Today, it’s Friday the 13th, and it’s also my 22nd birthday! See what Jen is up to over at Conversion Diary today too!

My life has a lot of food in it. And I like it that way. Around my birthday, it always involves desserts. And ain’t nobody can be mad about that. Here’s the rundown of my food for the day…Random, I know. But I like it!

1. Donuts
J brought me my favorite kind of donuts (old-fashioned/sour cream) and pretty flowers this morning before class. 🙂 I am too lucky!
IMG_03912. Fruit Leather
I didn’t get to eat a donut immediately because I was in a bit of a hurry this morning to get to class. So when I got there, I was starving. I found a fruit leather in my backpack and rolled with that. Jake told me it looked like beef jerky jello. It’s not far off.

3. Benvenutos
For the first time this year, I got lunch at our pasta bar in our student union building. I got there at 10:55 and the line was still super long :l but that’s okay I guess, because it tastes just as good as I remember. I always get the same thing: Chicken, garlic, Alfredo and pesto. Yum. You taste bad for the rest of the day.

4. Andolini’s
Our favorite place to go for special (or not special) occasions is Andolini’s. We treated ourselves for dinner and tried a flight of beers (4 tasting sized glasses), arancini (most delicious thing of all time), garlic knots, and roasted garlic pizza. Any hope of getting rid of the garlic taste from lunch was immediately dashed.

5. Chocolate Cake
My most awesome roommate left me a cute piece of chocolate cake in the fridge! I can’t wait to eat it!

6. Ladybug Petit Fours
So there’s this place that makes delicious petit fours. We are hopefully(!) using them for our wedding! And every year, my mama orders some for my birthday. This year, they were green and had daisies and ladybugs on them. They’re already gone. Not a lot of people are at the house tonight, so we downed them while watching TV and drinking milk! Thanks mom, Tri Delta thanks you!


7. Cookbooks
My mama sent me two cookbooks by two second-generation Koreans that provided their own take on special dishes. Smoke and Pickles is about a guy mixing his Southern (American) style with Korean flavors. All of the things he makes are super creative. Seoultown Kitchen is an assortment of “Korean pub food” that is great for entertaining. I’m excited because I think that will actually be a very functional cookbook!

8. Food for Thought: Defeating Racial Binary
A friend posted this article on Facebook and it was very thoughtful, and I liked it a lot.

Especially with things like bullying and objectification in the media, it’s something that goes unsaid too often. Here’s also a link to a preview of a documentary about hypersexualization of Asian women in media.



Have a great next week! It’s been a busy but fun one, and I’m so blessed to have spent my birthday with people I love!




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