Monday, August 24, 2015
August has been a lazy month, and I couldn't have asked for anything more comfortable. By nature I'm an incredibly lazy person, and the seemingly endless days of sleeping in, reading and snuggling with momma and/or the dog were almost too good to be true. It almost felt like I was in high school again, effortlessly gliding through everything as if I were born to do it. But, it all has to come to an end
The highlights from my civil rights/ good bbq centered road trip through the deeeep south with my mom the first week of August included: driving through 3 new states (looking at you, Tennessee, Alabama and Mississippi!), meeting up with my cousin in Nashville, stumbling upon the GREATEST, most decadent brunch buffet you've ever seen (seriously, think Marie Antoinette at the French court) and the wonderfully kind people we met in Memphis, Montgomery and Selma who showed us some of the sites of the Civil Rights movement. I can't say enough about the national civil rights museum at the Lorraine Motel, Dexter Ave. Baptist Church (we got a personal tour of MLK's private church office and pulpit!!) and standing on the Edmund Pettis Bridge in Selma, where the voting rights march began in 1965. Truly a life changing experience! As for the BBQ, the best we had was in Memphis, hands down. The best ribs I've ever had in my entire life.
I spent some time with Alex as well this month, and it was all I wanted it to be. I'm sure if someone observed our relationship, we would seem like the most boring young twenties couple ever, but I kinda like it that way. We're perfectly content spending the night in, watching Lost and making ourselves some drinks (Alex makes superb whiskey drinks and I am forever thankful for that). We also love to cook, and not only is this great for my Paleo adventure, but it is fun! I highly recommend it to couples looking for a cheap date night in. Not only is the cooking fun, but making all the stops to get what you need can also be a time to explore the city you're in (we frequent the asian market and mexican food stores, looking to try a farmer's market soon!). On nights we go out, it'll be something like a baseball game, an afternoon of browsing at vintage stock, or barhopping, of which OKC has a pretty decent bar scene.
School is starting and I'm actually looking forward to this semester, feeling incredibly motivated in the wake of making an A in my summer class :))))))). I love the process of getting organized, putting all of the due dates in my planner, seeing my grad school buddies again, but in the past i've not felt excited about the course material of my classes. This semester is going to be different, though, because FINALLY I'm classed that fit what I wanna do with my life. It is overwhelming to think about internships and thesis proposals and moving away for a job, but I'm going to not think about that now. Well, not completely, but not actively. Internship search has most definitely begun, but asking for letters of rec is actually the worst and it stressed me out immensely. So, it'll be a process, but it will get done.
Currently wathching: Sense8 (I'm not super into it yet but we'll see) & Lost (season 6!!!!)
Currently listening to:
A lot of Elvis & Dolly, CHVRCHES, 8tracks (http://8tracks.com/home/listened)
Currently reading: Cold Mountain - Charles Frazier
August Books -
Not That Kind of Girl
The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessey