I just finished my first year at Baylor University, conveniently located just north of Erica. I spend a good deal of time complaining about how New York is better than Texas.
Someone once told me that three political science majors are the equivalent of one biochemistry major. I am that biochem major. When I eventually drop out of college due to a combination of mental illnesses and rare diseases obtained from consuming too much cheese, I’m going to move to the South of France to open a book store.
I love organic chemistry and sometimes get overwhelmed by the sheer beauty of benzene rings. I currently mix molecules in a beaker for fun, and one day I plan on mixing molecules in beakers for a living. I spend too much time watching Netflix but I also enjoy reading novels and obsessively refreshing my email.