Posts Tagged ‘pizza’
In preparation for my departure to the West coast (coming up this Saturday!!!) I came back to the midcoast to visit my family for a few days.
As I had not been to the world renowned and local hotspot, Primo, since my sophomore year of high school for a prom, we thought it would be an appropriate place for dinner. My parents don’t usually dine at Primo due to the high popularity and often long lines out the door. It continuously proves to be packed- for good reason! The food and the natural/local/sustainable concept is beyond impressive. Their cred is well deserved.
The restaurant, which has rooms and bars around every corner and on every level is very cozy and makes for an intimate experience available at each table. The land and the farms surrounding the old home are equally as breathtaking. The scenery is just the assist to the game changing menu.
My only qualm with the place, and my parents have notoriously noted this as they can vouch more so than I, is that the service tends to be average to below par. And I’m sorry, but if you’re spending that much money, fine dinning service is appreciated. I can only imagine the walks of people that pass through the place and the high maintenance level of some of the customers, but for a bunch of locals, who may not be the biggest “foodies” in the area, a certain level of respect would be appreciated. That’s just my opinion.
Warning: Don’t watch if hungry!
Which is worse, clueless drivers or clueless pedestrians? I can’t decide. But today, the city of Portland, Maine is SWARMING with both leaving me with a severe case of road rage and a low tolerance level for stupidity.
Today is like the 5th COLD and rainy day in a row. #overit
Seriously, my winter blues are starting to settle in again and leaving my mental state very confused.
GIVE ME SUNSHINE!
Anyway, after a seemingly pointless morning in which I attended yet another early morning meeting just to have another professional tell me, no they don’t have a job for me but that I’m on “the right track,” my inspiration to do work is at a low and my lack of productivity is actually making me feel worse. It’s a recipe for disaster.
However, recently my friend shared this blog with me, “#whatshouldwecallme.” It is absolutely hilarious and some of the clips have my mood lifting. Enough to get me to put on my running shoes and go for a run anyway.
At the end of my run awaits last night’s leftover homemade pizza. Best exemplified by the following clip:
So true. Pizza is the one thing I can always make room for. And it almost always lifts my mood.
You can tell a lot about a person by the way they make their pizza.
For example, I find that people who can make good, pizza-shaped crust tend to be patient and posses a quality of finnese. I cannot.
Forget people who can’t come up with creative topping combinations as well- BORING. This I have down fairly well…
If you can balance the perfect combination of sauce, cheese and toppings you are a pizza master. This unfortunately I have yet to do and prefer to leave to the professionals.
Today’s lesson, when all else fails, stick to what makes you happy. Thank you, pizza.
I did not want a big party or anything extravagant for my 25th birthday even though I absolutely ADORE presents and attention. I greatly dislike birthdays because there is always a tremendous amount of pressure for them to be wonderful and when one little thing goes wrong that would normally be a hiccup any other day, becomes a travesty.
I am in a transition phase of life. Where I’m leaving a huge part of my life behind and moving on to be more “adult-like” UGH. Seemingly terrible at times, I’m actually enjoying this move towards adulthood, most of the time.
While I do not like the idea of getting older, I’m actually fully embracing this new journey of “growing up” that I’ve been on. ”Growing up” is such an ugly phrase, I prefer to think of it as taking more responsibility for my own happiness and my life. Every day I become more conscious of me.
I’m currently working towards having more deep rooted moments of happiness, fun and feelings of success. Before I used to think that by living for the moment you constantly had to be having fun. But I’ve recently realized that living for the moment can mean that you’re living in the moment by preparing for the future. Working hard and whole heartedly at moments of happiness, fun and success leave longer lasting good feelings then all the instant gratification fixes I’ve spent much of the first 25 years of my life craving.
So for my 25th, I decided to take a few moments pause to reflect.
25 things I have learned…
- A LOT can change in a year.
- While a lot can change, a lot stays the same.
- Practice more self control, especially when eating candy and pizza.
- I don’t want to own a restaurant.
- Strawberries contain more vitamin C then any other fruit.
- I can run a half marathon.
- I learned to be more confident.
- I’m no longer my parents priority.
- Less is so. much. MORE.
- I’m a pretty decent cook.
- My grandfather is my biggest fan.
- It’s best not to have attachments to things.
- I like the taste of frogs legs.
- It’s best to fully COMMIT to a day of laziness.
- Movies like “Pretty Woman” and “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” will almost always make me feel better.
- There is little an ice cream cone and/or pizza can’t make at least a little tiny bit better.
- It’s better to have tirelessly tried then to never have tried and never know.
- It is more rewarding to watch something you wholly believe in succeed in the smallest way then to watch something you don’t believe in succeed in the biggest way.
- It’s important to take time for yourself, but being self-absorbed is not an attractive quality.
- I too easily let the little things upset me.
- Not every day will be perfect.
- There’s a special feeling that comes with the first warm day that you can only feel after enduring a New England winter.
- Having some one believe in you makes ALL the difference.
- There’s no use in obsessing over the things one cannot control.
- It’s best not to put too much pressure on any one person, moment or event.
25 things I want to work on…
- Not making things more complicated then they really are.
- Floss more.
- Drink more tea.
- Be more confident.
- Make my bed and match my sox more often.
- Try more wine.
- Go out dancing more.
- Eat more fish.
- Communicating more clearly.
- Dwell less speak more.
- Not sweating the small stuff.
- Watch all those classic movies I’ve been saying I would.
- Be more genuine.
- Practice more random acts of kindness, including paying someone else’s toll and over tipping.
- Call and/or write to my grandmother more.
- Take more time for myself.
- Do the things I like to do.
- Listen to what I really want.
- Read more books.
- Slow down.
- Eat slower.
- Take less pictures. One good one is better then a hundred okay ones.
- Start to learn Italian.
- Hold less expectations.
- Waiting to calm down before speaking.