HIMYM Series Finale Thoughts

It has now been a full week since the series finale.

But first, before I tell you my thoughts on the actual hour-long episode, I want to tell you about me and the show.

The first time I heard of How I Met Your Mother was in one of my magazines (either YM or CosmoGirl), where they were naming shows that could replace the hole Sex and the City was leaving in people’s hearts. (The description was something like: “A group of friends who always get together at the same bar, and the redhead is the voice of reason!”)

I can’t quite pinpoint the moment I started watching HIMYM, and it’s likely that I haven’t seen all the episodes because I never made a conscious effort to catch up. I started watching and I liked it. A funny sitcom with fun characters and a loose larger plotline that threaded through these standalone episodes.

However.
I was really glad when they announced that this season would be the last.
I have gotten awfully tired of the show.

Specifically, I started really having issues with these characters. My least favorite characters are Lily and Ted. I will tell you why this is in another post, but know that I was waiting for this show to be over. I needed relief.

ONTO THE ACTUAL FINALE.
I didn’t have the chance to watch it live because I was at trivia night with my friends. Needless to say, I saw spoilers that weren’t a big shocker to me. I’ve been reading a lot of good articles and blog posts about the finale (among them this and this) and here is my main takeaway about the episode (WARNING: SPOILERS TO FOLLOW)Read More »

Friday Favorites (4)

Hello hello!

It has been a hectic week, with me starting BEDA and also starting a new job.

It’s only the 4th of the month and I’m already struggling a bit to blog every single day, but it’s a good exercise and I already committed to doing this so LET’S GO! This week is mostly a lot of feelings.

Alumni Associations

As a student, I was always SUPER involved with extracurricular activities. Now that I’ve graduated, I find that channeling some of that energy into alumni activities is really fun. My school’s honors program is starting its own alum program, which is long overdue, and I got so excited at the brainstorming kickoff event. I can’t wait to be more involved and to bring together fellow alums!

Blush Med institute

I attended an event at Blush Med Institute, where I basically got to do a trial run of their services. I got a skin consultation, where the dermatologist used this fancy machine to confirm my statement of “I have true combination skin – oily T-zone and dry cheeks” by using some light to show my T-zone with orange spots and my cheeks with white spots whaaaaat. SORCERY!

I also got a short facial (mmm), a massage (mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm), an LED light treatment, and microdermabrasion. ALSO Tout de Sweet was kind enough to provide their DELICIOUS and SUPER COLORFUL macarons. (Photos to come later!) It was a really relaxing afternoon and I was really in need of that before my first day of work. Plus, all of the staff was so incredibly nice! Love love loved it, I highly recommend their membership to anyone in the area.

Having a Schedule

I won’t sugar-coat it for you: I was going pretty crazy during the interim period between my old job and my new job. Every day, I lazed around, with no specific goals after I got hired, and no agenda for any given day except attempting to clean my room (hahahahahaha) (ahem).

Now, not only do I have, essentially, a concrete purpose every day, I have a very set schedule. Start times, end times, meeting times.

This is the stuff I live for. I love having things planned ahead of time.

Having regular social interactions

Again, being at home alone was killing me. I’m an extroverted person most of the time, so my extremely limited social interaction was actually draining me. Talking to my new coworkers and going to happy hour to just unstress and laugh with other people is what recharges me. I like being surrounded by people. And since it’s orientation, almost all of the people are SMILING AT ME that’s awesome.

Getting Home!

I have a really long commute (1.5 – 2 hours each way…) so finally making it home is a really beautiful feeling, even though I’m completely BEAT when I do.

NOT the HIMYM Series Finale

But maybe the fact that no one else seems to have liked it either. I do really like many of the posts that have popped up as a result of this shared disappointment. I will tell you all about it really soon!

Tell me about your week! We need to catch up 🙂