August 28, 2022 9:00 PM
Sabbatical week 1 - happy birthday to me
So what have you done on your sabbatical so far?
Meals that I've cooked:
- Broccoli cheddar soup at my friend's house
- Chicken fajitas (using a recipe that said friend has been raving about) and pico de gallo
- Strawberry pizza...it's been way too long since I last made this!
- Cinnamon swirl oven pancakes...twice!
- Brussels sprouts, bacon, and onion (yes, using my recipe!) with my favorite pierogies, Poppy's
- re-read The Little Prince
- watched Mary and Max
Songs I've discovered:
- WATERMELON - uhh, this was technically pre-sabbatical, but it was really cool, and I want to check out more of MEZERG's work
- Victoria's Secret - So cool to hear Jax on the radio, and it's such a catchy song with a great message
- Added support for image carousels on this blog
- Added a search feature to the food blog
- Got back to updating the Teochew site (!!!)
- And wrote some blog posts!
- Birthday lunch at Page's - my favorite ice cream spot, with the best hamburger in Pittsburgh
- Free Mad Mex burrito with my birthday friend
- Fancy dinner at Alta Via with two birthday friends
- Walked to Panera, where the person working there let me use my free birthday pastry on a kitchen sink cookie (even though they're not supposed to)
- Finally got back to playing DDR at D&B, twice!
- Lay down on the fountain in Point State Park
- Ran to the Highland Park reservoir and back
- Went to the Squirrel Hill library and found...no books that anyone recommended to me, haha. But I'm thinking I want to check out the other Carnegie libraries
- Took a walk to the James River and got lost on the way back. But I really enjoyed seeing the leaves fall.
- I've been journaling my sabbatical experience. Like, pen and paper. It's good to write it down.
- I tried a Choco Taco! It was not good. Seriously. I can see why they discontinued it.
- I drove all the way from my apartment to my grandma's house without using my GPS. That's about six hours. I actually looked up the directions in advance and wrote them down.
- I have rejoined the Gaginang discord server. IT IS HAPPENING.