1. I have my first job interview today!! This is an incredibly excitement-inducing thing.
2. At the ripe age of 23, I have finally figured out how to give myself a semi-decent manicure (even on my right hand!). Given that I now avoid gel manicures, this is a pretty big deal. I can’t be alone in my distaste for sitting through and paying for a salon manicure that only lasts for a few days. I’m pretty sure the secrets to a DIY manicure are using quality polish and not skipping on the base and top coats.
3. Even though I am no longer in college, I am still excited for football season. Also, I am slightly embarrassed to admit that I am finally learning the rules of the game (this guide is helpful!). In the past, I could always follow along and understand enough to be interested in the game, but gaining a comprehension of the details has enormously increased my interest. I enjoy it so much more now! We had the awesome opportunity to attend the Falcons vs. Chargers game in San Diego last weekend and had a blast.
4. I think I have reached my limit for summer. In Atlanta, summer begins in May. We moved to Santa Monica in late July, which coincided with the beginning of warm temps here. Apparently, the beginning of October is arriving with yet another heat wave, which means that I have been living in summer for five very long months. The upside to this is that we get another beach weekend. I suppose things could be worse!
5. Speaking of autumn (or lack thereof), I am doing my best to summon the season by adorning our apartment with fall things, including these little pumpkins and gourds. Joshua and I bought one last fall in Atlanta that never died. These guys have some pretty big shoes to fill.
6. I am lucky to have a boyfriend who gets excited about my hobbies. He had this awesome idea to capture my madness in the kitchen that involves time lapse videos. Our first experiment happened a couple of nights ago while I was making an herb-braised chicken and butternut squash rice dish. Here’s a sneak peek of the infantile stages of the project: