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It has taken me a while to figure out what I could write about without complaining. If you follow my blog, you know this is not an easy task for me. But I finally found the perfect idea for my first annoyance-free post. On my very first Spoon Full of Sunday, I am going to share the best things that happened to me this semester. And because odd-numbered lists seem to be trending right now, I’m making it a list of eleven!
The Excellent Eleven of Spring ’14
-It just doesn’t get better than this-
#1: Parks and Recreation
I know I am a little late to jump on the Parks and Rec bandwagon. Well, I guess five years is a little more than a little late. I actually think I started watching at the perfect time because the sixth season started up a few weeks after I finished the fifth. Anyway, I finally decided to try it out earlier in the semester, and I think I finished seasons 1-5 in about three days; I was instantly hooked! I love all the characters, the humor is smart yet goofy, and I have a crazy-huge crush on Nick Offerman. It is currently one of my all-time favorite shows. I may even like it more than The Office, which is another all-time favorite show of mine.
#2: Bedsider UMD
I joined Bedsider UMD a couple semesters ago, but it was during Spring ’14 that I truly flourished as an In the Wild representative. I worked really hard to learn more about Bedsider as an organization and plan fun events to help spread the word about Bedsider. Not to be cocky, but I think I was pretty damn amazing. I planned my own event, co-directed several other events, and advertised like crazy! I really stepped up my game, and it all paid off because now, I am the Bedsider UMD group leader! Woohoo!
#3: Turning 21
Technically, I turned 21 just before the semester started- January 3rd. However, I enrolled in the winter semester Spanish203 class that required 12 hours of homework a day, so I did not get to have a lot of fun as a 21 year-old until the Spring semester started. But I can assure you, the second my Spanish203 final exam was over, Bebí tragos de tequila!
#4: Cactus Cantina’s Gold Cadillac Margarita
Cactus Cantina is by far the BEST Tex Mex restaurant in
D.C. the tri-state area the entire world! The food is authentic, delicious, and affordable. The decor and music are both very “cheesy Tex Mex,” but in the best way possible. The best part is the people; everyone is warm and welcoming, adding to the ever-present energetic vibe. When I’m at Cactus, I’m home. But now that I can drink, it is even better because now, I can get the best margarita in the world: the Gold Cadillac. They pour lime juice and Jose Cuervo Gold Tequila over ice, but then, they top it off with Grand Marnier! Sooooo delicious! And I can finally have one! But I can only have one because it’s very strong, and I’m a total lightweight. If you are 21 or older and live in the D.C. area, I suggest you try one.
#5: Making Bonnaroo Plans
Making plans for Bonnaroo may not sound very fun to most- usually I wouldn’t find this activity very thrilling. However, I am going with my cousin this year, so I am really excited! She recently moved back home from Miami, so I have been trying to spend more time with her. My coursework this semester left me with almost no time to hang out, so I haven’t really gotten to see her very much. When I found out she wanted to go to Bonnaroo, I saw it as the perfect opportunity to do some cousin bonding- especially because it is a ten hour car ride. I fully expect to be best friends with her by the time we return 🙂
#6: Sexy Trivia Night
As I discussed before, I have done some event planning this semester for Bedsider UMD. My big event was our ‘Sexy Trivia Night’ at a local bar, Terrapin’s Turf. We only had two teams compete, Big Booty Hoes and Great Sexpectations, but they were all very enthusiastic. It was a really fun event, and because it was off-campus, we could drink beer! The winning team, Great Sexpectations, received free T-shirts, beer koozies, stickers, and a grand prize of $50. They were very pleased with their winnings and said they would be very excited to attend another Bedsider UMD event. It felt amazing to have the trivia night I was in charge of be such a success!
#7: Finding Weeds on Netflix
When I was in high school, I watched Weeds constantly; however, I never saw the last two seasons because my parents decided to get HBO and drop Showtime. About two weeks ago, I was casually browsing Netflix to find a weird foreign movie or a very cancelled TV series. Suddenly, as if it were sent from the Netflix Gods themselves, Weeds pops up! Every single perfect season of Weeds at my finger tips! It was truly a wish come true. Naturally, I watched all nine seasons back-to-back. Below, you will find my favorite Weeds moment. It is truly amazing. Enjoy!
#8: Getting the iPhone 5s
For those of you who read my post about getting the iPhone 5s, you know it was kind of a bittersweet moment. I definitely thought I would miss my old phone a little, but now that i’ve had my new one for a while, I can’t believe I waited so long to get the update. Of course, I only got the new phone because my old one broke, but you know what I mean. The gold plating is so pretty, it is 10x lighter, and it is the perfect length for playing games. I am absolutely in love with it 🙂
#9: The New World in Plants vs. Zombies 2
I have been waiting FOR-FREAKING-EVER and this semester, it finally happened! The Plants vs. Zombies Far Future level was finally released. And I have to say, it exceeded my wildest expectations. Plants vs. Zombies just keeps getting better and better. The new plants and zombies that came with the new territory are super awesome and really funny. I can’t wait for the next world to be released!
#10: Getting HBO GO
Apparently, I have had access to HBO GO for years, but I only found out about it recently. Don’t get me wrong, Netflix had a great selection of movies and TV shows, but HBO Go has the newer and HBO exclusive stuff that Netflix doesn’t. Also, it is my parents account, so it doesn’t cost me anything. Without HBO GO, I wouldn’t have been able to watch all six seasons of True Blood, every episode of Jam’ie: Private School Girl , and countless movies. It has truly been an amazing distraction 😉
#11: Discovering the Blogosphere!
Discovering the Blogosphere may be the best part of this semester! I’m writing more, I’m reading more, and I’m connecting with people in a whole new way. I never thought I would enjoy blogging as much as I have. Whenever something annoys me, I immediately start thinking: how am I going to blog about this? I also can’t believe how many amazing writers I have come across while blog surfing. Of course, I expected to find a few really talented writers, but I didn’t realize how creative and unique most of the bloggers are. At the moment, I’m blogging for one of my English classes, but I fully expect to continue my blog well after the course is over.
Well, there you have it! My very first ‘Spoon Full of Sunday’ post, and my very first ‘odd-numbered list’ post. I hope you all enjoyed my negativity free post. If you didn’t, don’t worry about it. I assure you I have many more negative posts in the future 🙂