The Girl Behind the Napkin
Hi, I’m Nicole! I’ve kept a blog once before while abroad in Madrid, Spain and I loved it. It was really fun to chronicle my adventures in excruciating and unnecessary detail. It was a time in my life that I wanted to make sure I remembered – the opportunity to live in a foreign country for four months doesn’t come around very often (as far as I can tell), so I figured I should get the most of out of it while there.
I feel very similarly about this phase of my life. It’s my senior year of college, the “time of my life,” and so, here I am again, back in the blogosphere. (Just so you know, Microsoft Word accepts blogosphere as a real word. Who knew?) I hope this blog will encourage me to get out and connect with Durham, to try new things and foods, and to take pictures because everyone always forgets a camera whenever we go anywhere (and especially when I’m wearing a cute outfit.) What better way to take the bittersweet taste out of my last semester than with a truly delicious dish?
I think it’s important to note that I do have interests other than eating, because it may not seem that way as you browse around my page. It may seem like a surprising contrast, but I also really enjoy a good run. (Running more = eating more; duh.) I’ve become a bit of a sissy since my HS XC days of running outside unless it’s snowing (hard), and so I find myself on a treadmill more than my knees appreciate. Unfortunately, I feel like I don’t even take full advantage being on a non-moving device while working out though, since I can’t quite figure out how to read and run at the same time – I’ve seen people do it so I know it’s possible, but it’s just too much bobbing around for me to be able to handle. By read, I of course mean read for pleasure. (As a second semester senior, I definitely have enough time to not have to multitask to get everything done.) I love reading, and even have an embarrassing electronic bookshelf I made in high school to keep track of everything so I can be prepared to give recommendations if ever consulted. If you like what I have to say about the different foods and drinks I encounter over the course of this semester, then maybe you should check it out to see if our reading taste buds match up as well!