Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!

Happy Saint Patrick's Day! Normally, I don't particularly have an affinity for this Irish-originated holiday (although I wouldn't say that I hate it). In fact, the extent to which I do so is by wearing something green and using it as an excuse to consume more alcoholic beverages than usual, particularly Irish whiskey. Although the …

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Recipe: Two-Ingredient Banana Pancakes

Hello, bloggers! Just this past weekend, I decided to try my hand at something new-- namely, pancakes! While I've made pancakes before, I wanted to experiment with a new way of making them, and not necessarily just getting it out of a box of pre-made pancake mix. A while ago, I was talking with a …

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Happy Pi Day!

Pi Day today! Enjoy some math (and pie!).

The Finicky Cynic

Greetings, bloggers!

Today marks Pi Day, an unofficial holiday which honors the famous pi (π) symbol in mathematics. March 14th, or 3/14, is reflective of the first three digits of pi (3.14159…), hence why we celebrate it on this particular day.

Taken from WLGZ.

I actually wrote about Pi Day in aprevious posta couple of years ago, but all the same, even though I’m by no means a mathematician, I’ve been celebrating this holiday since high school (almost 10 years…already?!) and have nothing but fond memories of bringing pie to school (because after all, it’s a play-on word of “pi” itself), eating the pie, and otherwise bonding with my friends over pie and math-related puns. One of my favorites:

“√-1 8 Σ π” (translation: “I ate some pi(e)”).

(you can find more pi-related puns in my previous post on the holiday)

Since moving to France almost two years…

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Man Crush Monday: Tom Flynn

Greetings! Welcome to this month's "Man Crush Monday," in which I reveal my current man candy obsession. For the month of March, I present Tom Flynn, a YouTuber who makes videos on life, dating, and relationships. Now, I admit, I don't necessarily like watching relationship advice videos on YouTube, just because I find many of …

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Tom Odell– Another Love (SSJ #71)

Happy Sunday, bloggers! This week's "Sunday Slow Jams" is that from British singer-songwriter Tom Odell. Granted, this song, "Another Love," is a relatively-old one, as it came out almost six years ago-- crazy to believe that I just recently discovered it! https://youtu.be/MwpMEbgC7DA I'll be honest and say that, at first, I didn't completely love the …

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What I’m Watching on Netflix Now

Greetings! While I hadn't been active on Netflix for a long while, it wasn't until earlier this year that I really go into it. Seriously, it must be the winter weather, just because I've been holed up in my room just binge-watching series after series. Ones I've seen so far have been pretty good, and …

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Happy March 2018!

Welcome to the first day of March! Winter is slowly starting to give way to the spring, which offers more warmth, longer days, and flourishing nature (although there will be lots of rain to come until April...). Usually, I like March for the reasons stated above, but I also like it, because it happens to …

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Doug Armstrong– Waving Through A Window (cover) (SSJ #70)

Happy Sunday, bloggers! This week's "Sunday Slow Jam" is a cover from the musical Dear Evan Hansen, as covered by Doug Armstrong, a British YouTuber who has a knack for singing, baking, and of course, looking good. 😉 https://youtu.be/ixeHMiRXBmc Now, I had never seen or heard of Dear Evan Hansen before listening to this song, …

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My Favorite French Wines

Bonjour! As someone who's lived in France for a few years, I've had my fair share of trying the wines of the country. Besides being known for its 300-plus types of cheeses, France is no stranger to hundreds, if not thousands, of different kinds of wines. Red, white, or rosé, there's no shortage of them …

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Dua Lipa– IDGAF (SSJ #69)

Happy Sunday, bloggers! This week's "Sunday Slow Jams" has been a recent obsession for me. From English singer Dua Lipa, "IDGAF" is a wonderful surprise, both musically and visually. https://youtu.be/Mgfe5tIwOj0 What makes this track so catchy is its militaristic drums in contrast with the melancholy licks of the guitar, as they battle between feeling sad …

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