This month has flown by. I feel like I start with a phrase along those lines each post I make, but it's the truth. Schoolwork piles up quickly, and it's taken me awhile to a get feel for this semester's pace! Here are some of the moments that stood out. In the future I'm going to try to do some more posts about what my experience as a college student it actually like. For now though, some of my favorite memories!
Earlier this month my roommate and I went to an Ethiopian restaurant downtown. It was such a great experience! The food was served on a soft, thin, squishy bread that you use to pick up the food instead of utensils. It was fun!
Going into any store around Valentine's Day was pretty amusing. The decreasing chocolate box sizes seemed to be asking, "how much do you really love your significant other?"
I was able to meet up with my roommate from last year for some coffee and to catch up on our lives. The weather fluctuations this month have been wild. It alternates between warm, crazy snow, and ice! It seems they always over-anticipate certain storms and others you're not prepared for in the least! I had my first college class cancellation due to over-excitement, and, though the weather wasn't even bad, all my Friday classes were canceled so I got to start my weekend early. Can't complain there!
Ryan and I took a break from some of the college craziness last weekend to have brunch at Swig in the Third Ward. We were happy with our meals and service. They're also a bar in the evening, and I look forward to going back to try out their nighttime menu.
Afterwards we battled the snow to walk to the Art Museum. Some streets were plowed and others were not, so I'm glad I wore my snowboots. There's something magical about being near the lake in the snow. It gives of a very magical feeling. I love seeing local artwork at the museum. This time around they had an exhibition featuring art from local middle and high schools. I was very impressed with their talent!
I was looking at a beautiful landscape painting when I noticed this guy in the corner getting his butt sniffed by a dog! Made me laugh!
Valentine's Day rolled around. My roommate's sister found her the perfect man, who gave us all a laugh! My parents also sent me a nice package with homemade rice crispies and a cute card. It made my day. :)
For dinner on Valentine's, Ryan and I went to Casa Blanca on Brady Street. Their specialty is Middle Eastern cuisine, and we enjoyed trying out some new flavors!
In my biology lab this month we had to grow slime mold cultures on our own time, so these two were living in our potato cabinet this month. One grew really well and the other did not...
Last Thursday, Ryan and I celebrated National Margarita day at Jalisco's. I had a big exam that day and it was a nice way to end the evening. I spent the rest of the weekend catching up on all the work I seem to have fallen behind on this semester. I had lots of notes to catch up on and studying to do because it turns out I have an exam this week I forgot about! Tonight I ran to the grocery store to restock on vegetables. I'll do a mini post in the future on how I conduct my grocery shopping on a limited budget. Roasted vegetables is one of my favorite things to keep in the fridge because they're both cheap and delicious!
I hope your weeks are off to a positive start. I think I got caught up on work this weekend (fingers crossed I didn't just jinx it) so I had the time to update this evening. I've said a thousand times that college keeps me crazy busy. I also can't believe it's almost March. I am however looking forward to spring break, now only three weeks away! Enjoy the warming weather!
Hi my name is Emilee and I am a kinesiology undergraduate student. These are my adventures as a young adult living in Milwaukee. Here I will share my experiences as I navigate through college. Thanks for stopping by!