My Thanksgivukkuh Treats
I mastered my first pumpkin pie and introduced my grandmother to matzo ball soup. The mashed potatoes were subpar, so I’ll have to practice before next year. In the three days I was there, I washed every single dish in my grandma’s kitchen.
After committing over a year of my life to watching the West Wing, I am finally finished. But I can’t help but feel unsatisfied.
Here are my questions that still remain:
- What happens with Will and Kate. It’s understood that he wins the Oregon seat, but do they stay together?
- Are Charlie and Zoey still together?
- Does CJ accept the “heal the world” job?
- Is Ainsley offered the White House Counsel position?
- What ever happened to Josh’s replacement as Deputy Chief of Staff, a pre-Royal Pains Mark Feuerstein? He was in that role for no more than one episode and then completely forgotten.
- Margaret was pregnant for one episode and then it was never spoken of again, what’s that all about?
- Why am I so disappointed with how the Josh and Donna story was resolved? Maybe because I hate who Josh had become.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine, 1x09 Sal’s Pizza
Chelsea Peretti is a goddess among mere mortals
Bucket List #56: Laker Game
I’ll be frank, I don’t like basketball. To me, the game is boring and the players are conceited and seemingly uninterested on the court (especially the Lakers).
For my first (and probably last) Laker game, we had VIP seats and access to the Lexus Club for dinner. What does the Lexus Club get you? Access to overpriced stadium food masquerading as fancy VIP treats. The alcohol was a step above, but what really made access worth it was the included candy buffet.
The VIP seats didn’t seem very VIP to me. We were surrounded by obnoxious fans with no respect for their neighbors. Particularly the scary looking tattooed and pierced teen who played music for the rest of us to endure on his phone for the entire first hour.
All in all, I had a good time. But the whole experience didn’t seem worth the trouble.
Bucket List #57: USC Homecoming as an Alum
It still hasn’t hit me. I’m not willing to admit that graduation did, in fact, happen and that I’m no longer going to be an undergrad. I miss going to class, I miss living near all my friends, I miss seeing people I know everywhere I go.
That’s why homecoming was especially overwhelming. In the three days I was at USC, I didn’t see even half the people or half the places I wanted. Despite being overly emotional and on the edge of tears the entire time, this weekend was one for the books. I…
- Snuggled with five of my best friends in a teeny tiny hotel room
- Ran into friends at a bar like a real adult
- Rocked the Cardinal & Gold and tailgated my heart out
- Saw USC beat Stanford in an amazing last minute play
- Took a hard hat tour of the new Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism building at USC
- Caught up with my fellow alums
- Ate too much, drank too much, and had more fun than I have in a while
Wolf and I ~ Naïmah
You meet some incredible people at USC, and I was lucky enough to meet this talented singer/songwriter (and fellow DC area native) in a public speaking class. Her strength may not have been making speeches, but she sure can sing. I’ve listened to this five times in the hour I’ve known about it, and I still can’t get enough. Check out the song and keep an eye out for more from this girl, because she’s definitely going places.
Sabi covers Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams” and steals my musical heart.
Justin Timberlake rocking it New Jack Swing-style with the best backup singers/dancers in the land.
See: their rendition of Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground)