Things I Adore, Part 1

I have to be honest – I pretty much only started a blog because I wanted to write lists of my favorite things. I wanted to give this little feature a catchy name like “Mishmash Monday” or “Miscellany Monday,” but those are all taken. Maybe there’s something about Mondays that makes bloggers want to compile easy lists of random items that have nothing to do with each other, and pass them off as substantial posts? Eh. I’ll take it.

So, now, without further ado – here are the things I’m really into this week:

I was always Team Ben, but now I'm finding myself charmed more and more by dorky Noel.

Felicity on Netflix streaming. I’m embarrassed to admit how much I wanted to be wide-eyed, curly-haired Keri Russell when I first watched this as a senior in high school. Seeing this now, I’m amused by the fact that even though this show didn’t air that long ago, it began right before internet and cell phones became a prominent part of people’s lives. Felicity recording letters on tape to her old French tutor – how quaint!

New shipment of Uni-ball 0.38 mm Signos! It’s been a while since my last JetPens order (I’ve actually been purposely trying to avoid the site – it’s dangerous), so I’m really excited by these 10 new pens. I’ve tried a lot of pens (Hi-Tec-C, Slicci, Sharpie Pens, Zebra), but these are the best of the lot. I haven’t seen or spoken to her in years, but I’ll always be grateful for my old friend April from Italian class sophomore year of college, who introduced me to Signos.

Dark chocolate peanut butter cups from Trader Joe’s. Kill me.

Downton Abbey, also on Netflix streaming. Oh, English period dramas, how I love you! So much scandal and intrigue, and it makes me want to sit up straight!

Mindy Kaling’s new blog! I fully credit her hilarious and defunct Things I’ve Bought That I Love for my continuing obsession with Australian red licorice and Kiehl’s tinted lip balm. What can I say – I’m very easily influenced and besides, Mindy Kaling’s sense of humor is the gold standard. How is she this famous yet so relatable and BFF material? I love her. I can’t wait for her book to come out next month.

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