Dinner is Served

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As I’ve mentioned before, I’m very fortunate that my job offers a “meal plan” (one of the perks of working at a school!) and the food is GOOD and affordable. Lunch is always my biggest meal of the day and always has been since I started working (yes, I’m one of those strange, strange people who would prefer to feel full at work). However, dinner is more of a struggle for me. I’m not a cook and also aim to do my workouts at night, which means I eat later than I’d like to and get lazy. Lazy as in, I’ll just heat up a can of soup or have some cheese and crackers. Not good.

Leave it to Pinterest to inspire me with some recipe ideas that look easy, healthy, and tasty. My goal is to try making at least one of these this winter, and if it goes well, I’ll report back…

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Hey, 2017

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Happy 2017! With the new year here, what better time to start sharing a few goals, plans, and thoughts? Check out some of mine below.

I’ve always thought it would be fun to take a bartending class–or a mixology class, as they’re often called–and am on the hunt for the perfect place to enroll in one in DC. Requirements: affordable, easy enough, and convenient…anyone have any recs?

I have two weddings coming up in early 2017 (one in February and one in April) and I’m excited to celebrate with college friends and also expand my travel horizons. The April wedding is in Seattle, and while I’ll only be there for a few days, I’d love to hear about any must-see or must-do things to add to my list! It will be my first time traveling there and right now the only things I associate with the city are Starbucks, Macklemore, Bill Gates, and Grey’s Anatomy. Help a girl out!

Speaking of weddings, my friends and I have been going back and forth sharing our outfit ideas with one another. One debate that came up: is black appropriate for an evening wedding? What about in general? I’ve googled and found mixed answers, although most people seem to believe that in this day and age, black is a yes.

Looking to step up your Insta game? This book has gotten rave reviews (not to mention the cover sure is pretty) and I just picked up a copy of my own. Time to add Aimee Song to your “following” list.

Has anyone taken a self-defense class in DC? It’s something I’d like to do, maybe with a friend. Again, if you have recs for places that are affordable, informative, and convenient, let me know…

Whew. Time to enjoy one last day of relaxation before the work week kicks into gear. Happy New Year, all!

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The Best Feel-Good Movies on Netflix

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HAPPY 2017! I hope everyone had a fantastic New Years Eve. I was sick and had to cancel my plans (so bummed) but ended up having a pretty relaxing night in…Indian delivery + blogging + watching NYE coverage on tv = fine by me!

Now that the holidays are over, it’s easy to feel down in the dumps. Several of my friends have been dreading heading back to reality, and I don’t blame them! Between several days of vacation and a sick day, it feels like it’s been forever since I’ve been spent a full day in the office.

While 2016 has definitely been deemed the year of good TV, I always like going back and watching old favorites, and Netflix has no shortage of feel-good movies available to stream. Looking to cure those winter blues? Here are a few of my lighthearted faves:

10 Things I Hate About You: I loved this movie in high school and haven’t re-watched it in ages. It may be time–I love Julia Stiles and I guess I have a theme going here, because she also stars in the Prince & Me!

Serendipity: The cutest holiday movie that also happens to take place in NYC! When I lived in the city, I ventured over to Serendipity to get the famous frozen hot chocolate a few times and now I’m craving it just writing this…

Grease: Another one I haven’t seen in ages! I’ve been obsessed with the Grease soundtrack lately (no idea why) and am going to have to watch this one again soon!

The Prince & Me: Another cute, fluffy movie that’s perfect for anyone obsessed with royals (isn’t that all of us these days?!).

Love Actually: I’m not as into this one as everyone else seems to be, but how could I leave it off this list? It’s a great one to watch year-round, so don’t feel bad turning it on even after the holidays are over.

The Parent Trap: Ok, when I heard that The Parent Trap was coming to Netflix in January, I thought it was going to be the version from my childhood, not the original. However, I’ve seen this one back in the day and would probably watch it again…but give us the Lindsay Lohan version sometime soon, ok?!

Bridget Jones Diary: A classic, and who can resist Colin Firth and Hugh Grant (they also both star in Love Actually). Make it a marathon and watch both back-to-back!

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