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["what was good about this day?" a list of good things; in which I jot down one(ish) thing per day]

inspiration: i., ii., iii. iv.

      • 【 D E C E M B E R 】
  • 07 → getting super nostalgic about the "Trilogy of Error" Simpsons episode (aka, the origin of "this is why we can't have nice things")
  • 06 → bro, purposefully coming by my doorway to do an impersonation of the old lady asking for "bery bery dhin" ham for her toothless cat
  • 04 → Mark, seeing an anime weeb movie as a casual. also Cassie, for driving us to the theaters
  • 04 → a new Mashu keychain came in, and it's actually a very large acrylic
      • 【 O C T O B E R 】
  • 18 → Loretta, the paddleboard rooster (in Florida!)
  • 17 → a bull was on the loose in Brooklyn, and it made breaking news at 11am
  • 14 → eating at Noodles & Company with Eric
  • 13 → Ma, picking up pizza after finishing up her week at the (temporary) new workplace
  • 10 → Ma, for surprising me with a DD pumpkin latte after dropping bro off at work
  • 09 → Dad, for having nerdy interests and for being so chill about them (*cough* unlike Eric's dad, *cough*)
  • 08 → Mrs. Nelson, telling Ma that "she looks like a teenager" in bro's new car
  • 07 → seeing the double rainbow upon exiting Portillo's! also, watching anime with Eric during the evening
  • 06 → listening to the Spanish radio station while walking on the treadmill... maybe I can learn a word or phrase here and there!
  • 05 → messaging Courtney (for the first time in years?) about the concert; hopefully I'll see her there!
  • 04 → browsing the forums; I'm realizing that I'm a relatively decent person on the internet
  • 03 → chatting with Eric as the train pulled into the station; we had a scenic view from the caboose
      • 【 S E P T E M B E R 】
  • 30 → dad, because wow, he knows the right words to say at exactly the right time
  • 29 → tio helping out mom in a pinch; also for fixing the car
  • 11 → being able to remember a history-making event
  • 10 → eating Tio's rice at Titi Martha's party
  • 08 → the barista calling me "hun" ...guess I still look young, question mark?
  • 07 → chatting with dad, and his story about taking (and retaking) driver's ed
  • 06 → ma & dad complimenting me on my dinner; sitting with dad in the afternoon sunlight
  • 05 → Rahm Emmanuel, calling Chicago a "Trump-free zone" upon the news of the DACA repeal
  • 04 → the new rugs in the kitchen and front room!
  • 03 → summer moments, freshly grilled food
  • 02 → quaint company in a cozy setting
  • 01 → Ma, making the phone call
      • 【 A U G U S T 】
  • 31 → playing Mario Kart 8 for the first time with Eric (on the Switch!)
  • 30 → from morning coffee to midday PoGO to cooking tacos for dinner, it was a good day!
  • 27 → without even watching TTGL, Dad wants me to believe in the him that believes in me
  • 26 → planning something extravagant to do for our 100 months together
  • 25 → pausing my LLSIF medfest to watch the summer sun set for that brief, 15 minute period
  • 24 → the cashier at Einstein's Bagels in Evanston, asking for 288 cents; he's seen a lot of Tarantino movies
  • 23 → Eric handing me off P5 perch and Ma bringing home sunflowers. I'm well loved.
  • 22 → Dad, telling me that he had similar existential thoughts when he was my age
  • 21 → giving away my water bottle to a woman who asked for water at Dunkin; she seemed to appreciate it
  • 20 → Crystal, translating Spanish conversations and for speaking well of me to her neighbors
  • 19 → upon entering the car, bro asking me "aren't you here to catch the Chansey??"
  • 18 → experiencing nostalgia at Blick
  • 17 → listening to amazing stories on via the Moth, also Valkyrie previews!!
  • 16 → cathartically writing out messages to people with Sarahah accounts
  • 15 → squatting by my closet, gazing at my newly printed map of Chicagoland's suburbia
  • 14 → bro, "awarding me" for my efforts and giving me a level 20 PoGO badge
  • 13 → listening to pop music with Ma & bro on the summer evening's drive home
  • 12 → Eric, patiently comforting me when I totally lost control of my emotions
  • 11 → Becca, acknowledging my presence and sending me an invite to the Alzheimer's Walk in September
  • 10 → Ma, surprising bro and I with warm, chicken quesodillas upon waking up
  • 09 → listening to nintendude92's llsif livestream on the bus ride home
  • 08 → got out of my pajamas and wore cute shorts, even though I didn't leave the house
  • 07 → Eric, bursting out in laughter while eating sandwiches in the heart of downtown Chicago
  • 06 → dad understanding the struggles of that mobage life
  • 05 → Ginger & Stella and Melody, need I say more?
