July 1, 2017


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Good things from this week: Train expressing on Monday. Seeing a full rainbow, live. Seeing "Life of Pi" for at-home movie night. And probably the best thing: finally getting to sink my toes into the sand for the holiday weekend, in the place I used to spend my childhood summers. 

June 24, 2017


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Good things from this week: jogging by the water. The train expressing on Monday morning. Finally baking chocolate fondant. Tasting the first berries of the season. Discovering Prince's "The Beautiful Ones," and then hearing "Raspberry Beret" outside days later. Finally getting Anna Karenina and other books I've been meaning to read. Stumbling upon a bestseller at the library by chance. Getting to write part of an opinion. Getting to the weekend.

June 17, 2017


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Good things from this week. Buying za'atar for the first time ever. Cooking from Soframiz. Freshening my wardrobe up a bit. Celebrating my mom's birthday. More after-dinner walks. Finishing 2 books this week, including Talking As Fast As I Can. Getting really excited about a giant book sale happening next week in my State. Having the train "express" on Friday. Having a schedule mix-up lead to hearing "Tangled Up in Blue" in the subway and a great jazz ensemble in Harvard Square. The Esplanade. Always the Esplanade.  

June 9, 2017


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Good things from this week: walking along the Esplanade and writing by the water. Making homemade zhoug and hummus for the first time. Eating chocolate petit fours and reading about cakes and music in Vienna. Hearing Sgt Pepper on the radio. Popping into libraries and bookstores; adding to my never-ending list. Grimmie's album out today. Finishing Bird by Bird. At-home movie night. After-dinner walks and gorgeous pink sunsets. So many opportunities planned for this weekend, like a birthday that calls for chocolate fondant, and jogging. "Gonna be sublime." 

June 2, 2017


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Can't believe it's June already. Good things from lately: having been absolutely enthralled by Tchaikovsky: Pro et Contra. Catching up with my closest friend over vegan lavender ice cream. Starting work, and learning so much. Finishing How to Be Parisian (finally), and plotting to make chocolate fondant. Taking time to read on the train. Getting excited about taking the "T" everywhere I want to go. Getting excited to make all of the things I've wanted to make. Going on after-dinner strolls. (The best, and something I now look forward to!) Coming home from the library with armfuls of books. Getting time off by taking the evenings off. Delighting in the start of the summer. At-home movie night this weekend, with a movie I've been wanting to see. 

May 27, 2017

Twenty and Twenty-One

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And so summer begins. Things I've been grateful for lately, or just little good things in my life: getting an extension on my paper, and finally turning it in Wednesday (and again, unofficially, yesterday). Realizing that I wrote something the length of a thesis in a semester, and feeling good about that. 

Getting incredibly excited to dress up and see the ballet tonight. It's been so long since I've seen any shows, and I'll be viewing this one with prime seats and fantastic music. Can't beat Tchaikovsky when it comes to ballet, I think. 

Looking forward to all the time I'll have to read and jog along the Esplanade. Finally, hopefully, getting Hillbilly Elegy and Tender is the Night off my list. Breaking in my lime green headphones. Maybe seeing some old movies for at-home movie nights. Hopefully getting that blue mascara I've been thinking of, to wear on weekends, and some Korean beauty products. 

Scallion pancakes for Saturday morning breakfast, and an amazing "home-made" chocolate-tahini spread that I can't get my spoon out of. So many good recipes to try for the summer. 

Looking forward to working in my favorite area of law this summer. Hoping it goes well. Hoping to learn a lot. 

Making plans with friends for later this summer. Starting with ice cream, the reward I'd planned for myself for so long. 

Finally cleaning my space, and dreaming up changes for the fall. 

I think it'll be a good summer. I really do. 

May 13, 2017

Eighteen and Nineteen

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Some good things from recently, while I take a breather from finals and papers. Getting my dream summer job. Hearing from my close friends. Having help over for a few days. Rosewater body-wash. Crabtree & Evelyn rosewater hand lotion (on my "to-buy" or "to-gift" list.) Little hilarity. Retro-sounding music. The long walk I got to take last night. Planned early bedtimes. Lavender tea. Chocolate, and planned chocolate tahini spread. All of the tulips and other flowers finally popping up. Pink flowers sprinkled on the ground like confetti. Considering blue mascara. Coconut crackers from Korea that smell like summer. The closeness of summer, but also the rewards that await if I hold on for a few more days.  Little cute things, like Gudetama.