February ’15 in Review

February had been a super busy month with real life stuff. All 4 of my midterms were this month! On top of that, I was figuring out my future (aka job search) and getting involved with extracurricular activities, which left me with practically no time left to explore St. Louis. Thankfully I had a quality adventure at the end of last month, documented here:

Cherokee Street

Exploring St. Louis’s characteristic Cherokee Street.

Snapshots: Night Visions

WUSTL Olin Library at Night

My campus at night.

It appears that I watched a lot of shows this month. First it was my school’s Lunar New Year Festival and then Kina Grannis:

Kina Grannis – Elements Tour

Kina Grannis Elements Tour St. Louis

Watched a Kina Grannis concert!

Olio

Mediterranean food for Galentine’s Day.

Aaand my monthly media intake:

Books:

TV/Movies:

  • Fresh Off the Boat

Music:

Now that February’s over, I can’t wait for March – because it means SPRING BREAK!! I’m excited to escape this ridiculous cold and travel around California for a week. Follow along with me on the blog!

Thanks for reading!

Just Kids

Lately, I’ve been super busy with real life (school, extracurriculars, and finding a job…) but I finally finished reading Just Kids by Patti Smith a month after I started it. I guess I’m kind of late in the game, because it came out in 2010 and won a whole bunch of awards thereafter. After reading Smith’s memoir of her special relationship with the late artist Robert Mapplethorpe, I can see why this piece won the 2010 National Book Award for Nonfiction. Her writing is simply beautiful. Here are my favorite snippets from various chapters:

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