Tahoe Green

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When class gets cancelled, you brunch and go to Tahoe.  That’s the unspoken rule anywhere within an hour radius of the lake, but I’m bringing it to light.  If there’s an opportunity to hit the forest and hang on the beach, regardless if there’s snow or not, you take said opportunity, because life is too short and whatnot.

Also, you eat ice cream for lunch, which I did, because I’m an adult and I can make those kind of life choices.

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Lake Tahoe is the perfect place to spend St. Paddy’s week, because…well, it’s green.  Really green.  And during the middle of the week in March, no one is there, and you can explore as long as you want without interruption.  Plus you don’t have to listen to people talk about March Madness all day thank God.  (On a side note, March Madness is for basketball, right?)

One of my best friends, Andrea, and I went to Tahoe to hike, but we actually just ended up climbing on rocks at Sand Harbor and jumping over random streams in the middle of King Beach.  It was a little chilly at first, but ended up being in the 60s and absolutely sunny and beautiful.  The forest is one of my favorite places in the whole world, and I feel so at peace whenever I get to spend a day in it.  Taking a Tahoe trip was definitely a great way to kick off spring break and give myself a day to relax and enjoy the privilege of living so close to such an incredible place.

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Happy Spring Break to college students, and happy Spring to everyone else!

XO Sara

*Song of the Day: 80’s Comedown Machine by The Strokes

My Happy Things 6.11.15

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Hello friends.

I hope you are all having a wonderful Thursday night.  (It’s Thursday right??) (Probably).

Anyways, I am currently in Las Vegas for a night before I leave for London.  Even though I’m not there yet, I thought I would start with “my happy things” to kick things off and prepare for blogging abroad.

Here are my happy things for the week:

The trailer for Inside Out!  Like many people (mostly kids, I presume) I’m obsessed with Pixar/Disney, so I was super stoked when I first saw the trailer for this.  That was about a year ago, so this movie is a long time coming.  I’m not sure when the release date is in London, but since my mom is also crazy about kids’ movies, I’ll probably have to wait to see it with her anyways.

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These tulips in my kitchen.  I’m not sure where they came from (I imagine my roommate got them for his girlfriend), but I don’t care because pinkish purple tulips rock regardless of where they came from.

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Spending a day at Tahoe with one of my best friends!  I have a theory that there is no way to be sad if you are in Tahoe.  It’s just not even a possibility.

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Drinking coffee and reading my Bon Appetit at my favorite coffee place.  This is totally the usual, but I never complain when I have a pour over and a magazine full of beautiful food pictures.

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The pretty quad at UNR.  My iPhone does it no justice, but it’s truly one of the most amazing places on campus.

Fun fact: Every single time I walk through the quad, “Campus” by Vampire Weekend pops into my head.  Without fail.  Every time.

This video of one of my favorite bands/albums.  The Lonesome Crowded West is an amazingly nostalgic album even if you’ve never heard it before, and I always find it very raw and emotional.  Lately, I’ve really been on a Modest Mouse kick (actually, when am I not?), so I was really excited to stumble upon this video.  I haven’t watched the whole thing yet, but I definitely will be tomorrow during my 2 hour layover.

Other random things that made me happy this week:

Eating Mexican food with my dad and grandpa tonight after my plane landed.  Going home to the house I grew up in and seeing my puppy.  Finding a really amazing thrift store dress at half price (will make an appearance soon).

More happy things to come soon!

I can’t wait to show you all of the amazing things I find in London and Paris!  Ah!

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Song of the Day: Long Distance Drunk–Modest Mouse

P.S. I made the header picture from scratch all by myself using PicMonkey!  That website roxxxxx.