The World Is a Wonderful Place
I know I said this in my last post, regarding a tinkerbell kite, but it’s really true. The world is a wonderful place.
Exhibit A: It is officially, definitively springtime and campus looks like a fairytale land.
My favorite spot on campus, all decked out in cherry blossoms.
True story: Last night as I was walking back from a meeting for the newspaper, I heard a little boy turn to his father and say, “Daddy, I didn’t know this college was in a castle!” It was probably the most adorable thing to happen all semester.
Exhibit B: It is 70 degrees and sunny and I went for a fantastic, therapeutic six-mile run around the tidal basin with my friend K-.
Exhibit C: Ben & Jerry’s free cone day. Need I say more?
I got a scoop of raspberry fudge chunk, which apparently is made with greek yogurt! (Didn’t know that till after I ordered it.) As greek yogurt is one of my favorite things in this universe, I was all for it. It was definitely more on the sweet creamy ice cream-y side than the tart greek yogurt-y side, but still delicious!
Exhibit D: I GET TO GO HOME TOMORROW! One of the fantastic things about my college is that we get Easter break, and even though I don’t celebrate Easter I plan on taking full advantage of this extra-long weekend. My plans for my five days in New York include:
– Numerous runs in Prospect Park, one of my all-time favorite places
– Lots of baking and cooking with my mom (I’ve been bookmarking recipes on tastepotting since I was last home over winter break)
– Classes at the Y, especially spinning, yoga, and my favorite weights/strengthening class
– REAL LIVE NEW YORK BAGELS! This place, the Bagel Hole, has hands down the best bagels made by man. Ask anyone.
– Hanging out in Union Square and browsing at The Strand while lusting after books I can’t afford to buy
– Lots of sleeping in my bed, watching TV, and general loafing around the house
Oh yeah. And I have to write two papers and prepare a research presentation on activist literature in Native American Culture for my English class. I’m sure I’ll find time for that somewhere, you know, in between running, bagel-consuming, and loafing around the house.
Are you from New York? What are your favorite things to do there? What’s making your world wonderful today?