Today was a good day.

*a belated post

it was one of those where you wake up at 6:45 and get in a 15 minute ab workout before you put on your brightest, happiest orange jumper, your warmest tights, and purple snow boots. Then you pop your hands into the pinkest mittens, bundle up in your overcoat and shove the body that has come to resemble a marshmallow into a fire hazard red backpack and burst out of the dorm to wreak color on the world.

then the day continues as you huddle through the freshly fallen, pristinely white snow to arrive at the dining hall at 7:30 where, yah okay. the good day takes an potty break when you realize the sub par hard boiled eggs have been boiled to Hades and back but nothing can ruin your colorful mood so you cheerfully scoop the grey yolks out and make do with the rubbery egg whites. And then you make yourself a nice cup of earl grey tea with a splash of half/half + honey, and park yourself in a study space and proceed to do work (like actually do work–you know what i mean.) until 12:30. and got a heck of a lot done. Then this is followed by (admittedly, sub par again but hey, a pb+j is a pb+j right?) lunch and a nice 45 minute swim where you actually hustled your butt and now it’s 4:00 and you’ve landed your bum in the chapel to practice on the piano.

 

you know those kind of days?

 

yah it’s one of those nice ones.

 

and now i low-key feel unstoppable.

happy february!

 

–mei

Chronicles of a Cat Lover Convert

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When bae is coyly sexually harrasing you and he’s too cut for you to say anything…

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And in fact you love him so much you dye your hair to match him….

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…And at the end of the day you’re trying to cuddle and all he wants to do is get away.

And I have too much time on my hands. But yes I’m a cat lady tried and true. And now I’m back at school I miss them so…

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It’s hard to believe he used to be this big

Happy Tuesday!

–mei

January is…

  1. Reconnecting with friends that you typically talk to 2-3 times a year
  2. making an excel spreadsheet to keep track of budgets
  3. waking up at 5:45 am to go to the gym
  4. Going to the gym and seeing it filled with oodles of new years resolution determined people
  5. then going to eat breakfast at 7:30 and seeing it as full as you’ve ever seen it because new years resolutions again. Changes people for a few precious days every 365 days.
  6. Lugging back 15 kg of food from SF to buckle down for the winter and second semester
  7. Hearing about everyone’s winter vacation then having to ask them again the next day  when you see them because their vacation was told 110 stories ago.
  8. Coming back from winter break and barely being able to Spanish
  9. Being on track with food eating goals (or at least have been for the past few days…)
  10. Having a surprisingly warm first week back to upstate NY
  11. Having the time to go through old sd cards because its syllabus week (cue old photos)
  12. Being determined to blog
  13. ^thinking i should end with that one. seems appropriate

–mei

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feeling like this panda from the tokyo zoo right now. upside down and all sorts of funny

p.s currently sipping on pomegranate white tea from trader joe’s. now i know why it was one of their 2016 best sellers. 2016 isn’t that crazy?! its going to be months before i finally start dating my papers correctly again. i just know it.

Slice of life.

a little post from a while ago…

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My art professor is very prone to going on very profound sideline tangents in his lectures. His tidbits of wisdom would have been rather awe-inspiring too if they weren’t repeated each and every class preceded by a “I don’t know if I’ve said this…”. But he’s one of the oldest faculty members here and a sweetheart through and through so I

But one thing that really struck me–so much so that I plumb didn’t listen to the rest of the lecture, I just kept turning the thought around in my head. And that was the difference between space and place. He was criticizing the new virtual social world that created a space for everyone to be in on websites like myspace, Facebook, etc. But what we lack nowadays is place. We have our places in society, places in our families, and yet what is our place in the social media and virtual reality that now engulfs us? We’re all just floating about in this space that threatens to pull us in and drown us alive.

And I had more to say about this idea that entertained me for the 75 minutes of class but my brain has been distracted by the girl standing at the paper cutter cutting paper in the most agonizing way possible. She’s attempting to use one of the large ones with a blade that you just whack down on the paper all at once to make a smooth cut. But instead of the satisfying single swipe down, she’s pushing it down in intervals, making little bites into the paper. And all I want to do right now is go over and slam it down for her. But she’s gone now.

oh dear lord she’s approaching again with another stack of paper.

have mercy on her, my patience.

–mei

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Slice of life.

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Was scrolling through my old blog posts earlier today and came upon this one. And I was like “heck I knew all that back then?” i sure do manage to conveniently forget.

O wise mei from the past–come and counsel the present time me. whoever said kids didn’t know nothing right? yeezus only a few years out and I’m already forgetting all the times you had when you were a kid and knew you were on to something and the adults just didn’t see it. what an appropriate blog post to chance upon a few days before the new semester starts up again.

I suppose that’s the slice of life ain’t it.

the new year is always such a pensive time

forwards and onwards girl.

–mei