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marcella films (52 by women, 2019)

"what was good about this day?" a little pile of good things, listed throughout the year, for the purpose of seeing the good in every day

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

  • Nov 14 → Dad, coming into my room, showing off how he cleared off all in-game tasks in DC Legends
  • Nov 13 → putting up my hood on my new jacket while walking in the frigid weather
  • Nov 12 → Kara, giving Ma a loaf of homemade pumpkin bread
  • Nov 11 → meeting Cookie, and Ma's humorous re-telling about how "when you left the room, she walked over, looked at me, and jumped into my lap, and I'm like, 'I didn't give you permission, dog!'"
  • Nov 10 → getting my money's worth out of the bottomless soup bowl
  • Nov 09 → having an opportunity to appreciate Eric's plushie of Toothless (and showing it off to Ma and Dad)
  • Nov 08 → Dad, finally agreeing to take in a dog over the holidays
  • Nov 07 → Joel, inviting me to go to ikea with him
  • Nov 06 → the moment when Bro whipped out his movie ticket from his wallet and showing it to me! he saw A Star is Born
  • Nov 06 → getting recognized by Tofu the Corgi for my instagram story about voting
  • Nov 05 → using the leftover roast beef, cheese and panini bread to cook myself a grilled cheese for dinner
  • Nov 04 → Bro, dragging me along for driving around in the rain for (weather-boosted Pokemon in) PokemonGO
  • Nov 03 → meeting Sister Germana, and asking her for book recommendations
  • Nov 02 → eating breadsticks with Eric in the atrium of the downtown campus
  • Nov 01 → hearing Fr. John's uncle-like humor while exiting the church vestibule
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  • Oct 31 → Hilda asked Ma about me, and said she misses me at the coffee shop
  • Oct 30 → hearing about how Bro met up with Joel on the train and traded Pokemon~
  • Oct 29 → watching Ira Glass in The Radio Drama episode of This American Life
  • Oct 28 → reassurance with Eric, quiet moments spent holding his hand
  • Oct 27 → conversing with so many people I haven't seen in months at JMAC!
  • Oct 26 → the news of a Round 1 opening up in my area
  • Oct 25 → the smell of steak for dinner
  • Oct 24 → celebrating with Bro in his car for catching a shiny Murkrow
  • Oct 23 → doughnuts and pastries throughout the day
  • Oct 22 → attending the Renew My Church meeting and chatting with a fellow parishioner afterwards (she's been in the neighborhood for 49 years!)
  • Oct 21 → spending time with Bro, walking 10 miles downtown (even though I got really tired afterwards, hhaha)
  • Oct 20 → Ma, complimenting me on my driving when encountering tough situations
  • Oct 19 → using my thermos for drinking hot bubble tea (bc it keeps it warmer! for longer!!)
  • Oct 18 → bacon bits in Ma's arroz con gandules
  • Oct 17 → spending the day together with Ma, and truly enjoying the time spent together outside the house (feat. tacos!)
  • Oct 16 → the front desk, for always keeping me well-fed
  • Oct 15 → listening to Serial while warming up leftover meatballs for a quality lunch
  • Oct 15 → 4* wizard Tsumugi :)
  • Oct 14 → Jesse, totally losing his cool when I gave him a birthday card with puppies on it
  • Oct 13 → seeing Ma, come out of bed for "special bread" from the Mitsuwa bakery
  • Oct 13 → chatting with the Mitsuwa bookstore cashier about corgis and shibes
  • Oct 13 → Eric being like, "the thing about you people," referring to overthinkers like myself, bringing straightforward clarity to my haze
  • Oct 12 → Eric and Christian, brightening up Kyra's day and bringing her "60 (actually 56) chikin nuggets and a cherry icee"
  • Oct 12 → spending the morning, making quality smalltalk and memories with Ma and Dad (from the hospital waiting room to picking up food for lunch)
  • Oct 11 → vicariously living through Umidah's trip to Japan*
  • Oct 10 → chuckling from the "you're a 10/10" date pun
  • Oct 09 → finally doing the ribbon thing by myself
  • Oct 08 → talking with Dad at the kitchen table over DD coffee
  • Oct 07 → seeing the runners (from all over the world) in the Chicago Marathon, doing what they're passionate about
  • Oct 06 → Eric, opening up his bag and being like, "the fabric feels moist" and finding bubble tea
  • Oct 05 → scrolling through my old tumblr blog, laughing at reblogged videos I once laughed at years ago
  • Oct 04 → Svetlana & Benni's 15th anniversary, feat. their fur babies Zelda and Midna — they're the pinnacle of couple goals*
  • Oct 03 → Ma, calling me in the middle of her lunch break to say how much Debbie liked my work :)
  • Oct 02 → seeing Tula, who was very excited to feed her birds day-old breadsticks
  • Oct 01 → suburban tranquility
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  • Sept 30 → seeing Titi Martha dance to Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean"
  • Sept 29 → eating that grilled cheese sandwich at Cheesy's
  • Sept 29 → my new glasses are ready for pick up!
