with my leopard skinny jeans that I bought in January, promptly forgot about, left at my parents', and rediscovered over break
as of day 7 there's a little tipwear
I told Ben that I just wanted to get a gel manicure so that I could not worry about my nails. He dropped me off at a place and then went off to a game exchange place to, I assume, look at video games while I had my nails done. Then he came back and paid, which was nice. I really like this color and I'm not sick of it yet at all. Kind of weird, because in the springtime usually all I want to wear are light and airy colors (and I have several of those lined up to show you for the future). I'll probably attempt to remove this myself toward the end of the week and get back into my regular polishing routine (okay, when I typed that I actually thought that today was Tuesday instead of Thursday. I have no idea what's going on right now).
So, here are some spring break pictures. Ben took most of these because he constantly carries around a camera. I'm thankful for that because I'm really bad at taking pictures. I'm good at making memories, I just suck at documenting them.
One of my favorite places to go in the Cleveland area is Chagrin Falls, because it has this cute tiny town feel and a nice waterfall
I also like Chagrin Falls because of Jeni's, an ice cream place native to Columbus but we now have one in Cleveland. This is me with ice cream in my mouth being like, holy shit you have to try this one (banana cajeta).
In an antique store I found this old timey German book that I tried to read. I could pick out a few words and grammatical constructions, but otherwise no dice.
We went to the lake house.
We tried out my mom's NEW AS-YET-UNRIDDEN bike (sorry mom--it has a basket and a bell and we couldn't resist).
On our way back home Ben insisted we stop so he could take pictures of this collapsing house out in the middle of nowhere. Actually it was downwind from a chicken farm...where I'm convinced they are only farming chicken poop (judging by the smell).
We colored (and painted) eggs. I was starting to come down with a cold this day (which I still have) so I don't look particularly chipper. Even with that energy drink.
We made a couple Easter baskets. This one was for my parents.
My mom's Easter table all set for lunch.
Back on the plane.
Manhattan from the air. It looks so tiny from above.
For a belated Christmas gift (long story) my parents got me this iPad Mini. I...love it. Ben and I have taken to calling it a "derp device" because you really can't use it for anything other than derping around the internet and playing games and watching Netflix. And I am so okay with that. I love that now I can work on my laptop and watch Netflix at the same time without switching between windows (I had to do that before because I don't have a tv--first world problem, I know). And it's the perfect size to take with me on the subway and to class, etc.
It fits in well with the rest of my Apple devices. Pictured: my MacBook Pro, iPhone 5, iPad Mini. Not pictured: my iPhone 4 (which I now use as an iPod Touch/device solely to hold music and podcasts) and my iPod Nano (which I use for quick trips out). I'm an Apple nut.
So yeah, I'm back now. I have two papers to write (haven't started researching) and two finals to worry about, but not for many weeks. I also received an extra fellowship (which, yay money) so it's officially confirmed I'll be working in New York through most of the summer. Right now that's a difficult reality. I don't have any visits home to look forward to yet (maybe Memorial Day weekend?) so I once again feel sort of...ugh. But I will definitely be ridiculously busy until the semester ends so maybe that will keep my mind off of the ugh. But first I have to get over this stupid cold that at the moment feels totally debilitating. I could only do half a day at work on Wednesday because I felt so weird and out of it, and half days are very unlike me. Also Ben now has my cold. I can tell myself that it's cute that we're nursing the same illness when we're miles and miles apart but it sucks way worse for him because he has to work for the next two weeks straight for like twelve hours a day. I'm worried about him. Anyway. Colds suck. I always seem to get one in April which totally blows because I love April.
Okay. As this posts I will hopefully be sleeping in because Thursday is the only day that I can. Thanks for waiting for me while I took a little break!