“What? That’s it? I want more!” I thought to myself as I finished the last episode of the new Netflix hit, “Bridgerton.” Netflix’s most-watched series ever revolves around the eight close-knit Bridgerton siblings.
Nice weather in Ann Arbor in November is a rarity. So if you are like me and most students, you spent the last week trying to soak it in: going outside for a walk or run, having a socially-distanced picnic, doing work outside or hanging out in the Law Quadrangle.
For me, this nice weather led me to think about why I value being outside. I thought about how growing up, my family valued taking advantage of any opportunity to be active, especially outside, which is exactly what I did this past week. I decided to go outside on a few occasions to run.
I can’t help but crack a smile every time I sit down to write a column for The Michigan Daily, and oddly enough, it’s because of my grandpa. I beam from the “your grandpa would be so proud of you” comments I get from my family each time I do something deemed as following in his footsteps, like writing for the college newspaper. I radiate when I hear the voice inside my head making jokes about word choice and how to fix a run-on sentence.
In November of 2009, a special election in New York state meant that school was cancelled, so my mom decided to take my sister and I into New York City for a girl’s day. We planned to shop for hours at our favorite stores, stuff ourselves with classic New York pizza for lunch and venture to Midtown Manhattan. Before we left for the city, my mom explained that I would need to give a urine sample to the doctor.