  • Sept 28 → passing time at Michael's with Ma
  • Sept 28 → the ebay seller coming through, getting my dream BanG Dream GBP account
  • Sept 27 → seeing an actual Cavalier King Charles Spaniel during the play!!
  • Sept 27 → eating deep dish pizza with Eric at Giordano's
  • Sept 26 → hype for the BB20 finale
  • Sept 25 → Singaporean rice noodles (and leftovers!)
  • Sept 24 → spending quality time with Eric, from snagging the best seats in the theater, to grabbing dessert at Block 37
  • Sept 23 → talking about itabags with Mark and Josh
  • Sept 23 → drinking that Gloria Jean's pumpkin spice chiller
  • Sept 23 → Ma, thanking me for giving her a reason to leave the house on a Sunday morning
  • Sept 22 → catching 10! shiny! baby Bayleefs!!
  • Sept 21 → having the opportunity to be Bro's navigator en route to downtown
  • Sept 20 → stumbling upon BB19 Kevin on his daughter and niece's youtube channel*
  • Sept 19 → meeting up with Eric in the late afternoon, eating sandwiches together during his study break
  • Sept 18 → helping a hard-of-seeing man pick out a gift for his wife, telling me I am "very kind"
  • Sept 18 → talking with Audrey about the time she spent in Australia (and the history of)
  • Sept 17 → processing personal photos today! also added photos of my sunflowers onto August's five things list
  • Sept 16 → Bro, paying for my pumpkin chai at Argo
  • Sept 15 → Eric, giving me an Alolan Vulpix plushie~
  • Sept 14 → listening to k-indie music in the early evening
  • Sept 13 → the most gorgeous-sounding bird stopping by my sunflowers (and I got it on video)
  • Sept 12 → brookie Wednesday!
  • Sept 11 → a customer named Carolyn, telling me how we had a nice conversation! that it wasn't "blabber," and enjoyed talking with me
  • Sept 10 → Ma, surprising Bro and I with a ready-to-eat dinner from Mariano's
  • Sept 09 → getting lost in the backyard sunflowers
  • Sept 09 → Anna's email! seems like she's taking over anime club secretarial duties
  • Sept 08 → sitting on the 2nd floor of Argo tea
  • Sept 07 → Eric's 11:59pm phone call :)
  • Sept 06 → Jesse, messaging that my sunflowers are "quite tall and gorgeous btw"
  • Sept 05 → Joel, writing a really long reply to my birthday message to him and I'm just smitten
  • Sept 04 → Audrey, always giving me a hand hug when she's leaving for the day
  • Sept 03 → that 4-foot tall teddy bear in Eric's basement
  • Sept 02 → Titi Martha was surprised to see me, and to quote Ma, "she doesn't get like that when she sees me, you really made her happy"
  • Sept 01 → feeling really grateful for Joel's invitation for his pre-birthday celebration :)
  • Sept 01 → Mariam, saying that if I cosplayed as Kanan or Maru, she'd be Mari or Ruby to match me?? I can't believe how sweet she is
  • Sept 01 → Ma, switching t-shirts and wearing the one I got from Santa Monica Pier on her way out, saying "This is my weekend shirt!"
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  • Aug 31 → the LL boys... I guess I made their day with the ACen hotel room
  • Aug 31 → the cool breeze coming from my open bedroom window in the early morning
  • Aug 30 → riding the CTA sitting across from Goose, a therapy dog home-bound to Denver
  • Aug 30 → "Oh, what a ruffer, what's your name?" and "You're very dog, aren't you? Uh-huh."
