I’ve graduated! I’m done! No more classes, no more registering for classes, no more grades, no more papers, no more readings. No more nothing. Well besides the real world and a real job eventually.
I start work immediately, but I luckily somehow have three days off my first week. This means I have three days to sit in the sun (actually will be rain) with a lot of sunscreen and a cat.
And three days to drink sangria (and gin and tonics if I’m in the mood). Along with my sangria, I’ll probably serve some nice cocktail foods. I’m a grazer, not a meal eater, so I tend to snack all day on little things. I’m at home so I’m going to allow myself to splurge on items like burrata and fancy prosciutto. Because why not?
Last Friday, my friend Emily turned 22. Emily is my poet friend. Literally. She likes to spend evenings with a glass of wine, writing poems. We met because we were both interested in The Pop Culture of Early Modern Europe, one of my favorite class topics at Hopkins. I like witchcraft and charivari and carnivals and all those fun things. Also my favorite childhood story was called Cat’s Carnival. Go figure.
Currently, I have two finals to write and a French essay I should do. Its my last finals week ever and all I want to do is bake. Also I want to watch all of Hemlock Grove, the new Netflix series by Eli Roth of Hostel fame. I’m now 5 episodes in, completely confused, alternately terrified and amused. The acting is quite bad, the writing is terrible (example: “I don’t have a recall” Don’t you mean recollection Eli Roth??), and its a horror series, not my favorite type.
Maybe I watch it because there’s a Skarsgard in the show. The youngest Skarsgaard. Bill Skarsgaard. His brother plays evil Erik in True Blood. His father (Stellen Skarsgard) is just a famous actor for a lot of roles. The youngest Skarsgard looks like a heroin addict (but a beautiful one) and plays someone slightly evil and completely sex obsessed, although it seems he really just likes blood? I’m not sure. But he’s very pretty.
There are a few reasons I get a burger at the Chowhound Burger Truck from Kooper’s Tavern every Tuesday.