Party Time

Happy belated Mother’s Day and welcome to a new week! When I called my mom yesterday, she and my dad were at a casino and she told me that I “used to be so cute.” What can I say? The woman tells it like it is! 😉

This month is turning out to be super busy, with some of the action already come and gone… On Thursday, Chris and I went to see Captain America: Civil War. Great humor, action, and story – Gotta love those Marvel movies. Although, I’m pretty sure many years from now, the whole world is just going to be sponsored by Marvel the way things are going. We’ll walk down Marvel Road to go to the Hulk Chipotle and order an Iron Man burrito bowl before paying with Captain American Express (see what I did there?). You heard it here first!

After a full day of class (morning class from 8:30-11:30, then afternoon class from 1:30-4:30), I was already pretty tired come movie time, but ended up going to some classmates’ parties in my apartment building afterward anyway. In retrospect, maybe I should have taken it easier because a bunch of Chris’s childhood friends came into town the next day and were ready to RAGE.


On Friday, we stayed out until 4am the next morning. On Saturday, there were boozy brunches, Kentucky-Derby-watching, and ping pong-playing to be done, followed by another night out.

derby bar

In a (secretly) fortunate turn of events, just when I was ready to call it anyway around midnight/1am-ish, I wasn’t allowed into a club because of the canvas shoes I was wearing (we had been out all day, so I never got a chance to change into “evening” wear). While I’m sure we can all agree that’s a generally dick move on the part of bars/clubs everywhere, I was not torn up about it and Chris and I all too happily accepted and went home. Our friends followed not-so-shortly after at 6am!


Definitely an exhausting, but fun, weekend. Let’s just say I was pretty happy to lay around quietly for the rest of Sunday before watching some Game of Thrones and Silicon Valley at night.

And now, here I am, tackling another busy week! Apart from the usual school stuff, there are a few student events I’m attending, including a spring formal boat party on Thursday – The weather is currently forecasting rain, though, so we’ll see what happens. Chris’s family is visiting next weekend, too, so it should be another busy one (that thankfully will involve less alcohol).


Boston, You’re My Home

Another week has begun! Hope everyone had a great weekend. Mine was full of school comedy shows, delicious brunches, and (unfortunately) some midterm studying.


Although one of the best parts of going back to school full-time has been the extra days off, it has definitely taken me a while to get used to it. I’m so used to having to count my vacation days or to coordinate trips with paid holidays, or strategically “working remotely,” that I default to not planning trips at all (I just assume I can’t do it, haha).

Luckily, I am trying to rectify this now and take advantage of this freedom while I have it. I realized a few weeks ago that I haven’t seen my sister and her family (my brother-in-law, and the funniest nephew and niece everrrrr) since Christmas, and I probably wouldn’t get a chance to go back to my east coast hometown until after my summer internship is finished. I don’t have classes on Mondays or Fridays, and coupled with my sister’s birthday last weekend, it was the perfect storm of reasons to make a quick getaway to Bah-ston!


I admittedly am not the most up-to-date on things going on in MA anymore, despite having been born and raised there. I don’t have a Boston accent (which a lot of people in the Midwest are very surprised by – I have no idea why that would shock people any more than the fact that I do not personally know Ben Affleck and Matt Damon), and I don’t religiously follow the hometown teams. But whenever someone asks me where I’m from, I think of Massachusetts first and probably always will. Last weekend was a quintessential trip home for me, complete with Boston Chinatown dim sum, exercising my auntie skills, and general bickering with the fam. Some choice convos from the weekend:

Teasing my nephew that I might wet my bed and need to share with him when I stayed at my sister’s house – 

“Um, Christina Yi Yi (Chinese term for aunt)? I don’t think grown-ups wet the bed.” – nephew

“Why do you think that?” – me

“My mommy and daddy don’t wet the bed.” –  nephew

“Maybe they just don’t tell you.” – me

“…No, they would tell me.” – nephew

He has also learned the word, “unfortunately” – 

“I love this yogurt!” – nephew

“What’s your favorite flavor?” – me

“Strawberry banana!” – nephew

“Yum! Is that the flavor you’re eating now?” – me

“No, unfortunately, this is blueberry.” – nephew

Watching the Game of Thrones season premiere with my parents, who are superfans – 

“It’s 9:06! Why hasn’t it started yet? Are we going to miss the last 6 minutes now???” – dad

“This is dumb. I already finished my ice cream and it hasn’t started yet.” – mom

“Head toward The Wall. Jon Snow is Lord Commander there!” – Theon Greyjoy (paraphrased)

“NOPE.” – mom

“Myrcella!” – Queen Cersei

“NOPE.” – mom

Is it just me, or should I start live-tweeting my parents’ commentary on Game of Thrones? It cracks me up!

All in all, a great trip. Looking forward to doing some more traveling while I can 🙂