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Happy Thanksgiving, Internet! I hope you’ve all had a wonderful holiday and that you’re primed for the blissfully inevitable food comas that await you. Some of you may wish to break said food comas by venturing out into the super-saver Hunger Games that is Black Friday shopping, and I commend you for your bravery. If you’re lazy/anti-morning like yours truly, enjoy your peaceful slumber.

I have officially witnessed true beauty.

I have officially witnessed true beauty.

Please know that is it purely out of love for you that I have interrupted my regularly-scheduled program of face-stuffing to post this blog. For your sake, and mine, I plan to keep it relatively quick, so we can all get back to what this day is really about: food family. In an effort to stay true to the holiday, I tried to capture the pieces of my life at Hopkins, both big and small, that make me truly, unconditionally thankful. So, without further ado, I present, for your reading pleasure, and with many appositive phrases, a list of the twenty-seven (it’s the date, get it?) things I’m thankful for.

One: Charles Commons, you beautiful, well-heated building, you

Two: My private bathroom (Spend a year in AMR II Clark; it’ll show you your real priorities.)

Three: My roommates

LACE forever

LACE forever

Four: My newfound, better-late-than-never love for Chipotle

Five: Toasted Everything Bagels from Stonemill Bakery

Six: My Alpha Phi wardrobe, not to be confused with my normal wardrobe, which is considerably smaller

Seven: The marble Johns Hopkins University sign (gets me every time)

Eight: How my boyfriend looks in a vest

I mean, can you blame me?

I mean, can you blame me?

Nine: My Intro to Fiction professor’s wacky life stories

Ten: Tuesdays and Thursdays in Levering

Eleven: Brody coffee

Twelve: Gilman coffee

Thirteen: The impending spring musical (!!!)

Fourteen: Early Thanksgiving with the crew

Nothing like Thanksgiving favorites on a paper plate to make you feel like a college student.

Nothing like Thanksgiving favorites on a paper plate to make you feel like a college student.

Fifteen: My puppies, and how they’re currently sitting on me (Shhhh, I’m bringing them back to campus.)

~side eye~

~side eye~

Sixteen: Movie nights

Seventeen: Homemade apple pie baked in the toaster oven

Eighteen: Learn More, See More, B’more with JHU_Dan (Coming soon!)

Get ready for us.

Get ready for us.

Nineteen: Old Bay

Thank you, Halloween, for the opportunity to express my love and devotion.

Thank you, Halloween, for the opportunity to express my love and devotion.

Twenty: Watching Shonda shows with my big and wishing we were ~gladiators in suits~

Twenty-one: Improv

Twenty-two: Haus of Casual Fridays with JHU_Kevin

Twenty-three: Fuzzy socks

Twenty-four: Papa Comotto’s famous chicken noodle soup, and how good it looks in my refrigerator

Twenty-five: Mother-made scarves

Twenty-six: Heading home

The best part of being home.

The best part of being home.

Twenty-seven: Coming back

Because this is the only place that truly accepts my special brand of crazy.

Because this is the only place that truly accepts my special brand of crazy.