Brace yourself, another long post...I learned something new last week. If you meal plan based on recipes, you spend more money as a college student. Like, $10-$20 more. Initially, I thought it was price increases. However, it is not. It is the fact I do not have most of the ingredients on hand. So, as you can imagine, by the time I graduate, I predict that I will have the equivalent to Rachel Ray's pantry.
Remember that comic con volunteer activity from last week? The trend from last week was mixed. I think superhero dynamites have been immortalized by film, which attracts the younger generation. The older generation still favor pulling out old comic books and reading the 'funnies' in newspapers. No shame in admitting it, but I am one of those people who love (!!!) an action-packed superhero movie.
Kids accompanied by parents, mainly, were in attendance, but I was assigned to a nifty green screen "photo booth" section located in the kids' section of the library. I did see adults in some rad costumes, and I could only image the amount of creativity and dedication at a national comic con event (Definitely on my to-do list...)! Thirty minutes into the event, it is ridiculous, but I wish I had dressed as Cat Woman or Supergirl. It was such a cheery experience. Every time I volunteer, I find that the initial nervousness I have dissipates as I start engaging in whatever I am doing. I love to volunteer, and I enjoy serving in any capacity that I can.
So this week was definitely smoother than last week. Much was done, and much has yet to be done. Spring break is in two weeks, and I type that with a little pep in my step...or fingers. I have two written midterms that are due next week, so most of my weekend and early, upcoming week will be consumed in course readings and deep thinking. Also, this weekend, I am playing photographer for a few of my cousin's formal pictures.
Last but not least, two weeks ago, I traveled to Dublin! My sister's prom dress finally arrived to the store, so I was excited to see it for the first time given I was not there the day she picked it out. Needless to say, I am ecstatic to once again serve as the photographer on her prom day in March. She will rock it, no doubt! I was in no way sponsored to recommend this hole-in-the-wall Mexican restaurant, but oh my gosh, Papi Loco's in Dublin. If you are ever around the area, I highly recommend the hot and spicy burrito. It is the best, authentic burrito I have ever had. Seriously.
Also, not going to lie, I felt a bit awkward posting the last picture because that is a selfie, but it is part of documenting that week's story. I also added it to note that lately I have grown to love lip color. I have always been terrified that others judge me for it, but lately, I have adopted this carefree attitude about it. If I feel happy, comfortable, and me in it, that is all that matters. So, my larger point is, if you hold onto doubt and shy away from wearing and doing what you are comfortable with, do it and ignore what others are thinking. In the lovely words of my wise mom, do what makes you happy. Happy weekend and do something spontaneous!