  • 04 → the stunning Chicago sunset from Palmisano Park
  • 03 → feeling productive after making dinner!
  • 02 → morning coffee and an afternoon bagel
  • 01 → scouting UR Honoka on the Japanese LLSIF server; "only 4 months til Dec? that's 12 Scaramucci's from now"
      • 【 J U L Y 】
  • 31 → running into Crystal and Vero in Chinatown
  • 30 → Titi Martha saying "ayyy" when Ma called her name
  • 29 → taking a photo of Mashu plushie, watching the FGO Fes livestream and with an order of chicken nuggets
  • 28 → discovering that the baby bunnies still frequent the backyard
  • 27 → playing PokeGO and getting Argo tea with bro
  • 26 → cleaning up the yard and the sides of the house
  • 25 → 4.5 years together and Eric still wants to hang out with me, even if I walked in circles downtown
  • 24 → having an active evening walking around downtown
  • 23 → catching a Lugia without a guaranteed rate
  • 22 → eating cannoli cake with ice cream
  • 21 → going to the lakefront with Eric
  • 20 → my ita bag looks great with the new charactoria clip
  • 19 → Dad picking up the landline phone to answer Granma's call
  • 18 → the dancing Drumpf on America's Got Talent
  • 17 → discovering a rabbit's nest in my own backyard
  • 16 → eating pizza and cinnabons with Eric; also all the awesome costumes used in Aladdin
  • 15 → genuinely enjoyed shopping with Ma at Walmart
  • 14 → purchasing what I now call "the pigeon mug"
  • 13 → bro listening to me ramble about LLSIF
  • 12 → morning summertime rain storms
  • 11 → LadyBeard retweeted me again?? aaaaa. also, bro bringing me a latte~
  • 10 → dad accomplished a mission on his mobile game by a single second and immediately told me about it
  • 09 → Ma treating me out for lunch at Zacatacos
  • 08 → LadyBeard retweeted me? that was amazing. also, watching Spider-Man at the theaters with friends.
  • 07 → hanging out with Mark for, like, 30 minutes at the convention actually made my day
  • 06 → ordering 2 jibaritos at the Taste and upon biting into the second one, I had zero regrets about this decision
  • 05 → BB19 Kevinisms via #ThingsKevinSays
  • 04 → major building plans in the near future; I actually feel proud that I attended Fenwick
  • 03 → the postal worker answering my questions was very friendly and made my overall experience better
  • 02 → seeing Titi Martha happy while eating was heartwarming
  • 01 → hanging out with Cassie at her place and playing F/GO with others
      • 【 J U N E 】
  • 30 → after that incredible hail mary espresso drink, I don't think I can go back to my regular chai
  • 29 → the tuataria discord community is far more welcoming than the nerdfighter reddit community
  • 28 → feeling excited for BB19! haven't felt this excited in a long time
  • 27 → that video of John Green openly touching upon the topic of mental illness
  • 26 → even if it was just for an afternoon, momentarily overcoming my avoidant, socially anxious tendencies
  • 25 → Ma treating me & Eric to frozen custard
  • 24 → the long hours of daylight this time of year, offering ample opportunities to enjoy summer in the city
  • 23 → watching lots of Ensemble Stars scouting videos
  • 22 → finally having a separate phone to play mobage
  • 21 → helping Dad and his suggestion to reward myself; hence, my rationale for bike riding to Starbucks
  • 20 → Titi really knows how I'm feeling/where I'm coming from; dad's still alive and he's here for a reason
  • 19 → Eric survived (and went to) his 1st day of work
  • 18 → having a shared experience with ma & dad
  • 17 → sitting next to each other in a crowded theater
  • 16 → warm blueberry pancakes fresh off the stove
  • 15 → turning to my parents for relationship advice
  • 14 → even while I'm feeling down, dad says he still loves me
  • 13 → Manny offering to catch Pokemon for me
  • 12 → my new Nico rubber strap arrived in the mail
  • 11 → Monse reminding me that one never truly knows the impact they have on others
  • 10 → Eric smiling from his graduation card
  • 09 → my game dev friends make incredible things
  • 08 → that it's possible to improve, and we all have to start somewhere
  • 07 → eating that Arby's sandwich
jun 7 2017 ∞
feb 2 2018 +