  • Aug 29 → cheering for Bro after he completed a difficult PoGO quest for Ma, and witnessing his humorous, real-time freakout over Ma's perfect Pokemon
  • Aug 28 → blow-drying my hair, and my bangs looking better than usual
  • Aug 28 → that one lady who bought a bag of self-serve candy of exactly $2, and I used a quarter from the take-a-penny leave-a-penny to pay the tax, saying "it must be my lucky day, thank you!"
  • Aug 27 → scoring a seat on the back of the bus, an opportunity to play PoGO and LLSIF on the long ride home
  • Aug 26 → driving on the main road today, and I'm no longer restricted to practicing in the early mornings
  • Aug 26 → Eric, sending pictures from inside the Good Shepherd church
  • Aug 25 → freshly baked sugar cookies with Eric!
  • Aug 24 → that serene moment of silence in the early evening, while reading, and hearing my ears ring
  • Aug 23 → eating ice cream, sitting on the bench in the South Loop garden as the summer evening settled in
  • Aug 22 → sitting on the swings at Molly's cupcakes
  • Aug 22 → redirected a Spanish-speaking family to their correct platform, and a CTA worker made smalltalk with me, saying I handled it "like a real CTA worker"
  • Aug 21 → "you gotta volunteer here on your birthday! it's great!" hhah, oh boy, dully noted :)
  • Aug 21 → I heard Aimer perform live. I heard her.
  • Aug 20 → Ma said that Cecelia liked my handlettering; glad I could help Ma make her coworker happy
  • Aug 19 → overhearing Ma's conversations with Titi Carmen and Titi Yola about Tio Milton's ripped jeans
  • Aug 18 → for the existence of PokemonGo, for giving me a reason to leave the house (yes, even if that's at 10:45pm)
  • Aug 17 → watching the small sparrow, hopping alongside our table on the M Burger patio
  • Aug 16 → Ma, wrapping gauze around my bleeding ankle like a pro, telling me how she "could've been a nurse"
  • Aug 15 → getting spiritual food/drink, then following that up with a physical drink (chai latte)
  • Aug 14 → Eric's text, beginning with "Here's the thing precious... they way you see it isn't the way they see it."
  • Aug 14 → Betty, happily showing me the photo book of her son and granddaughter on their trip to the desert
  • Aug 13 → Nico's office desk has a collage with a group picture with me on it, holy heck
  • Aug 12 → that moment of ease while journaling about the day's experiences at the cafe, sipping royal bubble tea
  • Aug 11 → after long-distance commuting, having genuinely good conversations for three hours
  • Aug 10 → walking around the neighborhood, remembering how I told the therapist I was once afraid to do so
  • Aug 09 → sitting in the bakery store front with Eric, Christian and Marcos, watching people walk as though we were watching television
  • Aug 08 → Bro, encouraging me to get out of the house, going on an afternoon tour of the local PoGO gyms
  • Aug 07 → reading John Green's "Robust Tale," the fictional supplement to Amy Krouse Rosenthal's Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life
  • Aug 07 → trading Pokemon with bro, and the joy of finally scoring a lucky Pokemon after 26 trades
  • Aug 06THE BACHELORETTE SEASON FINALE Ma and I were living for this
  • Aug 05 → Eric's homemade sugar cookies of Penguin? from Sumikko Gurashi, I'm so proud of him!
  • Aug 04 → Persona Q2 trailer was released! to quote a FB comment, "AAAAAAHHHH BBY GIRL!"
  • Aug 03 → the fondest admiration for Kyra's perseverance
  • Aug 03 → being very hungry, then eating dinner in its entirety
  • Aug 02 → that monarch butterfly, landing on the lavender chiffon at the right place at the right time
  • Aug 01 → Eric, for being the heart to my head
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  • Feb 08 → saying hi to the woman on the same side of the street! feeling proud of myself
  • Feb 07
  • Feb 06 → on my way into the garage to shovel snow, noticing the sparrow on the neighbor's fence
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  • Feb 04 → watching the public bus on the side of the road, waiting for the family of 5 to cross two streets and board on a snowy, Sunday evening
  • Feb 04 → Monse, uploading photos from the Catcade; I think I look good in some of them!
