Current First World Problems

Happy Friday!

I’d like to share with you all my first world problems as of today:

1) I’m exhausted from vacationing too much.

Before you punch me in the face for saying that vacation is wearing me out… I went to Universal Studios again yesterday since my cousin really wanted my company while she and her parents went. It was SO fun (especially since they were kind enough to treat me to an express pass!), but I was dead meat before I even got out of bed.

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Rage. #gringotts #roundtwo

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It was HOT too. I have enough vitamin D from the blazing sun to last me through winter. And of course, it didn’t rain here in Florida on the one day we walked outside for 7 hours. Clouds, where you at?!

2) I had to close my eyes on some of the rides.

I LOVE roller coasters that have steep drops and rickety turns, but put me in one of those motion picture simulators, and I will want to barf. Motion + moving visuals = green Alison.

Ok, it’s not that bad, but it’s bad enough that I have to close my eyes for the whole ride sometimes.

3) I’ve been having too much ice cream.

I’m kind of kidding, kind of not. I love the stuff, and I really could have it every day probably, but there comes a point at which I gotta chill out (no pun intended) and think about my sugar consumption. That being said, there is no guarantee I will restrain myself from more ice cream in the next 5 days.


Earl Grey Lavender + Apple Crumble ice cream from Diagon Alley. I do not regret this.

4) I almost cried while foam rolling yesterday.

I did some pistol squats for the first time in a long time two days ago. That resulted in sore legs and glutes, so I rolled them out with the Grid yesterday and whimpered in the process. It’s a good thing I had that ice cream to make me feel better.

5) I have pavement sealer stuck on my feet.

I helped my mom paint some “Wet-Look” pavement sealer onto the driveway a couple days ago (it helps protect the driveway from wearing down and gives it a shiny look). Since I was wearing flip-flops, some of it splashed on my feet. Showering has failed to wash it all off due to it’s waterproof quality, so now I have “wet-look” toes. Or just flakes of dried sealer on them.

Beach-ready feet! 😉

Even though I am complaining about all my first-world problems in this post, I’m actually so happy and blessed. Being with family in such a wonderful place has been a blast. God is good!


“Because he himself was tested through what he suffered, he is able to help those who are being tested.” — Hebrews 2:18

…Not that any of my problems fall under the category of suffering. 🙂

So tell me:

What are some of your problems lately?

Do you like motion simulator rides?

Ice cream: Can you ever have too much?

Behind the Scenes #8: Twitter Fever

Good morning!

It’s been a couple weeks since I’ve joined Amanda’s Thinking Out Loud linkup, so I’m more than glad to be joining it this week!


1. Today is our first full day of school this week. It’s weird. As fun as it is to stay at home all day, I kind of want to get back into a routine, especially since our winter break is in less than two weeks. If we keep having snow days, there will be no sense of differentiation and sheer joy once break comes around, ya know?

2. I never used to like Twitter because it stressed me out. All I saw were these random thoughts to absorb (….like this post….), and I just never cared for it that much. Up until 3.5 days ago, I really only used Twitter as a means to share my own blog posts or others’ blog posts. However, if you follow me on Twitter, you may have noticed that I’ve stepped up my game.

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I don’t know what got to me but the Twitter fever is gettin’ real. Or I’m gettin’ obnoxious. It’s guatever either way.

3. Staying on the topic of social media— Facebook users, do you love those new story videos like I do?? I mean, I just clicked on the link and then there was a cute little video that summed up some of my favorite pictures and statuses on Facebook. Honestly, I almost cried when I was watching my friend’s video. The music, the pictures, and the nostalgia was all too sweet to handle. I’m not sensitive or anything. Nice job, Mark Z.!

4. I’m wearing shorts right now (while also wearing a sweatshirt), which shows that I want it to be spring pretty badly apparently. Oh, and Dad just asked me to go outside to get the mail…I’m up for the challenge. (Just kidding, he went to go get it before me. Thanks for saving my legs from freezing, pa!)

5. If you’re a fan of witty and funny things, I highly recommend this blog called I Think in Comics. The author is actually my brother’s friend from Northeastern University, so college students would especially appreciate her humor. I literally laugh out loud every time I read her posts. She is such a talented cartoonist. She’s also Asian, and Asians rule.

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6. I had my first kale salad ever yesterday, and it was pretty good! I don’t mind the bitter flavor like some others might, so I ate it raw. I just massaged in some maple dijon dressing and added salmon and brussels sprouts. It’s definitely more of a jaw workout when eating kale rather than spinach (maybe I needed to massage it more), but I hope to experiment a little more with the most famous green in the HLB world.


Buttered parmesan potato bread on the side 😀

7. I am currently obsessed with this song by The Jakes (aka former Young the Giant). Thanks to my friend Daliza for introducing this ear candy to me. 😉

8. I wish scones could keep longer, but the truth is that they get crusty and dry if not eaten the day they’re made. Warming them up in a damp paper towel helps a wee bit, but they’re still not to their highest scone potential.



9. Would anyone happen to know a possible cause for a grinding shoulder joint? That sounds really nasty, but for the longest time, my left shoulder has not only been tight, but whenever I roll it or circle my arm, there is a grinding sensation (and sound). Like, there’s no lubrication for the joint. It doesn’t really hurt though, and my right shoulder is fine. All I know is that it hurts when I sleep on my left side (which my body just loves to do while I’m sleeping). I haven’t been lifting weights recently either, but the grinding did start before I stopped lifting.

According to Google, this problem may result in not being able to move my shoulder ever again. Cooooool. I feel like Jo in that every Google diagnosis I find makes me think my body is falling apart.



10. Andddd you probably don’t care about my shoulder issues. That’s okay, because I obviously didn’t care enough to bring it up until several months after the problem started….I hope you all have a wonderful day! Stay safe and warm (watch out for the black ice)!

So tell me:

Do you like using Twitter?

Are you a fan of kale?

Do you have any similar joint issues? Any idea why my shoulder is grinding?