The start of the school year brings back memories of homework, oversized backpacks, and the rapid onset of sweater season. If long days of study come with any reward (besides the wonders of learning, that is), it's in the form of snacks: mid-morning snacks, after-school snacks, bedtime snacks, midnight snacks, and "just because" snacks.
Nothing gets us through 3 p.m. algebra -- or these days, a boring conference -- quite like the anticipation of a thick a slice of banana bread waiting on the other side. And when we can't have the real thing, your photos from Instagram are enough to help us survive another day of school, work, or -- thank goodness for the weekends -- play.
A (former) student of English, a lover of raisins, a user of comma splices. My spirit animal is an eggplant. I'm probably the person who picked all of the cookie dough out of the cookie dough ice cream. For that, I'm sorry.