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1. Celine Ballerina Pumps

These shoes might be some of the ugliest shoes I own. On the other hand, these shoes might also be one of my favorite pairs of shoes that I ever have and ever will own. I've said it before and I've said it again, I love where I work. I love the people I work with, the customers that come in...but most of all, I love the killer deals and pieces that come through our doors. A pair of Celine ballerina pumps for $100? Granted, we get employee discounts of course and they did end up going on sale because not many people want to walk around in these semi-hideous shoes, but still.

I hemmed and hawed over whether or not I should get them. I wasn't sure how they'd look with anything but a pair of frayed boyfriend jeans. Then I tried them on with skinny jeans and saw they looked okay and it was all over from there. They now have a special place in my closet, heart and daily wardrobe. The leather is super delicate, so I have to be careful with where I wear them, but that doesn't matter much to me. I'm going to take care of those shoes like they're my child. They looked great with skirts, loose-fitting frayed bottom jeans, skinny jeans, whatever I feel like pairing with them that day. The block heel allows for extra comfort, especially at the somewhat low heel height. I know they're definitely not everybody's cup of tea, but they're mine, and that's all that matters!

2. Arrival

I knew nothing about this movie going into it besides the fact that Amy Adams was in it and that she most likely got snubbed during award season. Not that I've seen any of the other movies that were nominated this year besides La La Land, but like, I stand by the fact that Amy got SNUBBED. I still don't know what Arrival is about because it blew my mind six million times throughout the film then ten million more times when I was reading about the short storyit was based on after the movie was over. It involves aliens, but not like...the green, angry aliens. They're more like black octopus peaceful blobs. Add in some creepy, eerie music, Amy Adams as a linguist, and a whole lot of philosophical undertones that will leave you wondering whether or not you would change portions of your life if you knew how it was going to end. My head is still spinning, clearly, because I can't even form proper sentences about this movie. All film critics are shaking their fists at me, especially since I'm going to use the dreaded sentence: it was good. Like, really good. Things might go over your head while you're watching it but then you'll sit and marinate in whatever the hell just happened and you'll finally relax and go, "wow."

3. Sushi

For Lent every year, I would give up sushi. This completely defeated the purpose of giving up something for Lent because I refused to even touch sushi, therefore I would cheat the system and give up something that I never even cared about in the first place. I didn't do the whole Catholic school thing right, I know. I digress, I spent twenty-one years of my life too scared to try sushi. Most of it boils down to the fact that I don't like seafood or fish of any kind and assumed that was the only kind of sushi that existed in this world. FALSE!

I had a faint idea that veggie sushi and like, sweet potato sushi existed over the course of the past couple of years, but I was, admittedly, too chicken to try it. I'm not very adventurous when it comes to food, I'm too picky. A few months ago, we had a work meeting with sushi and I was still too afraid to try it and got myself a green tea latte from Starbucks instead. However, the next day at work, I was busy and stayed a few hours longer than I was supposed to and didn't have enough time to go out and get lunch. However, we did have some leftover veggie sushi leftover and for the sake of my stomach, I took the leap and tried new things.

In the course of the past two weeks, I've had sushi four times. In the course of the past five days, I've had sushi twice. Needless to say, I might be obsessed now. I always get asparagus sushi and then some other variation of non-fishy rolls, like an avocado (sometimes with cucumber) or regular veggie rolls. I don't know how to use chopsticks, so I just use my fingers like a newbie, but it still tastes the same! I'm a sushi fiend now and I can hear a symphony of "I told you so's" now.


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