Peanut Butter Nutella Swirl Coffee Cake

Hi. It's been a while. My bad. University has done a good job of keeping me busy and sleep-deprived.

I've completed my first semester of university and now I'm on winter break. I don't really know how to approach this post because so much has happened, so I guess I'll just make a list of the important things.

1. I was super stressed out about halfway through the semester. Midterms were going on, and I felt like giving up. I hated (and still hate) the idea of being compared to other people for grades.

2. I finally turned 18, although there's not really much you can do when you're 18. I can sign up to vote and legally go on 18+ websites. That's pretty much it. I still don't have my driver's license so maybe I should get on that.

3. I accidentally knocked over a cup of coffee, ruining my beautiful (but dying) laptop. My first thought: Damn, I had all my psyc notes on there! Also, I lost all of the photos for older recipes that I was intending to re-upload... Oops.


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Hi, my name is Henri and I'm a university student. Weird.

I started university this past Tuesday. I wasn't really nervous or anything the night before. Actually, I wasn't really nervous at all which is weird because I don't really consider myself a super social person? I had this laser focus for all my courses. I figured that the whole making friends thing would just somehow happen.

I didn't really talk to anyone the first few days... There wasn't really an opportunity to get to know people during lectures or anything, so I went the first few days with little social interaction with new people (I did have one friend from high school, so it wasn't that big of a deal). Apparently it's hard to make new friends when everyone else has their entire high school friend group in all their courses...

I made a goal to talk to someone I didn't know every day. And it worked pretty well. I made a few acquaintances (but nobody was best friend material because my friends are all sarcastic turds, and I'm apparently able to judge whether someone is best friend material within a few minutes).


Lemon Blueberry Coffee Cake

I have been watching so much Parks and Recreation. I am in love.

I know that Parks and Rec has been around since 2009, but I only started watching it about two weeks ago. My friend told me to watch this show on numerous occasions. I just, er, have a tendency to shrug off TV show or movie suggestions. Or so I've been told.

I'm already on season 5. I started off pretty slowly, but then I finished season 4 in two days. So much for slowly. I have no control. It's almost a problem. Good thing it's still summer vacation and I don't have anything important to do.

I've never been one to watch actual TV shows. I usually watch reality competition shows. It was Aubrey Plaza (a.k.a. my queen) that lured me into the world of Pawnee. And I stayed. And I love it.


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This post is dedicated to Earies, my less-than-two-week-old headphones that passed away from an unfortunate accident—er, or maybe reckless negligence. Earies was kind of weird. I didn't really name my headphones that. I just wanted to make a joke. Get it? Earies? Eerie? Weird? No? Okay.

But in all seriousness, my headphones did only live for 13 days. I go through earphones somewhat quickly. I've always bought the ones that you put inside your ear (but not the ones where you stick a little weird not-really-pointy-but-pointy thing in your ear because I don't like how it feels). Nice headphones are usually out of my price range, so I've just avoided purchasing them. However, the earbuds that I was using were starting to fall apart on me. My friends told me about a store that sold super cheap (but good quality!) headphones, so I dragged them along with me to this store because I am a nice and considerate friend who got my friends to walk over 1 kilometre with me.

At this store, I saw these nice headphones for $7! And that was after tax! How sweet is that? The quality was amazing, and I was able to experience the beautiful boom of bass in songs! It was a love story. It was like Romeo and Juliet, except not like that at all... I just needed to compare my story to something, and that was the first thing that came to me. However, my story also ends with sadness and death! By the way, why do people compare love stories to Romeo and Juliet? Not the best thing for a comparison of love...

A few mornings ago, I had just woken up and turned on my laptop. I use my laptop before I go to bed and when I wake up which is probably not so good for you, but meh. I was sitting in bed with my knees up, and my laptop was angled on this blanket mountain. My blanket was all messed up (because I guess I'm pretty wild when I sleep...?) and I wanted to adjust it. Because I couldn't be bothered to move from my comfortable position, I decided to try to pull part of my blanket from off the ground. I pulled too hard and created an avalanche... BOOM.


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I am a big ball of laziness during the summer. I literally don't want to do anything... I'm fine staying at home all day for weeks at a time, although I guess that's not really a socially acceptable thing to do. I actually just don't do anything all day. I'm not even exaggerating. I lounge around on my couch, doing nothing of particular importance on my laptop or watching whatever happens to be on TV.

I did get out of my house this past weekend, and my friend joked that the summer is when I recharge from a long school year. True that.

As I have painted myself as an entirely lazy creature, I feel like I should backtrack a tiny bit and somewhat redeem myself. I did try searching for a job earlier this summer, but I pretty much just gave up on that. Can someone please tell me how you're supposed to apply for a job that requires some experience in a related field if all similar jobs ask for some experience? YOU CAN'T. IT'S IMPOSSIBLE. Maybe it's because I'm too picky. I pretty much refuse to do retail because my work experience at a clothing store was enough retail for the rest of my life.

I am learning Spanish though. I know that I'm living in Canada and Spanish is not an official language, but I enjoy Spanish much more than French. It's way easier to speak Spanish. When I speak Spanish, I feel like I'm an old Spanish lady in a small little house cooking a nice meal. Possibly because the speaker I listen to is female.