this winter is getting more difficult to survive for reasons out of my control. first and foremost, i absolutely despise the cold temperatures, and they always just effect me negatively because i want to find a little corner and huddle there with about a billion blankets on top of me. the second reason has to do with the cold temperatures- once february hits, it seems like the snow is gone, and instead we’re plagued with ice. i can’t tell you how much i hate ice. for one, it’s so dangerous, and also it’s just not user friendly. i always get this anxious pit in my stomach when i’m walking on ice, and i just don’t like it. but i don’t want to bore you with why i’m having a difficult time this winter, instead i’d rather tell you what i’m doing to busy myself in this lonely period of the year.
break starts friday at 2pm, thankfully. it’s not so much that i need it like i need christmas break, but instead, it’s just some time to actually go do stuff that i need to do, and that i’m genuinely excited about. first and foremost, there’s a food/fashion blogger happy hour at my place of work, and i’m very excited to meet with a few folks- kate from the blueberry files, and so on, and immediately after that, i think i’m going to spend some quality time with samuel, because i won’t see him for a good amount of time from saturday onward. then the weekend boasts a dinner with marlowe at the noodle bar, working both brunches, and driving down to bos late sunday so i can wake up early to leave the country.
don’t worry, i seriously haven’t been keeping anything too big from you guys- it’s not like i’m leaving for turkey or something crazy like that. just a friendly visit to our northern neighbor- canada. no, it’s not going to be a drinking fest, but rather a visit at two possible schools i’m looking at, and a reunion with a pretty cool friend. i’ll be in montreal for 3 days, then i’ll stay another night in boston to see two of my aunts for dinner, and also to crash so i don’t have to get home ridiculously late wednesday night. the rest of the week is really unclear, because i’m left with four days to do more than i think is possible to squeeze into 96 hours. sugarloaf, bela dear, have a jersey shore party, spend some quality time with A & samuel, work two+ shifts, oh, and sleep? maybe it’s all possible, but then again, i could just have a case of being unrealistic.
in other news, restaurant week is rapidly approaching- that’s right, it’s my favorite time of year again. i have four reservations thus far, and the list can only keep growing if you look at it from my view. first is my maiden voyage to bresca (can’t say that i’ve ever been more excited about a restaurant visit), next comes a trip to district with mere, and then a trip to vignola with nellie, and finally the eve of my SATs boasts a wonderful meal at bar lola with mr. I. i think i’ll also be visiting hugo’s on a tuesday for their half of blind tasting menu, and then of course one night i’ll go somewhere with sam, maybe local or sonny’s. so i guess you can say that i’m consciously trying to make things look on the bright side, and it’s working for the most part. primarily what kills me is the cold wind when i walk outside. that makes me forget what i have to look forward to and instead makes me spiteful. don’t worry, i’m trying to work on it though.