I'm such a nature buff ;). It makes me smile, though, to know that I'm in as good of a place to notice such things... I think I've finally readjusted. I'm currently reading the Geography of Bliss and it's really quite wonderful for happiness through a cultural perspective. Looking forward to reviewing it! My attitude and my efforts in my classes have improved. My relationships with my friends have deepened. I even find myself "going out" more often, enjoying being a senior.
Last Tuesday night, for example, I went to out to dinner with the girls. We had no more of a special occasion than being together, right before Thanksgiving, and were dying to go to Phoebe's.
To continue with our spontaneity ;) we also ordered drinks upon our arrival. One got a Blue Moon, another cranberry juice with seltzer (she's obviously the crazy one), a glass of wine for me, and a very strong Rum & Coke for my roommate.
We talked and talked and talked and each helped ourselves to a piece of rosemary bread with homemade butter. This stuff is out of the world, honestly, best bread I have had in a long time!
Phoebe's has such a warm atmosphere and an exquisite menu. It took me a while to choose what I wanted! Everything sounded so delicious. Eventually, however, I ordered the seared scallops from the appetizer section as my meal. It sounded like it would be the perfect portion to fill me up since I wasn't actually that hungry. Well, in case you didn't realize, micro greens does not equate a salad. Yep, I didn't realize it either.
Even if I wasn't at my utmost appetite capacity this small serving could never have filled me up. Luckily, my roommate is very generous and doesn't eat vegetables (trust me, I'm working on it).
I loaded up on her roasted brussels sprouts and pan-seared mushrooms. By the way did I mention that those scallops are stacked on a slice of homemade pumpkin bread? Oh yummy ;).
To continue our girls night, we went back to Liana's apartment to bake cookies. Don't these look like we made them from scratch? Ha, that's funny. We did a quick supermarket run to buy dough and I discovered the amazing products from the Immaculate Baking Co. Their motto?We brought the cookies back to the house and then joined the crowd at Faegan's for the world beer tour. I think I can happily live this life :)... at least for the remaining 180 days 'til graduation.
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