I felt inspired to take a picture of my breakfast. This is a loaf of homemade bread that my dad mailed me! I browsed some of the Naked Pint, but that’s about all the reading I got to this weekend.
I was supposed to run a half-marathon this morning, but because of my pulled muscle, I had to bail. Instead, I went to a raku at the pottery studio, which ended up being a lot of fun. The weather was amazing!
I glazed two of my pinch pots in white crackle.
Later that afternoon, some students in the Japanese program had an event: green tea, calligraphy, origami, and games. It was really cute! They tried to explain Kanji and more of the language to me. It…..sounds hard. I learned how to write my name (which could be interpreted as “Pure Silk” or “Pure Orchid,” both of which sounded like porn star names to me) and foreigner.
And drank some green tea.
I went over to Jen’s for dinner and to get ready for the concert. We grilled turkey burgers on the charcoal grill and topped them with Gruyère cheese and caramelized onions. Served alongside roasted potato slices and broccoli, well, it was one of the best meals I’ve had this year even though it doesn’t look that exciting.
We headed out to Higher Ground around 8-ish. Jen, who looked slightly edgier in her military-inspired jacket and scarf, was a HIT. At one point, she’s getting twirled around the crowd. Some guy tried to grab my arm to twirl as well, but I really just wanted to listen to the music. (TRUE, the Alabama Shakes were SO GOOD! I wanted the concert to be longer.) Jen told me that I could be more open. She said I could just be flirty. I said that doesn’t sound like me. She rolled her eyes.
After the concert, we went to the O.P. I’m, like, NEVER out that late, but I was shocked that EVERYONE ELSE IS. Downtown was so jammed packed with people. The entire time, I’m saying, “Sooooo this is where everyone is on the weekend? Out, on Church Street, at 1 a.m.” We hung out for a while with some other friends, then got a slice of pizza from Mr. Mike’s before heading home.
I just stayed at Jen’s house, and we were going to make Gaufres de Liege in the morning, but opted for a healthier breakfast. Greek yogurt and berries, along with scrambled eggs.
Yet, we also took to dipping our strawberries in chocolate. That’s real for you.
Pretty chill rest of the day. I went for a walk (the weather was too nice to stay inside), and had a work meeting. Went grocery shopping and played around on Pinterest.
Jen says that sometimes I tend to look “bulky” (lots of layers and hair), while my sister Allison says that I look like a nerd. Hmmmm. Neither of these are all that flattering; thus, I started a pinterest board for outfit inspiration. Meaning, I just started pinning outfits I like, which could still be construed as “bulky” and “nerdy.” Habits are hard to break, right?