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Rental Cars, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Indian food

Guess who just returned her rental car? This girl! No dents, dings, or damage…or fee for before under 25 which I am still very excited about.

I was a little too paranoid about getting to the airport on time. I do not even have a gate yet. I did have a lovely morning, however. I went and saw Guardians of the Galaxy 2! It definetely exceeded my admittedly limited expectations. I loved the first one and the second movie does a great job continuing to develop the characters without making it feel like they are backtracking. This isn’t a rehash of the first movie…it really feels like an original, reasonable adventure that the Guardians would have. Thank goodness for the break in origin stories! (And new heroes.) By the end, I might have even shed tears. Maybe. You can’t prove anything.

Last night after blogging I went out for Indian food which was fun DESPITE the judgemental looks I got from my waitress for needing more water to eat my mild masala. It was so good, though!

My adventures are now coming to an end. This was a fun, worthwhile trip. Now to find a corner to nap in before my flight takes off…

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One Year…

I have an exciting announcement. Are you ready for this? *drum roll please*

Today marks…ONE YEAR OF BLOGGING EVERY DAY!! 

I never thought I would make it this long. I assumed that blogging consistently would be like any other hobby I have tried, momentarily consuming and eventually forgotten. (RIP -crocheting, Spanish, and anime.) Somehow, however, blogging has persisted, and I think that is because writing every day gives me a platform to talk about what interests me in the moment. It supersedes my short term focus by encompassing everything!

I started blogging every day because I heard on a podcast (another forgotten hobby) that doing so would make you a better, more rounded person. I think the speaker meant blogging about current events and world injustices and other, serious things. I fall short of that. However, blogging has taught me some important things…

  • Short is good. 
  • When in doubt, write a book review. 
  • Procrastination is bad. Half of these posts were written right before I went to bed and you can tell. 
  • Mom does not find my Pinterest posts amusing.
  • Food posts are always popular.
  • One year goes by really fast.

Thank you, readers! This year would not have been the same without you. Here’s to another year of blogging! (and hopefully this time I won’t miss a day in July)


Korean Food and Bubble Tea

“What is this?” my sister Bethany asks the passing waiter. She gestures to the weird, wobbly, white and pink thing on her fork. 

For a moment, he looks similarly baffled. “I don’t know…I usually get the ramen when I eat here. My Mom makes Asian food at home.” Apparently this is his reason for not eating more diversely at the Korean restaurant where he works. Seeing our incredulous expressions, he hazards, “Maybe it is crab?” 

Another waitress walks by. He calls her over. “What is that?”

“Rice cake,” she says calmly. 

In surprise, we all stare at it for a moment. Rice cake. Right.

For the record, this is what the rest of Bethany’s lunch looked like:

My Mom, my two sisters, and I went out for Korean today!

 (My lunch…yummm)

Following lunch, we went shopping and bought bubble tea.

I do not think I have quite sold my family on the merits of bubble tea yet, but eventually I will. It is so refreshing (and fun!) 


Tom + Chee

Tonight I ate at Tom + Chee, a restaurant that specializes in grilled cheese. (You might have seen them on Shark Tank.) My sandwich was yummy but it was the desert that really stole the show: 


That’s right…grilled cheese donuts.


It is a weird combination that totally works. 


Pizza Hut Wings

Today I ordered Pizza Hut wings for my volunteers for dinner. It was…well, an experience. There were a lot of wings left over, and I was feeding teenage boys! Usually anything chicken is devoured within seconds, especially if it involves wings. However, the Pizza Hut wings were not that great. 

It is possible I just didn’t order the right sauces…we stayed on the mild side of the spice chart. However, I am not sure it will be worth going back to try anything else. Time to find Plan B. 


Sushi v. Sashimi 

Sushi – raw fish with rice 
Sashimi – raw fish without rice 

My team learned this the hard way tonight at dinner when we ordered sushi and sashimi and expected a mix of raw and cooked fish. Instead, we got all raw. Half the table wouldn’t touch it. More for me!! Yummmm. 


The fish eggs were surprisingly good. 


Finding Food

What does this picture represent, besides the fact that I am eating solid food finally? A 4th attempt at finding food! 

My co-workers and I went out for dinner tonight and had the hardest time finding a place to eat!  We opted for sushi first but the place was closed for a private event. Doesn’t that sound classy? But anyway, no sushi for us. Next we opted for Irish. We walk several more blocks only to find the place closed. Then we decided to head towards the pub we regularly go to…but they had a 20-30 minute wait time. 

Finally, we trudged a few more blocks and found a place with immediate seating and FOOD! Hurray!