Current Simple Joys

New England Patriots REPPIN’!

[Confession #1: I typed that before the game even started…for optimism. Confession #2: I don’t give a single care for football. I just like cornbread, chili, halftime, and a reason to be excited. Confession #3: I was reading blogs throughout the game last night.]

For those of you who either don’t live in the United States or just don’t know why people are talking about bowls being so super, there was a very important football game on TV last night. Or should I say there were a series of weird commercials with some football woven throughout?

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Plus twenty more handfuls of popcorn, another wing, funfetti dip, and microwave pizza rolls. QUALITY DINNER.

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In addition to the simple joy of being in Boston when the New England Patriots won the Super Bowl, this past week has brought about an endless number of other blessings that have been making me smile until I look Asian.

Oh wait.

current simple joys

  • Biscuits with honey butter.

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My friend Arianna taught me yet another trick of the dining hall. When they have “shortcake” for dessert, they provide plain biscuits. She takes those biscuits, pops them in the microwave for a few seconds, and then spreads butter and honey on them. Genius, yes?

  • Spotify. (Below is a shorter version of my entire list of songs on Spotify, in case you were wondering what I’ve been grooving to. It’s a diverse list 🙂 )
  • Celebrating birthdays {and funfetti cake}.

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Happy birthday to Erica! And shoutout to Jonathan, who nailed that funfetti cake like no other.

  • Going to the chapel for Mass in the middle of a busy day of classes.
  • Weird combinations that end up tasting delicious.

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Cottage cheese, granola, peanut butter, and applesauce. I’m laughing out loud because I know my friends are probably making barf sounds at this.

  • The unlimited dining plan— I can just swipe into the dining hall for a snack.
  • Human anatomy (seriously). 
  • Checking things off your to-do list.
  • Awesome wins for BU Hockey.

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  • Coming inside after being assaulted by freezing winds.
  • A man on the sidewalk sounding extra cheerful when he said, “You’re welcome!” in reply to my rather dull “thank you.”
  • Sandwiches. 

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  • Warm laundry. And when the dorm dryer actually dries all your clothes.
  • Feeling spent yet accomplished after working out.
  • Just talking with friends.
  • Beanies.

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  • When the dining hall has spotty bananas, so that I can take them to my dorm and freeze them.
  • Clear, sunny days and Boston terriers.

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  • Yet another snow day.

That’s right— BU cancelled classes today due to more snow. It’s kind of a joy and kind of a hassle, because it’s nice to have a day off, but…when are we going to have a full week of school? I’m a nerd.

Oh well, that means more time to have dance parties in my dorm room! It’ll be fun active rest because I feel my legs getting sore already from today’s workout (as I type this on Sunday night) ahhhh.

Have a lovely Monday, friends!

So tell me:

Are you pleased with the Super Bowl outcome?

Three of your current simple joys! 

What is your favorite app for music?

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Solo Superbowl Vlog {MIMM #22}

Hello and Happy Monday!

I hope everyone had a fine weekend with some fun festivities, especially if you were watching the Super Bowl! I went solo for my Super Bowl Sunday experience, but it was fun because I talked to you guys through a camera (see vlog below) 😉

Before we get to the too-close-to-my-own-face footage, I have some other marvelous scenes from the weekend to share with you all!

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As always, the fabulous Katie is hosting this marvelous link up!

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College Eating  Business Calculus party. We take our food as seriously as our derivatives. (Read: more seriously)

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That would be maple syrup in a red solo cup. Classy.

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Friday night out at a cute French café with my girls Je’lyn, Veronica, and Jeannine. I got an apple turnover that was just okay.

Dance, homework, Sunday school teaching, and Mass happened per usual as well.

And then there was this vlog. I happened to be alone for Super Bowl Sunday, which was fine since I’m not that into the game anyway (Seahawks won, right?). I just got kinda lonely, so I decided to film myself cooking and doing other things that you might not care about. But this is real life, everyone. No frills. 😀

If you watched that entire video without cringing, we are officially best friends. Also, excuse the alfalfa sticking up from my head at the end.

Just to add: Bruno Mars rocked that halftime show! I have no idea what the Red Hot Chili Peppers were doing though. I must say, Beyonce’s performance last year is still hard to beat….

I hope you all have a marvelous Monday and a wonderful week!

So tell me:

What did you do for Super Bowl Sunday? Were you pleased with the outcome? Half time show?

What did you do this weekend?

Thoughts on the vlog?