Thursday Thoughts – 9/17/15

  1. Tonight for dinner, we cooked and ate our second attempt at Peri Peri Chicken. THIS time properly with bird’s eye chili, a little bit less garlic, and a little bit more lemon. Second time was better than the first! Still, cannot wait to have my third time cooking peri peri chicken be with actual Nando’s sauces!!

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    Shoutout to Nando’s.
    My favorite chicken ever.
    Nando’s is the best.

  2. Tomorrow, the University of Michigan’s Museum of Art (UMMA) is hosting an after hours event featuring the art of Tyree Guyton! He’s the creator behind Detroit’s Heidelberg Project, literal street art at its best with an inspirational message that never fails to spark discussion. The Heidelberg Project is near and dear to my heart because of a couple of visits in high school, and I’m excited to check out the UMMA event and show my support for an awesome artist and leader!
  3. Speaking of Detroit, I just watched this short documentary called “The Detroit Graduates” yesterday, which peers into the lives of five kids in their senior year of high school, and again a year and a half later. It was real. Just real people and their stories. It’s good.
  4. I caught up with someone I knew in high school the other day, and it was so nice. It’s got me really thinking about trying to organize some kind of reunion this holiday season. Everyone is scattered everywhere, and we’ve all grown so much and so differently, but people still come home to see their families during the holidays right?
  5. Relatedly and unrelatedly, I miss the days when we’d all just pick up our phones and call people randomly, maybe just because we didn’t have anything better to do, and talk, maybe for hours. Now I feel like if I were to do that, the person on the other line would definitely think that I’m super weird. Or probably just not pick up and text me back later. Sigh.
  6. Fall Ball is this weekend (the med school’s fall dance). I’m excited! Hunt missed out on going last year because he was in Chicago visiting me that weekend, so we decided we’re going to check it out and have a blast at this year’s. What to wear, what to wear…
  7. I’m thinking about getting back into tap dancing! Again! Kelly wants me to do a hip hop class with her (lol), but the dance studio that class is at ALSO offers tap. I am not good at hip hop and that’s going to be a disaster/hilarious when we go next week, but tap, I love tap!
  8. I’m doing miserably on my September reading list. The two books that I wanted to read are apparently REALLY popular(??) because there are like a million requests on the copies at the library and none available. Guess I’m skipping over them for now. But today I picked up “The Invention of Wings”, and I’m excited to read it after my trip to Charleston. “Sue Monk Kidd’s sweeping new novel is set [in early-nineteenth-century Charleston], and is set in motion on Sarah’s eleventh birthday in 1803, when she is given ownership of ten-year-old Handful, who is to be her handmaid. The Invention of Wings follows their remarkable journeys over the next thirty-five years as both strive for lives of their own, dramatically shaping each other’s destinies and forming a complex relationship marked by guilt, defiance, estrangement, and the uneasy ways of love. This exquisitely written novel is a triumph of storytelling that looks with unswerving eyes at one of the most devastating wounds in American history, through women whose struggles for liberation, empowerment, and expression will leave no reader unmoved.”
  9. Apple things to make: apple pie, apple sauce, apple onion chutney (pork chops), apple gruyere caramelized onion bites, apple grilled cheese, apple bacon burgers, apple popovers, apple cinnamon pancakes, apple butter, apple slaw… READY FOR MY ANNUAL APPLE ORCHARD TRIP! Conveniently, the local Northwestern alum club is hosting at my FAVORITE orchard (Erwin’s). Will be thanking NU for the free cider and notes.
  10. Donald Trump saying “China” drinking game? “People from China, they love me!”
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