Since it completely slipped my mind to write a post for my October and November outings, here is a combined post for the past two months in a nutshell. My October started off right at South Street Seaport, drinking beer and eating German food at Oktoberfest with Rory and my cousin Matt. As much as I wanted to buy a $30 big glass mug of beer, I thought the smart option would be to steer clear of that.

After Oktoberfest, not much went on in October. I mean, seriously, how can anything top that? However, Rory and I did some last minute Halloween dressing-up as Popeye and Olive Oyl! Talk about a girls dream come true. Unfortunately, I had to wake up the next morning earlier than I ever imagined, to only work all day long at my college’s open house, as a tour guide. Let’s just say, I pretty much know the school like the back of my hand. It was worth it, however, because I was able to buy a new Michael Kors purse and two Alex and Ani bracelets I was dying for. Work hard, play hard– am I right?

November consisted of a delicious brunch to start off the month, celebrating Rory and I’s 11 month anniversary! Ariel’s Bistro in New York City served us up a delicious brunch, not to mention 2 hours of unlimited mimosas! (Uh, yes please!) The atmosphere was fun and hip, and the brunch was out of this world! 10/10 would recommend, and I would love to go back. Nothing’s better than a Sunday full of mimosas and no worries at all.

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Next, we celebrated my parents anniversary alongside a delicious Italian meal! They are the two people who constantly fill my life with happiness, love, and good thoughts. After meeting at age 18, my mom and dad give me hope for my future, encourage me to do my best and support me in whatever I do, love me unconditionally, and help me reach for the stars. Their strong relationship is something I envy, and I believe that they have taught me how to love myself, how to be loved, and how to love others. With the lessons of love that I have learned from my parents, I have used to love Rory– so cheers to my parents, the two best people around.

After the anniversary celebrations, my college’s debate team had our annual Ethics Bowl. This was the first one I participated in, but let me tell you, did I learn a thing or two. The debate team became a second family of mine, and I am grateful for each and every one of them. Although we lost our competition, the experience was once in a lifetime and I can’t wait to do it again next year. This month, my Buddhism class also visited The Rubin Museum in New York City– where, not to mention, I got some really sweet pictures.

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And, before the freezing temperatures approached us, Rory and I were able to take a nice walk– like we always do. Nature and Rory– my two favorite things.

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