  • Feb 03 → heart-to-heart chats over brunch (and adventures!) with Caitlin, Mayra, Nico and Monse
  • Feb 03 → kitties!!! Bojangles was my favorite
  • Feb 02 → listening to Ma's stories about her co-worker, "I'll tell you when we get in the car"
  • Feb 01 → Dad, telling me to believe in the him that believes in me... considering how he's never seen TTGL, it means the world that he believes in me so firmly
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  • Jan 31 → the friendly barista's service during my visit to Bridgeport Coffee
  • Jan 30 → Joe Kennedy's response to the SOTU, reaffirming hope for a progressive future
  • Jan 29 → Ma, bringing a bundle of watermelon/honeydew/mangos home from Jewel's
  • Jan 28 → Ma, encouraging me to (get out of the house and) have a little adventure and trying out a bakery
  • Jan 27 → strolling around Hyde Park with Eric
  • Jan 27 → Liam! we talked for so long, and Eric was right, he was asking about me all the time, haha
  • Jan 27 → Angelica, for noticing and calling out to me amidst the cacophony
  • Jan 26 → being home alone, eating honeydew straight out of the container, singing Jukebox the Ghost
  • Jan 26 → freshly made chicken quesodillas made by Ma, topped off with mayo ketchup sauce
  • Jan 25 → had such a pleasant dinner with Eric
  • Jan 24 → bro saying "you're crazy to walk that far just for a Wailmer raid" but it felt good to get out of the house
  • Jan 23 → trying out a new coffee shop, marveling at all the available seating in the backroom
  • Jan 22 → Lowell and Abby's baby is born! he's Lowell the 3rd, aka, L3
  • Jan 21 → talking to Eric, and how when I told him about an experience, he got down on his knees to listen to me
  • Jan 20 → appreciating how great girls are
  • Jan 19 → scoring a seat on the 2nd floor of Sip
  • Jan 18 → snagging all members of AZALEA (+ the giraffe) from the Noppo-pan rubber strap collab
  • Jan 17 → going out for a walk after dark
  • Jan 16 → pork chops with rice and cream of mushroom soup
  • Jan 16 → photoshop wasn't glitchy! I was able to finish writing and designing my letter to Hanayo
  • Jan 15 → that feeling of optimism from my education and worldview gained from studying psychology in college
  • Jan 14 → feeling more appreciative of Eric, that he's sensible and caring after being apart from for a while (and likes sumikko gurashi)
  • Jan 13 → moments shopping at Target, talking with Ma about the boss's decisions regarding the coffee shop
  • Jan 12 → stopping for grilled nuggets at Chick-fil-a before returning to the neighborhood
  • Jan 12 → the doctor was happy that I got a job; I'm getting sorta used to her, but most importantly, I didn't cry this time
  • Jan 11 → the schoolgirl, asking a rando like myself why the salt I was sprinkling on the sidewalk was purple ("I dunno, maybe it's the salt company's branding?? a very good question!")
  • Jan 11 → David Archuleta, subtly tweeting about Todoroki's birthday (this means he watched BNHA, aaaa)
  • Jan 10 → the news that Tio is cancer-free!
  • Jan 09 → Ma, looking incredibly relieved when I decided to warm up the turkey burgers on the stove
  • Jan 09 → Ma, doing wonders and fixing the drainage on the bathroom tub
  • Jan 08 → listography is back online today! updated and created several lists
  • Jan 07 → Ma, driving bro and I around the neighborhood for Wailmer raids in PoGO
  • Jan 07 → prepped a mini shrine for scouting Biblio Tsumugi in Ensemble Stars and he came!!!
  • Jan 06 → Ma, doing my laundry out of pity for me after I hurt my wrist slipping on a patch of ice
  • Jan 05 → that feeling of delayed gratification for /not/ taking a donut at work
  • Jan 04 → summoned MHX!! in 5 pulls, yes, but the 1% worked on my favor
  • Jan 03 → taking shelter in the warmth of Navy Pier
  • Jan 02 → my family, supporting my health-conscious decisions
  • Jan 01 → thankful that I'm not one of the women on The Bachelor, trying their best to impress an eligible guy
jan 1 2018 ∞
feb 5 2019 +