The title “Almost Brie” is an homage to a corny joke—the corny joke I put to good use when I introduce myself (and attempt to make the whole “name remembering” thing a bit easier on new acquaintances).

It goes something like this.

“Hello, my name is Bri. Like the cheese”.

And it works about 82% of the time—and that’s including all of the lactose intolerant people out there. So, you’re welcome, other Bri’s and Colby-Jacks. Your name might not go down in history, but your local, friendly grocery clerk might just remember your name the next time you go through the checkout line.

Now that I’ve shared my secrets, I can tell you the rest of it.

I’m 25. Grew up in Spokane, WA. Currently, live on Boston’s north shore. I’m in a long distance relationship with my cat George (who still lives with my parents). I work as a full-time writer for my alma mater. And I’m not a very reliable blogger. But, National Physics Day is around the corner and I think that’s worth writing about.

It wouldn’t be a proper “About” page, without a reading list of epic and possibly cosmological proportion.

Here are the authors that are soooo good they make me want to stop writing immediately.

  • Marilynne Robinson (Gilead)
  • Mary Doria Russell (The Sparrow)
  • J.K. Rowling (The Harry Potter Series)
  • Leif Enger (Peace Like a River)
  • Barbara Kingsolver (The Lacuna)
  • Jesse Andrews (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl)







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