Archive for ‘Side Notes’

December 16, 2013

life, lately.

LL Update-1706

This semester totally kicked my ass.

I spent days elbow-deep in 20-page articles to extract a couple of sentences for a research paper. I read through countless job descriptions, only to nix the majority of them because, well, I’m overly picky some (most) times. I ate several pints of Ben & Jerry’s (… cause everyone knows that 1 pint is actually just 1 serving, right?). I ventured to the laundromat for the first time. I changed laundromats because… oddballs and weirdos. (Enough said.) I ran around campus for group projects, then ran around the city for job interviews. Needless to say, sleep was minimal. I spent a week wearing a suit and pairing it with the same 2 dress shirts; I never felt as thankful to put on a pair of jeans as I did by the end of that week. I sat on my bed and ate a slice of the best pumpkin pie I’ve ever had. I sat on my bed and let mascara run down my face (perfect make-up is overrated). I walked 20 minutes to get another slice of aforementioned pumpkin pie from Flour Bakery, only to find that THERE WAS NO MORE PIE (!!!!!). I handed in an absurd number of papers and projects; a few of those are probably some of the best work I’ve ever done. I started running. I stopped drinking coffee. Yeah, that didn’t last long (surprise!). I got stuck at JFK the Sunday after Thanksgiving. I discovered the wonder that is a cheddar/ brown sugar/ apple crepe (SO good).

In other words, this semester has undoubtedly been my best yet. Simultaneously torturous but exciting, challenging but beyond rewarding.

I don’t have a recipe for you today, but I do have a random collection of phone pictures that recap some sources of inspiration or happiness from the past few months. In other words, life lately.

LL Update-1749

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April 28, 2013

side notes: spring lovin’

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Hello, Boston Harbor. Last time we met, some people were pouring Arizona iced tea in you. (Ha! Get it? Boston… Tea… Boston Tea Party. Ha. No… just, no.)

Note to all people who think pouring tea into the harbor is funny and original: It’s not. And it’s just a waste of tea (or in this case, “tea”).


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February 24, 2013

side notes: food musings & a green door


This is, perhaps, the most glorious sandwich on the face of this planet. Hummus, shredded carrots and beets, mixed greens, and feta cheese on 7-grain bread – healthy decadence at its best.


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January 10, 2013

side notes: lights & things


Psssssst. Can I let you in on a little secret?

Sometimes I like to take blurry pictures. They’re imperfect and dramatic.


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January 3, 2013

side notes: my hand is not used to writing “2013” yet


Happy New Year, all!

Fact: My hand is not used to writing “2013” yet, nor are my fingers used to typing it. They’re still stuck in 2012, apparently.


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