Today calls for celebration, ladies & gents: last day of classes! (We’re just going to ignore the fact that this also means I only have one semester left of college. Cool, good chat.)
A week from today, I’ll be back home, snuggled up on the couch watching as many Netflix documentaries as I can cram into winter break.
Until then, though, I’ll be bumming it up in my apartment until the time comes to study for the one exam I have during finals week. In other words, I’ll probably be spending all day err day reading blogs…as if I don’t do that already.
SPEAKING OF WHICH–today is What I Ate Wednesday!
Today’s post is coming to you live from an obnoxiously large armchair in the world’s most amazing Barnes & Noble.
Or, at least, the most amazing Barnes & Noble I’ve ever been to.
Trader Joe’s just recently opened about 15 minutes from my university, so my frequent TJ’s runs have brought my attention to the giant Barnes & Noble conveniently located in the same shopping center. Before now I had never gone in, but today just felt like a good day to plop down in the bookstore and spend a few hours applying to post-grad jobs. Continue reading
Oh yes…winter has arrived.
And (in case you hadn’t checked your calendar today) December has arrived as well! Somebody bring me hot cocoa, stat!
In honor of December, I’ve decided to pose a fitness challenge to myself–and to you guys–for the month.
As we know, I’m a big blog reader (pretty sure I check my GoogleReader more than Facebook).
Lately I’ve noticed a trend of bloggers devoting their Wednesday posts to documenting what they ate. Some investigating led me to Jenn over at Peas & Crayons whom we have to thank for the virtual eating get-together that is What I Ate Wednesday.
Now that I’ve returned to blogging, WIAW seemed like a great blogger train to hop on. So, without further ado, here is what I ate on this chilly fall Wednesday! Continue reading
Even though we’re all probably benefiting from getting back to work after four days of binging on Thanksgiving food and Black Friday sales, I’m pretty sure our brains haven’t been fooled…
It’s a freaking Monday.
For me, Monday means leaving my apartment for class at 9 am and not returning until dinner, with three classes and a gym sesh in between. By the time I make it to the bus stop to head home, I’m wearing my sweaty workout clothes and struggling to stay upright from the weight of my monstrous backpack.
But today, while in Continue reading
Oh, goodie, a video!
You guys, I wanted to like this. I really wanted to like this. After all, it’s DISNEY. How could Disney go wrong?
Well…I think Disney went wrong.
In case you don’t know the backstory, Disney recently teamed up with high-end department store Barneys. Continue reading
Here’s the thing about sharing a refrigerator with three roommates: you get a whole one shelf for your own food.
Or, in my case, the two “crisper” drawers by your feet.
Not much room for storing leftovers, to say the least! If I cook a big batch of anything for dinner, you can bet that’s all I’m eating for the next four days. No, stir fry, I cannot make you tonight. I have a drawer full of lasagna to eliminate before it goes bad and starts growing an alien civilization. No harsh feelings.
Yup, that Julia-to-food conversation happens… Continue reading
Back again. Julia’s back. Tell a friend.
Eminem reference? Anyone? Anyone…?
Well yes, I’m back.
Looking good, huh?
Two internships and a bartending job were just a bit too much to balance blogging with over the summer, but I’ve missed it greatly and couldn’t go any longer without jumping back in!
You might have noticed a few changes. Like, oh I don’t know, a totally new blog name. “Going Gulia” just wasn’t floating my boat, and then a moment of inspiration (aka me pondering while in the shower) birthed the name “Live Young & Prosper”. New name, new look, same me.
There are also a few updates to my bucket list. Since we last talked, I have run my first half marathon and taken a pole-dancing class! One rocked, one sucked (hint: the one involving twisting your body around a metal rod is not the one that rocked). More on those another time…
I’m now in my senior year of college, with just six months standing between me and the real world. Andddd cue sad violin music.
I’m pumped as all heck to be back in the blogging world, though, so what I really want to know is what’s new with YOU since the summer? Share it in the comments!
The day has finally come: my Chobani is here.
I was at work when my brother messaged me from home to let me know that my long-awaited package of greek yogurt was finally delivered.
As you can tell, I was just a little excited. My brother, one the other hand, does not appear to understand my Chobani obsession. Or chobsession, as I like to call it. Continue reading
I was at the gym today for a grand total of 15 minutes.
I walked in, did some strength training, gave the elliptical one glance, and headed the other direction to my car.
For whatever reason, I was just not in the mood for boring old gym cardio, so instead I went home, turned on Netflix, and clicked on the 10 Minute Solution – Kickbox Bootcamp video.
And–dare I say it–I liked it. Continue reading