A and I rang in the new year with my mom last night, drinking champagne and watching Holiday, the 1939 Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant film (after having watched Singing in the Rain). I love to watch that film on New Year's Eve, so I was excited to share the little tradition with A (we rang in last year at his place, watching the Downton Abbey finale). The film was even better than I remembered, and we were all happy with it. Now to introduce him to Bringing Up Baby...
Today, we started the day by making pancakes for my mom and my grandma. Then I baked chocolate crinkle cookies with my grandma. Then A and I tried to catch up on New Girl. Then I helped with dinner. Then I finally gave in and agreed to watch Star Wars with A. I've been to see The Force Awakens and Rogue One because I didn't want to stay home while the squad went to see them without me (really, I wanted to be able to understand their pop culture references through the year), but I had never seen the original trilogy or the prequels. That's changed now, and I have to say I enjoyed A New Hope. Old Olivia wants me to be bitter about it because Star Wars was one of those things that I was proud not to have seen and was determined not to see it, but mostly I'm relieved because I know it's something I'm going to have to put up with, so better I enjoy it, no?
Add in a few walks with Dodo, and this was a perfectly cozy first day of the year. More, please.
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I'm Olivia, a twenty-six year old grad student studying in Switzerland. This is where I share my thoughts on the academic journey, culture, travels, baking, and my daily life abroad. Read More.